My girlfriend, Salina, turned me on to this great appetizer (or meal) and now we make it quite often. We're making it today as a matter of fact (a double portion!). It's really delicious, even if using the 1/3 less fat cream cheese that we use. You can also experiment with the ingredients. We leave out things like green onions and sometimes black olives, but you can add or subtract whatever customizes better for you. Highly recommended as a simple, yet addictive appetizer for guests or all for your greedy self, which is how we like to do it! Ha, ha!