A Pre-Game Wave (Of Cream Cheese)

1) Earlier this week I was talking to Melanie about my various and sundry states of blogger’s block, and she said, “Hey. I have an idea that sounds like something you’d post.”

And I said, “What is it?”

And she said, “Well, since college football season is starting, it might be fun to do a post where people could share their dip recipes. You know, they could….”


And thus the DipTacular was born.

By the way, it’s going to be tomorrow.

Which is only a day away.

But think about it. College football season will be in full swing in just a couple of days. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. We need dip recipes, people – and we need them quickly.

Here’s how it will work: tomorrow morning I’ll put up a post with two or three of my favorite dip recipes. At the end of my post there will be a Mr. Linky where you can add a link to your DipTacular post. And if you wrote a post about your favorite dips last Christmas or whenever, then just link to that post – no need to write something new if you already have a post that will work.

Hopefully when it’s all said and done we’ll have a great collection of dip recipes. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for more excuses to eat cream cheese.

2) I will listen to this at least 95 times between now and Saturday. Aye, and loudly.

3) Finally, I have two words about the comments y’all left on yesterday’s post:


You will never know how your comments delighted me. OH MY WORD. Y’all are hilarious and clever and stinkin’ funny. I don’t know when I’ve ever enjoyed the internet more.

So all that to say: thank you so much. Your comments made my whole day.

Immeasurably more than I could ask or imagine,

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  1. i thought the previous post was gold.

    i was wrong.

    it was simply electroplated.


    THIS is, without a doubt, the best thing i’ve seen ever.

    placing my faith in the One who created the cow, who ate the grass that He also formed, which in turn helped create the milk, which created the wondrous thing known as CHEESE,

  2. You’re welcome.

    I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

    Sopha, your Jesus is STILL showing! ;)

  3. Your cream cheese/rotel/sausage dip has turned me into a goddess of sorts at family gatherings. They all beg me to make it, not realizing that they could do it themselves–with their eyes closed. I owe you.

  4. Brilliant. Am already liking my lips in anticipation of tomorrow! :)

  5. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow! You’re only a day away!
    And will be served with a side of Fritos. Whoohoo!

  6. I can’t wait for DipTacular!

  7. Oh, I am very excited about this one. I am a dipaholic! Can’t wait to get some new recipes.

    Just one question. Does it have to have cream cheese in it? Because I’m kind of partial to goat cheese. What to do??

  8. Awaiting that Blessed Hope of Cream Cheese,

  9. You should have “blogger’s block” more often! The post yesterday is still making me laugh – my husband howled at it last night as well – and DIPTACULAR – the name alone should have Jesus releasing some doves!

    Rejoicing in the Persecutions,

  10. Dip TOUR???? GENIUS!!!!!!! GENIUS!!!!!

    Dancing in the Shower of Blessings,

  11. Dude. Seriously, a whole stinkin’ Dip Carnival? You are a genius. And by “you”, I mean Melanie. Bless her. Amen.

  12. I’m just dippy with excitement for this carnival!! Thanks BooMama!

  13. I love ya much, dear, but your song choice is waaay off :)

    Try this instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4qM6K_IBfU

    Happy Football Season!!!

  14. Could there be a better meal than a great dip with some chips? You’ve just made my week!

    Praying that the calories in cream cheese will not stick to our thighs,


  15. The gift of cream cheese…priceless. A diptacular…now that is just nothing less than marvelous…football season, the SEC, and a good dip recipe, or a few dozen good dip recipes. Because clearly, on a Saturday in the fall, there can never really be enough good dips spread around. :)

  16. oh this sounds so much fun!! Can’t wait to play, I mean share! :)

  17. Dippa-dee-doo-da! I can’t wait.

    ‘Who has been dipped in the waters of baptism.’

  18. Shelly W. –

    Goat cheese is perfectly acceptable. In fact, we welcome all cheeses. The more cheese, the merrier.


  19. i’m ready to hit publish as soon as you post tomottow!

  20. Aw, I just took a blogging break! I will see if I can find something and post it on my Martha blog… recipes are always important to share!

    With blessings from whom all blessings flow,

  21. Diptacular?! The best ending for summer evah. My mother and I have both been referred to as The Queen of Dips. It will be hard to choose just one.

  22. I want to put the Dip logo on my blog!! I need help… ;(

  23. Mary Katherine says:

    Ok, probably will not link to my dip recipe but I had to share this one since it had cream cheese in it. (and it is VERY EASY!!) Anytime I make this people stand around and eat it until it is gone!!

    Sausage Dip
    1 lb sausage (browned and drained)
    1 8oz cream chese
    1 8oz sour cream
    2 c shredded mild cheddar cheese
    Hawaiian Bread

    Preheat oven to 350
    Mix browned sausage, cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese together until well blended.
    Make a Bread bowl with the Hawaiian Bread (use the part you cut out to dip with)
    Place sausage mixture in the bread bowl and place bread bowl on a pan for support. Cover bread that is exposed with foil so it doesn’t burn. Cook for about 35 minutes in the oven or until dip looks “melty”. Serve with fritos and cut up hawaiian bread.

  24. LOVE the DipTacular and LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing “Hail State!” Hubby and I are now 2 transplanted Bulldogs in PA and are mourning the fact we can’t attend the games this year…

  25. this is why i love you!!!

    you rock!

    my bacon wrapped jalapenos are assembled and ready to be put in the oven for kickoff tonight!!

    war eagle!!! hee-hee!

  26. WAR EAGLE!!!

    So ready for this season!! My FAV time of the year!! And you have made it sooo much better with the DipTour!! :)

    Swine flu has just hit our home so no going to opening game..boo :(

  27. Oh sweet heavens to Betsy I am going to Wal-Mart now to get the cream cheese ready. Dips and football. Heaven. Tennessee football that is. Just needed to clarify :)

  28. Ewwwww….I can’t wait!!!! This is RIGHT up my ally too! ;-)

  29. Go State!

  30. I just found your blog though Kelly’s Korner! So glad I did! I love your blog and I am thrilled that I found you before tomorrow! I am writing up my dip recipes right now!! Can’t wait!

  31. Yummy! Plan to participate and drool at all of the entries and look forward to new and exciting dips!
    Blessings this evening and always,

  32. This post does my little heart good… and I am sure the Dips will do my little heart just as much good.
    I cannot wait for tomorrow.
    Football season is finally here!!!!!

    Go Hogs! :O()

  33. wow, that post WAS hysterical, thank you. and the dip looks delicious, too.

  34. oops.. sorry… that was a comment for Chrissy at In The Carpool Lane for her post recommending YOUR post. Whew.

  35. This has nothing to do with dip, but it includes peanut butter & bacon!