day 11: a recipe

Every recipe worth spreading has a backstory. Here's mine.

My mom made this for breakfast one Christmas morning, and I literally couldn't stop eating it. No idea what it was, and I didn't care, I just focused on my watering mouth. A couple years later, when Matt and I got married, I adopted the recipe as a newlywed and transformed it into me and Matt's traditional Christmas morning breakfast.

Since then, the recipe's spread through Matt's family like wildfire. We make it for our friends, and I even had it set as an appetizer at Carter's first birthday party.

It works as a breakfast dish or as a delicious dip for guests.

Yes, the ingredients sound odd together. The final product doesn't look like anything that deserves a spot on the page of a glossy magazine. Just trust me, and try it. It's so simple, you really have no excuses.

8 oz. block cream cheese
Can of Rotel tomatoes & green chiles, drained
1 lb. ground breakfast sausage

Brown sausage in a skillet, drain excess grease. Return sausage to skillet.
Add cream cheese and cook over medium heat until melted.
Add Rotel (make sure you've drained it) and mix well.
Serve warm with flaky french bread, croissants or even tortilla chips.

I soo wanted to keep in the baby blog spirit and post a favorite toddler/baby food recipe of Carter's. But in his entire life, he's liked nothing but noodles. Buttered.


xox Thank you guys so much for all the votes lately! xox

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  1. Nope, doesn't sound odd at all. In fact my mouth is totally salivating!!! YUM!! I am going to make this asap!

  2. hehe thanks for the support casey!! i know you'll like it, let me know if you make it :)

  3. My aunt makes this for Christmas also. I love it! I think it tastes like biscuits and gravy. Am I crazy? lol

  4. @Helpful Housewife aha i never thought about that, but it kinda does!