This quick and easy appetizer has been making appearances at casual get-togethers since 2008. It was renamed "crack dip" the first time I made it, and I keep bringing it to parties because all I have to do is stir the ingredients together and bake for 30 minutes. I get asked for the recipe every time, and my friends are always shocked to learn one surprising element in this appetizer.
8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
16 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
4 ounce can diced green chiles
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced (take out the seeds unless you want the heat)
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon Tony Chachere's (Green Can): Caj