24 March 2012

The International Housewarming Blog Hop Party at Deb's

Hi, come on in for the next stop at Deb's Housewarming party. Pearl and I have been anxiously awaiting your arrival! Wasn't your margarita over at  Rinda's awesome?!  I imagine a few of you still have Rinda's glass in your hand so we might as well start with a drink here. I love lemon and lime flavored drinks.  So, I thought I would share the link back to my recipe for limoncello.  It is so delicious!

I have an appetizer I love to make because it is yummy, inexpensive, easy to make AND not the same ole same ole.

Honey Nut Goat Cheese Balls

4 ounces medium-firm fresh goat cheese
1⁄2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, finely chopped
Honey for drizzling
Freshly ground black pepper
Using a melon baller, scoop out rounds of goat cheese and form into balls with your hands.

Roll the balls in the chopped peanuts until completely covered. Drizzle balls lightly with honey and sprinkle with a little pepper. Serve with toothpicks.
Servings: about 16 balls
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Difficulty: Easy


Sadly I had to use a photo from the Deen Brothers site. I have the norovirus and even though I had every intention of scraping together the energy to make them, I was informed that no one was interested in eating anything I made while I am sick. This is a really bad virus so I can't say I blame them. Since the ingredients are on hand and I am having company this week I plan to share a picture of mine in an update. I have photographed them before and it was much prettier than the Deen boys' photographer did but I can't find the pic :/  The virus would also be why Pearl is welcoming you at the door and not me.

 I am sure your appetite is building so let's head over to my dear friend Alison's over in Spain. She's serving us Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad.  Pace yourselves though you have a lot of foods to enjoy at this party.

I'm so glad that Deb is all settled in her new house in Arizona. She's put all those special touches on it that make it hers and Doug's.  

Full blog Hop list in case you get lost ....

Deb @ PaperTurtle – http://paperturtle.blogspot.com
Rinda @ Gallo Organico – http://gallorganico.blogspot.com/
Beverly @ BE glorious - http://beglorious.blogspot.com/

Alison @ Life in the Slow Lane – http://alisonslife-in-the-slow-lane.blogspot.com/
Fiona @ Staring at the Sea – http://fiona-staringatthesea.blogspot.com/
Amy @ Over at our Place - http://overatourplace.blogspot.com/

Side/Main Dishes
The “Not So” Small One @ From High in the Sky – http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.com/
Jacky @ Scrappy Jacky - http://scrappyjackylive.blogspot.com/
Deb @ Deb’s World – http://debs14.blogspot.com/
Ginger @ Ginger’s Life of Spice - http://gingerslifeofspice.blogspot.com/
Karen @ Tales from the Scrapheap - http://talesfromthescrapheap.blogspot.com/
Karen @ Random Reflections - http://kbwalker.blogs.com/random_relfections/
Ruth @ Everyday Life of a Suburban SAHM - http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com/

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita - http://dreamingladolcevita.blogspot.com/
Ruth @ Chatty Crafty Arty Pig - http://chattycraftyartypig.blogspot.com/
Margaret @ Finnegan Begin Again – http://margaretfinnegan.blogspot.com/
Becca @ La Jolie Fleur Rouge - http://lajoliefleurrouge.blogspot.com/
Cheri @ Scrap Dreams - http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com/
Carrie @ Rosalind Revival – http://www.rosalindrevival.com/


  1. Hi Beverly ~ So sad to hear you aren't feeling well still, and I really hope you're up for this big ol' party today! I love that Pearl was available to stand in and welcome us. :o)

    The goat cheese balls sound yummy, and you're right - they do sound easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing them and for "coming" to my party!!! xo

  2. Those look delicious as does the limoncello. Hope you're feeling better really soon Beverly xx

  3. So sorry you are sick! Feel better!

  4. they look v yum - I've noted the recipe. hope you are feeling better soon

  5. I'll be making the goat's cheese balls very soon, I can assure you.
    Do hope you are feeling much better.

  6. A really interesting recipe - sorry to hear you are unwell - get well soon. Lovely picture as an alternative welcome though :0)

  7. Sorry you aren't feeling well!

    These cheese balls look delicious...I'll definitely be giving them a try!

    I think I'm a little tipsy after trying Rinda's margarita and your limoncello!

  8. Hello Beverly :) I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I just gave Pearl some scratches - she seemed to really enjoy that!

    I recognize your Limencello and will certainly be copying this one down! Those little cheese balls are superb!! Yum yum!

  9. Yummy! Everything looks great and I wish I could really try it out! Your Pearl looks an awful lot like my Kirby! :) Happy Saturday!

  10. Oh my goodness, Beverly, we are so sorry to hear that you are sick on party day. Thanks for dropping by and partying with us even though you probably weren't really feeling up to it. Much appreciated! Get well soon

  11. So sorry to hear you're not well,Beverly....and at party time as well!!
    Love the sound of those little balls.

  12. Those do look super easy and like something we would like. I love the composition of that photo, and, since we have a meyer lemon tree out back, I appreciate the limoncello recipe too!
    Feel better friend,

  13. get well soon! Love the welcome from your cat and looking forward to trying your goats cheese recipe

  14. Hi Beverly - those cheese and peanut balls look so delicious. I do hope you are feeling much better soon and thank you for mustering the energy to share your recipe with us x

  15. What a shame you are feeling poorly on party day. I do hope you soon feel better.
    These appetisers sounds fabulous, I will definitely be trying them!

  16. Sorry you're poorly, Beverly. Norovirus is no fun - I hope you are well soon.
    Meanwhile, the recipe sounds good - and I'd love to try your limoncelo too!
    I'll wash my own glass and give Pearl some fuss before I go - take care and rest up, I'm sure you'll soon be better! X

  17. Sorry to hear you're unwell Beverly...hope you still manage to enjoy the party. have 'pinned' the recipe-sounds right up my street!
    Alison xx

  18. So sorry to hear about your illness. It doesn't sound pleasant at all. These appetizers, however, look delicious, and I'm always in the search for something new and different. These look perfect!

  19. Okay, I am really LOL-ing now ... I nearly contacted you and Rinda to see what drinks you would serve, but took a guess that the gorgeous Limoncello would make an appearance - and it did ... I don't think I am going to make it far on this blog hop ... I'll be stuck with these drinks ... got a spare bed?!

  20. Well now I'm practically tipsy. What fun. Nice meeting you.

  21. Oh dear, I do hope you are well on the road to recovery now. Pearl was a very welcome sight though - a beautiful cat x


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