To me, the Holidays are all about creating memories and being with family and friends. One of my favorite things is to gather around the table together as friends or family and enjoy each other’s company and eat yummy food! I particularly love the amazingly rich and scrumptious food that is so prevalent this time of year! And the West Elm Market is a great place to find fabulous ways to display your holiday feasts this year!
My husband and I LOVE Cheese Balls. I am not sure why really, but they are so rich and decadent! The holidays simply aren’t the same without a yummy cheese ball!
I love to create new recipes, so this year I whipped up a variation on a traditional cheese ball that is both savory and sweet! It is an amazing cheese ball and is perfect paired with pretzel thins! This is definitely a new favorite holiday family recipe. You will definitely want to try this!
I make at least two cheese balls every year: one to bring to a party and one for us to eat at home, all by ourselves. (feel free to judge) Making a cheese ball every year has become a holiday family tradition for us.
And this year I found the perfect way to bring, and display my Holiday Cranberry Cheese Ball! Doesn’t it just look AMAZING displayed on this beautiful Olive Wood Paddle Board from the West Elm Market!? (you can purchase one HERE) I am seriously in love with this board!
Holiday Cranberry Cheese Ball
by Ashley @ Simply Designing
- 1 package cream cheese
- 1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 Tbs crushed pineapple (drained)
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp dried minced onion
- 1/8 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 2 dashes tabasco sauce
- 1-2 dashes of ground pepper
- 1-2 dashes season salt
- 1 dash garlic salt
- pinch kosher salt
- 2/3 cup craisens
- In a stand mixer (or by hand) mix together all ingredients except the craisens until well blended.
- Form into a ball.
- Coat with craisens.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve with pretzel thins or crackers of your choice.
As a lover of decor and as an interior designer, I am always on the look-out for unique and fabulous products to not only enrich my life but also beautify my home! West Elm has always been a favorite place to look for great products and fabulous decorating ideas. And the West Elm Market is an amazing place to find fabulous products at a great price.
This Olive Wood Paddle Board is a perfect way to display many holiday food items this year and there are many other beautiful options similar to this at the West Elm Market. Be sure to check them out HERE.
West Elm makes holiday entertaining simple by allowing you to shop for all your holiday necessities to help you clean and entertain during the holidays. You can find an amazing selection of kitchen and cooking products, furniture, lighting, housekeeping, bath and holiday items all at West Elm that will help you keep and create wonderful holiday traditions around the table and in your home!
In addition to this amazing Olive Wood Paddle Board, I also snagged these great items:
So I want to know, what’s your favorite Holiday Tradition?
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