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Ingredients

2 packages (8 ounces each) softened Philadelphia cream cheese
1 package (8 ounces) Kraft natural shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon each finely chopped red bell pepper and green onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Dash ground red pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons red bell pepper, finely chopped
Crackers

Instructions

Beat cream cheese and cheddar cheese with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add 1 tablespoon red pepper, green onion, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and ground red pepper; mix well. Refrigerate 4 hours. Place drinking glass in center of serving platter. Drop the mixture in rounded tablespoonfuls around the glass to form a ring; smooth with a spatula. Remove the glass. Garnish with the chopped parsley and red bell pepper. Serve with crackers. Makes 2 cups.

Sharon Lacey
Davenport



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