These are not your mother's cheese balls. First, they're made with goat cheese and shaped into bite-size balls, making them
super easy to serve and eat. Also, they're rolled in a variety of tasty toppings: wasabi-coated peas, crushed gingersnaps,
granola, and a Parmesan-fennel seed mixture.
Baking pimiento cheese takes this popular sandwich spread to a whole new dimension of gooey, cheesy goodness. It's so incredibly
good that your guests may want to lick the serving dish when all the dip is gone.
Deviled ham and softened cream cheese form the base and smoked almonds dot the surface of this edible holiday pine cone. Assembly
takes just 10 minutes, but guests will think you spent hours. Make several in advance and chill until the next celebration.
Smoky Green Chile-Cheddar Cheese with Avocado-Mango Salsa
This smoky green chili cheese dip, made with smoked cheddar, Monterey Jack and cream cheese is always a big hit at parties.
Its spicy flavors pair well with the exotic avocado mango salsa for a mouthwatering burst of Tex-Mex flavor. Better yet, it
Holiday guests won't believe this beautiful cherry chutney cheesecake is light. If you don't have time to strain yogurt, buy
Greek style yogurt (it's already strained) and proceed as instructed. To save time, make the cherry chutney up a few days
before your party.
Blue cheese and toasted walnuts are one of those amazing culinary matches, but here the richness goes one step further. There's
a splash of sherry and a generous amount of softened butter in this cheese spread. Freeze it for up to a month in advance.
Take the elegance level at holiday parties up a notch with this French inspired make-ahead cheese spread. A blend of goat
cheese, cream cheese, rosemary, and honey, it's crowned with store bought fig jam. Serve it with fancy crackers or toasted
Spicy homemade pimento cheese is a rare treat and a welcome addition at any holiday party. Make this spread up to four days
in advance, and have fun serving it in unusual containers and with all kinds of funky crackers and breadsticks.
A mixture of fat-free yogurt and cream cheese help keep this roasted red pepper-garlic dip light; cumin and cayenne keep it
spicy. Make some up ahead of time for parties and drop-in guests. Serve with roasted pita chips, garlic flatbread, or chips.
This super-easy variation of the classic Southern sandwich spread features goat cheese instead of the traditional cheddar,
plus minced onion and crushed whole pimientos and garlic for full-bodied flavor.
Get a double punch of cheese flavor with cream cheese and colby-Jack and add some heat with chili powder, green chiles, and
jalapeño peppers. With the addition of chicken, you can almost count this hearty dip as your main dish.
Fresh chives, parsley, and tarragon flavor this appetizer cheese spread that's made with feta and cream cheese. Garnish with
a wreath of fresh rosemary springs and dots of dried cranberries for a festive, holiday look.