Kate Bradley cooking demo included appetizer ideas

Ok, so I'm super late in posting this....totally should have gotten it posted long before Christmas. In November I attended a cooking demo at my local library featuring Chef Kate Bradley, a graduate of Kendall College and former restaurant chef and bakery owner who now focuses on doing cooking classes and demonstrations. The demo I attended focused on appetizers for holiday parties. But...hey, I could go for a Blue Cheese Ball anytime. Technically, I suppose it's not a cooking demonstration, because she brings her completed dishes that were prepared at home. There's no cooking done in front of the audience, but she gives a blow-by-blow of how to make it and shares the recipes. Here's a pic of Chef Bradley giving instruction for the cheese ball

And here's the recipe:


8 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 oz. Blue cheese, crumbles
1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces

1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and the blue cheese together. Add in the pecan pieces. Mix well.
2. Put the mixture onto a piece of wax paper. Roll into a ball.
3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Yield: 10 servings

How easy is that? Great, simple snack to whip up for your next party or movie night!!!