Friday, October 14, 2011

Free Recipe Friday. . .Cheese Truffles!

Welcome back to Free Recipe Friday!
Enjoyin' the cooler temps????
Who doesn't love fall???!?
The weather, the colors and the flavors are so nice aren't they!?
It reminds me of our daughter's wedding...
which was on a beautiful fall day in November.
That day was almost one year ago...EEK...
where does the time go???
So, as we reflect back on that momentious occasion
 we will spotlight some yummy goodness from that day...
an easy cheesey treat that you can whip up in a flash.
Cheese Truffles!
They are quite delicious AND a pretty impressive little appetizer -
what more could you ask for!?!

Our menu was indeed a fall menu that day...
Irish Beef Stew, an Autumn Salad with
mixed greens, apples, walnuts and bleu cheese -
a bazillion assorted homemade muffins,
made by my amazing muffin makin' sisters...
assorted crackers...and these heavenly delights...

They consist of just a very few ingredients,
are easy peasy to make AND can be made up ahead of time!
So here goes....

4 oz. cream cheese, softened (I used 6 oz.)
1 (4-oz.) container crumbled feta cheese
2 tsp. finely chopped onion
1/2-1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

This recipe made 23 bite size cheese truffles for us!

Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed of an electric mixer
until well combined.
Cover tightly and chill at least 1 hour or until firm.
You can store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days!

Roll cheese mixture into 3/4 inch round balls.
Roll each ball in chopped parsley or bacon crumbles.
Either serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.
If chilled, let stand 30 minutes before serving.


Gorgonzola Truffles:
Substitute 1 (4-oz.) container crumbled Gorgonzola (bleu) cheese
for the Feta cheese and use 1/2-1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
for the chopped parsley.

Goat Cheese Truffles:
Substitute 1 (4-oz.) container crumbled Goat cheese
for Feta and 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
for the chopped parsley.

Maid of Honor Shelby, making up a ton of assorted truffles
on Melody's wedding day!

The wedding 'party'
The love birds, Jason & Melody!

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