If the game yesterday has you down and gloomy, why not brighten your mood with a delicious dip for some Sunday snacking? Whether you are watching NFL or just relaxing around the house, this dip is sure to please those tiger taste buds. War Eagle!
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Blue Cheese Bacon Dip
7 bacon slices, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup half-and-half
4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
Flatbread or assorted crackers
Cook chopped bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until crisp. Drain bacon, and set aside. Add minced garlic to skillet, and sauté 1 minute.Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add half-and-half, beating until combined. Stir in bacon, garlic, blue cheese, and chives. Spoon mixture evenly into 4 (1-cup) individual baking dishes.Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Sprinkle evenly with chopped walnuts, and serve with flatbread or assorted crackers.
(from Southern Living Dec 2004)