I am posting this recipe because it is my very favorite cheese ball ever. You are going to love it. Yes, the prep takes a little while but it is so worth it. Please follow directions carefully for success. Please do not do it with a processor as you want distinctive pieces of stuff. It is a very pretty cheese ball. Cook time is refrigeration time.
This savory variation belongs in every serious cook's repertoire. Serve these to a crowd you want to impress! Caution..This makes alot, the two small balls are as big as baseballs! I have been making these for years from a recipe I clipped from a magazine and they are always a hit. Cook time is chill time.
This recipe calls for chipotle chiles, which are actually dried, smoked jalapenos. They can be bought packed in adobo, a sauce made from ground chiles, herbs, tomatoes, and vinegar. Serve the dip with bell pepper strips, chips, or crackers. From Gourmet, 1999
Such an easy & quick candy, nice for any holiday thanks to the variety of holiday colors m&m's come in. This comes from an old magazine - was it Taste of Home or Quick Cooking? I can't remember, but they sure are tasty & cute! While the recipe calls for small pretzel rings, you'll get equally great results with mini twists and even Rold Gold butter checker pretzels if available in your neck of the woods.
This is my sister's dip. She got the recipe while backpacking in Europe a few years ago. She is now forced to make it at every party she has. People smell it cooking and stand drooling by the oven until it comes out! (Many have not been able to wait for the cooling part and burned their mouths to get to it first). You might have to make 2 portions.
**NOTE: Please CHECK the sodium content before you choose a ranch dressing mix, because it will affect the flavor! Some people have complained it is "too salty". Please also make sure you are using only a 1 ounce packet; there are other sizes from various manufacturers. Too much mix throws off the balance of flavors. My sister and I always use the Hidden Valley Ranch Original and we do not have any problems with it :)
You can also substitute half the sour cream for prepared Ranch Dressing and skip the dry mix. It will come out a bit wetter.
These are so addictive! I gave this recipe to some folks who now make 2 batches a week!
This was given to me by Joyce, a co-worker.
Note : Please use the large pretzels broken into pieces, these absorb the oil and flavor better then nuggets, or small twists. added: 10/29/08
This is one of our favorites...easy to throw together for company. I've been making it for years, really can't remember how it originated. I promised this year...I wouldn't wait for the Christmas Holidays before I made it again.
I made this snack mix for a Parent's Weekend get-together for my daughter's sorority and it was a hit. It's easy to make and you can substitute any of the snacks. I lined my pan with parchment paper and was glad I did! I put individual servings in fall goodie bags so that it was easy for guests to take their own bag. The recipe comes from a junior league cookbook.
I was sitting here trying to figure out what would be a quick thing to feed my kiddos for lunch and at the same time thumbing through the most recent issue of Quick Cooking magazine. This recipe was submitted by Lisa Keesee and it is so simple to make with ingredients you most likely have on hand. These soft cheesy wedges would be great as an appetizer or as an addition to your next meal. For my kids, this and some carrots with ranch was their lunch and they loved it! If you love extra cheesy things and like the sweet flavor of crescents, then you'll love this recipe!
UPDATED 2/15/2005 Thanks to the tips of some wonderful reviewers, I tried this a different way. These can easily be rolled into a big rectangle shape. I also sprinkled some oregeno and pizza seasoning on it and it added a whole new dimension of flavor!
Cayenne makes this spicy! I'm a wimp so use less. Serve it piping hot with thick slices of warm crusty bread. Adapted from Rebecca Field Jager in her cookbook How to Make !ove and Dinner at the Same Time.