I don't endorse very many products directly. Wright's Liquid Smoke products are an exception. I think the flavor if their product is superior to all other liquid smoke products I have tried. I found them when my son was on the SCD protocol and could not have added soy products, gums and many colorings and other additives. This product is all natural and delicious. No caramel coloring. It is really from condensed smoke. Read about the process here.
Wrights contacted me recently about a contest they are sponsoring. It is Deer Days Sweepstakes. Seems I don't have any hunters who headed out to bag a deer this season. Actually, none of my men have ever tried. So, I did not have any venison recipes to offer up. That doesn't tarnish my appreciation for liquid smoke at all, however. We all have the same chance to win the sweepstakes--a $500 Bass Pro Gift card. Heck yah with all the guys in my family, we could spend that easily! For a chance to win that, head on over to their Facebook page, like it and enter. You can enter every day.
But it doesn't stop there. They sent me some coupons for free bottles too. I have been wanting to get my blog followers up, so I am giving away coupons for new followers. I only have a limited number, though. So here's how it will work. Every new follower up to this Sunday Dec. 15 will be entered in a drawing. I will publish the names of those I draw. If your name is drawn, you will email me with your mailing address and I will send the coupon. I also want to give my newsletter a boost, so new subscribers will also get an entry. To order the Diner News for 2014, go here. I will publish those names here on the blog on Sunday as well.
Then lastly, I want to give all my tried and true Diners a chance to win a bottle. So, you longstanding followers, leave me a nice comment here and I will add you in a drawing as well. Then you come back Sunday and look for your name. Remember, I will just be mailing you a coupon. You can redeem it for a bottle at your retailer. I won't be mailing a bottle.
If you don't care about free stuff, just run out and buy your own bottle and make this recipe. I created this recipe a couple of years ago and still love it. It is a great addition to holiday parties.
Smoked Cheese Spread
6 ounces Colby/Monterey Jack marbled cheese, shredded
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp prepared mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp butter
1 tsp Wright's Liquid Smoke
2 beaten eggs
In a small saucepan, combine shredded cheese, water, mustard, salt, butter and liquid smoke. Over very low flame, stir constantly until the mixture is melted and free of lumps. Keep warm. In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Remove sauce pan from heat and remove a few tablespoons of hot cheese to temper the eggs. After the cheese is incorporated, slowly add the egg mixture into the saucepan with cheese, stirring well after each addition. When all the egg is stirred in, place the sauce back on the stove and heat gently until mixture is thick. Pour into a crock, cover and chill.
This recipe is great. The smokey cheese flavor is wonderful with low carb crackers, but it is also perfect on burgers or scrambled eggs. Give it a try. And give the Sweepstakes and sample giveaway a try too.