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Kids In The Kitchen: Feather Dip

Heather and Felix join forces to make the Feather Dip, a cheesy salsa dip.

Earth Eats is partnering with WTIU Public Television’s children’s series The Friday Zone to empower kids to make healthy choices when choosing a snack. Food blogger and mom Heather Tallman prepares kid-friendly recipes with the help of Felix.

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Feather Dip


  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup your favorite or homemade salsa
  • 2 teaspoons low fat milk
  • Fresh veggies or tortilla chips for dipping

Cooking Directions

  1. Combine first four ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Stir and cook in 30 second increments until melted and combined.

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Heather Tallman

Heather Tallman is a Bloomington native, freelance writer and mother to 2 busy boys. She is also a food writer for her local newspaper as well as the creator of Basilmomma, a cooking blog. She writes about her culinary hits and misses and all of the life that goes along with it. Her goal is to create fast, fresh and family-friendly meals that teach her children and others that creating meals from farm to table is not only attainable but easier than you think.

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