Michelle Buffardi previously worked
at Martha Stewart Living magazine
and at MarthaStewart.com, and currently
works at FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannelTV.com as a writer
and editor. She lives in New York City.
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These are not your grandmother’s cheese balls. You probably remember grandma serving those pink balls of cheese covered in nuts during the holidays. Everyone loves a cheese ball and that’s where this book comes in, but these cheese balls are so much better than what you’ve had in the past. Both sweet and savory, recipes include Triple Chocolate, Beer-Pretzel Ball, Lemon-Ginger Cheesecake, Cranberry-Cheddar, Buffalo Chicken, and so many more. The flavors are
just the beginning – these cheese ball recipes come in a variety of shapes
and sizes for year-round entertaining. There’s a Ham and Cheese Easter Egg, an ornament-studded Christmas Tree, Witches’ Hats for Halloween, or the football-shaped Pigskin for watching the big game. If there’s no special occasion, how about Nacho Cat made with cheddar cheese, jalapeño, salsa, and cumin or the Sweet Almond Hedgehog? But really, do you even need a special occasion to serve a great big ball of cheese?