Friday, November 27, 2015

We're Not the Only Good Cooks


My family is full of good cooks. We know good food when we taste it. However, of course we aren't the only good cooks out there! It's so fun to try traditional foods from other families too. Plus, it's so fun to share these recipes. My sister-in-law's family is full of awesome cooks. Here is one of their recipes that I tried and loved years ago and finally got a copy of this year.

Steadman Family Cheese Ball


2 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
4 green onions
1 jar of dried beef

To decorate like a turkey:

1 Slim Jim (jerky stick)
1 spaghetti noodle soaked in red food coloring
Green and yellow food coloring
Pretzel sticks


Chop green onions, dried beef and pecans.

Mix cream cheese, green onions, and dried beef togeteher. Roll into a ball and then roll in the pecans.

For turkey:

Put the Slim Jim in the cheese ball for the turkey's neck and head.

Color a little bit of the cream cheese green and yellow. Use cream cheese to create two green eyes and the beak on the Slim Jim.

Put pretzel sticks into the cheese ball for the turkey's tail feathers.

Source: This is a Steadman family recipe. It was recently shared here.

Notes: I rolled my cheese ball in chopped almonds since my son is allergic to pecans. It turned out great. Also, life is crazy with a new baby and I didn't have time to shape my cheese ball like a turkey, but be sure to check out the link above because it looks really cute as a turkey. This is really delicious. It makes for a great appetizer to satiate those pre-Thanksgiving dinner appetites!

1 comment:

  1. This was good. You'll be happy you hunted this down. :)