You know that association game where one person will say a phrase like "holiday party" and you have to quickly respond with the first thing that comes to mind? Without a doubt, I'd bellow, "Cheese ball!" And folks, I know I'm not alone here. This season there's even more reason to shout and slap your heels together, because a gem of a cookbook came out today: Great Balls of Cheese ($10) by Michelle Buffardi. Beyond some enticing cheese ball recipes, the book is loaded with unusual cheese ball shapes, fit for the holidays and beyond. Also, educate yourself on some incredible facts: did you know that the largest cheese ball in recorded history allegedly weighed 1,235 pounds? Take a peek at these three holiday cheese ball shapes, the recipes of which can be found inside Great Balls of Cheese.
A Pumpkin Straight From the Patch
Pumpkin puree, spices, and cream cheese form the pumpkin base. A bell pepper stem and fresh cilantro sprig act as the decorative pumpkin vine.
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