A PERFECT Vegetable Tray

How much fun would it be to watch peoples faces when they come across this veggie platter when visiting you for the holidays. Of course, they aren’t veggies, but sugar cookies made to look like they are veggies. Use cookie cutters to cut cookies and a sugar cookie icing recipe for the icing. Even the middle cookie that looks like ranch dip looks sweet.

Halloween, Thanksgiving & Fall Pumpkin Cheese Ball

prep: 30 min.. chill: 4 hrs. 2 (8-ounce) blocks extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 (8-ounce)

package cream cheese, softened
1  (8-ounce) container chive-and- onion cream cheese
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 broccoli stalk
Red and green apple wedges

COMBINE Cheddar cheese and next 4 ingredients in a bowl until blended. Cover and chill 4 hours or until mix­ture is firm enough to be shaped.

SHAPE mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin. Smooth entire outer sur­face with a frosting spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in ball, if desired, using fingertips.

CUT florets from broccoli stalk, and re­serve for another use. Cut stalk to re­semble a pumpkin stem, and press into top of cheese ball. Serve cheese ball with apple wedges.

NOTE: To make ahead, wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap without stalk, and store in refrigerator up to 2 days. Aiiaeh sialk before serving,