Holiday Eats

By Myka

It all starts with Thanksgiving and my Aunt’s famous oyster soufflé and ends on New Year’s Day with our annual feast of Alaskan king crab legs, greens and black eyed peas. So random, but it works for us.

One of my favorite things when I was younger was the cheese ball. Typically I try to stay away from dairy but cheese is my weakness. I mean what could be better than a ball of cheese? With nuts?? Dying.

This year I decided to take a stab at making my own and what do you know – it’s super easy and good. And you get bragging rights by saying you made it yourself – always a good idea. There are a million variations on the cheese ball, but I went classic with cheddar. No pineapple, no bacon, just good ole’ cheese. So if you’re like me and love the nostalgia of the Holidays (and cheese) then you will want to give this recipe a try.

Myka’s Christmas Cheese Ball

  • 2 packs of cream cheese
  • 8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbs of minced shallots
  • 1 Tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tsp dijon mustard
  • Pecan pieces

Mix together all the ingredients except the pecans in a bowl with a mixer.

Stir in however many pecans you want

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours. Overnight is ideal.

Divide in half, roll into balls and then roll in pecans to cover the outside.

Serve with crackers.

By Myka
Myka has always been enamored with beautiful things and making things beautiful. It’s what led her to Paris to study at Parsons School of Design, and subsequently landed her in New York. The desire to move beyond clothing resulted in working as a trend forecaster and stylist – curating trends and creating beautiful environments. Myka has lived in New York, Paris, Munich and Italy, tried her hand at furniture design and worked as an interior stylist and creative consultant and most recently a certified yoga instructor. A serial entrepreneur, her journey has led her to explore and discover different parts of herself. Eventually she landed in Europe where she spent several years before returning to her hometown of Atlanta where she opened WAX, Atlanta’s first waxing only studio and then BUFF, Atlanta’s first natural nail bar. She now resides in Venice, CA with her son and their rescue dog Piper.
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