Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cheese Ball: The Traditional Way-The Easy Way!

When you get together with friends over the holidays, nothing goes better with punch or Coke with Lime (my favorite drink on the planet!) than a good cheese ball. Sometimes you have the time to make an old-fashioned creamy cheese ball like my mom's Beef and Horseradish Cheese Ball, and sometimes you don't. A cheese spread with some fancy crackers around it will do, it just has to taste great and nobody will care if it's in a ball-shape! Here are a couple of cheese-based goodies for your Christmas party-take your pick!

My Mom's Beef and Horseradish Cheese Ball-The Traditional Way

1 jar of Dried Chipped Beef, diced
3 large packages of cream cheese
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce (I like a little more)
1 small onion, diced fine
Approx. 4 TBSP horseradish

Mix all ingredients together with half of the diced chipped beef. Roll into a ball. Garnish by rolling it in the rest of the diced beef and topping with a well-drained maraschino cherry. Serve with Toasteds or your favorite cracker.

Cheese Spread-The Easy Way!

1 large package of cream cheese
1 jar of raspberry chipotle salsa, hot pepper mustard or you own favorite salsa

Put cheese on platter and allow to come to room temp; just get the chill off. Pour salsa over top and put crackers around it.

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1 comment:

  1. I agree, cheeseball is the quintessential food to have on a holiday spread. Yours sounds delicious.