Cheez Whiz. I know, right? It’s the sort of lowbrow thing that I could easily see being secretly in love with. But I’d keep it a secret on account of the flavored plastic it’s almost certainly made of and I wouldn’t want you to judge me and my flavored-plastic-loving ways.
Good news! I think Cheez Whiz tastes like feet.
What that means is that I need not hide my hideousness from you. I can show you The Real Me. Well, as much of The Real Me as I honestly think that any one person can take at any given point in time.
I think I’m an acquired taste. Just ask my husband of nearly 15 years. And since, on any given day, at least half the readers of this blog are brand new around here, I gotta go light on the Nicole. You’re welcome.
So the fact that I think that Cheez Whiz is the devil’s plaything allowed me to work on convincing real, honest-to-goodness Asiago cheese (a personal favorite – but you can use any hard cheese) to dress up like a thick cheese sauce.
It worked beautifully. And if these don’t taste like a grownsup version of actual Ritz Bits cheese crackers, then I don’t even know you any more. Well, I don’t even know the half of you who have been here before today. I know that I don’t know the half of you who haven’t even been here before today. But I thought that I at least knew the first half of you. Capisce?
Flaky and buttery, these crispy crackers are just as lovely as you remember Ritz crackers to be. And no, Ritz does not make gluten-free Ritz crackers. But I do. ;) Fill them with this simple yet smooth, deep-flavored Asiago cheese mixture and you’ll be sneaking them out of your kid’s lunchbox while she’s brushing her teeth in the morning. Oh, come on. Like you never do that.