Garlicky Cream Cheese Dip


3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives


In a food processor or by hand with a fork, beat the garlic, cream cheese, and half-and-half until smooth. Fold in 1 tablespoon of the chives, mixing gently. Spoon into a bowl or crock and garnish with the remaining ½ tablespoon chives. Chill for 2 hours before serving with an assortment of crackers and sliced fresh vegetables.


6 to 8 servings (1 cup)

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