1 stick butter
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated onion
2 tablespoons coarsely ground pepper (to get really coarse pepper, I put peppercorns in a dish towel and bang it with a mallet on my floor)
Combine the butter and cream cheese. Add in the Cheddar and onion. Mix it really well.
Form it into a ball and roll it in the pepper. Refrigerate. Serve at room temperature on a Ritz.
Excerpted from I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence (Warner Books, 2006). Copyright 2006 by Amy Sedaris.
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