Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Crowd Pleasing Dip

One of my favorite cookbooks is Prime Meridian. This cookbook is full of recipes from local residents all of which have been taste tested. All of the recipes I've tried from the cookbook have been great! In addition, the illustrations are prints of art work by Meridian artist Greg Cartmell and feature area attractions such as our Grand Opera House.


For Cooper's birthday party, I made the Hot Swiss and Bacon Dip from the cookbook. The casserole caddy was one of my 'freebies' from my Southern Living at Home party.


Here is the recipe:


1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded Swiss Cheese
2 tablespoons chopped onion
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
Round buttery crackers
Preheat oven to 350. Mix cream cheese and mayonnaise. Add Swiss cheese, onion and bacon, reserving 3 tablespoons of bacon. Place in a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Crumble 15 to 20 crackers. Sprinkle cracker crumbs and remaining bacon on top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with remaining crackers.
I doubled the recipe, and used a 9 by 12 baking dish.



Thanks for stopping by,

30 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Sounds like a "hit" to me!! I'm copying it and I'm sure I'll be trying it, too!

Bo said...

Thanks Diane...this sounds divine and I'll be trying this SOON! Bo

judicreations said...

Hi Diane
Thank you for sharing a great dip recipe! I am always looking for something yummy like that. I have never tried that one either but I know it would be a great hit at the next get together. YUMMY!!!

Have a great day
Judi

Sandy Toes said...

Cream cheese , mayo and bacon together is always good! Yum!
-sandy toes

Smilingsal said...

Meridan is where my son-in-law was born!

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh yum! This will be perfect for upcoming holidays. Thanks for posting.

Robin @ Heart of Wisdom said...

Found you from W4MW. I LOVE your scrapbook page. Inspiring. I may have to do some today.

Thanks for the dip recipe. Looks yummy.

jeanne said...

Diane, this sounds delicious. I will try it for the holidays. We are going to our son's home for Thanksgiving in Tennessee. I am looking forward to going. I am sure it will be a hit and she is having a crowd. I love the recipes we can try from my blogging friends. Have a happy day.

Love...Jeanne

Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks!

Shelia said...

Yummy, Diane! I'm going to have to print this out and make some.
Thank you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, that looks so good! Gee thanks, I'm now officially starving! LOL!

On your recommendation, I'm going to order this cookbook. I collect cookbooks, and the Mississippi ones are always the best. I've got Southern Sideboards, Come On In, Southern Hospitality Cookbook, Cooking for Company, and Vintage Vicksburg to name just a few. So I definitely want this one!

Thanks for the recipe and the recommendation!

Sheila

Rhondi said...

Hi Diane
That dip looks delicious. I'm going to have to try it at home here.
Hugs, Rhondi

Dawn said...

Bacon and cheese...YUM!!! The recipe looks good. I love an easy dip recipe. I'll be giving this one a try!

take care,
Dawn

MizSmoochieLips said...

That sounds delicious! I'm copying the recipe for the holidays =]

Grandma Faith said...

The dip sounds great! I also enjoyed your Trash to Treasure post and the happy first birthday one.

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

sounds delicious!! thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

That sounds like a delicious dip! Thanks for sharing....I love trying new things like this!

Our Complete Family said...

Oh yummo! I think anything with cream cheese is divine! Printing this off now...
~ Les

Debbie said...

You had me at cream cheese. Sounds great. Thanks for the recipe.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Diane! You know some recipes you look at and just know it is a keeper! Yummy, this looks amazing and I am going to try it! In fact I can't wait to try it!
Blessings,
Debbie

Chris said...

Hi Diane, this is a keeper for sure. I have several Christmas parties on my calendar already, so I'm looking for something different to make. Thanks for sharing this.

Hugs,
Chris

windycorner said...

This sounds fantastic! I love hot dips.
You're invited to a Great Gift Ideas party at windycorner. Come on over!
Holley

Lorrie said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, it sounds so delicious and like everyone else, I have lots of occasions coming up where I could use a new dip recipe. I love the artwork on the cookbook cover too!

Alex said...

ohhh...we're going to have to try out this recipe. It sounds very, very good!! Thank you for sharing, Diane. Hope you had a good day. *hugs*

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Oh my this looks WONDERFUL!!!

Southern Lady said...

That sounds so good, Diane. I'm going to print it and make it during the holidays.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Sincerely,

Janie

Chris said...

Diane, if I could reach through my computer and give you a big hug right now, I would! I really hope the problem is with Mr. Linky and not my blog. Thank you for putting my mind at ease (a little :) Sorry for putting this here--didn't see an e-mail for you!

nikkicrumpet said...

This seems to be a "dip" day. I've seen dips on several sites...this one looks yummy!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This sounds good, Diane. Cookbooks like this are the best!

Pat said...

Yum! Glad I didn't miss this --it sounds like a dip I'd love.

I have a few local cookbooks like the one you have and I love the recipes in them too.