Warning: once you know these recipes you may be tempted to make them as comfort food and eat the entire batch with a spoon. Not that I have ever done that. But I could, and I would. Casey and I have been known to polish off an entire Crack Dip 1 between the two of us for dinner.
Crack Dip 1 - Fiesta Dip
(also known just as "dip" in certain circles)
I must thank my good friend Amy for teaching me this scrumptious dip recipe.
1 package Jimmy Dean sausage (if you want to be good, get Jimmy Dean Lean sausage, if you want to be bad - like me - go for Jimmy Dean's HOT sausage)
16 oz. cream cheese (I go for the reduced fat, still tastes great but I feel a little better about myself. Don't get fat free, the consistency isn't the same)
1 can Ro-Tel (diced tomatoes and peppers)
Hot sauce (to taste, I like Cholula)
Cilantro, about 1/4 cup chopped
Cook sausage in a large sauce pan until completely done. Drain sausage (see, I'm redeeming myself some). Add cream cheese, tomatoes and peppers and mix to heat through. Add hot sauce, the more the merrier! Stir in cilantro. Devour. Use spoon or chips, whatever you can get your hands on.
This dip's looks don't do it justice. If you are bringing it to a party I'd recommend topping it with some diced tomatoes and sprigs of cilantro.
Crack Dip 2 -Buffalo Chicken Dip
This is known as crack dip on The Nest. Since I already had a crack dip, this one became Crack Dip 2. It is also infamous.
2-4 breasts of chicken, cooked and shredded (if you are lazy, buy the pre-cooked Perdue chicken strips and shred it yourself, use 2 packages)
8 oz crumbled blue cheese (or slightly less, add one package, taste, then add more)
8 oz bottle ranch dressing
8 oz cream cheese (again, I like reduced fat)
8 oz Franks hot sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients together and heat on the stove or in a crockpot. Serve with celery or blue corn chips. Enjoy. Fight your friends off for the last bite.