#MyFavFriday: Food Fridays

Fridays are food days in my office.  There are 11 teachers in the office and we created a signup sheet with each Friday listed and post it where all can see. We share the sign up and it is so much fun to see what treats will be brought in each Friday, some are homemade (#pinterest), some are store bought, but it doesn’t matter, we have a great time sharing and enjoying the treats.

I had treats this Friday and I scoured my recipe board on #pinterest and my recipe box at home for some good ones to bring in. I wanted to do a dip theme.  I made three different dips and they turned out great!  Here are the recipes for your enjoyment!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip (WARNING – very addictive! Came from my recipe box)
1 8oz. cream cheese (softened, but not melted)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened, but not melted)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (these were hard to find, you want the itty bitty ones, I used Nestle Mini Morsels)

Mix together the cream cheese and butter.  Then add in the powdered sugar and mix. Add in the brown sugar and vanilla next and mix.  Then add in the chips.  I mixed it all by hand and it came out great.  It will be a little runny looking, but put it in the fridge and it will harden up a bit.  When served it has the consistency of the inside of a cheesecake.

Serve with graham crackers.

*This dip was a HUGE hit! It tastes exactly like cheesecake, maybe even better and is SO easy to eat.  I recommend not making this recipe anywhere near “that time of the month” or you may find that you have eaten it all by yourself. 🙂

Pickle Dip (similar to the wrap my mom use to make, came from my mom)

1 Package Buddig Beef – chopped (I could NOT find it at my Wal-mart, so I purchased the Wal-mart smoked ham slices in a bin with a blue top and just cut it up and added to taste)
1 8oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped dill pickles (I prefer Claussen brand)
1/8 garlic powder (didn’t have it, but had a garlic dip mix, so I used that to taste)

Mix together and refrigerate. Serve with Townhouse Flip pretzel crackers.

Cheddar Bacon Dip (a.k.a Crack) (Came from #pinterest)

16 oz sour cream
1 packet Ranch dressing mix (I thought it was too ranchy, I would use less next time)
3 oz bacon bits (in the bag not jar)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Mix together and refrigerate 24 hours. Serve with chips and/or veggies.

Have a great Friday & weekend!

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