Sunday, October 21, 2007

Did somebody say cheese.......................ball?!

I have had literally thousands of email requests for the famous ball of cheese recipe,(OK maybe 7 :-)) so without further delay I present to you the famous Ball of Cheese recipe! Here's what you need. Two packages of cream cheese, a package of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad dressing mix (make sure it is the package that says to mix with milk & mayonnaise, not the buttermilk one), sharp Tillamook cheddar cheese and chopped pecans.

Soften the cream cheese. Add 3/4 of the dry salad dressing mix (sometimes I go hog crazy and add the whole package). Mix so the dressing mix and cream cheese are well combined.



Next add 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese. This is more of a cream cheesy cheese ball, if you want more cheese go for it. Next form in to a ball and start rolling in the pecan pieces. I crushed the pecans in a plastic bag first so there are finer pieces.
Keep rolling until it's covered with the pecans. Better to make at least a few hours ahead, or overnight . Yummy! As I told Carol, after 5:00 there are no calories in the cheese ball - just one of the rules of the ball :-)!!! My nephew
John is the one who name it the world famous ball of cheese!
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Today we totally switched plans. We had planned to go to the horse races and spend the day out in the sun. We like to go to Santa Anita and sit in the infield with a picnic lunch. I always take some handwork and John usually takes a book. We are crazy betters - $2.00 per race. The winds have been really bad today, and a few fires around so we decided to stay home. Our best to everyone who might be affected by the fires.

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So here's my updated plan. Finish up Carol's binding (the blue plaid) and start the binding on another customers quilt, Ruth's wonderful Egg Money quilt, and maybe read a few magazines.
Also, game 7 of the playoffs are on at 5:30, so we will definitely be watching that! Hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend! Later gators!
PS - almost forgot to mention I finally finished my Lucky Star quilt


30 comments:

Carol said...

Oh Cheryl thank you so much for publishing your cheeseball...I promise I will never eat it before 5 pm :>)

Cheryl said...

Good idea Carol - that way you can eat the whole darn thing!

donna said...

Cheryl,Your Lucky Star is absolutely wonderful. I didn't even faint I had faith in you. I knew you good do it. It is going to beutiful quilted. See you tomorrow

Cheryl said...

Okedoke! Got my cutting arm ready :-)!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the cheese ball recipe, it looks easy and delicious. I like the part about no calories after 5pm....lol

Kim said...

Yeah! The ball o'cheese recipe! It's similar to one I used to make about 30 years ago, but that was before they HAD Ranch Dressing! Now, what kind of crackers go best with it?!

azkimbo said...

Hi Cheryl,
I have made the same ol same of cheeseball year after year.. WOOHOO now I have a new one to try! Thanks. I love the lucky start pattern, your quilt is very nice!!
:)

azkimbo said...

Well.. you would think I couldn't spell... LOL

mar said...

yum thanks for the recipie, I'll have to try that one for the office. Your star quilt is wonderful. I also love the horse races. I like to got to the fair and watch them on a summer day. Sometimes I don't even bet!

Cheryl said...

Any kind of cracker Kim, but I really like the water crackers that come in the shapes of hearts and stars. The kids seem to like Ritz!

Cheryl said...

This one is pretty good Kim ! great to hear from you!

Perry said...

Recipe sounds delicious. And it is 4:05 AM here and I wish I had some of that with some cheese. Have to go have a snack I guess. And I love your Lucky Star Quilt! I am going to make one of those someday, I even bought a Moda collection to make it out of, but I don't remember which one, lol.

Cindy said...

Cheryl, love your Lucky Stars quilt. What pattern is that. I am a big star fan

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love it when I meet new people. The cheese ball looks delicious. I think I will have to give it a try. Your quilts are beautiful. I will be visiting again. I hope you will do the same.
Teresa

Sharon said...

Thanks for the recipe Cheryl. It looks yummy and tastes even better. But it does look funny setting up there on top of the nuts all naked!

Mary Anne said...

Cheryl -- that cheese ball really looks yummy! ... and congratulations on finishing that Lucky Star quilt! BEAUTIFUL !

(P.S. thanks for visiting my blog and for all of your nice comments! come again!)

Cheryl said...

I had to laugh at the picture of the ball of cheese sitting on the nuts! Sometimes I just crack myself up :-). Glad you are home.

Darlene said...

Great recipe!

Your Lucky Stars quilt is charming! I've lost count of the number of times I've made that quilt. LOL It's a definite favorite.

Nicole said...

I always love to serve a cheese ball at my Christmas party. Think I'll try your recipe this year!
Those two quilts are so gorgeous! What patterns did you use? The blue plaid one looks very "Miss Rosie".

Cheryl said...

I can't believe this was my first Lucky Star. Great pattern, think I will do one in 30's!

Cheryl said...

Wish they were mine - I'm putting the binding on for customers! The blue plaid one is a Buggy Barn, and the 30's is Egg Money by Eleanor Burns!

Yvonne said...

Great quilt and yummy cheese ball. I'm wishing you a Happy Belated Birthday. I was stuck in the pumpkin patch but now I'm free. :)

Thimbleanna said...

Yum, thanks for sharing your recipe. And I hope you'll edit Sharon for her r-rated comment, LOL!

Marilyn R said...

Your cheeseball sounds and looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing! The Lucky Star quilt is a beauty too!

Katie said...

Here I was wondering about the recipe and it magically appeared! Thank you for sharing it. :)

Nan said...

I can't believe you shared the recipe for your World Famous Ball of Cheese! Thank you so much! It looks so yummy good!!
Love your Lucky Star quilt - it's gorgeous!! Your pumpkin light is very cute, by the way!
I hope you're still doing well with all those nasty fires. Take care, Cheryl!!

Sharon said...

Oh Ms. Thimbleanna, there will be no editing me. Uh uh I don't think so. Nope, not gonna happen.

Yvonne said...

You didn't really think that Sharon could be censored????? :) LMAO

Cheryl said...

The world needs the famous ball of cheese recipe Nan :-)!!! The little pumpkin light came from O'flannery's Gift Emporium by work.
The fires are much better, the winds finally died down a bit.

Auntie Darla said...

Mmmmmmmmmm yummy cheeseball!!! Thanks....