This makes a nice appatiser. They don't have to be made together. For the cream cheese i use 2 packages of softened cream cheese, 1 package of liptons dry onion soup mix, crushed red pepper to taste, 3 slices of crumbled cooked bacon and a couple of large dashes of liquid smoke. Mix well and refredgerate over nite. I have also added 2/3 cup of finlly sheaded smoked ceese in the past.
Now for the crackers. I use 2 sleeves of crackers, stood up in a resealable container. I mix 1/2 cup EVOO with half a package of ranch dressing mix, crushed red pepper to taste. Then pour over crackers and seal for at least 12 hours.
You can use this together or by their selves.