Let’s just get right to things…its’ party time!  For me this means hosting a few get togethers, attending some fun parties and being prepared for the unexpected.  So, with so much going on, I always have a few things in my fridge/freezer and pantry to make sure things run smoothly.

My party cheese ball is one of those go-to helpers that make my life easy.  This recipe is great for any holiday party and is perfect as a hostess gift when you add a box of artisan crackers.  Like I said friends, it’s party time and I want to make life as stress free as possible…
Party Cheese Ball

2 8-oz blocks cream cheese – room temperature
2 cans crushed pineapple – drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
2 cups chopped pecans

  • In a food processor, blend cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add pineapple, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, Worcestershire, chives and seasonings.  Pulse until blended.  Remove knife from processor bowl and place mixture in refrigerator until firm.
  • Divide cheese mixture into 4 equal portions.  Roll into a balls then in chopped pecans and place on plastic wrap.  Tighten wrap around each cheese ball.
  • Store in fridge if serving within 24 hours.  Can be frozen and thawed 2 hours before serving.