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Please Welcome Rita Monette as she shares her Holiday Recipe with us!

Please welcome Rita Monette!

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She’s sharing a yummy Cheese Ball Recipe with us! Check it out!










2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) ATHENOS Traditional Feta Cheese, coarsely chopped

¼ cup sliced green onions

¼ cup finely chopped red pepper

1 cup PLANTERS Walnut Pieces, finely chopped

MIX cream cheese and feta cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover.

REFRIGERATE several hours or until chilled.

SHAPE into ball. Roll in chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Serve with assorted NABISCO Crackers.


To intensify the flavor and crunch of the walnuts, toast them before use. Just spread them onto a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted.


Book Cover

Behind Every Legend Lies the Truth

Moving is nothing new for ten-year-old Nikki Landry. Her fisherman father relocates their raggedy old houseboat several times a year in search of better crabbing spots. However, their latest move has brought her to a mysterious bayou where she feels something is watching her from a nearby island.

Nikki learns of a local legend about something sinister inhabiting those swamps, stealing the souls of dogs…which would explain the strange howling sounds. Papa reassures her there’s nothing on the island but gators and snakes. He would know. He’s spent his whole life trapping and fishing those bayous and swamps. But Nikki and her new friends uncover strange happenings from years ago that may have started the old legend, and town folks aren’t talking. Then her beloved beagle goes missing.

Join Nikki as she seeks to discover the real truth behind the legend of Ghost Dog Island…before it’s too late.

Thanks for stopping by Rita and sharing your Cheese Ball recipe and your book with us!


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

4 thoughts on “Please Welcome Rita Monette as she shares her Holiday Recipe with us!

  1. Hey, now this doesn’t sound like a cajun recipe, Rita! Has Snooper and Nikki left the bayou? Say it ain’t so! LOL! Wonderful appetizer for the holidays, Rita! Never heard of a feta cheese ball, but sounds delicious! Cheers and happy holidays, big sis!

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