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Inventing Your Own Dips

  You’re about to make a dip. What are you going to use. Onion soup mix in sour cream? Please, take a moment. Look at the post “Not Your Mother’s Onion Dip from Diane Morgan” published on April 17, 2014. There the base is sour cream but also mayo with some vinegar on the side…

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

Blue cheese dip is just automatically required for hot chicken wings. Absolutely. However, many versions of this dip compete with the wings. The blue cheese flavor is so intense that it can distract from the wings. This version is less intense — depending of course on the exact blue cheese you choose. For most blues,…

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Creamy Crab Dip from Peggy Fallon

Crab. I love crab. Crab in salads. Crab cakes. Crab all by itself. Well, with cocktail sauce. [But NOT with tartar sauce] Since we all enjoy crab, and since crab can be a tad pricey, here’s a lovely way to enjoy crab flavor with many people at once. This Creamy Crab Dip appeals to all…

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A Transforming Dip Idea

Earlier this week I posted a recipe for a Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce from Peggy Fallon’s Great Party Dips. We’ve tried this sauce/dip, of course, and instantly fell deeply in love. The “creamy” part comes from folding in whipped cream, which does not just add to the recipe: it transforms it. This idea is one…

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