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Jul 13, 2010 04:47 PM

Searching for secret dip recipe...

About sixteen years ago I used to go to a monthly potluck before a contra dance (google it) in very rural New Hampshire.
A big bunch of us bleeding-heart-liberal-Birkenstock-wearing-starving-artisan-neo-hippies would gather around and just inhale the dip that one guy (we'll call him Dan) would always bring. It was warm and orange and spicy and just fabulous, and he would NEVER tell us what was in it. We loved it.

A little later I got to know Dan (ahem) rather well, and during a somewhat...personal...moment I decided to take advantage and asked him what was in that dip.
He STILL wouldn't give me the exact recipe, but I DID learn that it involved a double boiler, horseradish, and a great big chunk of (Oh Horrors!) ---- Velveeta.
We dancing hippies woulda DIED if we knew we were eating that icon of all-we-rejected.

I've already searched various threads here and it definitely wasn't the Ro-tel stuff (which also sounds kinda good) Does this ring a bell with anyone? Got a recipe?

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  1. How about this - my mom used to make this when I was a kid -

    16 oz. Velveeta Cheese
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1 Tbsp. hot Sauce
    4 oz. pure hot horseradish

    Melt Velveeta cheese in microwave or in double boiler.
    Stir in mayonnaise, hot sauce and horseradish.

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    1. re: jeanmarieok

      a crockpot also works well for all velveeta based dips, I used to have a little 1 or 2 cup capacity one that worked perfectly for this.

    2. As mentioned in other threads about Velveeta, it isn't what it used to be. So any older recipe you try would benefit from mixing Cheez Whiz, or Wispride or Kaukauna or other cold pack Cheddar spread into the Velveeta.