I'VE BEEN MAKIN THESE YESRLY SINCE I WAS A KID...USE MOM'S BASIC RECIPE AND EACH YR ADD MY TWIST TO IT...THIS IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH THIS YR WITH HUBBIES HELP IT IS IN FRIDGE AS I TYPE... PIC TO COME WHEN IT IS SERVED
1take cream cheese open sit at room temp til u need it
2put margarine in fry pan melt add both kinds of bell pepper and 1/2 the onion powder...cook and stir bout 10 min til tender put in fridge to cool[u do NOT want them hot when u add to cheese mix...u do not want them to melt cheese]
3stir cream cheese is it soft if not nuke on med power bout 30 sec or til soft then add ham,cheddar cheese,smoke,blue cheese and dried veggies and rest of onion powder ... using hands mix well if dry add sour cream[a little at a time]
4now shape into 2,3,4, logs depends how big u want them[i made 2]wrap in plastic wrap then in foil put in fridge overnight
5jus before servin remove from wraps and roll in nuts[if using,,,i didn't] place logs on nice plate add crackers to plate and serve....ENJOY...
6and MERRIEST CHRISTMAS AND HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS TO ALL... GOD BLESS...dce