My sister, Barbara, introduced me to cheese balls. She often brought them for the "appetizer table" at Mom's at holidays or picnics. I've made quite a few for my family since then and love changing up the ingredients to meet my mood! It's easy to do and who doesn't like cheese.
The Great Pumpkin Cheese Ball
1-8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1-8oz. container of Boursin cheese with garlic & herbs
1 tsp. Worcheshire sauce
4-8 drops of hot sauce
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper--save the stem for the "Pumpkin"
1 scallion, chopped finely
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup Cheez-it Crackers, ground finely
Assorted crackers and veggies
In a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, mix the cream cheese and Boursin cheese together. Add the next 5 ingredients and mix again. Stir in the cheeses.
I've decided to have some, with a cranberry juice, but a nice glass of wine would be perfect; I just need to be awake for the Trick or Treaters that will be coming shortly.
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I'm sure my grands are anxious to go out. I made Ari's costume; he wanted to be a knight, Maddie is going as a Power Ranger and Emmie a Lion.
|Sir Ari with his trusty Squire!|