Tuesday Treats: March Madness B-Ball

Not a big fan of basketball, though March Madness is always a bit of fun when local teams are involved. Big 12 is well represented though Oklahoma State is pitted against Michigan (sorry B.E. 😦 ) in the Midwest Regionals first round. I am, however, a fan of all things cheesy and dippy. This cheese ball/spread sounds easy and yummy. Plus, Ritz crackers!

Ingredients
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing
2 green onions, chopped
1 pkg. (3 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits
8 red pepper strips (1/4 x 2-inch)

Make It:
Beat all ingredients except bacon bits, peppers and parsley with mixer until blended. Refrigerate several hours.

Form into basketball shape on platter. Coat with bacon bits. Add pepper strips for the stitching. Serve with crackers of your choice.

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Treats: March Madness B-Ball

  1. LOL, totally okay. I don’t follow basketball that much, and I’m kinda on the outs with U of M right now anyway.

    Yummers on all things cheesy and dippy!

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah, I’ll catch the scores and hope that OSU heads onward but watch it? Nope. I might make smaller cheese ball and use red licorice whips to simulate the stitching on a baseball, though! 😉

  2. Kat says:

    Sounds wonderful

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