Seriously, this Garlic Cheeseball is the reason I get invited to parties. My former hair stylist told me about it when I was lamenting what to make at an upcoming New Year's Eve party, and it was a hit and has since become a staple.
Well, unless I'm going to a party with a bunch of singles who I want to hook up. Warning: It's only good if EVERYBODY has some, otherwise it's a good way to unmake a few friends.
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 oz. crumbled bleu cheese
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
Dash freshly ground pepper
About 1/4 c. sliced almonds
Mix cream cheese, bleu cheese, garlic, pepper and Worcestershire sauce and form into a ball. Roll in the sliced almonds, then wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Let sit at room temperature for about a half-hour before serving or your crackers will end up in shards.