Sunday, July 01st, 2012

 

There’s a lot of things that quiver my timbers, but cheese, glorious cheese?  Preferably a ménage à six?  Now we’re talking.  I think I’d rather shoot myself in the foot, before I’d have to give up cheese.  I grew up eating cheese balls at pretty much every holiday and summer bbq.  Some say cheese balls are back in style.  I say, they never went out.  So give this bundle of love a try.  Don’t you have some upcoming cookouts in your future? This may be your new aphrodisiac de jour.

My friend Darlene, the cutie from the blog My Burning Kitchen and the popular blog CHOW, inspired this layered Turducken of cheese balls.  A big thanks to Bridges Magazine for publishing the story of my childhood love of fromage (Appalachian style).

p.s.  what makes you quiver?  Or should I ask?

p.s.s.  recipe HERE!

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57 Responses

  1. The term “Turducken of cheese balls” makes me want to run out and make this right now. Brilliantly described!

    Many thing make me quiver, none of which are clean enough to post here. LOL!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Laura – Ha Ha Gurrrrl! This is why we are blogging pals!

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    Rachel 

    I gotta admit…Cheeseballs kinda scare me…However, knowing that the center layer is some creamy delicious mozzarella, I might be willing to work my way through one!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Rachel- I’m agasp! You mean you are an Ohio girl and you’re scared of Cheeseballs???? Say it isn’t so!

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    Kocinera 

    So much cheese!!! I love it! I think I’m with you on the cheese weakness. Brie has recently become very dangerous for me. :D

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Koci- I’m feeling you on the Brie girl. I love it melten inside of sourdough. My french friends make all kinds of fun of me for that one.

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    Snehal 

    Had you posted this recipe earlier, I would’ve made it for the BBQ we hosted y’day. All the cheese goodness with herbs and garlic?? I gotta try it soon.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Snehal- I know you’ll have more BBQs in your future and I’d LOVE to see your spin on the recipe. Thanks for stopping by!!

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    Trish 

    Nothing made with glorious CHEESE can ever go out of style! My favourite secret ingredient? Lemon pepper…

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Trish- Thanks for sharing your secret ingredient. I must try lemon pepper with my next cheeseball. I remember having celery stuffed with cream cheese and just lemon pepper at Thanksgiving time when I was little. MMMM MMMMMM. Good memories. Thanks again!

  11. Right on! It’s not a holiday without a cheese ball or two. There’s one with bacon that I get every year.

  12. I made my last comment before looking at the recipe. BACON & BLUE CHEESE!?! How could that be anything but KICK @$$? You go girl!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    James- This is why we are friends!!! Nothing bonds folks like bacon and blue cheese. :)

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    Gary 

    I love desserts and sweets, but cheese is a close second or maybe even a tie. This cheese ball sounds amazing. I’m so fortunate to have you as my neighbor and friend. And I’ll keep the secret of the delicious dessert you dropped off a few days ago. Couldn’t ask for a better neighbor, better friend or better cook.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Gary- I’m blessed to have you as a neighbor. :)

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    June 

    You described cheese perfectly. GLORIOUS! Nice homage to fromage!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks June! That’s a compliment coming from a gourmet like yourself! ;)

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    Debra 

    Turducken of cheeseballs! HAHAHAHA. I love that you lumped your love of cheese balls in with trashy novels. Missed your posts! This is a keeper for the holidays.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Mucho thanks Debra! I’m going to try to start posting more regularly :)

  20. Gotta love you and your style! Just gotta!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Nicole! Big smooches to you. :)

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    Mitzi 

    This is going to be my celebration food when I get off my current training regime!!!!!!!! DANG that looks good! Kudos to you Jen

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Mitzi. What kinda training regime doesn’t allow a cheeseball? I hope you give it a whirl. Thanks for your kind email about the article too! :)

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    Alexi 

    a ménage à six sounds absolutely amazing!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Alexi- ha ha Ha hee hee! And I agree :)

  26. Cheese balls — now that’s a blast from the past. But I bet you if you put one down on the table, nobody is going to pass it up. It’s a classic for a reason. ;)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Carolyn- I couldn’t agree more! Cheese balls don’t last long. :)

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    Heather 

    Cheeseischrist…sounds amazing!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Heather! Hilarious!

  30. I agree, cheese should be ruler of the world. And that recipe is ultra retro chic. Ah the memories of youth. Right next to the tuna ball too.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Evelyne- yes! Let’s not forget the tuna ball and stuffed celery. Thanks a heap for stopping by!

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    Mary 

    I love cheese so much. Also, I love that glass with the pink diamond pattern – so cute!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Mary! That was a recent SCORE from a little vintage/consignment store in Oceanside. What a rush when I purchased it too. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Joanne 

    I’m with you – just LOVE cheese. My favorite “quivering” cheese is pastry encrusted Brie, all warm and inviting, surrounded by an assortment of gourmet crackers and breads. Ahhhh… perftect!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Ohhhhhhh Joanne! Now I’m getting hungry x10. Love some warm brie; that’s always a hit and a half. :)

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    Meenal 

    Jenny – I love cheese too…I don’t think I’ll ever really understand the vegan diet! Nice post, hope you had a fabulous 4th!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Meenal! My 4th was great. Lots of eating (as usual). Have a great rest of your summer in Charlotte. :)

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    Reiko 

    I love cheese balls, although I never paid much attention to it until I had one made by the wife of my father-in-law a few years ago. I’ve been making a cheese ball a lot with her recipe, but I’m also ready to try a new recipe. Yours sounds absolutely delicious with so many different kinds of cheese!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Oh Reiko.. You let me know if you ever need any more cheese ball recipes. They’re a delicacy from my roots.

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    Liz 

    Oh, yeah, baby…I’m making your cheeseball for my next book club gathering…both gorgeous and delish!!!!

    PS…love all the “quiver my timbers” examples…besides cheese, I have a weakness for gorgeous, high healed shoes that make my feet hurt :/

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Liz- I wish I could be at your next book club. I’m sure you’re the life of the party!

  42. Wow! Now that’s what I call a cheese ball!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Kristi- That makes 2 of us! :)

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    Shin 

    Wow! That looks seriously delicious! I love cheese and any food made with cheese, haha :-) . How was your weekend? You have to post your BBQ pics :-) xoxooo

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Shin- Thanks for stopping by! My weekend was wonderful, thanks for asking. Gosh, I’ve been to sooo many bbqs’ this summer. I should do a collection of pics sometime.

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    Cakewhiz 

    I love cheese in pretty much all my food…hahah. Having a cheeseball at my dinner table would be a dream come true! Lol.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    I think I could center a meal around a cheese ball too!! Have a great rest of your week!

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    Barbara 

    This looks unbelievably divine!!!! I could probably eat that in one sitting :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Barbara- I’m with ya girl. Fo Realzzzzzz.

  50. Thx for connecting with me on foodbuzz. I just subscribed to your blog feed and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!

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    Kika 

    I love cheese balls – and this one looks heavenly! I am one of those gals that searches out a cheese ball at parties – they are such a decadent pleasure. This one looks like it would knock my socks off…..I may need to eat this one alone at home. ; )

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Kika- I’m feel’n ya girlll.. We must share a brain, or at least the same tastebuds!! Thanks so very much for stopping by. :)

  53. Mmmm…I love cheese balls! This looks delicious.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Maggie- I’m with ya girl. Thanks a heap for stopping by!

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    Linda 

    You can never have too much cheese!! mmmm… looks absolutely decicious!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Linda- I couldn’t agree more!!!

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    Barbara 

    Holy cheeseballs! I think I’m in love… how cheesy is that? Haha, seriously this looks totally delish.

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