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It’s fall, y’all! And that means it’s time to start planning our Thanksgiving dinners! (I’m totally on board with any holiday that revolves around eating!)

You guys know how much I love cheese. I even did a whole series of cheese recipes. So naturally, I thought a cheesy appetizer would be a hit with my Thanksgiving guests. And it takes seriously no effort to make a cheese ball.

Do y’all know the sordid history of the cheese ball? The very first one was made for President Thomas Jefferson by the Baptist community of Cheshire. It was so massive — 1,235 pounds, to be exact — that it had to be rolled across the White House lawn to reach the president.

Legend has it the giant cheese ball was displayed at the White House for two years and served at several Republican functions before someone had the sense to toss it into the Potomac.

Lucky for you, my cheese ball is a bit smaller — and probably a whole lot tastier than one made from two-year-old cheese.

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 blocks cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Nuts of your choice (I used almonds, walnuts and pecans)

Using pretzel sticks, I tried to make my cheese ball resemble a turkey. Tyson thinks I failed miserably. But hey, it still tasted amazing!


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