Yummy Cream Cheese and Dried Beef LogEstimated Cost:  $6.00

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Refrigeration Time:  2 hours

Serves:  14

Yum Factor:  TBA

This appetizer will have your guests coming back for more, and more.  The combination of the beef, cream cheese, horseradish and chive flavors rocks!

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. prepared horseradish, drained
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 oz. dried beef, finely chopped
1 Tbs. pimientos (can or jar), drained and chopped
1/2 cup chives or green onion tops, finely chopped

1. In a small bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and horseradish until creamy. Stir in Swiss cheese, dried beef, and pimientos.

2. Shape the mixture into an 8-inch-long log. Wrap log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (will keep for 2 days).

3. Spread the chives on wax paper. Unwrap the log and carefully roll it in the chives, coating it completely. Rewrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until time to serve. Serve the cheese log with your favorite crackers or melba toast slices.

Mike’s comments:

This is one of my favorite things to take to a party. Even if the hostess or host says “just bring yourself”, for just six bucks you can bring this show stopper!