Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball

Making a Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball is so easy! It only takes 10 minutes to whip up this savory appetizer recipe, perfect for parties or game day!

Pair this Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball with this sweet Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball for a delicious sweet & savory combo!

Cheese ball with cheese knife stuck in it

I’m a huge fan of adding buffalo sauce to just about everything you can think of. Frito Chili Pie, yup I added it to that! Copycat Costco Chicken Bake, totally added it to that! Baked Ziti, oh yes I did!

Now I’m adding buffalo sauce to one of my favorite party appetizers, the almighty cheese ball! It’s cream cheese and cheddar cheese, mixed with delicious ingredients, formed into a ball and rolled in more delicious ingredients, what’s not to love?

This Buffalo Cheddar Cream Cheese Ball is perfect for holiday parties, Super Bowl Sunday or a simple snack anytime of year! Want to kick it up a notch? Roll it in cooked, crumbled bacon instead of pecans. Oh yes, I just went there and I think you’ll be happy if you do also!

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Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

This easy, cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is filled with flavorful eggs, sausage & cheese, topped with crispy tater tots & MORE CHEESE! This recipe is so flavorful and easy to make ahead of time or prep in just 20 minutes the morning before serving.

For fans of my Buffalo Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole, you’re going to love this breakfast spin on the dish!

Breakfast tater tot casserole in casserole dish with red spatula on the side

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Cabot Cheese.

When it comes to breakfast, I’m a huge fan of cheesy eggs, flavorful sausage and crispy potatoes. Luckily this recipe combines all of those things into one incredible breakfast dish!

Because the breakfast casserole is easy to make ahead of time, it’s perfect for entertaining guests around the holidays or an easy weekend brunch. Simply assemble the casserole the night before, pop it in the fridge, then bake it up in the morning!

There’s so much cheesy goodness in this dish, compliments of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar! And it’s easy to mix it up the fillings to make the casserole your own.

Prefer ham or bacon over sausage, no problem! Want to make a vegetarian tater tot casserole? Simply ditch the sausage for veggies or soy chorizo.

No matter the fillings you decide to use, I can’t wait for you to try this tater tot breakfast casserole! I’ve got my family hooked and can’t wait to make it again on Christmas morning!

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Buffalo Chicken Ring

This tasty Buffalo Chicken Ring is guaranteed to become a new family favorite! Saucy buffalo chicken cheesy goodness, wrapped up in buttery crescent rolls, what’s not to love?! Oh, and did I mention that it’s also easy to make?  Because it totally is!

If you love my original Taco Ring or Breakfast Taco Ring, then you’re definitely going to love this Buffalo Chicken Ring recipe!

Slice of buffalo chicken crescent ring being removed from the tray with a serving spatula

As the queen of buffalo sauce, I feel it’s my great honor and privilege to present buffalo chicken to you in every way possible! Tossed with penne pasta, made into the best chili ever and of course wrapped up in flakey, buttery crescent roll dough!

This Buffalo Chicken Ring is so easy to make for weeknight meals. Simply toss cooked, shredded chicken with buffalo sauce, shredded carrots and pepper jack cheese, then wrap it up in crescent roll dough. After a quick bake in the oven, dinner is on the table!

I love to make this recipe during the week, but it’s also perfect for game day! Hosting a crowd of friends on Sunday during football season? Toss two of these Buffalo Chicken Ring’s together and your party guests will be raving about them!

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Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball

Making a cheese ball at home is simple. Made with only 4 ingredients in just 5 minutes, this Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball is the perfect quick & easy appetizer!

It’s great for Christmas and holiday parties, and can be prepped ahead of time. This recipe is vegetarian and gluten free, when served with veggies or gluten free crackers.

To make a sweet and savory cheese ball board, serve this Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball recipe with this Buffalo Cheese Ball recipe!

Cheese ball on plate surrounded by dried cranberries and crackers

There might be nothing I love more in life than cheese. Ok, maybe a few things, but very few things surpass my love of cheese!

I grew up eating cheese balls every holiday season. My Mom would take me to the Hickory Farms store in the mall. (Does anyone else remember when they had actual stores?)

We would get to try, what felt like, endless samples of cheese. Being the cheese lover that I am, even from a young age, this felt like heaven on earth!

We would bring home a variety of cheeses, summer sausage and cheese balls. This would be lunch several times a week during the holiday season and it was something I looked forward to every December.

I still look forward to cheese boards for lunch, but now I make my own cheese balls at home. They’re so easy to make and you can easily mix up the ingredients to make them sweet or savory.

With goat cheese, cream cheese, blue cheese or cheddar cheese, the flavor combinations are endless! And they’re guaranteed to be a hit as an appetizer at holiday parties or for lunch during the busy holiday season!

This easy cheese ball recipe is filled with fresh chopped rosemary and dried cranberries, then rolled in sliced almonds. It’s so flavorful and can be easily prepped ahead of time to snack on before Christmas dinner or take to a friends house during the holidays.

Who’s ready for cheese ball season?! I know I am!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin

Pulled pork tenderloin is covered in the WORLD’S BEST coffee rosemary rub, then slow cooked in a crock pot. It’s delicious as a sandwich or stuffed in a roasted sweet potato! 

A pork tenderloin is as lean as a chicken breast, making this pulled pork recipe a healthy, low calorie option. It only takes a few minutes to prep this recipe in the morning, then the slow cooker will do the rest of the work for you!

Pulled pork tenderloin inside of a roasted sweet potato on a white plate

If you’ve read the blog for a while, then you know about my obsession with Crock Pots. Yes, I own 13! The crock pot is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, for several reasons.

  1. Recipes in the crock pot are quick and easy to prep. Just toss everything in the crock pot and let it do all of the work!
  2. Slow cooking gives food a ton of flavor.
  3. It makes the entire house smell amazing.
  4. And most importantly, dinner is ready and waiting for you at the end of the day!

One of my favorite things to make in the crock pot is pulled pork tenderloin. Up until a few years ago, I had always used pork shoulder or pork butt to make pulled pork crock pot recipes.

Then I was introduced to slow cooked pork tenderloin, with 75% less fat than pork shoulder or pork butt, it’s as lean as a skinless chicken breast and the most tender cut of pork, making it fall off the fork perfect for pulled pork!

My first use of the delicious pulled pork tenderloin was in this recipe for Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos. This recipe has become a blog favorite and a Bond family favorite!

I then created Sweet and Sour Pulled Pork Tenderloin, seriously delicious served over rice or in lettuce wraps. Now I use pork tenderloin to make Pork Ragu and Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders. It’s a versatile cut of meat, that when slow cooked and shredded, can make a variety of tasty meals!

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