Bakin’ With Bacon And The King!

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Happy Almost Thanksgiving!

 

Hello everybody!   Welcome to the Kitchen at Castle Baconia where your King of Bacon (yours truly) whips up some kind of bacon delight every Saturday for your EATING pleasure!    Today I’m doing a wonderful and tasty Thanksgiving-ish cheeseball for a GREAT appetizer when you have your Thanksgiving meal this coming week.    This has so many great ingredients in it you just can’t go wrong.   In my case, my Mom – oops – I mean The Royal Mom – says this cheeseball has a lot of her favorite things all together; bacon, cranberries (she uses “Craisins”) and almonds.    Ready?

Cranberry-Almond-Bacon Cheeseball

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz. white cheddar (or feta, goat cheese or gorgonzola – just a nice white cheese)
  • 1/2 c. bacon cooked and crumbled (yep as usual you can use more bacon if you like)
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries (Craisins work great!)
  • 1 Tbsp. cilantro finely chopped  (as far as I’m concerned this is optional!)
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c. almonds chopped

Instructions

  • Whip softened cream cheese in a medium size bowl until it is creamy with no lumps.
  • Add white cheddar, bacon, cranberries, cilantro, and Worcestershire sauce and blend everything together.
  • Spoon mixture out onto a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Bring corners together and form mixture into a large ball. Place in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours until cheese ball becomes firm.
  • Once the cheese ball has set up, roll it in the chopped almonds until thoroughly coated.
  • Serve with sliced baguette bread or your favorite crackers.

EASY PEASY and oh so good!

What a great treat to serve your guests before the MAIN EVENT this week – the turkey or ham or WHATEVER dinner.    And while I’m at it, I wish all of you a very wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving – have a super week ANYWAY (and try this recipe!).

It’s good to be King………!

Hugs, King Teddy

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    • Good Morning! Isn’t this a wonderful recipe? Great combination of yummy stuff and soooooooo yummy sounding for ANYTIME but certainly the holidays! HAPPY SATURDAY FROM THE KING AND THE ROYAL PAIN MOM !

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  1. Darling Teddy…I know you gave us a good recipe here but Mom…she is stuck on Gingers, said again (and again and again) how darling you are in your chef jacket and hat. You really are. XXXX

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    • My Mom obviously has a bit of a gingermania herself. Before me there was Angel Sammy, before him there was Angels Charli and Ricky…..and there have been others as well – she’s hooked. I’m OK with that….LOL

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. This sounds absolutely fabulous, except for the cilantro, which our mom hates! But, like you said, optional. Wish we were having company so mom would make one of these. Maybe we can convince her anyway. She’s thinking she might like it rolled in pecans. And, yes, elastic waistbands…our mom’s favorite, Mostly, ‘cause she doesn’t have to try to work with zippers and buttons, which always give her a fit, but for Thanksgiving, it’s the only way to go. Love and hugs to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • Mom didn’t put it in either…..she hates cilantro – we figured it was just for the coloring but it sure doesn’t add a flavor my Mom and Dad like!!! Make a small one (half a recipe) to see what you think. Trust us though that it’s REALLYYYYYY GOOOOOOD!!!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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