Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Recipe Spectacular - Appetizer - Bronco Cheese Ball

Or should we call it Tebow Cheese Ball now???  <wink, wink Denver> So why "Bronco" cheese ball, you ask?  You see, my  parents have been die-hard Denver Bronco fans for 30+ years and its a requirement on Game Day at the Bellacera house (for those of you who don't know - that is my fabulous and very Italian maiden name!).  Somehow it found its way into our Christmas feasting repertoire and as a traditionalist, it shall never find its way out!

Bronco Cheese Ball

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack
onion powder
garlic powder
Worcestershire sauce
sliced almonds

Mix powder, Worcestershire (a few splashes seem to do the trick!) with cream cheese. Add shredded cheese.  Shape in a ball and roll in sliced almonds.  Refrigerate overnight.  Serve with crackers (I recommend Low Sodium Wheat Thins).
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