Monday, February 23, 2009

Bacon Cheese Spread

16 oz sour cream
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch dip
2.5 oz fully cooked bacon pieces
2 cups finely shredded Colby Jack cheese

Mix sour cream an ranch dip together. Add bacon pieces and cheese. Stir until mixed throughly. Chill at least one hour before serving with crackers.

This is my all-time favorite dip for crackers. It it so good and tasty. I have also cooked my own bacon (about 1/2 pound) until crispy and then crumble, instead of buying pre-cooked bacon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ranch Party Mix

1 large box of Crispix cereal
2 bags pretzel Combos
1 bag oyster crackers
1 bag small pretzels
1 box Cheese-It crackers
2 bags Bugles chips
2 boxes Muchems: 1 ranch, 1 original
1 7oz can potato sticks
1 box cheese fish crackers
2 cans mixed nuts
1 pkg Hidden Valley ranch dry mix
1 bottle Orvill Redenbacher popping oil

In large container or trash bag (make sure it is unscented), mix together cereal, crackers, and nuts. Mix together ranch mix and oil, pour over dry mixture. Shake well. Let stand overnight, stirring or shaking every so often.

This is my favorite party mix to make. You can change or add anything to the recipe. We made it this weekend, and it was great.