The Freshman Cook: Mini Cheeseball Bites!

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Today is the Secret Recipe Club reveal! This month I was given the blog, The Avid Appetite, written by Rachel. This blog is amazing and wonderful! Rachel’s blog is full of incredible recipes. She has them all neatly indexed, and they are so easy to find. She has everything from appetizers to breakfast to meats to desserts, and more. Even her desserts are categorized! Thank you Rachel, for making it so easy to browse your blog. The problem is, you made it hard for me to decide what to make! Everything looked great! I finally decided on Cheeseball Bites, and I am so glad I did! They were perfect for a football party we were invited to, and everyone loved them!!

Mini Cheeseball Bites!

There were 2 kinds of cheeseballs in Rachel’s recipe.

They were both so easy to make, which make them perfect for

a party, and they both had just a few ingredients, which made them 

fantastic for entertaining!

Feta Cheeseball Bites

4 oz Cream Cheese, softened

3 oz Feta Cheese Crumbles

1/2 teaspoon Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Cloves, minced

Black Pepper, to taste

1/2 cup Mixed Nuts, finely diced

Cheddar Cheeseball Bites

4 oz Cream Cheese, softened

1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, fine shred

1/2 teaspoon Paprika

Black Pepper, to taste

1/2 cup Mixed Nuts, finely diced

For either recipe, beat the cream cheese until soft.

Add the second cheese and mix together. 

Add in the spices and beat until mixed well.

Place each cheese mix in plastic wrap

and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Roll the cheese into 1 tablespoon sized balls

and roll them in walnuts.

Serve with crackers!


I made some minor changes in Rachel’s recipe because

I wanted to use what I already had in my kitchen. 

Stop by and see her original recipe for a lower fat version!

Best wishes to Rachel! She and her husband Shaun are 

expecting their first baby any day now!

How exciting!

Thanks for joining me today!

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