Thursday, January 23, 2020

Peg Bracken's Cheese Balls (1960)

"Combine an 8-ounce package of cream cheese with jars of any processed cheese spreads you like --- pimento, blue cheese, etc. --- plus any leftover odds and ends of cheese you have, grated.

"Then add sherry, grated onion, cream, Worcestershire, and/or whatever else you like, to taste.

"Form it into small balls, somewhere between a golf ball and a tennis ball, roll them in crushed nuts, and wrap them individually in aluminum foil before you store them in the refrigerator.

"These are not to hang on the Christmas tree; they are to bring forth, with crackers, for dropper-inners. Small balls are better than one big one, because they're gone before they get that gnawed-in look."

More "Lost" Peg Bracken Recipes
Peg Bracken's Cockeyed Chocolate Cake (1960)
Peg Bracken's Whole-Wheat Tiger Bread (1976)

(Origin - "The I Hate to Cook Book" by Peg Bracken, 1960. NOTE - Author Peg Bracken was a comedy and advertising writer who wrote this best-seller "for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible."  This hilarious, yet excellent, cookbook sold more 3 million copies in the 1960s.)

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