Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Linoleum Quilt Block and Enjoying a Pimento Cheese Sandwich and a Dr. Pepper with Mary Dell

Linoleum Quilt Block Pattern Information

Do you love to quilt AND love to read?  I invite you to join the free, online Quilters' Book Club.  Each month we read a book, discuss it through comments on my blog posts, and then make a quilt block to represent that book.  Our book to read and discuss during August 2013 is Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick.  While you're reading the book, sit at the kitchen table with main character Mary Dell and enjoy a Pimento Cheese Sandwich and a Dr. Pepper with her!

Pimento Cheese
1 pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 (7 ounce) jar chopped pimentos
2 Tablespoons grated Vidalia onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
2/3 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise

1.  Grate the cheese into a large bowl.
2.  Stir in the pimientos, onions, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and mayonnaise.  Mash everything together with a fork to desired consistency.
3.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving so the flavors can mellow.
4.  Spread on Wonder Bread and serve with Dr. Pepper!

This recipe is from Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader, edited by Martha McIntosh. 

What's your favorite kind of sandwich?  Inquiring minds want to know!  Answer in the comment section below.  (If you are reading via email, you must first click on the blog title to be able to comment and read the comments of others.)  And if you send a sandwich recipe to, I'll print it in a future post!

By commenting and/or submitting a recipe, you are entering your name in a giveaway of a fabulous prize pack containing Wedding Ring, Endless Chain, Lover’s Knot (first three books of the Shenandoah Album Series) and Mountain Away, all by Emilie Richards - courtesy of Harlequin!

Heads Up:  Our September book is The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs.  You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here


  1. I love subs or wraps with turkey, ham, veggies, and avocado/guacamole!

  2. My all time favorite sandwich has to be the BLT, with the addition of provolone cheese and sliced avocado, mmmmmmm.....

  3. I think a grilled swiss cheese sandwich is my favorite!! One or more slices of swiss on thick cut, buttered, italian bread, grilled to a nice golden brown. Sorry, Mary Dell...mine will be with matzo ball soup ;-)
    (When I first started teaching we would often have lunch at a local restaurant. This was my favorite order.)

  4. My mother always made pimento cheese using Velveeta cheese, pimentos and mayo. We made Dr. Pepper cake (& icing) yesterday. Bought the mix and the Dr. Pepper in Texas. Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco, TX. Till last year, you could get Dr. Pepper made with pure cane sugar (not artificial sweeteners) that was made in Dublin, TX. Have you ever tried to grill your pimento cheese? Yum! (it's a Texas thang)

  5. I think I might join Mary Ann with the grilled cheese ... but then, again, if I am in a pinch for time, crunchy peanut butter will make me smile.

  6. My favorite sandwich is fresh picked beefsteak tomatoes, sliced
    with salt,pepper & mayo on whole wheat toast

  7. About the only sandwich I eat is Peanut butter on bread. I love peanut butter without bread or in anything. I always loved BLT but now I can't have bacon, so that is out. I usually eat a one slice sandwich.
    Love the book and as a mother, I know you have to be strong for your kids.

  8. Roast beef with either cheddar or swiss cheese is my all time favorite and then a pimento cheese is a close second. I like to make a grilled cheese out of my pimento cheese's fantastic!

    Funny reading your post though, because I have not had a pimento cheese in a couple of months and bought some last week and a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper which I also don't buy often. LOL! I had pimento cheese sandwiches and Dr. Pepper a few times last week for lunch. How ironic is that! ROFL! I also am a water drinking girl..the Dr. Pepper was a treat.

  9. Grilled cheese with at least 4 different cheeses! Out here, in the west, Hellman's is called Best Foods. I love pimento cheese sandwiches and your recipe sounds delicious.

  10. haha, I think Mary Dell would be fine with my sliced bologna,mustard,potato chip sandwich....all on white bread.
    Mind you, I haven't eaten one of these in years for obvious
    reasons. But, I do think it would be something Mary Dell
    might find appealing. 8-)

  11. This time of year my favorite sandwich is a BLT made with home grown tomatoes.

  12. In AZ there was a place called Mag's Ham Bun, and they PILED thinly sliced ham on a yummy bun. I added mustard, and that was my favorite! They are no longer in business, but sometimes I make my own.

  13. My favorite would be eggplant parmigiana hero.

  14. A ploughman sandwich with granary bread (ham, cheese and pickle) is a favourite choice of mine, but every so often I really crave an egg and cress sandwich.

  15. My favorite sandwich is chicken salad (the recipe with grapes, apples & walnuts). I enjoy pimiento cheese sandwiches grilled but have never tried it with Dr. Pepper. I think I will try that tomorrow!


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