Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tips on Dips {Recipes from A Baby Shower}

There are a few reasons why Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is perfect for serving at a baby shower:
1. It only has 3 ingredients
2. It's cheap and easy to make
3. You can can make it in advance
4. You can mold it into the shape of a baby rattle!
5. You can mold it into the shape of!!

Here's what the rattle shape should look like when done correctly....

From a shower I did for my friend Carrie

This was my attempt for Cassie's shower. It was a homerun with guests in that nearly every bite was gone. However, Cassie thought it was supposed to be a baseball, making the effort at creative catering on my part a real strike...

It does sort of look like a baseball...I forgot the extra row of nuts for detailing! But learn from my mistake...and serve it at a sports themed event!

There are a few reasons why (in spite of its yumness) Buffalo Chicken Dip is not perfect for serving at a baby shower unless so craved by the Mom-to-be
1. It's heavy
2. It's spicy
3. It has the word "Buffalo" in it
4. By the time the baby of the mom you're showering is a a year old, you'll still have the weight you gained from eating it on your hips
5. It belongs at a Super Bowl party or a tailgate - calories don't count when you're cheering for your favorite team.

Here are the recipes for both!

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

1 (8 oz)  block cream cheese
1 can chopped pineapples
Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

(to make the large rattle for showers, I double the cream cheese)

Mix cream cheese with a mixer, spooning in pineapples (I do this to taste) and nuts until very creamy
Shape into round, chill overnight

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Recipe here


Sweet Tea and Biscuits said...

Thanks for sharing for "sips of the south"... I love buffalo chicken dip. My sister brings it to all the parties . I will have to try the pineapple one too! Both sound yummy

Carey said...

hey found you on sweet tea & biscuits! The baseball is cute :)
Love how simple this dip is...I'll have to remember it next time I'm in a fix with time!


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