By Jodie Ryan
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons minced onions
1 teaspoon jalapeno, minced (without seeds, unless you want it spicy, then include the seeds)
2 teaspoons cumin
2 tablespoons prepared salsa (your favorite kind will do)
1 nice-looking stem of a bell pepper (reserve the pepper for another use)
12 Doritos, original flavor, crushed
Black bean chips, for serving
Put all ingredients into the bowl of a mixer, and blend thoroughly.
Form into a pumpkin-like shape, and refrigerate until firm, about two
hours. Before serving, roll the cheese ball in crushed Doritos. Arrange
the cheese ball on a plate, and press the bell pepper stem into the top —
it should like a mini pumpkin stem.