Cheese Log

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 2,027


2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
1/2 cup sunflower seed
1 (8-ounce) package sharp cheddar cheese shredded (about 2 cups)
1 (1 1/4-ounce) envelope onion soup mix
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1. Place cream cheese in a large bowl and wait about 30 minutes for cream cheese to soften. Note: Or place cream cheese in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave at 100% power (700 watts) for 15 seconds to soften.

2. Wash a pair of kitchen scissors. Snip parsley with scissors over a 1/2 -cup measuring cup. Snip until finely "chopped."

3. Place parsley and sunflower seeds on a piece of waxed paper and mix the two together. Set aside to use later.

4. Place Cheddar cheese, dry onion soup mix, lemon juice and cayenne pepper in bowl with cream cheese. With a spoon, stir until well mixed. Note: It might be easier to mix with clean hands.

5. Divide cheese mixture in half. Shape each into a 9-inch log. Or, if you would like, take half of the mixture and make sixteen small cheese balls, using about 1 tablespoon of the mixture for each one.

6. Roll cheese logs and balls in parsley-sunflower mixture. If making ahead, wrap each log in foil or plastic wrap. Place small balls in a plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator.

7. Serve immediately or if refrigerated, remove cheese log or balls from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving. Place on a plate and surround with crackers.

Note: Cheese mixture can be spread in pieces of celery at the end of Step 4 if you wish.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 2,027
Calories from Fat: 1,384

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