I'm sorry as I don't know who the creator is of this magnificent dip is but for goodness sakes you must try it if you haven't already! If you like really spicy hot, you can use just the hot sausage only, our family prefers it "alittle" milder so I mix hot and reg. If you want to cut the recipe in half, I still use half hot and half reg. really its a preference. I have only 2 boys at home now, myself and my husband and 1/2 batch gets us through one setting, its nice to make a double batch to have the next day or through the weekend as a nice munchy.