Cocktail Egg Balls
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Serves: 24
 
Classic deviled egg with a twist. Not only is it delicious but looks like you have spent hours preparing.
Ingredients
  • 6 hard cooked eggs, finely chopped
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped pimento
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces ) shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients until creamy
  2. Mix the chopped parsley and shredded cheddar cheese in a separate bowl
  3. Shape the creamy egg mixture into 1 inch balls
  4. Roll in cheese and parsley combination
  5. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve
Notes
May replace the pimento with olives for a stronger flavor

 

Beef Barbecue Baskets
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Serves: 6
 
Beef barbecue with a twist.
Ingredients
  • 1 (12-ounce) can buttermilk biscuits
  • 1½ cups cooked shredded beef with barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Muffin pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place each biscuit in one muffin cup. Press biscuit down into bottom of each cup until about ¼-inch thick
  3. Press biscuit up side of muffin cups to form crust
  4. Divide beef evenly into biscuits (about 2½ tablespoons each)
  5. Sprinkle with cheese
  6. Bake 20–25 minutes until biscuit edges are golden and barbecue beef is thoroughly heated
Notes
May substitute with pork barbecue.

 

Pecan Cheese Mini Balls
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Serves: Depends on how many you make.
 
Cheese and pecan balls on a toothpick. Great for parties. Teens love these!!
Ingredients
  • Jar/Can of cheese spread in any flavor desired (for example, Cheddar-Style Spread, Hickory-Smoked Cheddar, Cheddar Horseradish or Port Wine-Cheddar)
  • 1 pound bag of toasted pecans halves, finely chopped
  • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Spread finely chopped pecans on a dish or large platter
  2. Take a teaspoon of the cheese spread
  3. Place it into your palm and make a small ball out of it
  4. Roll the cheese ball in the pecans
  5. Skewer on the toothpicks
Notes
Make a lot of these. Teenagers just gobble them up!!