Tag Archives: cream cheese

Sopapilla Cheesecake

A few weeks ago, we invited my cousin Michael and his family over for a Sunday afternoon of reminiscing over Mexican food lakeside.  We had a wonderful visit and enjoyed the company and the food. One of the highlights of … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Party Dip

My college roommate Heather Ross introduced me to this incredibly easy and delicious dip years ago. Since she lives in Asheville, NC, my friend Kevin Eakes – who lived in Hickory at the time – adopted this recipe as his … Continue reading

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Cranberry Salad

My cousin Sherry McGuire has a couple of recipes that I absolutely love.  I have the opportunity to enjoy her incredible cranberry salad at Thanksgiving and Christmas each year.  This year, however, our family did not have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheese Ball

It’s that time of year again!  The weather is getting colder, and the trees have lost almost all of their leaves.  I know the holidays are here when my mother makes her irresistible cheese ball.  Perhaps I should be ashamed … Continue reading

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Uncle Brown Bag’s Almond-Pear Cream Cheese Torte

If it has Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese in it, chances are I am going to like it. Brandon Elrod is new to Cooking by the Water, but he proved himself last week with this delicious dessert. This dessert combines torte … Continue reading

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Like many of my best recipes, I can’t take credit for this one. Cheryl Rhea introduced me to Buffalo Chicken Dip last year following her Sunday school Christmas party. Since that time, Buffalo Chicken Dip has become a favorite appetizer … Continue reading

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Jalapenos Buenos

Jennifer Griffin makes absolutely delicious stuffed Jalapeno peppers. These spicy treats are a great prelude to any meal. Jennifer shares that there are several secrets to making perfect peppers. #1 – Buy large jalapenos. Jennifer says the larger peppers are … Continue reading

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