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Monday, December 6, 2010

(Bloggy) Progressive Dinner

Welcome to the appetizer and drinks portion of the 

You’ll find more recipes for appetizers and drinks at Cooking During Stolen Moments.  Be sure and checkout her recipe for

Pizza Pie Bites!

Our favorite appetizer is the (old) faithful cheese ball and it is so easy!

Cheese Ball

1 large pkg. cream cheese (warm to room temp.)
8 oz of mild cheddar, grated
Garlic powder to taste
Dash of seasoned salt
1 tsp. of your favorite steak sauce

Chili powder

Thoroughly blend the first five ingredients; shape into either logs (2) or a ball.  Roll in chili powder.  Place in refrigerator.  The flavor will blend nicely in about 2 hours.

You can also add ½ cup finely chopped nuts (unless you have picky kids like mine)

Serve with crackers.

We love this spiced tea ~

Spiced Tea

3 large tea bags
2 cups sugar
1 gallon water
3 cinnamon sticks
1 sm. Can frozen orange juice
1 pkg. lemonade mix (Kool-aid)

In a large pan combine water, tea, sugar, and cinnamon sticks.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, remove cinnamon sticks and stir in orange juice and lemonade mix.

This is wonderful on cold winter evenings!



  1. Thanks for the recipes, they sound great.

  2. The spiced tea sounds like a good one! Going to have to try that one out. Bummed I don't have any cinnamon sticks here right now.

  3. Cheryl, I just wanted back over and thank you for the info you left for me on the fragrances!

  4. I have a recipe obsession. Thanks for encouraging it. =) These sound great.


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