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The Greatest Thing To Happen In My Kitchen February 11, 2013

I went to this weird party thing last summer with my best friend Katie. It was some tupper ware party. Anyways, it was a salsa and margarita theme, which was why I went, but the lady hosting the party had this amazing little bowl with blades in it and a cover and she put all of the ingredients in it and pulled a string to make salsa! The best part of it was that the onions in there were being cut up with the tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and everything and she wasn’t crying!! Well, unfortunately the container was almost $100, so that was out of the question. For months and months I have been crying over onions and spending hours making dinner, cutting up everything under the sun and dreaming of this wondrous contraption. I was at Bed Bath and Beyond the other day with my mother and I was desperately searching for something similar to this tupper ware wonder. Alas! I found the incredible, life saving contraption! My life has new meaning and my kitchen is a happier place. I do spend a few minutes cutting potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, and onions into smaller wedges, but that’s it! The best part is that it has a cover so I can cut everything, use what I need, and then stick it in the fridge!

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It even has measuring marks on the side! I just love this thing!!

 

Amazing Cheese Dip February 4, 2013

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It may not look good now, but once you have a taste you will be drooling every time you see it!

Now, I have to say, I probably wouldn’t make this dip if I looked at the ingredients because I HATE cottage cheese, not a huge fan of cream cheese, and I DO NOT like thousand island…not to mention it seems like an incredibly ODD group of ingredients and at first glance doesn’t look at all good to me. I know I’m making this sound horrible, but there’s a point, I swear. Had I not grown up with this amazing family recipe, (which was a secret until now…) I wouldn’t find it appetizing at all. I made this dip for our Super Bowl Party and we ate the entire bowl!! I can honestly say I don’t know how anybody has gotten through their life without this wonderful treat to make them happy. We used to serve this at my family’s restaurant and everybody raved about it. It was the first offering we brought to the table when we greeted our happy customers, and it ended up being one of the things that made us famous. We served it with various types of crackers, and the regulars knew when they came in, no matter who the waitress, they were getting extra. When I started working, I had a pretty good following. I knew when I saw one of my regulars that I was bringing four or five cheese dips to the table. When we would open, all of the waitresses would do all of our stuff as quickly as possible and so that we would have time to sit and eat cheese dip before we opened. It is seriously like crack dip. In fact, it really should be called crack dip, but I think my grandfather would roll over in his grave if anybody ever changed the name! Please, enjoy this recipe and share it with everyone. It SHOULD NOT be a secret anymore, the world should have this delight-fulness in their lives.

Cheese Dip

1 8 oz Package Cream Cheese

16 oz Cottage Cheese

6 oz Shredded Chedder Cheese

3 oz Bleu Cheese Crumbles

1/2 Cup Catalina French Dressing

Blend ingredients and ENJOY!

The original recipe calls for 2 tsp Chopped Red Pimentos and 2 tsp Finely Chopped Sweet Onion, but I never use these ingredients and neither does my mom. Partially because I usually have everything but these on hand, and also because I’m lazy and don’t want to chop anything. If you add these in you will get the full effect, although I personally prefer this dip without. Regardless, you WILL NOT regret making this. My grandmother makes this dip every single day and eats Cheese Dip and crackers for lunch. EVERY DAY!!! Amazing, she is 80 years old this year and she is still eating this stuff on a daily basis!

ENJOY!

 

 
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