This recipe was handed down to me from my late M I L. It is a favorite at the holidays, The holiday dinners are not complete without it. It is good for BBQ's to. As long as you are at home. It's one of those you need to keep near the frigde. I know YUK cottage cheese, not sure why it is there you CANNOT taste it. I have even made it without the cottage cheese. Tasted the same. Try it you will be pleasantly surprised!!