Lincoln Log

The perfect appetizer for a Presidents' Day dinner! Rolled in nuts and sprouting herb sprig "branches", it was a fun and flavorful way to honor one of our most famous leaders.

Yield

2 cups (16 servings)

Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 to 3 fresh rosemary or parsley sprigs
assorted crackers

Directions

In a bowl, combine the cheeses, onion, Worcestershire sauce and celery seed; beat until fluffy. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Shape into a 7 x 1 1/2-inch log; roll in walnuts. Insert rosemary or parsley sprigs for branches. Serve with crackers.

Nutritional Information

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 101 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

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