This is not a recipe but a Rescue-me. Do you have any Rescue-me’s? You know, not really recipes but items you throw together last minute and call it something fancy only to find that everyone wants the recipe? This is just that; two ingredients rolled together for a terrific appetizer in under 30 seconds. This cheese ball has saved me many times. You can always find cream cheese in my fridge and my spice cupboard is full of spice blends making it very easy to pull off this cheese ball at a moment’s notice. Try one for yourself and just be ready to, ahem… give out the rescue-me.
30 Second Cheese Ball
1 T. of your favorite spice blend- I used Penzeys’ Northwoods Seasoning
8 ounce cream cheese
Roll cheese into a ball. Place spice blend in a bowl and roll cheese ball in the seasonings until completely covered and spices are all used. Serve with your favorite crackers.
Note- It is best to use a spicy blend as the smooth, creaminess of the cream cheese will provide the perfect balance. I have also done this with Old Bay Seasoning with great results and compliments.