Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball

I love cheese balls! They are great for any party and since we do not make them often it really makes the celebration special. This is actually a new recipe for my family. We only tried it once but OMG! it was delish! You really must try it for your next get together! Don’t have any parties or get togethers coming up? Then make it for a snack! I love it with crackers and just a little is very filling.

A few tips:

Store the cheeseball in an airtight container. It will dry out if you don’t.

Make sure your bacon is very crisp!

For something a little spicy try pepper jack cheese. That one was my dads favorite!

Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (9 ounces) chutney
  • 1 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a large bowl, combine cheeses. Shape into a ball; top with
  • chutney. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels; drain. Sprinkle bacon and onions over cheese ball.
  • Serve with crackers. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.
Nutrition Facts:Β 2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 124 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.


What’s new at Dishin’?

If you remember correctly about a little over a week ago I told everyone the blog would be a mess while I re-decorated, etc. So what exactly is new? Well one thing is my layout, however I am not necessarily sure this is the final look. Like any graphic designer sometimes you have to test things to see if they grow on you and right now this is not growing on me. I want something a little more interactive. Alas, it is new πŸ™‚

If you scroll over my images you will notice they have a red graph and the word pin it on them. You can now automatically pin any of my images you like from the blog to Pinterest. This is an awesome and easy way to pin any of my posts without searching for the pin it button. I still kept the pin it button for those that like it.

If you look in the top corner you will see a contact slider button. Pull it down and it is an easy way to contact me. I added this for those that may not be able to get the contact us form to work in the pages.

If you look over there ———> in the top box you will see a new like me button. This is another super easy way for you to like dishin’ in one easy step. That was an app I built-in Facebook and I think it is a neat addition.

I also installed the WordPress share button at the bottom of each post. It includes all the major networking sites.

If you comment now and sign in with your blog you will receive some comment luv from me. Your latest post will show up under your comment so my readers can find you and maybe follow you too πŸ˜€

I also have a rewards tab now on the side of the blog. If you sign up for an account and do all the things in the to do list you can earn points to trade in for gift cards, squee!

Some of you have sent me e-mails asking why I don’t post much. Well I honestly only post things I find that I think someone else will enjoy or I enjoy. I work 3 different jobs and own my own company, Independent Art Management. I really don’t have the time to post all the time like some do. This is not a money-maker for me, I have other avenues to do that. I love doing reviews but I am not out for free ones. So really this blog is just a way for me to interact with you guys and post a diary of sorts of things I like. Also, I for one hate to be bombarded with 15 posts a day so I try not to bombard you guys however there will be days, like today, when I will post several times. Oh and giveaways. I will be posting more giveaways because hey, everyone deserves the chance to win, lol!

This is not the only new things you will be seeing. I am working on some new plug-ins that i think will be fun for the blog and you may see new clothes because I am not sure I am loving this look. I want something I love and can use for a long time πŸ˜€

So what’s new in your neck of the woods? I would love to hear!!

Til’ We Dish Again,

Rebelle and Girls ( who are missing in action because of school. They have too much school work to post a lot but I have the feeling in the summer it will be teenager central here, rofl )




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Pin-A-Holic Friday

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Do you dream of designer bags? I do. I love them and for Madame Deals 3rd Birthday I decided to give one away with a couple of my friends.
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