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Cheese and Crackers Three Ways

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Holiday Cheese & Cracker RecipesCheese and crackers somehow got the reputation as the easy food to bring to a party. The slacker’s contribution after cups and plates. Perhaps it was well deserved. Too many simple trays of your basic cheese with a few tired crackers. Nothing to get too excited about. At least nothing to get too excited about until now. I have three easy cheese and cracker recipes for you to try. Surely one of these will be your new favorite party recipe this holiday season. I think we can make cheese and crackers the hero of the party. Who’s with me? Town Hour Original CrackersOf course you have to start with a great cracker. I love the buttery taste of original Town House Crackers. They go so well with so many cheeses. Or by themselves. Try not to eat them all before the party. That would be bad. You’ll need a cheese delivery device. Actually, while you’re shopping at Target you might want to pick up an extra box. Just in case. Ranch Cheese BallThe classic cheese ball with a hint of ranch. What could be better? How about if I tell you this one is nut free? I  used a coating of Town House crackers instead of nuts. A little crunch. A lot of yum.
Ranch Cheese Ball
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 package ranch dip mix
  • Toll House Original Crackers
  1. Combine cheeses and ranch dip mix together.
  2. Form into ball.
  3. Roll ball in crushed Toll House Crackers.
  4. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

How was that for easy?

cherry white chocolate spreadNobody said cheese and crackers had to be a savory snack. This white chocolate cherry cheese dip can pass for a dessert.

White Chocolate Cherry Cheese Dip
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped white chocolate
  1. Combined softened butter with powdered sugar.
  2. Add cream cheese and mix well.
  3. Chop white chocolate and dried cherries and add to cheese mix.
  4. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

This dip goes well with Town House Sea Salt Pita Crackers. A little salty and a little sweet is always a good thing.marinated cheese

Let’s round out this trio with something a little different. Ever tried marinated cheese? I was skeptical the first time I had it, too. But it’s good! I always adapt this to what I have in my pantry. Feel free to spice it up if you have other flavors you want to try! It’s often served with green onions and pimentos, but I found that everyone always just left those off to the side, so…I skip it. You know, just saving everyone the trouble.

Marinated Cheese
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 1 block cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • salt and pepper
  1. Chop cream cheese and cheddar into squares, stacking in alternating order.
  2. Combine vinegar, oil, garlic and spices together.
  3. Pour over cheese.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

You can find everything you need to make these recipes at Target, including lots of great Town House Cracker varieties. Who’s ready to party this holiday season? I’ll bring the cheese and crackers!


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