This week I was able to buy five 8 oz blocks of Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese for 25 cents each. What a bargain! I used a coupon to get $5.00 off of five selected Kraft cheese items. Cream cheese was on sale at my regular grocery store this week for $1.25 so I bought five bricks, used my $5.00 coupon, and got myself a pretty sweet deal.
So this week I’ll be busy making my own stuff to put my plentiful supply of cream cheese to good use and I’ll be sharing the recipes. The first recipe I made is a favorite of my family. It’s a very simple way to make a delicious creamy salsa dip for tortilla chips. I’ve made this many times for family get-togethers and it always disappears quickly. Our family calls this “picante dip” because it resembles a picante dip that used to be sold at the deli of one of our local grocery stores.
Creamy Picante Dip
One 8 oz brick of cream cheese – softened
One 16 oz jar of salsa (equal to 1-1/2 cups)
Place softened cream cheese in mixing bowl. Use electric hand mixer to beat slightly. Add the salsa and continue mixing until everything is well mixed. Keep refrigerated.
You will probably find that different manufacturers sell salsa in different size jars. As long as you use the smaller size jars and not the big 24 oz jars, the recipe turns out fine. You can also use 1-1/2 cups of homemade salsa using my easy Homemade Salsa Recipe Using Canned Tomatoes