Fondue Cheese Recipe – Gruyere, Swiss… Oh My!

Fondue Cheese Recipe

Fondue Cheese Recipe

1 tsp. minced garlic
1 C. dry white wine
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 C. Swiss cheese, shredded
2 C. Gruyere cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Pinch nutmeg

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer the garlic, wine, and lemon juice. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the cheeses, and blend well until melted. Add mustard and nutmeg. Keep warm over Sterno with a fondue pot.

Dip assorted breads, meats, and veggies in the cheese. We diced French bread, salami, and fresh mushrooms to eat with our fondue.

Frugal Tips:  Gruyere isn’t exactly frugal.  I found it at Sam’s Club for $12/lb., and that was the best price I could find.  However, a splurge like this doubles as a Fun, Frugal Family Activity while providing a meal as well.  You can do the whole thing for less than $20, which is much less than an evening out.

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Thanks, Mommysavers!  Originally posted here: Melting Pot Cheese Fondue

Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread with Self Rising Flour

bacon cheddar beer bread with self-rising flour |

 One of the reasons I like beer bread is that it is SO easy.  It surprises me how costly the prepackaged mixes are!  The basic beer bread with self-rising flour recipe is super-frugal and only uses a few ingredients.  Plus, it’s easy to tweak the basic recipe to come up with fun creations like this Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread.  It’s great to serve at a party with dips and spreads.

Frugal Tip:  If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread with Self Rising Flour
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Serves: 8
This variation of beer bread uses self-rising flour to make it easy.
  • 12-oz. beer
  • 3 C. self-rising flour
  • ¾ C. Cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped into crumbles
  • ¼ C. butter
  1. Mix the beer, self-rising flour, Cheddar cheese and bacon together in a bowl. Spread batter in a greased bread pan.
  2. Melt the butter and pour over the top.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes at 375. At the end, I sprinkled a little cheese on the top of the loaf for color.


Homemade Asiago Cheddar Crackers

homemade cheese crackersThese yummy homemade cheese crackers are based on my Homemade Cheese Straws recipe, they just are cut with a tiny fondant cutters  instead of made into straws.  Don’t have Asiago cheese?  Not to worry!  This dough recipe is very flexible.  Substitute a wide variety of cheeses and spice combinations, based on your favorite flavors and what you have at home already.

Homemade Asiago Cheddar Crackers
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Serves: 4-6
Better than store-bought!
  • 1 C. grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ C. grated asiago cheese
  • ¾ stick butter
  • 1 C. flour
  • 1½ Tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. seasoning (I used Tuscan seasoning)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine cheese and additional ingredients to form a pliable dough. Roll dough to ⅛” thick. Use a fondant cutter to create fun shapes, or simply use a knife to make squares. Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.