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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Heaven on a Bagel Crisp

Boy, am I on a roll today ladies!  Two posts in one day!

No, not really.  I'm still dealing with the gimp eye and I have nothing better to do.  The chore board is going swimmingly, so the house is clean (with the exception of my bedroom which looks like Katrina came ashore...  And sat there for a week.)  Noah has amassed 55 points in 3 days and we're going to be broke.  LOL  You can read about my chore system HERE that I have started using for our kiddos.

Anyhoo...

Have any of y'all ever heard of Baked Bree?  O.M.G.  I started following her blog a few weeks ago and for becoming a follower, you receive an e-cookbook for free.  Today, I made her Blue Cheese Bacon Dip.  Heaven.  On.  A.  Bagel.  Crisp.  Seriously.


I have no idea how many calories this bad boy has and I don't want to know.  I don't want to know about the carbs or what its going to do to my arteries.  All I know is that I could roll around in the stuff. And then lick it off.  For real.

For one, its got all the main components of yumminess - cream cheese, bacon, garlic, blue cheese crumbles, and did I say bacon???

Since the recipe is already posted on her blog, I don't feel like I shouldn't be posting it here:

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

Ingredients:

7 Bacon Slices
2 Cloves of Garlic; Minced
2 Packages of Cream Cheese; Softened
1/3 C. Half and Half
1/2 C. Blue Cheese Crumbles
2 Tbsp. Fresh Chives
1/3 C. Toasted Chopped Walnuts
Salt/Pepper to Taste

Directions:

1.  Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Get your bacon frying.

3.  Beat the softened Cream Cheese with your mixer on Medium until creamy.  (Be sure the cream cheese is well softened or your beaters will seize up and you'll have to take a spatula to scrape it all out.  Yes, I know this for a fact.  Chef, I ain't.)  Add the Half and Half and mix it until its well combined.

4.  Mince your garlic and when your bacon is done frying, remove it from the pan (I used a griddle) to drain on paper towels.  Inhale the goodness.  Saute your garlic in the bacon grease for 1 minute.

5.  Crumble up your bacon while you're roasting the chopped walnuts.  I broiled them on low for 1 and a half minutes and called it good.

6.  Add all the ingredients to your cream cheese mixture, withholding some of the nuts, bacon, and chives for garnish.

7.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.  I added quite a bit of pepper, but I like a little kick.  Mix gently, but well.

8.  Place in a small casserole dish or 4 - 1 Cup Ramekins.

9.  Pop it in the oven and bake until golden brown.  I baked mine for about 25 minutes.



Bree says to serve it with crackers, grapes, apples, or a baguette.  I ended up using plain Bagel Crisps because I wanted a baguette and Wally World didn't have any.  I wasn't walking back to get crackers either.  As good as this stuff is, you could eat it on practically anything and it would be good.  I had to stop myself from eating it with a spoon - but I have a weakness for blue cheese and bacon.  And garlic.  And cream cheese.  LOL


Doesn't that picture make you want to lick your computer screen?  LOL!  But seriously, its a very delicious recipe and I plan on taking it to the next party to which I'm invited.  It'll be gone in seconds, I guarantee you!

For more amazing recipes, be sure to go check out Bree's Blog HERE.  I'm going now to figure out what to do for dinner tomorrow night.  Tonight we're having her Baked Potato Soup.  :)

Have a great evening y'all!

3 comments:

Shari said...

Looks like a winner to me. We are having a lot of company this weekend and this is going on my menu. Thanks!!

Shari

Tanya said...

Holy Smokes, that sounds soooo good!

Nicole said...

Where's a napkin? I need to wipe the saliva from my mouth!