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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MMM...Apple Dip and Onion Dip

Maybe I shared before how I don't really like fruit.  I tolerate a few fruits (and love homemade applesauce).  Apples are one of the fruits that I eat.  Don't think I'm too weird, but sometimes to eat a whole apple just seems a bit like torture work.  I enjoy a few bites...but past that gets tough.

Several years ago we had some friends over for dinner and Richel brought over a delicious apple dip.  Oh yeah!  It is so good, that I can eat a whole apple just because I want to eat the dip.  I'm not the only one who loves it.  Maybe you will, too!
Caramel Dip
8 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar to a boil.  
Stir constantly until smooth.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Stir well.  
Serve warm.  (Can be reheated.)

Not only am I not a big fruit person, but I'm not too keen on vegetables either.  Shameful, I know.  It's awful.  Let's just say I make sure my children eat plenty, even if I'm not a great role model.  Lots of people consider dip to be the answer to the problem of not liking veggies.  That never worked for me.  Until now.  I like this onion dip with carrots, but prefer to dip pretzels.

A few months ago I went to my friend, Faith's Tastefully Simple party.  She had just become a consultant, and I had Onion-Onion Dip.  I was hooked!  It's fabulous with pretzels, crackers, bread, and even veggies.  At my children's recent birthday party both the recipe for the apple dip and the onion dip were asked for.

The onion dip is so worth buying the Onion-Onion seasoning.  (And yes, it is shipped directly to your home!)  It takes just two tablespoons of Onion-Onion seasoning mixed with one cup of sour cream to make this fabulous dip. (If you are frugal like me you can use less if you prepare it the night before you need it.)

If you haven't heard of Tastefully Simple, check out Faith's Tastefully Simple catalog.  There's a lot more than just seasonings.  (The beer bread can even be made with soda and no kneading or rising is needed!  I also love the Garlic Garlic.  I tend to be too frugal to buy the mixes for baked goods, but they really are very, very good!)  Everything is easy to prepare and quite tasty.  I'm actually having a party in a few weeks.

If you are interested in placing an order and getting a discount on the shipping by going through my party, you are welcome to!  You'll need to go here and put in my name to find my party.  (Annette Whipple in PA)  I'm excited to help my friend Faith out with her new business!


Amanda said...

I USED to be a Tastefully Simple addict! Our old neighbor across the street used to sell it so I was always ordering something or trading my cakes for products hehe!

"FAITH" said...

Annette, Thanks for the shout out. I'm very excited about your party, can't wait. : )

Ticia said...

I love caramel dip for apples. I admit I'm lazy and just buy the dip from the store. And I steal the apple dippers from the kids at McDonalds.

Christy Killoran said...

YUM YUM YUM! I have wanted to have a Tastefully Simple party for a while now. I have to work on that.

I love fruit and vegetables, but dip certainly makes them even yummier!

Jenny said...

I actually know what you mean about apples. I almost always cut my apples into slices to eat them. It seems very overwhelming to me to eat an entire apple the other way. I'm the same way with any fruit. And although I totally love every kind of fruit that exists, I prefer to eat it with something else (on oatmeal or toast, etc.) - or at least combine it as a fruit salad. I never eat a whole banana at once, even though I like bananas. It's just too much banana; my husband does not understand this.

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