Best Holiday Appetizer's EVER

Everyone is looking for a dip to take to a party this time of year!  I was sick of my regulars like spinich dip, cream cheese with jalepeno jelly, artichoke dip, etc. etc.  I needed something new!!!!
Jalepeno Popper Dip
I found this recipe on "Simply Gourmet's" blog and stashed it away in my cookbook a while back.  I pulled it out and decided to try it for Thanksgiving Day since I was in charge of taking Appetizers. I know it's not a good idea to take a new recipe to a gathering but this one looked amazing!!!!
and it was a great hit!  Totally devoured!
Recipe: Jalapeno Popper Dip

6-8 slices of bacon, diced and cooked crispy
2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, soft
1 cup of mayonnaise
4-6 jalapeno's, chopped and deseeded. The seeds will make it fiery hot.
1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup diced green onion
1 cup of crushed crackers ( I used Ritz)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 stick of butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all of the ingredients into a medium bowl. Stir well.
Transfer to an oven proof dish. The size of the dish depends on how thick the dip is. The thicker the dip the longer it may need to warm up. 
The dip is usually about an inch thick.

Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle all over the top of the dip.
Bake the dip for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly.

The other one I made is incredibly tasty and so easy to make.  You can make it the night before too!
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt
I doubled the recipe.
Place all cream cheese into a bowl and using a spoon, fold in all ingredients until well combined.
Serve along side crackers or toasted baguette slices.
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Hope you are finding time to do the things you love this holiday season.

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