My mom, Irma, passed away 2 years ago, and this was one of my favorite "treats" that she made. She never liked sour cream dips, but she loved cream cheese. She found/made up this recipe before I was born. Christmas, Easter etc., a family party just wasn't a party without this dip and lots of potato chips! When I brought my boyfriend(now husband) to the first family party, he wasn't too impressed with the dip, as he was used to the saltier, stronger tasting sour cream onion soup mix dip. But now he loves it! He uses it on everything when I make it! He likes it on potato chips, of course, but also on hamburgers, hotdogs, bagels, crackers and even veggies. It has a smooth, creamy texture that enhances other foods instead of overpowering them. One of my sisters uses the basic recipe and then adds a can of drained baby shrimp-if you like shrimp, you'll love that. Other family members add garlic or other spices. I'm submitting the basic recipe that Mom used, with my addition of Bon Appetit, as that is my favorite way to do it. I hope you enjoy this as much as our family does! P.S. you can use low/no fat or Neufchatel cream cheese for fewer calories, and it still tastes good.