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July 3, 2015

BACON AND BLUE CHEESE DIP....MY MOST REQUESTED APPETIZER FROM A PRIZE WINNING COOKBOOK



Now listen...
"Don't y'all ever throw away a single cookbook from my collection!!"

I wish I had a nickel for every time I have said that to my children!
My favorite cookbooks are always the ones from
the Junior Leagues of various states...mostly in the southern states!

"Stop and Smell the Rosemary" was
a collection of prize winning recipes
from The Junior League of Houston!




What a beautiful book....the recipes are to die for...
the photos are so beautiful and there are stories to read as well. 


These are a few of my all time favorites.....it's the way I cook and the way we eat! 




This dessert will make you a star........


Beautifully written....even if you don't collect cookbooks, 
this would be a lovely addition to your library! 


 I have made this dip for years....
everyone luvs, luvs, luvs this hot and creamy dip!
I make it for family gatherings, holidays, barbecues 
and sometimes for cocktail hours!
It would be a fabulous addition to your party!!


BACON AND BLUE CHEESE DIP
~Stop and Smell the Rosemary
7 slices of bacon, chopped
2 gloves of garlic, minced
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup of half and half
4 ounces of blue cheese, crumbled
2 T. chopped fresh chives
3 T. chopped smoked almonds

Cook bacon in skillet over medium high heat until almost crisp.
Drain most of the fat from skillet.  Add garlic and cook until bacon is totally crisp about 3 minutes. Remove the bacon and garlic from the skillet and drain on a paper towel.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add half and half and mix until combined.  Stir in bacon mixture, blue cheese, and chives.  Transfer to a minimum 2 cup oven proof serving dish and cover with foil.  Bake about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.  Serve with sliced green apples, crackers or bread.




 Let us have a moment of silence.....time for Kitty Kisses...
oh how I love this girl! 

Y'all have a great 4th! 

4 comments:

  1. I love recipe books like that, too, Betsey. You can find the best things to cook between the covers, all taste tested by women just like us. We can't lose that way, can we?

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    1. HI Latane! I love that you share an interest in lovely cookbooks too! I would love to hear what recipes are your favorites! I wish you a very celebratory July 4th...hugs and as always I love to have you drop by for a visit!

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  2. That ice box cake looks wonderful! Happy 4th of July dear friend, XOXO

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    1. Hi Susan...wishing a very celebratory Independence Day!

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