TIERED CHEESE SLICES
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 packages (8 ounces each) deli-style cheddar cheese slices (about 3 inches square)
1 In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, hot pepper sauce and salt. Stir in the pecans and cranberries.
2 On a 12-in. square of aluminum foil, place two slices of cheese side by side; spread with 2-3 tablespoons cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers six times. Top with two cheese slices. (Save remaining cheese slices for another use.)
3 Fold foil around cheese and seal tightly. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cut in half lengthwise and then widthwise into 1/4-in. slices. Serve with crackers.
Yield: about 4 dozen.