7 slices bacon
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup half-and-half
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped chives
3 tablespoons chopped smoked
  almonds
Bagel chips and sliced vegetables for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Add garlic and cook until translucent. Drain on paper towels. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add half-and-half. Mix well. Stir in crumbled bacon bits, garlic, blue cheese and chives. Transfer to a small baking dish, cover and bake 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle almonds on top. Cover and keep warm. Serve with bagel chips and sliced vegetables.