~Hot ‘Cheese Ball’ Dip! …and a $100.00 VISA Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

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Well, it’s that joyous Holiday time of year again, and that means the time has come to prepare for all of the great things that go along with it! Such as, extended family, frantic house cleaning, sugar crazed kiddos, and the occasional tipsy Uncle…haha!
Oh yeah, and the most important part..THE FOOD!
Food is definitely the shining star of the Holiday season, front & center at all times! So, when this deliciously unique hot & bubbly ‘Cheese Ball’ Dip hits the table along with a variety of crispy Kettle Brand Chips, the crowd goes WILD! I paired this dip with “Sea Salt”, “Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper”, “Backyard Barbeque”, and “Hickory Honey Barbeque” Kettle Brand Chips. Each & every chip flavor offered its own totally unique and delicious compliment to every bite. Kettle Brand Chips provide the BEST crunch I’ve ever experienced in a chip, and they added a tasty and crispy balance to all of that rich, cheesy goodness of this dip!
I wanted to re-vamp the classic holiday Cheese Ball and make it just a bit more eater-friendly! So I took all of the traditional Holiday Cheese Ball ingredients and baked them up, into one hot, gooey, cheesy, chip-friendly dip. It’s not only easier to eat now, but it suddenly became so decadent and scrumptious! This “Cheese Ball” is super scoop-able, totally covered in crunchy toasted Pistachios & crisp, seasoned Bacon, holiday colors never looked so good!
Nothing puts an ooey-gooey cheesy dip to the test quite like Chips! And not just any chips, I’m talking about the BEST Potato Chips in the world, Kettle Brand Chips! Kettle Brand Chips have over 30 flavors of chips and varieties including Reduced Fat, Bakes, Organic and TIAS! tortilla chips to choose from, and each one of them would make a delicious “scoop” for this Cheese Ball Dip, or any dip for that matter!
Not to mention, you can feel good about doing some serious Kettle Brand Chip snacking. These unique and individually shaped, tawny-gold colored chips are not only delicious, but they’re totally cooked by REAL people who got their start selling chips out of their van, over 30 YEARS ago! These gently cooked chips are made with only the finest all-natural, non-GMO ingredients! In fact, they’re the first Potato Chip to be verified by the NON-GMO Project..how cool is that?!
So grab a bag, or 33 bags of Kettle Brand Potato Chips and hit the kitchen for some Dip Doin’ and Chip Chomping! You’ll love them!
What you’ll need for 8-10 servings of Hot Cheese Ball Dip:


A delicious assortment of Kettle Brand Chips
1lb crispy and crumbled Bacon
8 oz. softened Cream Cheese
1.5 cups Sour Cream
1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (plus 1/4 Cup for the topping)
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (plus 1/4 Cup for the topping)
1/4 Cup Chopped Pistachios
A dash of Paprika
S&P to taste
Directions:
Sprinkle the Bacon with some Paprika and crisp it up, let it cool and crumble it up..set aside…
In a large bowl mix together the Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar, 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella, S&P, and the crispy Bacon..(making sure to reserve 1/4 Cup for the topping)
Transfer the mixture into an oven safe dish and top it with the remaining Cheeses, Bacon Crumbles and Pistachios..
Bake it at 350 degrees for approx. 30 minutes, or until it’s bubbly and golden..
Serve it nice and hot…
With a variety of delicious Kettle Brand Chips! ~Enjoy!
Now for the AMAZING GIVEAWAY!! Tell me what your favorite holiday dip is for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!
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173 Comments

  1. My favorite dip used to be a turkey pepperoni cheese dip that my grandma made (cheese, cream cheese, olives, turkey pepperoni), but I have developed an intolerance to dairy so I need to find a new dip!!!

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  2. My favorite dip…oh boy, that’s hard to say…I love a layered cornbread dip..so yummy and refreshing!!

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  3. One of my favorites is a vegetable onion dip… There are so many though…

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  4. My favorite was port wine cheese and almond dip.

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  5. Jalapeno ranch dip is my absolute favorite!!

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  6. Favorite Dip is my Uncle Georges Shrimp Dip! Sooooo yummy

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  7. Picking a favorite dip is like picking your favorite child!! It can’t be done!! They are all great in there own way!! :)

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  8. Jalapeno popper dip!

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  9. Taco dip! yum!

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  10. This dip looks DELISH! Gotta try it this Holiday Season!!!!

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  11. My favorite dip is hot artichoke, jalapeno, cream cheese dip!

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  12. That dip looks amazing! What a great giveaway.

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  13. we have the old stand by beef and onion cheese ball and we like Spinach Artichoke dip.

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  14. I love cream cheese and crab dip! MMMM

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  15. i like hot crab dips
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  16. I love spinach artichoke dip!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  17. My favorite holiday dip is a spicy sausage, cheese, and green chili dip. My uncle makes it every year and it gets me into the season!

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  18. I like french onion dip.

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  19. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/276026301004005376

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  20. I love any kind of cheesey dips!!! What a fun spin on an old classic. I would love to win this to use on my trip to go see my boyfriend over in England!

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  21. My favorite dip is a cream cheese dip with sliced dried beef, green onions, and diced tomatoes & peppers!

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  22. I love crab dip!!! my mom makes an amazing old bay crab dip loaded with mustard and capers. YUM :)

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  23. our grocery store makes this delicious cajun crab dip, it is the bomb!

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  24. My favorite dip is the spinach dip but also a spicy dip.

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  25. My favorite dip is french onion! Potato chips are just the “vehicle” the dip is the real treat!

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  26. Spinach artichoke…YUM!

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  27. I subscribe via email.

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  28. Spinach artichoke dip

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  29. I love my mom’s Mexican dip.

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  30. My favorite “go to” dip is The Pampered Chef’s hot spinach artichoke dip. So easy but so yummy!

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  31. My favorite dip has to be my grandma’s homemade spinach dip. It’s so delicious on Italian bread that either has a chewy crust, or has been toasted. Yum!

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  32. Spinach artichoke
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  33. I’ve always had a soft spot for corned beef ad cream cheese dip….

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  34. My favorite dip is a Corned Beef Havarti Dip served in a Tuscan bread bowl :)

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  35. My favorite dip is one my sister makes. It’s a Garlic Cheese dip. She won’t give me the recipe. I do know it has cream cheese and fresh garlic in it. I am just not sure what else. I think there might be some sour cream in there. She bakes it in the oven and it is to die for!

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  36. My favorite and Christmas must have dip is my Granny’s pink horseradish dip. She made it every Christmas and I now make the same thing for my family holiday get together. Its a must have with our family. Can not actually get the pink horseradish in the jar anymore so I add red food coloring so it looks just like Granny’s. And now my 4 kids know how to make it and will carry on the tradition!

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  37. Reuben Dip!

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  38. My favorite is cream cheese-based hot dip with chopped tomatoes and chilis. The colors are perfect for the holidays and it is so warm and tasty.

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  39. Love a classic of spinach and artichoke. It’s good no matter what season!

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  40. My favorite is BLT dip!

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  41. Deviled egg dip!

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  42. Buffalo Chicken Dip!

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  43. I love spinach artichoke dip during the holidays! :)

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  44. I Love Green Chili Dip

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  45. Goat cheese lentil bruschetta dip. swoon

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  46. Mine is a hot artichoke and parmesan cheese dip.

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  47. I love roasted onion dip

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  48. My favorite dip is a 7 layer mexican dip!! Yumm!!

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  49. I love all kinds of dips….one of my favorites is fiesta ranch dip.

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  50. My favorite dip is swiss bacon dip. Love your BLOG!

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  51. I love pumpkin pie dip. It is super easy. 1 can of pumpkin, 1 container of cool whip, & one packet of vanilla instant pudding powder. Mix and serve with Cinnamon Graham Crackers. It is so easy and yummy!

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  52. love any dip, but a long time favorite is crabmeat cocktail sauce over a block of cream cheese. Yum!

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  53. I love French Onion dip.

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  54. Is it possible for you to email me the recipe for your Hot Cheese Ball Dip?

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  55. This looks so yummy! I think it’ll be perfect for a holiday party I am going to next week. And I am glad you added chip suggestions because I never know what chips to get!

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  56. totally love all your recipes, can’t wait to try this yummy one!!!

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  57. Roasted eggplant, red pepper and roasted garlic dip!

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  58. My favorite dip is taco dip!
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  59. I’m a huge fan of onion dip!!

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  60. I like French Onion dip
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  61. OMG I love all dips and mostly all chips this is one I surely will try please keep the recipies coming I love them all Merry Christmas to everyone .

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  62. I like Hot Crab and Artichoke dip
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  63. My favorite holiday dip is dried beef and cream cheese dip

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  64. My favorite dip is a buffalo chicken dip or Kaluha dip!

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  65. My favorite dip of all time is a taco dip. So delicious and goes with anytime of year.

    Diana C

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  66. I am a ranch lover all the way. I put ranch dip on everything.

    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  67. Roasted Red Pepper and Spinich dip

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  68. Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Dip

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  69. My favorite dip is a cheesy taco dip made in the crockpot. Very yummy.

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  70. My favorite dip is bacon French onion with cream cheese and tomato

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  71. Hummus! Does that count?

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  72. my favorite is your Sizzling spinach dip…This a a AWESOME dip!

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  73. Buffalo chicken wing dip :)

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  74. Texas Cavier or 7 Layer Dip. I’m a fan of either one!

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  75. This looks like it would be delish…going to have to try it

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  76. My favorite holiday dip is a chipped beef cheese ball that my dad makes every Christmas. Cream cheese mixed with a little garlic green onions, and chopped up dried beef. So good on a wheat thin or triscuit!

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  77. This looks delicious! I usually favor the sweet cheeseballs for desserts but this one looks hot and gooey :)

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  78. My favorite dip is the 7 layer mexican dip!

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  79. That dip looks amazing!
    My go-to dip for the holidays is a Vidalia Parmesan Dip.
    1 lg. Vidalia, chopped fine
    1 c. shredded part-skim mozzarella
    1 cup shredded parmesan (the good stuff, not the canned stuff)
    1 cup lowfat mayo

    Mix together and bake until bubbly and golden on top. So rich, but it is worth the splurge!

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  80. My favorite dip is onion any time of the year

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  81. Spinach artichoke dip! I have a low-fat recipe that I love

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  82. I love a simple onion dip!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  83. tweet-https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/280014917719957504

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  84. French Onion Dip

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  85. I just love dip in general! There’s a buffalo chicken dip I’d really like to try, but my current favorite is probably espinaca con queso.

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  86. Tomato basil hummus. Although, your cheese ball is mighty tempting.

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  87. Jalapeno popper dip!

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  88. The holiday season is always full of delicious food and drinks! I think I have already had my fair share and there’s still a week left until Christmas ;)

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  89. I love a Spinach and Artichoke dip.

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  90. My favorite is a black bean salsa/dip. Make it all the time and always asked for the recipe!

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  91. oh this cheese ball warm dip is so good and so easy to throw together. It is going to become a tradition

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  92. I love spinach artichoke dip!

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  93. I love layered Mexican Dip…but this hot cheese ball sounds really yummy. Look out New Year’s Eve…..new dip coming!!

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  94. My favorite dip is Buffalo Chicken Dip!!

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  95. Mine is Hot Artichoke and Jalepeno dip or my blue cheeses ball

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  96. My favorite is the tried and true Lipton Onion Soup Mix Dip! Others might be fancier but this one has the nostalgia-factor going for it.

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  97. I love dips of all kinds and this recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it :-)
    One of my favorites is Spinach Dip.

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  98. Cheese balls are always fun around the holiday because they can be made & decorated so many different ways… although I’ve yet to find a favorite =)

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  99. I thought my favorite dip is bacon and cheese…until I see this post! I’m gonna have to try your hot cheese ball dip tomorrow! I wish I have a bowl of it in front of me now! :P

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  100. Velveeta and Rotel tomatoes dip!
    We add pimentos for Christmas.
    Thank you.

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  101. i like chicken enchilada dip

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  102. I love Tzatziki dip – yogurt, garlic and cucumbers

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  103. Classic Sour Cream and Onion is always good.

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  104. I LOVE cucumber dill dip. Yum! :)

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  105. I love a good spinach artichoke dip

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  106. Spinach artichoke is my all time favorite dip!

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  107. I love Spinach Artichoke dip

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  108. My favorite is seven layer dip.

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  109. My favorite dip is a hot artichoke dip

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  110. I like artichoke dip or Southwestern Cheesecake dip

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  111. I actually think your dip recipe would become my favorite if I tried it! I love bacon, cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream–wow! I really like spinach dip and hot crab & artichoke dip. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. I love Curry Dip for the Holidays!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  113. We like corn dip at the holidays.

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  114. ranch dip always suits me! Thanks for a super giveaway!

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  115. My favorite holiday dip is Sour Cream with Avocado & Onion but would like to try yours next time, look yummy!

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  116. Organic Sea Salt with Clam dip is my favorite.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  117. I like the smooth n creamy cheese dip/queso

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  118. I have too many favorites to choose just one. Sour cream & onion, spinach & artichoke, and a cream cheese with shrimp cocktail sauce that my daughter makes.

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  119. I love hot dips like artichoke & cheese dip.

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  120. my favorite holiday dip is guacamole–rich but healthy.

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  121. i love guacamole
    with apples

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  122. I am totally addicted to hummus! I love it with crackers, chips, pita bread, veggies, etc. mmmmm!

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  123. My mom’s chipped beef cheese ball is my favorite holiday dip.

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  124. bacon and cheese dip

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  125. My favorite dip is crab dip

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  126. I love dip!!! Spinach dip with rye bread, our damily’s Taco dip, love them all!!!!!!!

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