I had this dip a couple of years ago, and it's yummy. I couldn't find a recipe for it anywhere that didn't call for cream cheese and shredded chedder. This recipe saves that step, and therefor is a little easier to make. This can also be made in a crock pot and kept hot for continuous use during your party. Can also be halved easily. When I had it, it had way more than the 1 tblsp of hot sauce in it than this recipe calls for, so you can add the hot sauce to taste.