What’s Happening Today – May 3, 2021
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Educators on Delmarva are getting creative to help students understand the importance of mental well-being. A ninth-grade English class at Wicomico High School is putting their talent into a service larning project for Children’s Mental health Week.
Stroke awareness is in the spotlight. We talk with an expert from TidalHealth about signs to look for and why the acronym, “BE FAST” is vital in stroke treatment.
Students from Arcadia High School in Accomack County are competing in a national contest that has them embracing their creativity through shoes. Hear how your vote can land them big money for the school’s art program.
DelmarvaLife’s Katie Zarrilli goes out in search of the perfect Mother’s Day gift and she found quite a few of them at Kyle Edward Fine Jewelry.
A hero comes home, and the Delmarva community welcomes him with honor. We talk with Lt. Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office about the incredible support seen as they escorted the body of Delmar Police Corporal, Keith Heacook. Lt. Robinson also has this week’s list of wanted figutives in Most Wanted Monday.
We’ve got a pull-apart bread that’s got a tasty twist, and it pairs perfectly with an ice cold margarita! Our Fiesta Pull-Apart Bread has a flavorful combo of cream cheese, taco seasoning, and green chilies that will have your taste buds dancing in delight! It’s a perfect treat for celebrations, and easy enough to make anytime you want it.
What You’ll Need
- 1 round loaf hearty white or sourdough bread, unsliced
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
- 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained well
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 cups Mexican cheese blend
- Queso cotija cheese for sprinkling (see note)
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Tear a piece of aluminum foil large enough to loosely wrap the whole bread.
- Using a serrated knife, make a series of parallel cuts in the bread about 1-inch apart and about 2-inches deep. Then rotate the bread and cut it in the opposite direction until you end up with a crisscross pattern (see photo). Place the bread on the foil, and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients except queso cotija cheese; mix well. Evenly spread cream cheese mixture into all the bread cuts, being careful not to break the bread apart. If you get some of the cheese filling on the crust, wipe it off with a paper towel. Wrap the bread loosely in foil.
- Place the wrapped loaf on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, then uncover it and continue to bake 10 to 15 minutes or until the cream cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve warm.
Test Kitchen Tip
- Not sure what cotija cheese is? Cotija is a Hispanic-style cheese named after the town of Cotija in Mexico. This hard, crumbly cheese is usually made from cow’s milk. It is similar to feta which can be a substitute in the rare case that you cannot find this at your local market.
- Need a margarita recipe to go with this pull-apart bread? We suggest our Marvelous Frozen Margaritas, or, if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, try our Ultimate Strawberry Margaritas!