So after being back in the United States, I have found myself craving all the "delicacies" I have missed around the world for the past eleven months. My body isn't the most appreciative, as I am still adjusting to American food. But boy, it is still good.
One of the most versatile and still most delicious items? DIP!
I decided to grab some cheese at the store and experiment in throwing together a dip. It turned out amazing! Here's what I did for this Cheesy Bacon Dip...
1 16oz container of sour cream with chives
1 12 oz package of cream cheese (softened is best as it mixed better than stiff cream cheese)
2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese (I used this cheese that was mixed with taco seasoning, because I love things SPICY! Use whatever kind of shredded cheese that you prefer.)
5 strips of bacon, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onions
2 teaspoons mustard
Dash (or two, or three, you preference) of paprika
Dash (again, at your own preference) of garlic salt
Dash of black pepper
Preheat oven (or toaster oven, if your dish will fit) to 400 degrees.
Empty sour cream into an oven safe dish, and then cut in cream cheese. Mix together. Add in mustard and spices, mix together. Add onions and bacon, mix. Finally, add 1 and 1/2 cup of cheese, stir into the mixture. Taste test, add spices as needed. Top with remaining cheese.
Cook in the 400 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, until top is brown and cheese is bubbling.
Let stand for a few minutes, then enjoy!
Oh cheese, how I love thee!