Oscar Noms Party: Grilled Cheese & Giveaway

aged cheddar apple grilled cheese

It’s an exciting day, everyone.

It’s Oscar Noms Monday, when you get to see movie-themed recipes from a group of 15 awesome bloggers, and you get the chance to enter a giveaway for some sweet prizes.

One lucky reader will win a streaming media player — their choice of an Amazon Fire TV, an Apple TV or a Roku 3. It always seems to be a challenge to catch up on the year’s best films, so I’m thrilled to give you the chance to do so!


Each of the participating bloggers has prepared an Oscar-themed recipe, and they’re up for best recipe! When you participate in the giveaway, be sure to vote for your favorite. The winning blogger will get $50 in cash!

This is also your perfect chance to prepare for the Oscars this Sunday by finding out more about the movies and the culinary ideas they inspired.

Although I didn’t see many of the Oscar movies this year, I did get to see a few, one of which was Boyhood.

This one was a really interesting coming-of-age tale that was filmed over a 12-year period of time. It was a neat experience reliving some parts of growing up and also seeing the struggles that many grow up with.

aged cheddar apple grilled cheese

Boyhood inspired me to make this Aged Cheddar & Apple Grilled Cheese.

The key component is a 12-month aged New Zealand cheddar (thanks, Trader Joe’s). That is combined with multigrain bread and sandwiched in between crisp pink lady apple slices.

aged cheddar apple grilled cheese

This sandwich is the epitome of growing up, simple, mature in some ways, childish in others. It would also be simple to make and cut into cute little appetizer portions for your Oscar party this Sunday.

Find the recipe below and check out the rest of our Oscar Noms recipes to get more great ideas!

The Oscar Noms Party
Menu & Movies

Pork Tenderloin Sliders – The Judge
Aged Cheddar & Apple Grilled Cheese – Boyhood
Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread – Whiplash
Asparagus Rolls – Into the Woods
Texas Quesadilla with Chunky Guacamole – The American Sniper
Magic Garbanzo Beans – Into the Woods

Nutella Mochi – Big Hero 6
Rocket Raccoon Cake – Guardians of the Galaxy
Texas Peach Crisp Skillet – American Sniper
Camouflage Mini Cheesecakes – American Sniper
Courtesan au Chocolat – Grand Budapest Hotel
Butterscotch Pudding – Gone Girl
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Granola – Wild

Pink Lady Cocktail – Grand Budapest Hotel
Black(berry) Hole – The Theory of Everything
Oscar Chambord Royale – The Theory of Everything
The Blueberry Wish – Into the Woods

Oscar Noms Party Giveaway

Meet the amazing bloggers bringing you this giveaway!

Anne from Wit Wisdom and Food // Beth from bethcakes // Cat from The Rustic Willow // Cate from Chez Catey Lou // Erin from The Speckled Palate // Ginnie from Hello Little Home // Grace from Think Fruitful // Jenna from A Savory Feast // Katie from Twin Stripe // LeAndra from Love & Flour // Leia from Eat It & Say Yum // Linda from Brunch with Joy // Madison from The Wetherills Say I Do // Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife // Molly from Hey There Sunshine // Susannah from Feast + West

Giveaway rules:

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      2. The giveaway is open until Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. One winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim prize within 48 hours of initial contact. The retail value of the prize is $100. Prizes shown in the graphic are the only ones available.
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12 thoughts on “Oscar Noms Party: Grilled Cheese & Giveaway

    1. Thanks! I figure simple is best for the Oscars, then you get to spend more time eating/watching.

  1. Such a great combination that I never thought to put together in a sandwich. Sounds so tasty. Thanks for joining in the fun.

  2. You sure know the way to my heart! Put cheese on anything and I’m good to go! Pink lady apples with cheddar sounds amazing right now. I might even add a little mustard to spice it up. 🙂

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