Not all pimento cheese recipes are created equal. This one, with a touch of barbecue, definitely has an unfair advantage.
A list of all the recipes Karen Depp has tested.
Karen, a former retailer businesswoman for 15 years, began cooking in the 4th grade with her best friend, making applesauce in her backyard using a candle, an aluminum tart tin, and a paring knife. Always the adept Ms. Depp, she advanced to cakes and cookies by the 6th grade. And her skills just continued as she grew into adulthood. The highlight of her culinary career, she likes to say, was being admitted to the hallowed halls of LC Testerville. Alas, her first attempt at testing wasn’t so hallowed and resulted in her setting her oven on fire. (We have it on good authority the conflagration had nothing to do with us; her oven was limping along on its last BTU.) Karen’s says any claim to fame in the realm of cooking comes only from her relationship to good cooks—her mother, two chef brothers-in-law, and a CIA-trained nephew, who worked with Emeril in New Orleans. As for her side of the family, her sister and she are usually barred from the kitchen when the talk comes around to dinner! They watch a lot of football and eat a lot of corn dogs with canned chili.