Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pumpkin Cheese Plate

Can you tell I am a little over excited about Halloween this year? Look at these adorable little cheese pumpkins!



I love cheese. I know I say that about a lot of food  [see Apple Cider Float post below]  but it's different with cheese. I mean I. really. love. cheese. It used to be my password when I called the cable company and had to confirm it was really me.

"And your password Miss?"

"Uh.... it's cheese. Cheese is my password."  Ridiculous.



I love Swiss cheese on apples or with mustard, Stilton blue cheese with lavender honey, goat cheese with cranberry marmalade, St. Andre triple creme with ... anything basically.

I could go on and on.


This easy Halloween party treat was a no brainer for a blog post. I might just have to make these with the apple cider floats at the beach too!

Shopping List (recipe from Betty Crocker)
About 8 tablespoons smoked Cheddar cold pack cheese (from 8-oz container), well chilled
finely chopped peanuts (I used pecans)
crackers
pretzel sticks, broken in half
tiny pieces fresh parsley leaves

Roll each tablespoon of cold pack cheese into a ball; place on waxed paper-lined serving plate. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.

With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts. (or nut of choice)
Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems and place on a cracker. Decorate with parsley for leaves. Store in refrigerator.

45 comments:

  1. I know, right? I love cheese too. It goes well with almost anything.

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  2. Cute is right and surprisingly easy I think

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  3. Omg Michelle, this is unflipping believable. Such a cool idea. Your a genius. I hope you send this in everywhere possible. This one is outstanding.

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  4. Brilliant! And so beautiful, love the details. I too have a love affair with cheese, it's just soo good. This was a great post, thanks for sharing! =]

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  5. Michelle, these are absolutely cute as bonkers! I love them! What a great cheese spread. They're almost too cute to eat. Almost ;-)

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  6. Michelle, this is the cutest thing ever!! I am also totally excited for Halloween. I have been counting the days until I can put up Halloween decorations and not have my neighbors think I am a freak!

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  7. That's a pretty cool idea. Something my kids would enjoy doing for sure!

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  8. These are absolutely adorable! Halloween at your house is going to be a blast!

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  9. A girl after my own heart. I have a crush on cheese too. I LOVE these and will sooo be making them this Halloween (or maybe before, I cant wait till Halloween)

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  10. Great idea! My dinner tonight was a chunk of Parmesan and a wedge of Castello....heaven.

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  11. Ohhhh my! These are soooo cute and creative! I love them! I too adore cheese (I could live on cheese only...), so this idea is a total keeper! Thank you for sharing it! :-)

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  12. O these are just too good! I love cheese too... I think it must be my all time favorite food in the world and these halloween cheeses are just brilliant..!

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  13. I'm also excited for halloween this year. This adorable pumpkin cheese plate is sure to be the hit of the party!

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  14. This might actually be the cutest thing ever! I cannot wait to host a party if only to make these and show them off :)

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  15. GADORABLE! I swear your blog needs to win the World's Most Adorable Food ever award. Where can I nominate you? These are genius. They make me want to host a Haggoween party :)

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  16. You have some of the cutest and most creative posts I've ever seen! These are amazing and so simple, I LOVE it!

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  17. Holy crud - those are the cutest things I have ever seen!

    And they are made with cheese? Count me sold!

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  18. Adorable. My favorite cheese is to take a wedge of Blue and frost it with mascarpone mixed with powdered sugar. It's sweet and tangy and always a crowd pleaser!

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  20. Well, if this isn't the most precious thing I've seen in a while! Love love love. Sold!

    http://www.southerncharmnola.com

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  21. Adorable and looks so tasty! Thanks for the reicpe, I had to pin it ;)

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  22. Cuuuute, Michelle! Adorable little cheese pumpkins - so clever.

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  23. First time here…I am glad that I reached here...

    This looks like summer on a plate...I love it...Thanks for the recipe dear…I sm following your blog straightaway...

    If you have time do check out my blog..
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

    Aarthi

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  24. Wow what an incredible idea...very cute and creative!

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  25. These are genius and adorable. I will be linking to this post tomorrow :)

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  26. I didn't have the perfect word for these but I think Marla covered it. Genius. I absolutely love this idea. I need to tweet, etc., etc.

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  27. what a great idea!
    unfortunately cheddar cheese is not so easy to find in germany!

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  28. This pumpkin cheese looks amazing!
    so cute!! & tempting!!
    by the way... I love cheese too!!! ;)

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  29. I can't believe how adorable these are! and cheese! yum!

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  30. Ok, I tried these last year and they were not near as cute as your. Guess I better give it another try this year.

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  31. These just might be the cutest little things I've ever seen!

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  32. I am in love with these! How amazing!

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  33. Every single one of your recipes is the cutest thing I have ever seen. You win at life

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