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Friday, February 8, 2013

Food for Thought: Hot Bacon & Swiss Dip

There is no way this is healthy. I freely admit that. But as bathing suit season approaches with the unforgiving speed of a hurricane, this weekend is my last calorie hurrah before I have to start thinking of raw fruits and veggies as "snacks" and "treats" as opposed to punishment. 

So, in full self-indulgent style, I give you HOT BACON & SWISS DIP (yes, you just gained 1/2 a pound reading that - that is how rich this appetizer is).

What you need:

A package of low fat cream cheese (8 oz.)
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 cup of shredded swiss cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup crumbled Ritz crackers
8 slices of turkey bacon (cooked and crumbled)

What you do:

Put your cardiologist on speed dial as a precaution, and make sure all health and life insurance premiums are current.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all the cheeses and mayo together.

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.

Spread the cheesy goodness into the casserole dish.  Top with crackers and bacon.

Bake for about  10-15 minutes (until cheese is melted/bubbling on the edges).

Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, toasted bread, or any other edible vehicle that can get this gooey treat into your mouth.

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