For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Easy Cheese Ball

Serves 4... easily doubled or tripled to suite your crowd.

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/8 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp chili powder
3/4 C finely shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tsp dried parsley

(optional) 1/3 C chopped Pecans

1. Combine cream cheese, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, parsley and chili powder. Blend well.
2. Add cheddar and combine until fully mixed in.
3. Shape the mixture into balls or logs. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.
4.While the balls are in the freezer, finely chop the pecans. Remove the balls from the freezer and roll them in the pecans. You can also roll the ball in more shredded cheddar.

Serve with knife and crackers. :)

(courtesy Ovenless Chef)

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