Kicking off the countdown to the Super Bowl and the first up is a cheese ball which is always a welcome treat. This one gets it's sweetness from dried cranberries and heat from green chilies.
Sweet & Heat Cheese Ball
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Craisin's, chopped
2 tbsp green chilies
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
Mix together softened cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Add in the chopped Craisin's and green chilies. Shape into a ball shape in bowl and cover
with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove and roll in chopped
pecans. Cover and return to refrigerator. Remove 15 minutes before
serving. Serve with crackers.