Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cheese ball

I tried making a cheese ball the other day for a gathering. (It's on the left-hand side in the photo; no time to worry about cheese ball pictures during a gathering!)

Turns out, cheese balls are really easy. All you need is cream cheese for a base, then mix in whatever cheese, spices, etc. you want. I thought about adding dried cranberries and walnuts, but figured the first attempt should be basic. And I didn't have cranberries and I didn't want to dig the walnuts out of the freezer. Anyway, the possibilities are endless.

Basic Cheese Ball
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar
1 c. shredded mozarella
1/8 t. garlic salt
1/4 c. parsley leaves, finely chopped

Sprinkled with: paprika, nutmeg

Mix all of the ingredients together using a hand mixer. When it's all good and incorporated, shape it into a ball. Place it on a plate. Sprinkle with paprika and nutmeg to give the outside some color. Serve with GF crackers. Done.

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