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We are ever on the hunt for easy, delicious recipes that tickle the tastebuds.

Sometimes we discover new and wonderful ingredients…and boy did we find a winner in Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze!!

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The classic, ringin’-belles-all-over-the-place recipe:

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While this belle-icious Cheese Bake is not exactly “lite-n-lean”, it’s a taste thrill that’s worth the calories!  And just for giggles, we thought we’d like to make a cheese ball version. It turned out to be quite scrumptious…check out the results:
So here’s what we did…

Captain Rodney’s Cheese-“belle”

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup Hellman’s mayo

1 bunch green onions, chopped, green parts included

1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper

4 cups shredded sharp cheddar

2 cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack blend cheese (1/4 cup reserved)

1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped (if you have the extra time sautée the nuts with a pat of butter and a teaspoon of brown sugar until caramelized…allow to cool.)

1/3 cup Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze

Combine all the ingredients except for 1/4 cup of the cheese blend and the Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze.  Form into a ball and refrigerate for three hours or overnight.  (At this point, the cheeseball can be wrapped in Saran twice and frozen.  Bring to room temperature before proceeding.)

Roll ball in remaining cheese and drizzle with glaze. Serve with crackers and celery.

We’ll take a cheese-belle over a cheeseball any ole day.