Saturday, October 9, 2010

day 265: amazing cheese spread recipe

I am a collector of recipes (obviously!). Some of my favorites are definitely freezer cooking ones as I have been a freezer cook for over twenty years. Two other areas I collect recipes in widely include appetizers and holiday goodies. The latter is obvious—who doesn’t love holiday goodies.

The former (appetizers), however, I used to collect because of the groups of company we used to have all the time for small group, parenting classes, moms’ meetings, etc. Now, in our small house and our travel schedule, we do not have company very often. We do, however, have occasion to use appetizer recipes for carrying in places, namely get-togethers that our boys go to and ballroom dances for me and Ray.

Today’s recipe is a unique cheese spread. I love it (in spite of the mayo)—and it gets rave reviews everywhere. It is so different than the typical cheese ball. I think you and yours will like it too! Make it the next time you have a group of teens over!

Unique Cheese Spread

2 cups shredded cheese

1 cup Hellman’s Mayo (no substitutions)

1 cup spreadable cream cheese*

3 green onions, chopped

6 slices bacon, cooked crisply and crumbled

½ cup pecans, chopped

*Note: The original recipe has two cups mayo and no cream cheese. We are not mayonnaise fans, so we do half and half.

Mix all. Refrigerate. Serve.


  1. Sounds really yummy!

    I just wanted to add that on the West Coast, Hellman's goes under the trade name for Best Foods. Even if you live in Washington or California, you don't have to worry about substitutions. :0)

  2. Oops, typo, sorry. Hellman's goes under the trade name OF Best Foods. Hope that makes better sense. My apologies.