Last weekend we were off to a friend’s place to celebrate her birthday.  Although we weren’t asked to take any food (in fact told not to), I usually like to take something along.  And for some reason, the only thing on my mind was Cheese Dip Recipes.  Out came the cookbooks and magazines – I was obsessed with finding the exact recipe that I felt like – I didn’t know exactly which one it was, but would know when I saw it.

Sometimes that’s how it is.  I read recipe after recipe, after recipe passing many worthy contenders over for a very good reason.  It’s not what I feel like at the time or I don’t have all the ingredients ready to go or it just looks all too hard.  Then all of a sudden THE recipe presents itself and it’s a reminder of why you have all those cookbooks, magazines, hand written recipes, torn out bits of paper and so on.   Without this library of recipe resources to call on, there is no way you can find the right one.  It is a total justification of the recipe hoarding process (in my view anyway).

Anyway, back to the Cheese Dip Recipes.  The right recipe for that day was eluding me and I had just about resigned myself to going ‘dipless’ when it appeared.  Better still it was quick, easy and needed ingredients I already had.  Problem solved.  This delightful dip recipe was found in the “4 Ingredients 2” book.  It’s great served warm with some toasted French loaf or crackers.

Also below is another recipe that would have made the grade, except I didn’t have the asparagus on hand.  It is another of those warm cheese dip recipes that is very more-ish.Cheese-Dip

Easy Cheese Dip Recipe 1

From “4 Ingredients 2”

2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon cumin
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
¾ cup sour cream

Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir through the cumin.  Cook gently for 1 minute (to release cumin flavor) and add sour cream.  Once heated, stir through the cheese and continue stirring until it is all melted and the mixture is smooth.

Easy Cheese Dip Recipe 2

1 tin asparagus, mashed
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup parmesan

Mix ingredients together well in an oven proof dish and heat in a slow oven until warm and cheese is melted.  Serve with crusty bread or crackers.

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