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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Festive Cheese Ball

Here is a recipe for an easy and very tasty cheese ball.

2 - 8oz packages cream cheese
8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
1 t. lemon juice
finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Combine the cream cheese and cheddar cheese:

Add the Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice:

Mix well with fork and shape into a ball.

After I did that, I got a little creative and shaped it like a pumpkin. Use your fingers, a knife or handle of a spoon (or a combination of all of those) and make line indents down the ball. Stick pretzel sticks into the top for the stalk and cut bell peppers into leaves. Sprinkle the finely chopped nuts over the cheese ball.

Voila. . . you have a cheese ball shaped like a pumpkin. It would be great for a Halloween party snack or Thanksgiving day snack.

Also, if you're thinking of having a Halloween party, here's an idea for you.
Decorate an ivy bowl and fill partially with m & m's and miniature peanut butter cups.
Have people guess how much candy is in it. The closest guesser wins the container with the candy!

Hope you enjoy my cheese ball. It is very good. I make it at Thanksgiving, Christmas and any other time they get in the mood for one. Everyone loves it!


  1. Hey Janet!

    That is too cute! Looks like it would be yummy too! I'll have to give that a try!

    I make a cheese ball with the cream cheese, dash of garlic powder, pineapple tidbits and pecans. My kids just love it!

    Hope you are having a Great Weekend!


  2. That cheese ball sounds wonderful! I've never made my own before. :)

  3. Really neat, Jan. The green pepper leaves are a great idea.

  4. Both are great ideas.
    I will be trying that cheese ball. I'm kinda picky when it comes to cheese and I've only eaten from one cheese ball that I liked. So I'm gonna give yours a try.

  5. Janet, I love the cheese ball idea. I think I will put some orange food coloring in the cream cheese and make a pumpkin, too. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Ok, I am officially hungry. That looks absolutely awesome.

  7. The cheese ball makes me think of Christmas-it'll soon be here.

  8. Yumm. I love cheese balls. I'll have to try this one. But I'll need company to help me eat it so I don't devour the whole thing!! ;)

  9. Oh Janet! This is something I can indulge in and not worry about my numbers going up. Thanks so much for sharing ... now I gotta make this. xxoo

  10. How simple to put together - thanks. I'll be trying this real soon. I just printed the receipe. :)


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