8 ounces cream cheese
8 to 16 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup skim milk
Red pepper, optional
Chopped green onions, optional
Finely chopped celery, optional
Finely chopped green pepper, optional
Minced garlic, optional
Mix Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, milk and mayonnaise. Add in cream cheese and Cheddar cheese. Mix well. Put into freezer for about 20 minutes.
Shape into balls (makes 2 good size balls, 3 smaller). Put back into freezer just long enough to make the ball firm enough to roll. Roll cheese ball in pecan pieces or chopped parsley. (Unrolled cheese balls freeze well.)
Serve with crackers (wheat, cracked pepper, Triscuits, etc).