Hello! My fiance & I were invited to our friends house this eve. to watch the OSU vs. USC football game on their big screen TV. I wanted to bring something festive to munch on. Since my fiance bought a 12-pack of Goose Island Honkers Ale, I thought it made sense to use some of it in this dip. While I liked this (my fiance didn't, but he does not care for cream cheese dips), I didn't love it. For one, I could barely detect a beer taste. I whipped this up earlier today, so it hardened up a bit in the fridge (not rock hard, but firmer than I would have liked). B4 my fiance & I left for the game, I zapped the dip (in a Gladware container) in my 850-watt micro. for ~ 1 min. to soften it up & then add. almost another 1/3 c. beer (it will appear "liquidy," but don't panic - it will blend perfectly). I could taste a little more of the beer at this point, but it was still very subtle. For those of you wondering if you can "lighten" this up, yes you can! I used 1 block regular/1 block red.-fat cream cheese, red.-fat cheddar & low-sod. ranch mix. I honestly couldn't tell this was "semi" low-fat. Oh, and if you are wondering how to soften your cream cheese w/o melting it, try micro. in 15 sec. intervals (it took me exactly 1 min. to reach a perfect "mixable" consistency). All in all, this was tasty, it went well w/ pretzel rods for "dunking" & was extremely easy to prepare. Would I make it again though... probably not (there's not enuf flavor, IMHO). Thx. for sharing anyways, Michaeleen
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Hello! My fiance & I were invited to our friends house this eve. to watch the OSU vs. USC...