Pineapple Cranberry Cheeseball

aball

 

8 oz cream cheese

8 oz mascarpone

1 cup shredded cheddar

1 cup orange cranberries

8 oz can crushed pineapple, well drained

walnuts, chopped

 

To Make:

Combine the mascarpone and cream cheese with a large fork.  

Add the cheddar, berries and drained pineapple.

Refrigerate until it has firmed up. 

Then form into a ball and roll in the nuts.  

Serve with unsalted crackers. 

 

~~ I made this cheeseball recently for a grieving family and for my brother’s family.  It was a delightful snack for the kids while we played Loteria.   And I hope  to make it again for the holidays. 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Potato Frittata

 

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. Mozzarella, shredded  (or fontina)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, asparagus tips, zucchini)
  • 1 small onion, diced

2 cups of potatoes, baked and diced.

1 t of salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Grease a 13″ x 9″ pan with 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

In large frying pan, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add vegetables and cook for 5 minutes until soft.  Add potatoes, salt and pepper.

Whisk eggs and ricotta until smooth in bowl.   Stir in vegetables.

Pour frittata into baking pan. Top with  fontina or mozarella.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until set.  Serve hot.  Serves four.

 

* the image above is of half the recipe.

 

 

Mi Mejor Mac and Cheese

penne

My Mac and Cheese

1  stick butter

1 t garlic

½ onion, diced finely

3 T flour

2 c milk

12 oz sharp cheddar, shredded

8 oz havarti, shredded

1 lb pasta, cooked and drained

 

Melt butter and sauté onions.  Then add garlic.  Stir a bit more.  Add flour to make a roux.  Add milk.  Continue stirring.  When milk bubbles, add  cheese. 

Pour sauce over pasta.  Serve hot and garnished with green onions.

*** 

I start the pasta shortly before the sauce. 

This is a good side dish for potlucks because it can be made the night prior and reheated in a crockpot.