Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

October 11, 2009

Easy Appetizer: Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Filed under: appetizers, beef, dips — Emily @ 8:00 am

This easy dip takes about 5 minute from start to finish to put together. It has 3 ingredients and is really delicious–perfect for throwing together a quick appetizer for impromptu guests or to bring to a sporting event.  All you need is a microwave!

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

1 package of cream cheese (nonfat or regular), at room temp

1 can of chili with beans (or homemade chili)

1/2 package of mild Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

Spread the cream cheese on the bottom of a microwave-safe dish. Pour the chili over the cream cheese and sprinkle the cheese on top. Heat in the microwave for approximately 3-5 minutes (varies depending on your microwave). Alternatively, you can heat in the oven. Just looking to heat and melt the cheese on top.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Source: my mom


August 27, 2009

Vidalia Onion Dip

Filed under: appetizers, dips — Emily @ 3:51 am

The ingredients in this dip sound interesting—but I promise, they work amazingly together! This dip is always really popular and could not be any easier to throw together—there are only 3 ingredients. I got this recipe from a family friend who grew up in the South. It definitely seems kind of “Paula Deenish”. I prefer to serve it with Keebler Club crackers, but chips and other crackers work as well.

Vidalia Onion Dip

Equal parts (I usually do 2 cups each for a moderate sized crowd) of:

diced vidalia onion,

shredded fresh parmesan cheese (the kind in the tub, not the bag)


Mix together in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes until heated through and slightly browned on top.

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