Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

My New Year's Eve celebration was filled with good friends, food and beverage, and lots of laughter! We attended a party put on by our neighbors and close friends with lots Mexican food and plenty of Margaritas...and we had a delightful fun-filled evening. Everyone was asked to bring a snack or appetizer, so I decided to bring my Mexican Cheese Ball - which is always enjoyed and pretty simple to make. I thought I would share my recipe with you - your first taste from my kitchen in 2011...

Mexican Cheese Ball

2 (8 ounce) blocks of cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

4 green onions, finely chopped

1/4 cup taco seasoning (I use Penzey's Original Taco Seasoning)

1/4 cup picante sauce (I use Pace)

2/3 cup crushed tortilla strips or chips (I use Chili Lime Tortilla Strips)

Mix first five ingredients until thoroughly combined. Shape into a ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours . Before serving, roll in crushed tortilla strips. Serve with crackers and tortilla or corn chips.

I saved just enough for Travis and I to enjoy while watching football this afternoon (Go Blue!). I hope you enjoy what is left of your New Year's Day...


  1. Your recipe looks yummy-thanks for sharing. Happy New Year. (Mary A.)

  2. Your Mexican Cheese Ball looks yummy and sounds quite easy to make!

    Glad you were able to get out on New Year's Eve!

  3. Love that recipe - copied it for my next happy hours. Thanks.!