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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!

 

The Best Nachos On The Planet February 3, 2013

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These are the most delicious nachos I have ever had. There is a long lived family secret, and I have never met anybody who disagreed. My friends always say these are my “secret awesome nachos” and I am constantly being begged for the secret. It’s really not much of a secret, it’s just an unconventional, yet amazing, use of two ingredients. I made these for the Super Bowl Party, and EVERYBODY raved!  At the restaurant when I was younger all the customers would order the ‘famous’ nachos. It’s called Jalapeno Cream Cheese. The greatest invention ever known to man. First I will give the recipe for that, very easy and quick, and then I will tell you how to put together these amazing nachos!

Jalapeno Cream Cheese

1 8oz package of Cream Cheese

I bottle Diced Jalapenos

In a food processor, add entire package of cream cheese, and jalapenos and juice. The amount depends on how spicy you want it. Add just a little at first, and then taste it. Keep adding until you reach a good level of spicy. I like it really spicy, so I usually put about a half bottle of diced jalapenos and then tablespoon at a time of liquid until it is blended. If you do not have a food processor, (which I didn’t until this Christmas…THANK YOU ANDREW MY DARLING!!!!) you can chop the jalapenos as finely as possible and mix by hand or with a hand mixer or stand mixer. It takes a little more time and elbow grease, but still comes out great. Spoon into piping bag or plastic baggie with a hole in the corner for squirting.

Delicious Chicken Nachos

1 Package Boneless Skinless Chicken

1 Bag Shredded Cheese

1 Can Black Beans

1 Bottle Corn and Black Bean Salsa

1 Bag Jalapeno Cream Cheese

1 Bag Tortilla Chips

Lay chips out flat on baking pan, preheat oven to 375º. Squirt jalapeno cream cheese all over chips, spread salsa evenly on chips, and sprinkle rinsed black beans over salsa. Then, cover with cheese, cook chicken in pan with salt and pepper and chopped into small chunks. Sprinkle chicken all over nachos, sprinkle small amount of cheese on top, bake until cheese is melted.

The jalapeno cream cheese seriously makes these the most amazing things you will ever taste…feel free to substitute chicken for any type of meat or no meat, add more or less beans or corn, increase or decrease salsa and cream cheese amounts. I like a lot of everything, but my husband likes less of everything so I usually do half and half. Good luck!

Enjoy!!

 

 
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