Pepper Jack & Cream Cheese Queso – Date Night In Box Giveaway!

Friday always calls for some sort of happy dance for obvious reasons, but today calls for a bigger celebration because I’m partnering with my friends at Date Night In to give away one of their subscription boxes today.

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Date Night In is a subscription box created by couples who truly value time together (minus children) and understand the stress and planning that go along with going out on dates. Every box is delivered and filled with fun, unique and spontaneous date night items, ideas, and activities, all aimed to keep date nights alive. Each month has a new theme, adding excitement to a night at home. In case you missed the first time I received a Date Night In Box, you can read about my experience with the To the Moon and Back box here.

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Such a cool concept, right? My husband and I are eagerly awaiting this month’s box. Now that we have two kiddos (what?! craziness), I know we’ll more than appreciate spending the time together. I am also super pumped because this month’s box features a couple of Marina Makes recipes, as well as my new recipe for queso dip (see below for the full recipe). Just another reason for me to love the creators.

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To enter the giveaway, visit my Facebook page and comment with your ideal date on my most recent post. I’ll choose a winner by the end of today. Please note that in order to qualify for the giveaway, you must like my page. Thank you in advance for participating!

If you’re interested in purchasing a box or subscription for yourself, or a friend or family member, please click here. These boxes would make such a fun and unique gift for new parents or newlyweds, and wedding season is upon us (and people are always making babies).

Don’t forget to check out my queso dip below! If you end up making it, don’t forget to tag #marinamakeseats.

Pepper Jack & Cream Cheese Queso

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • 8 oz of whipped cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 10 oz of diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 3-5 tablespoons of milk
  • Tortillas chips

Directions

Place all ingredients in a small crockpot and cook on high for 50-60 minutes, whisking occasionally to ensure everything melts evenly. If the queso remains a little gritty, add milk, a tablespoon at a time, and stir. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes until it reaches your desired consistency. Repeat with additional tablespoons of milk if needed. Keep the queso on low and enjoy it for a couple of hours after cooking.

If you do not have a small crockpot, place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until everything is melted. Whisk the ingredients occasionally to ensure everything melts evenly. If the queso remains a little gritty, add milk, a tablespoon at a time, and stir. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes until it reaches your desired consistency. Repeat with additional tablespoons of milk if needed. Serve immediately.

Enjoy with tortilla chips.

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