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Baked Havarti for the Holidays…and a few shenanigans

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“Mom, for New Year’s Eve can you make that stuff that’s really good? You know, that stuff with the cheese? You put the cheese in the dough with some other stuff and then stick it in the oven. When it comes out, the cheese is melted and everybody’s happy. Well, except for that one time when Jay purposely farted on Will and a wrestling match broke out in the kitchen and they knocked the cheese on the floor. You and dad got really mad and sent everybody to their rooms.” Anna-12

If you’re looking to make some people happy this New Year’s Eve, I recommend making the following. It’s a guaranteed crowd favorite and even the biggest Dummy of the Year can make it with ease. Please keep the wrestling to a minimum, unless you plan on eating it off the kitchen floor and enjoy spending time alone in your room.
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Here’s what you’ll need for your Baked Havarti…

  • crop3 Baked Havarti for the Holidays…and a few shenanigans8-10 oz. of Havarti Cheese
  • Pillsbury Crescent Seamless Dough Sheet (you can substitute Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, just seal the perforated edges)
  • Honey Dijon mustard
  • Crackers and Pretzels

Preheat your oven to 375. Cut Havarti cheese in half lengthwise. Unroll the dough onto your baking dish. Spread a generous amount of mustard onto the center of the dough. Place half of the cheese onto the mustard. Spread more mustard on top of the cheese and then top with the second half of cheese. Generously spread more mustard over the entire block of cheese. Gently fold dough over the cheese and press the seams together. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with crackers and pretzels. Enjoy!

Happy New Year!

young american wisdom1 Baked Havarti for the Holidays…and a few shenanigansYoung American Wisdom (@youthfulwisdom) is about a mother’s plight to find the funny in the frustrating and save her sanity. She will use this as blackmail, you can use it for birth control.

  • http://dummiesoftheyear.com/ Scholar Mel

    Honey Dijon Mustard!? I didn’t look closely enough. I’ll try that next time. D’oh!

    Fruit preserves. That sounds wonderful! :-)

  • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com/ Young American Wisdom

    @Scholar Mel

    Oh no! The mustard should have been sweet not spicy. Did you get a honey dijon mustard? And yes, the cheese should have gotten melty.

    Next time substitute the Havarti for Brie and the mustard for apricot (or some other fruit) preserves. You might have better luck.

    My cousin just moved back to the states after being in Germany for 3 years. She is thankful for her american washing machine, dryer and oven. I think the fist thing she did was bake a cake.

  • http://dummiesoftheyear.com/ Scholar Mel

    We used pizza dough and the mustard was too strong. It burnt my nose hairs off.

    We also cooked it in our German oven. It turned out okay but it had nothing to do with your recipe.

    Every American recipe is an experiment in a different country.

    I actually think it would have been pretty goof if we would have used a milder mustard.

    Question: Is your cheese completely melty after it bakes?

    PS: My wife’s American chocolate cake took her 5 tries before it worked here in Germany!

  • http://dummiesoftheyear.com/ Scholar Mel

    Nancy @youthfulwisdom, We just got the Harvarti cheese out and are starting to think one of the boys didn’t fart. I think the cheese is to blame.

    We are baking it right now. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • http://yoyodyne.wordpress.com Miss R

    Oh dear god this looks Fabulous. No money till the 3rd… but oh it is ON then. Thank you Scholar for the easy-yet-nommy recipe
    ~Drooling in Reno

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      You can also substitute the Havarti for Brie and the mustard for apricot preserves. I hope you enjoy it!

  • http://frigginloon.wordpress.com Friggin Loon

    I find the silent fart works the best!

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Follow it up by holding your nose and pointing to someone else in the room.

  • http://toonedin.us/ MJ

    That looks mighty tasty.

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Thanks, MJ! Try it out…you’ll be happy you did!

  • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

    Do you follow the 5 second rule or are you more lenient when it comes to cheese?

    • http://refrigeratormagnate.wordpress.com/ SpilledInkGuy

      Hahaha…
      I don’t think a piece of cheese has ever made it to a full 5 seconds of floor time around me! :)

  • http://refrigeratormagnate.wordpress.com/ SpilledInkGuy

    I’ll admit it… I’m not too proud to take down a piece of floor cheese.
    Or two.
    And check this move out…
    just give me a minute to climb to the top rope… :)

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Soory, Sig. The comment below is suppose to be for you. I didn’t hit the reply button…silly me!

  • http://appellatesky.blogspot.com Elliot

    In their defense, I too would wrestle someone for this.
    +followed

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Then you’d fit in fine at my house. Enjoy!

  • http://mentalpills.com/ Tony McGurk

    Mmmm… Looks good Nancy. Great guest post

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Thanks, Tony! Try it out…you and Michelle will love it!

  • Irene

    Ok, I was wrong. There would be a TON of rootin’ and tootin’ in my house after eating that! My family loves cheese! But I’d have to serve this in the summer when I can have the windows open!

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      I promise it will be worth it, but keep a basket of clothespins handy just in case.

  • http://www.comics.wombania.com Binky

    Can we substitute chocolate for the cheese? And whipped cream for the mustard? And waffles for the crescent rolls?

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Yes, yes and yes! I think you’ve just created the world’s most perfect dessert. I didn’t know wombats could cook. I think your up for the next guest post.

      • http://www.comics.wombania.com Binky

        We can cook important things, like desert, but most of us prefer eating.

  • http://beartoons.com Bearman

    I am not making this recipe until someone else does and tries it. Then brings me some to my house so I can try it. Then maybe I’ll make it. haha

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Bearman, don’t be a baby! Make this for your wife and surprise her.

    • http://dummiesoftheyear.com Scholar Mel

      My wife took one look at this recipe and she wants to try it.

      Bearman, have you considered you might be a food wimp? ;-)

  • http://lenorediane.com Lenore

    Mel, thank you for allowing Nancy share this awesome sounding recipe with us. A simple recipe like this one gives me hope, as I am severely challenged in the kitchen. Nice job, Nancy!

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Lenore, this is super easy to make. Your friends and family will be dazzled by this taste treat sensation! Thanks so much for making your way over.

    • http://dummiesoftheyear.com Scholar Mel

      No problem Lenore! :-)

      I’m on the lookout for more great guest posts like this one.

  • http://dummiesoftheyear.com Scholar Mel

    Thank you very much for being my very first guest poster! :-)

    This looks tasty. I will try to keep the wrestling to a minimum.

    Everybody had to go to their rooms? Poor Anna. :-(

    • http://www.youngamericanwisdom.com Young American Wisdom

      Scholar Mel, thank you so much for asking me to guest post. I’m a huge fan of Dummies of the Year and jumped at the chance to ride your coattails. I hope your followers will become hungry for Havarti!