There are two camps in my house. Those who eat cheese and those who don’t. Hubby and little sister Kay love cheese, but they’re allergic to dairy. Let’s take a minute to feel sad for them. Very, very sad! Fortunately, Tee and I can happily eat cheese until the cows come home.
Ever since Kay came along, Tee’s had to adjust to sharing me and my attention. It’s been far too long since we’ve had some quality time for just the two of us, so this weekend we made a mommy-daughter date. Tee always wants to help in the kitchen so I thought the perfect activity would be to make a special cheesy treat together. Hubby took Kay out to play for the afternoon, and Tee and I spent some one on one time together in the kitchen.
We picked up a pack of Kraft Creamy Herb & Garlic Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia, a tin of canned crab, and some Philadelphia cream cheese. I whipped up some homemade mayo, then Tee got to mix everything together.
Incidentally, I’d never bought shredded cheese before, but I really appreciated the convenience of having it pre-shredded. I like my four year old’s fingers all in one piece, thank you.
Once all the ingredients were well mixed, I spread it in a baking dish and put it in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring at the halfway mark. (We played a hand of Go Fish while we waited.) Then when the dip was melted all the way through, Tee sprinkled more cheese on top, and I put it back in the oven for five more minutes.
Take a look at this melt!
We set the table and sat down to enjoy our dip with some carrot sticks. Yum! This was so good! Even though Tee didn’t want to smile for the camera, she really was enjoying herself and enjoying the creamy dip. Talk about a melt to remember! This is one special memory I don’t want to melt away.
Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia comes in three flavours: Creamy Mozza, Creamy Herb & Garlic, and Creamy Mexicana. Hmm, I sense a theme here: they’re creamy! This special blend delivered a soft and creamy melt that really did make our recipe better!
Visit Kraft Canada to find more recipes featuring Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia (including a Hot Cheesy Herb & Garlic Dip I think we’ll make next time). It’s the melt you won’t forget!
Hot Cheesy Crab Dip
- 1 1/2 cups Kraft Creamy Herb & Garlic Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia divided
- 1 package 250 grams Philadelphia cream cheese
- 1 tin crab meat drained and flaked
- 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix all ingredients together (reserving about 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese).
- Spread onto baking dish.
- Bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Sprinkle reserved cheese on top and place back in the oven until cheese is melted.
- Serve with cut veggies.