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Follow my life heading in to year 30, as I document the details. Everything from brands I love, the joys and struggles of balancing my career(s), parenthood marriage and friendship, and everything else along the way.  Something about heading in to my thirties has me looking at things in a whole new light... with an entirely fresh mindset. Hence the name, #ThirtyMinded.

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Guilt Worthy 2 Ingredient Queso

Guilt Worthy 2 Ingredient Queso

Anyone that knows me knows that I am basically the cheese dip connoisseur. Being from Houston Texas, it is really hard to compare anything in Colorado to a decent bowl of queso in the South. But, that being said, I definitely have a few recommendations here in Colorado. I also am a fan of anything that takes literally 4 minutes to prepare because I have two jobs, a kiddo, a husband... you get the point. Girl is busy. 

Side note, I will mention my favorite restaurants that have killer cheese dip at the end.

While the restaurants I've found with good queso are pretty fulfilling, I learned a 2 ingredient queso dip from my mother-in-law that is so easy and so delicious I truly need to share it with everyone! I can get my fix in without going out, and even though it isn't Houston queso, it's pretty dang good. It's also a football Sunday favorite, and the SuperBowl is just around the corner...

AND YES - IT IS TWO INGREDIENTS!

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First ingredient

Good old fashioned full fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Oh yes, the full fat kind. I know I should probably be very concerned about full fat anything being that I am approaching thirty, but I just feel like this is a go hard or go home topic. 

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Second (and last! yay!) ingredient

Full fat Hormel No Bean Chili. You might like the beans, I think it's weird with them. Also, I have tried the reduced fat and I have tried turkey chili. I have tried the 30% less fat cream cheese too. It tastes like cardboard and still has a ton of sodium and calories so, I say when you want to splurge, splurge. 

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Put both of these ingredients (the whole can, and the whole package of cream cheese) in to a microwave safe dish and microwave for three minutes and then stir. That's it! Also, eat with Frito's (TRUST ME ON THIS, I ACTUALLY HATE FRITOS BUT YOU HAVE TO EAT THIS WITH FRITOS!). 

Voila! Two ingredient queso for those of you like me, call cheese the glue that holds your life together. :)

OK as promised:

Favorite Colorado restaurants with amazing cheese dip

  • Rio Grande (Go Deluxe! It'll change your life) located all over Colorado
  • Zquila (the chips! Omg!) in Fort Collins
  • Otra Vez Cantina on 16th street in Denver

These restaurants - like I mentioned, kind of have it down. I would say Otra Vez is the closest to Tex Mex queso... but my heart will forever be with Marco's or El Tiempo in Houston, TX.

Thanks for reading,

Nikki

 

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