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WCC #35: Snake Eyes


This month, Weekend Cookbook Challenge is all about appetizers. MMMmmmmm…snacks. This one is interesting. I was intrigued. It’s an olive, in a cheesy dough ball. The recipe is in a little book of appetizers and cocktails called, “Shag Party.” It also has lots of illustrations by Shag. Duh.

Oh and I promise I’ll post more next week. Really. I’m even going to try for one more post on Friday!

Snake Eyes
From the Book Shag Party by Adam Rocke
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
1 cup AP flour
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 (5 oz) jar of pimiento-stuffed olives


Mix cheese and butter in a mall bowl until blended. Mix in flour and W. sauce to make a dough. It’ll eventually come together. At least mine did. The liquid in the olives later will actually help a lot.


Roll dough on a board and pull off pieces to form around your olives.


I found the best way to do this was to put a piece of dough in my palm, put an olive on the dough and make a fist to press the dough around the olive.


Bake olives on parchment-pappered or aluminum-foiled baking sheet at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.


Let cool briefly before serving!


Thanks again to Sara for hosting this month!


Oh, here’s something else, would it kill Portland to sand or salt the icy roads? That’s why the whole city shuts down with snow, because no one can go anywhere because of the roads. Portland is all, “hey, man, it’ll melt.” And sure, 98% of the time, it will melt the next day, but for the rare times it doesn’t? MAKE THE ICE GO AWAY, YOU BASTARDS!! AGGHHH!!!

Okay. That’s all…

6 comments to WCC #35: Snake Eyes

  • oh. my. god. those look incredible! i wish i could reach thru the screen and grab a handful.
    thanks for sharing for wcc!

  • walterknitty

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way about the roads. I’m from Iowa and moved to Portland 9 years ago and I would give anything for a damn salt/sand truck just so people could get around. The crappy citrus based de-icer they put on the roads before it freezes doesnt work worth a damn.

  • mlb

    walterknitty: I did not know that’s what they used here (I just know it doesn’t work). Stupid hippies with their (probably organic) oranges and lemons.
    Citrus is for making margaritas and other cocktails — not de-iceing roads, pdx! C’mon! 🙂

  • Rhonda

    Those look soooo good i wish i had stocked up for this blizzard (i live just outside portland) with those particular items.

  • I’ve GOT to make some of these!!

  • Love the name of the appetizers (and the book they came from)!