Want the perfect cheese ball recipe?
The one that is different than any other and will have your family and friends freaking out?
I found it!
Pinterest has opened up a whole new world for me.
There is apparently a cheese ball recipe that EVERYone knows about.
The one with pineapple in it?
And chopped ham?
Yep….I thought you just bought them that way.
I didn’t realize you could make them.
So, I found the basic cheese ball recipe on Pinterest and saw how easy it was and thought I could definitely handle it.
Now, when I make it…..EVERYone loves it.
They always say…”This is just like the one my grandma always made but tastes so much better!”
Bless their grandma’s heart.
I pat them on their heads and smile very condescendingly……
Then they will rattle off the simple ingredients and then ask why mine is different.
And as always…because “I’m a blurter“….I spill the beans on my “accidental” secret ingredient.
So, do you want to know what I added to my cheese balls and can “officially” call this my own idea, until fifty of you tell me that you already do this?
First, it wasn’t a genius in the kitchen moment. I do not have those.
It was just a “I’m from the south and we add this ingredient to a bunch of stuff moment”.
I figured this ingredient could only make the cheese ball that is already delicious, taste so much better.
That’s it. One packet of BUTTERMILK Ranch to an already perfect recipe.
And you would NOT believe the difference.
Here is the easiest recipe in the whole world if you need a great finger food.
1.5 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
About six green onions (chopped)
Approximately 8 pieces of deli sliced ham (chopped)
I.5 cup of canned crushed pineapple, drained
I pack of BUTTERMILK Ranch mix
Chopped pecans as much or as little as you like
Mix softened cream cheese with all of your ingredients. Shape into ball and chill. Take chilled ball and cover with chopped pecans.
I swannie…..your friends will love it.
Match it up with some seasoned crackers and WHAM!
So, who wants to be first to tell me I’m not the inventor of this awesome added ingredient to the already perfect cheese ball?
– Don’t pop my bubble people.
I do want to know what you add to your cheese ball….now that I know you all make them and don’t buy them that way.
What is your secret?
I can’t wait to hear!
Love you all and hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
PS. I’m linking up to:
www.savvysouthernstyle.net (WOW us Wednesdays)