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Cheese Ball Party

Do you want to add dazzle to your annual holiday party this year, beyond the same old ranch dip and vegetable trays? Ronette's Fantastic Cheese Ball will pull people off the couch and away from those Gunsmoke reruns! We know one lady out in Lubbock who's become a big celebrity serving this at her Christmas Party, coupled with our recipe for homemade eggnog.

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Ronette's Fantastic Cheese Ball

This is a really good cheese ball. Simple and quick to put together, you can dress it up or down, depending upon your gathering. Just remember to make it ahead of time.

Ingredients:
  • 3 ounces blue cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 3-ounce jars Old English processed cheese spread, at room temperature
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (regular, not whipped), at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons grated white onion (fresh, not dehydrated)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  1. Mix together the softened cheeses, add the grated onion, Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 cup of the parsley. Knead everything together until thoroughly combined. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of parsley with the chopped pecans and spread evenly on a flat surface. Mold the cheese into whatever shape you desire -- ball, loaf, log -- and press it into the chopped pecan mixture, coating evenly on all sides. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight.

The serving dishes in our photograph are Fiesta dinnerware.

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