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Holiday Cheeseball

The Holiday Bake, Craft, Sew Along is BACK!


The amazingly talented Cindy and Kelly and I have teamed up again to bring you 30 days of Handmade Christmas gift ideas!

Do you want some Sewing Inspiration for Holiday Gift Ideas? Skip To My Lou has those!

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Need ideas for Homemade Food Gift ideas for the Holidays? I’ll have those here!

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I’m thrilled to welcome back the AMAZING ladies from Eighteen25!  They created custom labels for us last year and have a truly tonguegasmic treat for y’all today!

Take it away ladies!!!!

it’s jamie, jodie and jennifer here from eighteen25.
we are pretty excited to be participating in this year’s
holiday bake, craft & sew along!!
Every December, we gather all the girls in our family for a baking day. we make all kinds of yummy sweets. and while we’re busy baking, we’re busy snacking. and one of our favorite holiday snacks… cheese ball and crackers.
we thought it would be great to share with some of our friends this holiday season. so we designed a fun little tag to help with that.
now here is what you’ll need…

cheddar bacon ranch cheese ball
(makes 2 cheese balls)

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 (8oz) packages of softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup chopped bacon or real bacon bits
  • 1 envelope hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
combine the first four ingredients and mix well. divide in half, round each side and cover with plastic wrap. place in the freezer for about 15 minutes. remove plastic wrap and roll in the chopped pecans until completely covered. tightly re-wrap with a new piece of plastic wrap.

when you’re ready to deliver your gifts, place cheese ball and crackers on a festive plate and wrap with cellophane. tie the “cheesey” tag on with ribbon and you’re done.download your 8.5 x 11 sheet of tags HERE.

thank you so much for having us!

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  1. I’ve made a recipe very similar to this for years, and it is always very popular. The only difference is the one I make is without bacon, but I LOVE the idea of adding bacon to this. Just never thought of it. Thanks!

  2. I love a home-made cheese ball, so lovely as a hostess gift idea. Your recipe sounds delicious and your tags are adorable.

  3. What a great idea! And a great recipe. I’m going to try to give mostly homemade gifts this year, and to bring fun festive snacks to parties – I’ll be keeping this on my list! 🙂

  4. Does this recipe yield 2 cheese balls? I notice you say divide recipe in half, then place in freezer.
    Thanks very much. And thanks for the tags too! 🙂

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