Ingredients: 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese (I substitute Neufchatel Cheese to save calories), 2 T Dijon mustard, 3 T jalapeno peppers (or more to add spiciness), Pretzel crisps or crackers to serve, ⅓ C sliced almonds, 2 C shredded Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese
I added a burlap wreath and decorative apples to my mantle design to create more of a Fall feel. The kitchen mantle already had my watercolors and frame .
I think the Burlap strapping draped through the mantle scape pulled the Autumn look together. Adding a few chestnuts from the homestead yard added a bit more texture; but only gathered a few from my yard this year. The squirrels got there first!