Be careful – you could eat this entire cheeseball in one sitting. It’s a great holiday party appetizer and very quick to make. The biggest challenge is waiting for all the cheese to get to room temperature – be sure to plan for that. Add your favorite cracker – and enjoy.
Consider this the perfect appetizer to any summer meal! The sangria is like a fruit cocktail in a glass with a slash (or wave) of alcohol. It’s just sweet enough – and a staple at all our summer family events.
Sweet & Sour Sauce: Mix grape jelly with chili sauce.
Meatballs: Mix bread with milk. Add salt and pepper to ground beef. Mix bread and beef. Roll into little balls. Bake at 350 on a cookie sheet. (Pressed on time, unseasoned ready made meatbals from Sams or Costco!
Place meatballs in sauce to coat completely. Serve on platter with toothpicks.
This dish is very popular in Mexico and will mostly be found in nicer seafood restaurants. I, personally, have found it to be a great solution to a long night of “adult beverages”. Similar to the old saying “hair of the dog”, it is a great compliment to a ice cold beer!
In 2003 I spent a year in South Korea in the Air Force where I was lucky enough to make friends with many of the “locals”. One, in particular, was kind enough to share her simple family/traditional recipe for Bulgogi. This is a very simple crowd pleaser!
I went to a restaurant once when I was first being introduced to seafood (I was a late bloomer), and took a gamble with the shrimp. The server assured me that these would open my world…sure enough, they did. This isn’t the exact recipe, but it’s what I was able to piece together after some intense searching. They are great at any get together and really simple to make. It’s quickly becoming a new family tradition!