Paula's Cheese Ball (By Paula Deen)

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This wonderful recipe was featured during Paula's recent television appearance on Oprah's show --- I made it recently but added in 2 scant teaspoons fresh minced garlic and Tabasco, I also increased the nuts for the outside of the ball, this may be made up to 24 hours in advance, try this, you will love it! :)

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  1. Place the cream cheese and milk in a bowl; beat until well combined.
  2. Add in shredded cheese, onions, pimento and HALF of each, crumbled bacon and chopped pecans; mix to combine.
  3. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large piece of plastic wrap, then form into a ball; cover tightly and chill a minimum of 2 hours.
  5. In a pie plate mix together the remaining chopped pecans and bacon, then mix in the parsley and poppy seeds.
  6. Unwrap the cheese ball then gently roll into the nut mixture.
  7. Wrap again in a clean piece of plastic wrap and chill up to 24 hours.