Tuesday, February 26, 2008

tasty tuesday-appetizer edition

i nearly forgot!! i thought i'd do a couple of appetizers since we women always have something to go to...or we at least find a reason to get together and have such goodness. i mean, seriously...isn't that the whole point of a shower or holiday party??

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter (no substitute) softened
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
graham sticks

beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla together in a mixing bowl. gradually add in sugars. beat until just combined. stir in chocolate chips. cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap and shape into a ball. refrigerate 1 hour. just before serving, roll in a mixture of nuts and mini choc. chips. serve with graham sticks. (this tastes like chocolate chip cheese cake and should be a sin!!)

Easy Ham Ball

2 8 oz pkgs of cream cheese softened
1 pkg dry ranch dressing mix
1 2 oz pkg ham (i use the carl budding that is really thin) chopped
finely chopped pecans
club cracker sticks (or any cracker of your choice)

chop up ham and set aside. mix together cream cheese and dressing mix. add in ham. form into ball and wrap in siran wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours. before serving, roll in pecans. serve with club cracker sticks. (this is one of my favorites!)

Corn Dip

2 cans gold & white corn
1 can of rotel drained
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
1 cup mayo
1/4 cup (real) grated parmesan cheese
tostitos or fritos scoops

mix ingredients together and bake on 375 until bubbly.

1 comment:

Amy Lu said...

i like to add some snipped green onion to the ham ball :)

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