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 a...baseball??!!

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

2 comments:

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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