Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Easy, Cheesy Dip

Happy almost-Turkey Day, everyone! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays - and no, not because of the food. Although pumpkin pie should be a staple food in my opinion. In our house Thanksgiving is about taking a day off not to prepare for Black Friday Sales (we actually avoid the mall and stores at all costs) but about taking a day off to reflect on the previous year and be with family and good friends.

And there is football which is a staple in our house as much as cereal is. Along with football comes snacks. I know, after all that turkey who's in the mood for snacks? Well, sometimes a little spice is the perfect thing to make turkey-tummies happy. So, I'm sharing my super-simple Easy, Cheesy Dip recipe today. It's so easy there are 3 ingredients. Seriously, three.

Ingredients:

1 container of Philadelphia Cream Cheese - the kind in the foil wrapper and don't go with the light version
12-16 oz of salsa - brand is your choice. I'm partial to Tostitos or On the Border
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Directions: Allow the cream cheese to soften for 45 minutes before beginning preparations. Once softened put the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and pour the salsa over it. Stir with a spoon until well mixed - you don't want chunks of un-mixed cream cheese. Put the mixture in a serving bowl and sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top. Cover and refrigerate until party time!

Although this dip is great with tortilla chips, I think it's the best with Fritos Scoops. Also, if you like a lotlotlot of spice, add some sliced jalepeno.

That's it. Enjoy!

PS: A big announcement is coming later this week about my next book, the second in my Texas series, so stay tuned. And, because this is Thanksgiving week, if you purchase What a Texas Girl Wants (the first in the series), I'll give you a copy of my other book, The Saint's Devilish Deal - it's a 2-for-1 deal just in time for Thanksgiving. Come on, you know you need some reading material for the holiday weekend! Just send me a copy of your receipt (kristina (at) kristinaknightauthor (.) com )or a picture of the book on your e-reader of choice and your email address and I'll it right over to you.