If it's not a family secret, would you mind sharing that dip recipe? It sounds like exactly the sort of thing we'd love!
Its so easy ....
1 block of softened cream cheese and 8 oz of sour cream - beat it together until smooth. Add some salt, cumin, chili powder ... or leave plain. Place in the bottom of pie pan or baking dish.
Fry up 1 lb of sausage or chorizo until really browned and drain off grease. I use hot sausage , but you can use breakfast and add some pepper. Mix in one jar ( 8 oz - sometimes I use 2 jars ) of salsa. Spread over the cream cheese mix. Top with cheese, olives, diced peppers and bake at 400 until hot and bubbly.
For a vegetarian version I will fry up some peppers, onions, mushrooms and add some corn and black beans - instead of the sausage.
Its really easy to use whatever things you like. Very hard to go wrong.
I need to try this. I make one similar. Block of cream cheese softened and spread in a pie plate, pour a can of chili over it and top with cheese. Bake until hot and bubbly.