While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
April is shaping up to be one cheesy month and today is no exception! April 17 heralds National Cheese Ball Day!
You can really take advantage of today's holiday by enjoying crunchy cheese puff balls, all covered in orange, or by bringing out your silver cheese spreaders to play with the classic appetizer, the cream cheese ball.
The origins have never been hazier for such a famous, kitschy favorite. But many point to vintage cookbook "Food of my Friends," written by Virginia Safford and published in 1944 as a source for the first printed cheese ball recipe.
Then, it is rolled into a ball and rolled in a crunchy topping such as chopped pecans. You can really add just about anything, and then serve with crackers fanned out around the cheese ball.
Whether entertaining a whole crowd or just wanting something to snack on for the evening, try this blue-ribbon bacon and broccoli cheese ball recipe. And if these truly make you want to run screaming from the house because it reminds you of your aunt's hideous cheese ball, then by all means, dig into a bucket of cheese puff balls and turn those fingers orange.