After looking at many cheese ball recipes that didn't fit my family's tastes, I made one up to serve on New Year's Eve. Everyone loved and it was super simple to put together. I didn't roll my cheese ball in chopped nuts, but you could certainly do that or even roll it in additional crumbled bacon.
My family loves this pizza so much, they request it more often than ordering pizza parlor pizza. It's quick to put together and you can have fun using up ingredients in the fridge. Feel free to use different cheeses and add toppings like pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, etc.
Our family LOVES French bread. If we have any leftovers, I make croûtons out of it or use it with French onion soup. This recipe came from my Oster bread machine cookbook. You can also use only the "dough" option on your bread machine and bake baguettes in the oven.
I adapted this from drinksmixer.com. Be careful...it goes down a little too easy! (The original recipe uses cream instead of milk...feel free, but I have dietary restrictions so I can't have that much fat in a drink!)
Each time I went into the kitchen, I saw ants all over the counter. I'd spray bleach cleaner on them, wipe them up and next time I'd go in the kitchen, they'd be back! I didn't want to use anything toxic with kids and pets around, so I scoured the web and combined 3 different ideas. Cheap and effective!
I call this "Light" because there is more white flour than wheat flour. It is not intended to mean it's low in calories or light in color! Adapted from my Oster Bread Machine Book.
Note: First ingredients listed are for a 1.5 lb. loaf. Ingredient amounts in parentheses are for a 2 lb. loaf.
This is adapted from a Taste of Home recipe from their newsletter. I changed things around a bit to match my family's tastes. You can use ground beef instead of sausage and you can also add some mushrooms if you like.