All we really need here are two words: "bacon" and "cheese".
If pushed, I could probably say a few more words: like yummy to the tummy Milton's snack crackers. I've been a fan of their gourmet line for many years but the beauty of the snack cracker line is that that crackers are smaller so you get the crunch, the whole graininess, and the slight sweet in a smaller version so you also get bacon and cheese with every bite--that's a win every way there is to win!
Out of the six flavors Gene and I, and lots of other family members, tried these were our favorite flavors: Original Multi-Grain, Honey Multi-Grain, and Honey & Corn, all yummy on their own or as a great base for chips or chicken and tuna salad.
In this area, southwest Missouri, they can be found at Wal-mart, Target, and Sam's Club.
Hot & Cheesy Bacon Dip
Recipe by Glenna Anderson Muse
- 8 oz light cream cheese (room temp)
- 1/2 cup Bacon pieces (either cooked, drained, cooled, and crumbled, OR use Hormel Real Bacon pieces--I keep a bag of them in the freezer so I have them available anytime I need a few bacon crumbles for a recipe)
- 1/3 cup real mayo
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 Tbsp Country Bob's All-Purpose Sauce (or Worcestershire Sauce)
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced, OR 2 tsp dried parsley (reserving one pinch to garnish top after baking)
- 2 Tbsp nut pieces: Pecans, Almonds, or Walnuts, depending on your favorite.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except nuts into a bowl and then spoon into a small 3 cup baking dish. Sprinkle nuts on top. Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately with Milton's gourmet or snack crackers of choice.