Scratching my head I shout: YOU PEOPLE MUST LOVE DEHYDRATED GARLIC! Wow, I can't believe this recipe made it into a cookbook with all these rave reviews. What a letdown. I will be the first to sacrifice some flavor for a quick and easy recipe but this one needed major doctoring. Before I made this one, I read several pages of reviews because if more than one reviewer says the sauce it too thick or whatever, I will modify my version as they did. Like others had said, the cream cheese specified was not available at the stores so I subbed regular with fresh chives. Also many reviewers said it was too salty. Still others said they could taste the wine too much. I could be wrong about this but I think you are supposed to boil wine to get the alcohol to evaporate (the instructions say not to boil it). With this in mind I thought I would reduce the amount of dressing mix and wine. When I tasted this I was so disappointed. It tasted very salty and like I had put too much garlic powder in it. Keep in mind I love salty food! After dinner we all went to brush our teeth to get the fake garlic flavor out of our mouths. I tried to fix it by adding milk and water and it did help somewhat. Next time I'd use another type of soup, use just a little of the dressing mix or just use real garlic (since that's all the dressing really added), add milk or chicken broth and maybe parmesan cheese. Sorry but 2 stars is for ease of preparation mostly.
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Scratching my head I shout: YOU PEOPLE MUST LOVE DEHYDRATED GARLIC! Wow, I can't believe this...