Spicy cheese log

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Spicy Cheese Log

From the kitchen of Jewel-e S. - Phoenix, Arizona

1 pound longhorn cheese
3 ounces cream cheese
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Cayenne pepper

Soften cream cheese; grate longhorn cheese.

With strong sturdy spoon (wooden is nice), mix thoroughly until all melded together.

Stir in Worcestershire and garlic; mix thoroughly.

Divide mixture into four or five sections. Roll each section into the shape of a log about the diameter of a half dollar. When all the sections are rolled, spread cayenne on wax paper and roll the logs in the cayenne until coated, including the ends.

The original recipe says, slice cheese log into 1/4-inch slices; place on a Ritz and toast under the broiler until just hot. Serve quickly.

Now I like it cold and slice cheese onto my favorite cracker or chip and pop into my mouth...Yummm!



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Carrot cheese ball

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Carrot Cheese Ball

1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (3 to 4 large carrots)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
3 to 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Press carrots between paper towels to remove excess moisture; set aside.

Combine cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in a medium bowl; stir well. Add carrots and garlic; stir well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in parsley. Wrap in wax paper and chill for at least 1 hour.

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Fiesta cheese ball

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Fiesta Cheese Ball

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 (1 ounce) envelope taco seasoning, divided
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon green Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon seeded and diced jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon diced red onion
1 cup seeded and diced red bell pepper
8 ounces shredded Colby-jack cheese

Preheat over to 300 degrees F.

Place pecans on a small baking sheet and toast in oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and toss with 2 tablespoons taco seasoning; set aside.

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, remaining taco seasoning and Tabasco sauce until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add jalapeno, onion, bell pepper and Colby-Jack cheese. Stir to combine. Using a rubber spatula, shape cheese into a large ball.

Place a large sheet of plastic wrap on counter top, sprinkle reserved seasoned nuts over plastic. Roll cheese ball in nuts, coating entire outside of ball.

Bring sides of plastic wrap up around ball to seal. Wrap in additional layer of plastic wrap to seal. Place cheese ball on a plate and refrigerate several hours until firm.

Serve with crackers.

Nutrition facts per serving: 187 calories, 17 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 4 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 282 mg sodium, 1 g fiber



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Wrapped brie

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Wrapped Brie

1 large can crescent rolls
1 (4 to 6 ounce) package brie
1 egg

Wrap crescent rolls pinched together around the brie. Brush with the egg. Bake at 375 degrees F for 11 minutes.



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Stuffed mushroom caps

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Stuffed Mushroom Caps

8 ounces good quality bleu cheese such
    as Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton
12 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
18 to 24 mushrooms, stems removed
Chopped parsley

Combine the cheese, butter, mustard, and the Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Spoon the cheese mixture into the mushroom caps and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Serves 6 to 8 as an hors d'oeuvre.



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Pine cone cheese ball

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Pine Cone Cheese Ball

1 (8 ounce) container garden vegetable cream cheese
1 (8 ounce) container roasted garlic cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 green onions, chopped
2 cups toasted pecan halves

Stir together first four ingredients. Shape into an oval. Chill for 2 hours.

Arrange pecan halves over cheese oval in overlapping rows beginning at bottom and working upward. Serve with crackers.



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Shrimp ceviche

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Shrimp Ceviche

2 pounds uncooked shrimp, peeled
2 onions, chopped
4 green chile peppers, chopped
2 cups Mexican lime juice
2 tablespoons black pepper
1/8 cup white vinegar

Mix together in a glass bowl. Refrigerate for 24 hours.



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Bleu cheese mold

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Bleu Cheese Mold

1 envelope unflavored gelatine
1/3 cup white wine
1 (6 ounce) package bleu cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup whipping cream
3 Washington red apples, sliced in wedges
3 Golden Delicious apples, sliced in wedges
Lemon-water bath
Confectioners' sugar

Soften gelatine in wine. Set over hot water and heat until gelatine is completely dissolved. Mix cheese with lemon juice. Gradually blend in mayonnaise, mixing until smooth. Stir in gelatine and blend well. Add parsley, paprika and onion. Cool until mixture begins to thicken. Beat cream to soft peaks and fold into gelatine mixture. Turn into 1-quart mold. Chill overnight.

Unmold and serve with crisp apples that have been dipped in fresh lemon-water bath. After the apples have been drained from the bath, sprinkle them with confectioners' sugar and arrange around the cheese mold.

This can be made in a pineapple mold with apples placed around it in alternating colors. May be prepared 1 day in advance.

Serves 20.



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Cheese ball

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Cheese Ball

16 ounces cream cheese
2 packages sliced, chopped, chipped beef, cut very thin
1 bunch scallions, chopped (green tops only)
1/2 tablespoon Accent
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Nuts, chopped

Cream the cream cheese. Add chipped beef. Add the tops of scallions, Accent and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and roll in nuts. Form into one or two balls.



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Caviar pie

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Caviar Pie

1 (9-inch) pie shell
1 (3 to 4 ounce) jar black caviar
Fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup dairy sour cream
3 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped onions
3 finely chopped hardboiled eggs

Bake pie shell until golden brown. Cool. Spread caviar evenly over pie shell. Sprinkle caviar with fresh lemon juice. Mix together the onion and sour cream, and spread over the caviar. Top these layers with the finely chopped eggs. Cover with plastic wrap and chill thoroughly.



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Praline kahlua brie

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Praline Kahlua Brie

1 (13 to 15 ounce) brie cheese round (baby brie)
1/2 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons Kahlua (coffee flavored liqueur)
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Remove packaging and then slice rind from top of cheese round and place on an oven or microwave-safe plate or dish.

Combine pecans, Kahlua, and brown sugar. Spread over the top of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 3-5 minutes or just until soft or microwave on HIGH for 30-60 seconds, just until soft, but not melting.

Serve warm or at room temperature with gingersnaps and slices of red and green pears or apples.



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Stuffed gouda

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Stuffed Gouda

1 small Gouda or Edam cheese, wax coating removed
1 to 2 tablespoons red wine or Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

Scoop out the cheese, leaving a hollow shell. Grate or finely chop the scooped out cheese and mix with the red wine or Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Fill the shell with the cheese mixture. Serve with crackers or thin slices of French bread.

Serves 2.



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Red and green crab balls

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Red and Green Crab Balls

1 1/2 cups crabmeat
6 ounces cream cheese
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
Paprika
Unseasoned bread crumbs
Parsley, finely chopped
Thin pretzel sticks

In a bowl, combine crabmeat, cream cheese, lemon zest, salt, pepper, celery seeds and 1/4 teaspoon paprika. Use a fork to combine all ingredients evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Combine 2 parts bread crumbs to 1 part paprika in a small, shallow bowl. Place parsley in another bowl. Form crab mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in either "red" or "green." Refrigerate until ready to serve, then spear each ball with a pretzel stick.

Makes about 2 dozen balls.



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Cheese ball

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Cheese Ball

From the kitchen of Judy/AZ

8 ounces cream cheese
8 to 16 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup skim milk
Red pepper, optional
Chopped green onions, optional
Finely chopped celery, optional
Finely chopped green pepper, optional
Minced garlic, optional

Mix Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, milk and mayonnaise. Add in cream cheese and Cheddar cheese. Mix well. Put into freezer for about 20 minutes.

Shape into balls (makes 2 good size balls, 3 smaller). Put back into freezer just long enough to make the ball firm enough to roll. Roll cheese ball in pecan pieces or chopped parsley. (Unrolled cheese balls freeze well.)

Serve with crackers (wheat, cracked pepper, Triscuits, etc).



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Praline cheese balls

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Praline Cheese Balls

24 ounces cream cheese
2 (5 - or 8-ounce) containers sharp cold pack cheese spread
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
3 tablespoons praline-flavored liqueur or other nutty-flavored liqueur
1 (6 ounce) bag chopped pecans
Pecan halves for garnish

Put cheeses in large bowl and let stand at room temperature approximately 30 minutes to soften. Add garlic salt, onion powder, curry powder and liqueur and mix until very well blended. Cover lightly and put in refrigerator to set, approximately 30 minutes.

Spread chopped pecans on a large piece of wax paper. Separate cheese into two 5- to 6-inch balls or 1 large ball. Place cheese mixture on nuts, roll gently to cover and shape. Put on serving dish. Garnish with pecan halves around edge. If desired, drizzle 1 tablespoon praline liqueur over top for additional flavor.

Chill to set again. Serve at room temperature with choice of crackers.



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