Category Archives: Appetizers


Onion Cheese Ball Recipe for your Basketball Party!

March 15, 2019

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Nothing is better than watching basketball with some delicious treats. Make this Onion Cheese Ball Recipe and pair it alongside NABISCO crackers and some of the new Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola® to make it the perfect watch session.

Onion Cheese Ball Recipe

We love watching all kinds of sports in our home but nothing is better than when it comes to the big tournament and filling out our brackets. We also love lots of food to go along with our sports watching so nothing is better than this Onion Cheese Ball Recipe to enjoy at any get-together.

Onion Cheese Ball Recipe with crackers
Nabisco Crackers

Pairing your game-day spread with some of the new Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola®. I love my Coca-Cola® drinks with lots of ice and this is reminiscent of some of the classic Orange Creamsicles I used to eat as a child. You can buy them in Zero Sugar as well!

Cheese ball ingredients

Ingredients for your Onion Cheeseball

  • Cream Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Old English Cheddar Cheese Spread
  • Green Onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon Juice
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Salt
  • Sliced Almonds
  • RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers
  • WHEAT THINS Snacks
how to mix a cheese ball

It’s so easy! Bring your Cream Cheese to room temperature and then mix your other cheeses, the spices, and the green onions together. Form it into a ball and then roll in the sliced almonds.

To roll your onion cheese ball in the sliced almonds, lay some cling film down and then a layer of almond. Roll the ball around in the almonds to cover the outer edge of the cheese ball.

Use that same cling film and just wrap your Onion Cheese Ball in a round shape and allow it to set in the fridge for about an hour. You can also place it in the freezer for 10 minutes if you’re in a hurry.

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how to wrap a cheese ball

Before you are ready to serve, lay out some delicious RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks around the edges of your onion cheese ball. The crunch of the Toasted Pita Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks are a perfect compliment to the creaminess of the cheeses.

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Enjoy it with the new, delicious Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola® available now at Target. In fact, get everything you need at Target and don’t forget to save on NABISCO and Coca-Cola with Cartwheel in the Target app, now through 4/8/19!

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The Best Onion Cheese ball recipe
Onion Cheese Ball Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
10 mins

Create this delicious Onion Cheese Ball Recipe to serve at your next sport viewing party. Make it look like a basketball to stay on theme.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese ball, cheeseball, onion cheeseball, basketball cheeseball
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Lindsay
  • 2 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 jar Old English Cheese Spread
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 4 green onion sprigs
  • sliced almonds
  1. Combine everything except the almonds and form into a ball.

  2. Lay out some cling film and spread the almonds on it. Roll the cheese ball so that the outside is coated in the almonds.

  3. If you want it to look like a basketball, cut the green onion stalks and create strips, add them to the outer edges to create the lines like on a basketball.

  4. Wrap in the cling film and allow it to set in the fridge for an hour.

  5. Serve alongside your favorite crackers and vegetables.

nabisco crackers at target

This Onion Cheese Ball will be a reoccurring snack for all your game-day parties. It’s a win-win with NABISCO and Coca-Cola®.

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A Tasty, Easy Dill Vegetable Dip

February 9, 2017

This dill vegetable dip recipe is a family favorite. I definitely think you’ll love it too and bring it to your favorite gatherings.The best vegetable dip recipe

This dill vegetable dip recipe has been in our family for 4 generations that I know of, it’s not going anywhere. It really tastes better than any ranch or any other vegetable dip that I’ve had. It could be that I’ve grown up on this and my taste is adjusted, however, everyone else seems to really take to it as well.

We’ve changed the name of it in our family to “Whit Dip” cause my sister-in-law really loves it, her name is Whit so it just seems fitting. It’s the easiest thing you’ll ever make! If you don’t want to use dried spices, use fresh. Just know that it’ll take a lot more herbs to make this dip as potent with dill than using 1 tsp of dried dill.

You’ll need

  • 8 oz. Sour Cream
  • 8 oz. Mayonaise
  • 3 Tbsp. dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp. Dill Weed
  • 1 tsp. Bon Appetit Seasoning Salt or use Beau Monde. Here is a link to a DIY Bon Appetite

Easy Vegetable Dip

Mix together the sour cream and mayo until it’s combined and then add in your spices. You can serve immediately but the spices will be a little tougher since they’re dry so it’s best to let it sit for about at least an hour. I love this with carrots and cucumbers but you can serve with whichever vegetables are your favorite.

Check out my other recipes here. Not only do I have this delicious vegetable dip recipe, I also have some delicious desserts too.Easy Vegetable Dip 

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Dill Vegetable Dip Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
5 mins

This is perfect for any family gathering. It's especially delightful in the Spring and Summer months to go with all the rips vegetables.  This Dill Vegetable Dip is sure to please.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Dips
Servings: 16 ounces
  • 8 ounces Sour Cream
  • 8 ounces Mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp dried Dill Weed
  • 1 tsp Bon Appetit Seasoning Salt
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and place in the refrigerator for around an hour so the flavors can meld. It also can be eaten right away.



A Crispy, Cheesy Bread Bake Recipe

February 11, 2016

This crusty, cheesy bread is the perfect side dish.
Add garlic or other flavor profiles to make just to your liking. Pair this cheese bread side dish to any comforting meal for a change up on a dinner roll. #cheesebread #cheesebreadrecipe

So imagine that you have a newborn at the house and three other kids to feed. You can’t take that newborn to the store or really anywhere else because he’s at high risk to get sick. So you’re basically stuck at home until the hubs gets here. You need to make something for dinner that is quick and easy because that dang baby is hooked up to an oxygen converter that is too heavy to lug around. Guys, this is my life aka not a fun life. I need convenience more than ever lately because I need to monitor a baby, help three kids stay on track and not go crazy in the process. I admit I’ve already had a few breakdowns but so far I’ve handled it pretty well. 
My kids are eaters and we’re always looking for new things to feed the family so when I came across this similar recipe, I wanted to change it up to be more of our family’s style.

How to make Bread Stuffed with Cheese and Onions

Pair this cheese bread side dish to any comforting meal for a change up on a dinner roll. #cheesebread #cheesebreadrecipeStart by cutting your bread into 1″ chunks and melt one cube of butter. Line your baking pan with some extra foil so that you can fold it up over the sides of the bread. Pour the butter over the top of the bread and place into a 350* oven for 10-15 min.Pair this cheese bread side dish to any comforting meal for a change up on a dinner roll. #cheesebread #cheesebreadrecipe Next, take your cheeses and mix them in with 2 green onions and mix until it is a paste-like texture. You’ll then remove your bread from the oven and add the mixture into the crevices of the bread, be sure not to miss a spot.

How to stuff bread with the cheese mixture

Pair this cheese bread side dish to any comforting meal for a change up on a dinner roll. #cheesebread #cheesebreadrecipeCover with foil and place back into the oven for another 15-20 min. Serve along side your favorite meal. Pair this cheese bread side dish to any comforting meal for a change up on a dinner roll. #cheesebread #cheesebreadrecipe

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A Crispy, Cheesy Bread Bake Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Create the most delicious dinner with a side of cheese bread stuffed with an assortment of cheeses, scallions and butter.

Course: Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Cheese Bread, Cheese Onion Bread, Stuffed Cheese Bread
Servings: 6
Author: Lindsay
  • 1 loaf of crusty bread
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz monterrey jack cheese shredded
  • 4 oz mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 stalks green onion chopped
  1. Cover your sheet pan with 2 layers of foil, overlapping each other and preheat your oven to 350*
  2. Cut your bread into 1" sections and not all the way through
  3. Wrap up the base of your bread in the foil and pour the melted butter into all the grooves
  4. Bake uncovered for 10-15 min, until crispy
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together all of your cheeses and onion
  6. Remove the bread from the oven a put the mixture into the crevices of the bread. Be sure to get in each one and cover with foil
  7. Bake for an additional 15-20 min until melted and gooey



Pepperoni, Goat Cheese and Fig Appetizers

March 25, 2015

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Make these amazing Pepperoni, Goat Cheese and Fig appetizers. Perfect for a cocktail party or a night in. Only on

Oh my word, I usually make easy food and this pepperoni appetizers is no different. I’m going to make an awful admission but I love something…I love snacking on cold pepperoni and Diet Coke. However, when you add goat cheese, figs and honey to it, it sort of elevates that snack and it makes it taste a whole lot better!Make these amazing Pepperoni, Goat Cheese and Fig appetizers. Perfect for a cocktail party or a night in. Only on

Make these amazing Pepperoni, Goat Cheese and Fig appetizers. Perfect for a cocktail party or a night in. Only on

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Pepperoni, Goat Cheese and Fig Appetizers
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Author: Lindsay aka Frenchie
  • Hormel Original Pepperoni
  • Garlic and Herb Goat Cheese
  • Black Forest Dry or Fresh Figs
  • Honey
  1. Place two pepperoni's down and use your knife to dish out the goat cheese, generously spread out the goat cheese onto the top pepperoni piece. Cut the stems off the figs and cut them in half lengthwise. Add to the figs on top of the goat cheese and drizzle with the desired amount of honey.

The goodness of the figs and the sharpness of the goat cheese really cut through the fattiness of the pepperoni and then that sweetness of honey just makes everything just a bit more delicious.

Make these amazing Pepperoni, Goat Cheese and Fig appetizers. Perfect for a cocktail party or a night in. Only on seelindsay.comMake sure you check out more delicious Hormel Pepperoni recipes here and check them out on Facebook. But what I really want to know is, what are your guilty pleasures?

Appetizers - Halloween

Ghoulish Greek Yogurt Eyes

September 6, 2014

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Hey there! I’m baaack for an exciting post today that I am contributing for Alison with Cupcake Diaries series “30 Days of Halloween”. I’ve created some Ghoulish Greek Yogurt Eyes! Let me tell you, they are delish! You can use any yogurt you want but the greek yogurt makes them a little more figure friendly and we all know we want a little help in that area!

I grabbed some yogurt and blueberries on my weekly shopping trip to Costco, this is normally something I’d grab so it was so easy to whip up and also use any leftovers that we may have.

Ghoulish Greek Yogurt Eyes on seelindsay.comI started by combining the yogurt and blueberries to create the Iris, you could use whatever fruit you wanted. I originally wanted Blackberries cause I love the tart flavor so much more but my kids do love Blueberries so it was still a win!

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I then put some of the non-blueberry yogurt in a zip-loc baggie and pipped it onto my parchment lined baking sheets. I went for different sizes, mainly larger eyeballs because hey, it’s Halloween! I then put the blueberry yogurt into a squeeze bottle and pipped different shaped and different positioned circles onto the ‘eyes’. I placed them into the freezer overnight and then I served with honey on the side. So good!

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Ghoulish Greek Yogurt Eyes on

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I love how they look in this little wooden coffin from Michaels. For the honey, I just filled the bottom cupcake liner with Orzo pasta and then had a smaller cupcake liner and placed it on top and filled it up. I placed it a little snug before I filled it so it would not slide around.

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These will not stay frozen long so take them out when you expect them to be eaten or serve them in a separate smaller dish along with your other appetizers. You could also have them pierced with bloody toothpicks! However, they won’t last long cause they taste so good!

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Make sure you check out the rest of Allison’s series that’s going on all month-long to get some serious inspiration for some Halloween goodies! I hope you love these as much as I did!

XOXO, Lindsay