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Here are some Southern recipes. These are some of my husband's favorites. We serve these on Christmas Eve with other assorted finger foods and holiday punch.

Ingredients

3 cups buttermilk baking mix (Pioneer or Bisquick)
4-1/2 cups smoked ham, finely chopped
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
2/3 teaspoons milk

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease jelly roll pan, 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches. Mix thoroughly the Bisquick, ham and remaining ingredients. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm. Makes 16 balls.

Linda Gist-Fossett
Davenport



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