Spice up basic pimiento cheese by stirring ground red pepper, freshly ground black pepper, and coarse-grain mustard into the grated cheese mixture. Use the largest holes on a box grater to shred cheese in a snap.
Makes 4 cups
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
1/2 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
2 teaspoons finely grated onion
2 teaspoons coarse-ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 (10-oz.) blocks sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Stir together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients until well blended; stir in cheese and black pepper to taste. Serve with assorted crackers. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 4 days.