The one and only time my dad cooks each year is to make this for my birthday! I can't even express how good it is. I finally snatched the recipe with all the secret touches and served it for a dinner party. Just as I had hoped it was a huge hit, everyone went wide eyed and back for seconds. It seems like a lot of steps because I don't want to leave out the tips that make this great. Really it's pretty easy, read through instructions before you begin. This recipe feeds an army so I always put leftovers in ziploc bags and freeze for later or put on top of nachos the next day!