Spreads & Cheeseballs

How to Have a “Ball” on Game Day

It’s been a while since I’ve touched a basketball. My athletic career peaked in middle school, back when the number of sweatbands you wore was just as important as your skill level. While I never learned to spin the ball on one finger, my ball-handling skills have managed to improve since then—in the kitchen, that is. And if you think ball hogs only exist on the basketball courts, you haven’t seen my party guests when I bring out the cheese ball. Here’s my winning roster for the best ball-shaped recipes.

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6 Unforgettable Retro Christmas Recipes

A classic never goes out of style. Like that white lace tablecloth passed down from my grandmother or my father’s set of crystal martini glasses, these retro recipes still look amazing on my table today. Nostalgic dishes like a Yule log, stuffed mushrooms and cheese balls serve up a little bit of old-school Americana but still feel modern—and taste delicious!—in a holiday spread. Continue reading