Monday, December 10, 2007

Favorite Cream Cheese Recipes

Crazy Hip Blog Mamas Recipe Rally is Cream Cheese Recipes. I do love cream cheese, but my 2 favorite recipes are super simple and and really yummy.
The first is my eldest son's favorite! He loves green olives. It's almost a sickness for him. He just can't get enough. Plus the white, red and green make it perfect for the holiday season.
The second one is I think a staple for a lot of families at get togethers, but all are made a little differently.

Green Olive Dip
Brick of cream cheese softened
a handful of green salad olives chopped (more or less to taste)
dash or so of Worcestershire sauce
a bit of minced garlic or garlic powder ( to taste)
a few tablespoons of sour cream (optional, but it helps the chips/crackers not break as easily)

Mix together, chill, serve with chips or crackers or vegetables. (My mom's favorite is with potato chips, my husband's favorite is with triscuit crackers, my favorite is with celery [yes, honestly] and my eldest son's favorite is with his finger!)

Taco Dip
2 bricks of cream cheese softened
1/4-1/2 cup of sour cream (optional but helps to prevent broken chips)
1 packet of dry taco seasoning (I make my own, so I couldn't tell you what brand to buy)
chopped/sliced toppings of choice I like;
green onion
black olive
shredded cheese

Mix the first 3 ingredients well. Spread over a platter. Layer topping ingredients (I usually do the very top layer cheese then garnish with a few extra black olives and green onions.) Chill until serving.
I serve with tortilla chips. This makes quite a bit, you could make a smaller batch, but I usually make this for a party, then I have to make another for home, because my husband insists he never gets any at the party.


Rebekah said...

Those sound yummy. Cream cheese is the best.

I have an apple cheese ball that is wonderful and I also make almond butter sticks. They are cookies made with lots of cream cheese and butter. Talk about hearing your arteries clog but once a year is not bad. Yummy!! Now I am so hungry.

KMAD said...

Another one for you... completely healthy!

Cookie Dough Dip

pkg cream cheese
stick of butter
cup of brown sugar
choc chips (as many as you like... I prefer the minis for this recipe)
tsp vanilla

Blend together all ingredients with a mixer and then stir in the chocolate chips.

We prefer to eat the dip with cinnamon graham crackers... but you could do apples or whatever your heart desires!

Tab said...

Oh, these sound so good. I think cream cheese is one of those things that can just go in anything can't it!