Monday, January 10, 2011

A New Favorite Cheese Dip from the pig pen

It's amazing to me at times what a small world it really is.  I am almost reminded of this daily.  Well one of those reminders came to me about 8 1/2 years ago.  8 1/2 years ago, The Farmer and I were appointed to our state's Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher committee.  This was a 2 year commitment that absolutely changed our lives.

Any way, one of our fellow committee members was a good friend from college.  I hadn't talked to her much in the few years since we graduated, but it was sure good to see her familiar face when we walked into the meeting room for the first time and we have most definitely stayed in touch since that meeting 8 1/2 years ago.

After seeing my good friend Cris' queso dip blog post, my long, lost friend told me about  a cheese dip recipe that she said "we had to try."

Well we tried it over the weekend and it was delicious.  In fact, no leftovers made it to the next day.

Now, I had about 5 other things going on as I was making this dip so I forgot to take a lot of pictures, but here's what I got.

3 simple ingredients:  2 bars of Cream Cheese (full fat, reduced fat, or fat free will work), 1 can Rotel (undrained), and 1 pound ground sausage (browned)

After you brown the sausage, combine all 3 ingredients in the crockpot so the cream cheese can melt and all 3 ingredients can combine together.

Stir occasionally and Enjoy with tortilla chips.

 The best part of this recipe is thankfully I remembered to use one of the greatest inventions ever... a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner so when we had eaten all of the dip all I had to do was take out the liner and I had a clean crock pot.

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  1. I LOVE the liners...won't use the crockpot without them!

  2. Why have I not heard of these wonderful liners? I must live out in the boonies just north of "Egypt!" The dip looks yummy!

  3. I'm with Megan... I won't even consider using the crockpot without them. They are God's gift to the kitchen! Lana, I don't know what rock you've been under, but you MUST try them! ;)

  4. mmm....I love dips, and I love my crock pot liners!

  5. Sounds delish! I am going to have to find one of those crock pot liners. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a coincidence: I just emailed my MIL this morning to ask for her dip recipe. It's the same, except she uses Homel (beanless) chili!

    We're having a dip pitch in at work in a couple of weeks. Don't you just love dip? So, we decided that's all we're going to eat. I'm pretty excited, actually.

  7. Mmmmmm! I had never heard of this recipe! I looks insanely good. I had, however, heard of the crock pot liners...but have still never remembered to pick them up! I need to write myself a note or something.

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays

  8. Heather! I had never seen these crock pot liners before and maybe they haven't reach the prairie yet but I'm on a mission to find them. We missed you in Atlanta at the Farm Bureau meeting and I can't wait to connect in person someday with you. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I'll try in my Crock Pot WITH a liner soon.

  9. HI Heather - This looks so good - and only three ingredients?! Doesn't get much easier than that. I love the name of your blog - it made me smile when I saw it. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays.

  10. This looks yummy- I hope you don't mind- I posted this to my recipe blog and will make a cute recipe card out of it. Once I create it it will be posted on my blog so it can be printed off so come visit it soon. If you have any other fun recipes you'd like to share and see as recipe cards, comment them on my blog- thanks!

  11. I make a similar recipe - I use Velveeta instead of the cream cheese. But I am wanting to try your version now!

  12. Cream cheese! Who would have thought! Gonna make this for a girl's night I have this weekend. I am guessing it will also be all ate up.

    Miss you friend. Miss you a lot.

  13. Can't go wrong with those ingredients! :) Thanks for joining in the fun for our Recipe Round-Up today…we’re so glad to have discovered your blog!

    You can find lots more Gooseberry Patch goodies on our blog ( and on our Page on Facebook ( too.

    Hope to see you there!

  14. Love those liners...makes life so much easier


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