The Pumpkin Ball
Who doesn't love cheese and crackers? Try this pumpkiny twist on a plain old cheese ball, when company comes a callin'. This is pretty neat whether you're having a wicked Halloween party or how cute for a little girl's "Cinderella" theme party.
~1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
~1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion
~2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
~2 teaspoons paprika
~1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
~1 celery rib or broccoli stalk
~Sliced apples and assorted crackers or pretzels
1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheeses until smooth.
2. Stir in the cheddar cheese, paprika and cayenne.
3. Shape into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate
for 4 hours or until firm.
4. With a knife, add vertical lines to the cheese ball to
resemble a pumpkin; insert a celery rib or broccoli stalk for the
stem. Serve with apples, crackers and pretzels. Makes 2-1/2