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Spectacular Spreads!

Christmas Day with the family … New Years Eve with friends … Potlucks at the office … Holiday brunches at church …

No doubt about it, the holiday season is filled with opportunities to gather with others and share food, and crackers and spreads are a staple of holiday parties. Whether you’re looking for a basic cheeseball recipe, or a gourmet baked brie guaranteed to knock your guests’ socks off, these party spreads are sure to please:

Classic Cheeseball
2 8-oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
1 8-oz. package of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped onions
1 tablespoon chopped red bell peppers
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Cayenne pepper
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese and cheddar with a mixer until blended. Add onions, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and a dash of cayenne pepper and mix well. Refrigerate mixture for several hours. Shape it into a ball and roll it in chopped pecans. Serve with assorted crackers.

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1 comment

1 Amy Schultz { 12.27.12 at 1:02 pm }

Fabulous! recipes and ideas are awesome i am going to save these recipes and some are perfect the way they are, some i will tweak to my liking but i lost my “baked brie”recipe an i was looking for another one.Great, another great thing about Farmers Almanac,great thanks again!!!!!

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