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Homecoming Dinner Party With Cheese Fondue Recipe

Dotter has dinner parties every year before all of the big high school shindigs.


This weekend we celebrated homecoming with a fondue party. Fondue is such a fun way to have dinner together since it takes longer to eat than most meals due to cooking your food at the table. It is easy to get your fondue forks mixed up and everyone gets to eat just what they like so it creates plenty of fun conversation! Here’s our homecoming fondue party…


Waiting for everyone to arrive.


One of the trickiest parts to high school dances, pinning on the boutonniere.


Our table full of goodies… cheese filled pasta. chicken, beef, sourdough bread, herbed chicken broth & olive oil and homemade cheese fondue.

Cheddar Cheese Fondue Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup hefferveisen beer
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2-3 cloves minced or smashed fresh garlic
  • 1-2  teaspoons cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 pound block* sharp cheddar cheese, grated (or more, if desired)
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Sprinkle in flour and stir & cook for a couple of minutes (don’t skip this step or your fondue will taste yucky – like flour). Add liquids while continuing to whisk. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low heat until cheese is completely melted. Place in fondue pot or in crock pot to keep warm. If heated too high, sauce can separate, so be sure to keep over low heat.

*Block cheese is best because it’s not coated in cornstarch & will melt much better than pre-grated cheese.

Measurements can vary for your own preference. Heat in electric fondue pot at about 300 degrees until smooth. Play with the temperature as needed to keep the right texture. This sauce is great served with pieces of sourdough bread.



These are the girls’ traditional garbage bag dress cover-ups. Ready to eat.


Dessert for dipping. Yummers.


Caramel sauce = true love.


Homemade smooth, shiny chocolate sauce with sprinkles, graham cracker crumbs, and walnuts. Sorry, we do not serve this for breakfast at the B & B… well, maybe if you requested it we could.


The annual stair step picture. So nice!


Please! No more pics.


And finally… this is dotter standing in front of her great grandmother’s mirror. She thought it would be neat to have her picture in front of it for homecoming this year. I agree.

I am so proud of her and incredibly sentimental. I love this girl!

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