Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's Something, at least? -- Chili Party Dip

There really isn't much of an excuse as to why I haven't been blogging. Or, at least, not a very GOOD excuse. Mostly, my free time was taken away thanks to a play I was in (that has now been postponed), I haven't had an extra ton of cash for crazy ingredients, and the power outage. Also just life in general. And new friends :)
Guys, I was fighting BATMAN, gimme a break.
And nothing seems to be letting up anytime soon, but I have every intention of trying my damndest to make a comeback. In the meantime, bop over to my personal blog if you need any random life updates. I'll try to get back to being a good commenter too!

Again, holiday season is upon us, so hopefully that means more kitchen time for me. Hang in there please!

I didn't take pictures other than this one that looks pretty terrible, but trust me: this is one of the cheapest, easiest, tastiest party dips you can make. I imagine it'd be perfect for a football party or some other watching sport. I made it for a Halloween party, and it didn't take long for it to be devoured (note someone had already started before I took a picture).

This is just the base, I'm sure you could sneak a veggie or two or some jalapenos in if you wish. Go nuts, it's delicious as is!

Chili Dip
-1 can chili of your choice (I chose one with meat and beans)
-1 8oz package cream cheese
-So much shredded cheese

-Heat the chili. This can be done ANY WAY YOU'D LIKE! I've done it by baking, microwaving, and by stovetop. All ways are effective, but I found you get the best blend by stovetop.*

-Mix in the cream cheese and half of shredded cheese. Stir until well blended and heated through.

-Top with cheese. Put in oven until cheese is melted, or let the heat of the chili do it for you. Serve with tortilla chips.

*If baking: 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir together until cream cheese is well blended, then top with cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted.


  1. I'd love to try making this dip with homemade chili!

  2. Oooh, that chili dip looks yummy! Love the minimal ingredients!