Saturday, October 15, 2011

Whoooo You Lookin' At?

Hey everyone, how's this for thinking outside the hog! Love my little pig dip dish but I also saw something else... a cute owl for Halloween! Couldn't wait to try this out as a classic cheese ball.
 Garnishments are sliced almonds, carrots and olives for eyes. If you don't have a cool pig dish (doesn't everyone???), simply chill the cheese mixture, place on some plastic wrap/wax paper, shape it into a ball, then roll in chopped nuts. I  made approx 1/3 of the recipe for this dish.


Party Cheese Ball from Kraft
2 (8oz) packs of cream cheese, room temp
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tblsp finely diced onion
1 Tblsp finely diced red bell pepper
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 Cup toasted, chopped pecans
  1. Mix the two cheeses well, stir in the rest.
  2. Chill several hours, shape into a ball and roll in nuts. 
  3. Serve with crackers.

61 comments:

  1. Whoo knew cheese balls were so easy to make? So happy to see Earl!

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  2. That owl is so cute, perfect for Halloween. Glad Earl survived his witchy escapades. xo

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  3. this is so cool, perfect for Fall, I have never made this but my daughter does and its very good! Was the cell phone taken away willingly,,

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  4. Love the owl looking cheese ball! So cute. Well Mr Earl glad to see you home but watch that 'witch' hat it might get you in trouble!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. The cheese ball made me laugh... I mean, who comes up with these awesome food designs?

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  6. so cute and a yummy recipe Lynn! I want to just hang out at your house and be your official recipe taster!

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  7. That is adorable and so creative :) The recipe sounds delicious too!

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  8. Mmmmm... did someone say cheese?! You are so creative! I wish I lived nearby to taste all your yummy dishes! No, not the pig dish, silly, what's IN the pig dish and all your other cool dishes!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. whoooo has olive eyes???
    so cool...
    you go EARL... poor guy :D
    ~victoria~

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  10. That owl is so imaginative and looks delicious, too. You always have the best ideas! So glad Earl is back where he belongs-----lock the doors tonight!---Shannon

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  11. Lynn -- loving your little hooty dip -- glad to see Earl is where he belongs :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  12. What a cute cheeseball! and sounds really yummy too.
    So glad Earl is safe...

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  13. YOu are so clever!!! Love the owl, what a HOOT!!!!LOL! I make a cheese ball in the shape of a pumpkin for Fall. I will have to blog about it soon. XO, Pinky

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  14. So cute! I will pass this on to friends who collect owls. Darling!

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  15. Just saw the candy corn cake on your side bar. I think I would win the prize at an event with this. Wish I had the checkerboard pan. Very clever.

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  16. now, i don't like recipes, but that is flippin' cute!

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  17. Not only cute, it looks delish, too!

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  18. That is so cute! Very clever!

    Yeah, well I haven't heard from the witches, but me thinks Earl has a crush on one of them as he is wearing her hat.
    Is that sort of like going steady? I would think Miss Piggy would be more appealing to Earl than a witch. Kids! :)

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  19. Too cute! What a creative dish. So fresh and appetizing. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  20. I'm so glad Earl is back home and non the worse for his adventures. Is he "pigging out" on that yummy cheese ball? I'm copying your recipe. It's so cute in the owl shape. I'm a cheese-a-holic.
    Happy Halloween!

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  21. Just in time for Halloween! I love this cute owl. How cute is that dish. I love all your creative treats, the mouse on the cupcake........Happy Fall

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  22. How cute!! Wonder how hard it would be to "free-hand" it, because I sure would like to have a cute little owl on my table!

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  23. You've sure given your piggy dish a great disguise! Love the cheese. :)

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  24. What a "hoot"!! I love your owl...perfect for Fall parties!!

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  25. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Great way to reuse a dish.

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  26. So fun! What a hoot!

    - The Tablescaper

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  27. Hi Lynn,

    This is such a cute idea for Halloween! :) Just love the embellishments for the owl. The recipe looks very much like my mom's cheese ball recipe, which I happen to love. Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

    Denise

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  28. What a hoot & SO cute! Love your owl dip!

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  29. THANK YOU! We're having a little HWeen Gathering...and I will be fixing an owl cream cheese ball and I will also have a few bottles of pumpkin beer for folks to sample!! Two great ideas!!

    Thanks for your visit to my PS post! dana

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  30. Sounds yummy and looks wonderful.
    The garnishes that you used to create the owl are fab!

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  31. This is just an adorable take on the traditional cheese ball, which now seems totally boring....lol! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    :) CAS

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  32. I loved this post. The owl is an indication of how creative you are. I love to see ideas like this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  33. L O V E the recipes!!! Thanks for sharing...your blog is amazing!!!!
    Hugs... Oink Oink... ;@)

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  34. That's so adorable! And I love owls, so I'm definitely going to give it a try!

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  35. You certainly know one of my weaknesses Lynn! I could eat dips all day long and pair it up with your yummy looking rolls and I would be in "hog heaven"! I love how creatively you have presented the dip. That owl is just so cute, I am sure people would have a hard time destroying him!

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  36. This is soooo cute!!! I might have to steal this idea for my Halloween party!

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  37. That is so cute, Lynn!

    Just adorable, and I want to do this!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  38. This is FABULOUS! Honestly I'd have never guessed it was a pig dish. When I saw the picture I wondered where on earth you'd found an owl bowl. So cute for the season, and I'll bet it was delicious. Clever!

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  39. Hi Lynn,
    how cute is this. I love the look of that sweet owl. Gad that Earl came back safely.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  40. This is so cute, perfect for a Halloween party. You have a great imagination and it sounds delicious.

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  41. OOO, Poor Earl...NO PHONE ?? How does one survive without a PHONE??

    I'm making this dip for Super Bowl Sunday..it sounds delicious and the owl is too cute for words.

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  42. That is so cute. My cheese balls are definitely of the boring variety compared to your owl.

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  43. This. is. so. cute! I wish I had an owl dish to make this!

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  44. How cute! I love your hooting cheese ball, and the recipe sounds great. laurie

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  45. That looks cute...and delicious! AND Earl....BE GOOD! ♥♥♥

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  46. Oh these look so good! I really like cheese balls and love making them this time of year!!

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  47. Glad to see that you're a good momma and Earl has been properly disciplined, Lynn~ LOL
    I will definitely be creating my own hooting creation soon. He is adorable. :-) Sue

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  48. I usually make a Jack O Lantern cheese ball but this is super cute. Think I'll give it a try this year!

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  49. Just pinned the owl! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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