from Lynda Childress
This one's a no-brainer, and when I serve it people can't believe it's so simple.
- 1 small jar sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
- 1 package soft Philadelphia cream cheese
- crackers or sliced bread
- fresh basil, if available
Thoroughly combine sun-dried tomatoes and cream cheese, mixing in a little of the sun-dried tomato oil until the consistency is smooth. Place in a shallow bowl and garnish with fresh basil, if available. Serve with a dip knife with crackers or bread.
If you want to “kick this up a notch,” you can roast two or three cloves of garlic (just wrap in foil smeared with a bit of olive oil, and either roast in oven or on stovetop in a small pan until garlic is soft), remove from husks, mash, and add to cream cheese mixture.