Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Easy Sweet and Savory Dips

Here are a couple of dips to make any party, TV show or card game go better. They are completely different and both easy to throw together. Salt and sweet tastes have been combined in cooking for centuries. Even before we understood the chemical reason. A touch of salt sets up the sweet receptors on the tongue, making any thing taste sweeter.

On one hand the traditional French onion dip with a homemade flair. On the other hand a sweet yummy dip for graham crackers, ginger snaps or fresh fruit slices! Something for each taste! Dig out the fancy tooth picks and lets have a party.
Easy Onion

2 slices bacon
1 large yellow onion
1 clove garlic
1 cup non fat plain Greek style yogurt
½ cup light mayonnaise
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
4 green onions sliced thinly
salt & pepper to taste


Cook the bacon until crisp on a medium heat remove bacon from pan to drain reserving the grease. When done start to slice the onion thinly. 

Mince the clove of garlic and keep separate. Slice the green onions, using only about an inch of white and the same of the green parts.

By now the skillet will have cooled, set it back on a medium low heat and start the onions in the reserved bacon grease. Sprinkle with salt.
Cover. Stir occasionally keeping the heat Medium low for about 30 minutes, the onion will start to turn a deep brown.
Add the garlic and cook for additional minute stirring it to keep from burning. (garlic burns easily). Remove and drain on a paper towel with the bacon. Let that cool completely.

When cool; chop this up finely all together.

In a large bowl mix the yogurt and the onion-bacon mixture. Stir in the mayonnaise. Add a teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce and taste when blended. Adjust if needed with salt and pepper. Stir in the green onion and seal. Let it refrigerate overnight.

Cheesecake-Cake Batter Dip:

8 oz package of lower fat cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup non fat plain Greek style yogurt
½ cup yellow cake mix
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup sprinkles

Graham Crackers, Ginger snaps, or other cookies for dipping

Place cream cheese in your mixing bowl and beat on medium high speed for 3 minutes, or until it becomes light and whipped.
Bring speed down to medium and add the yogurt and vanilla, mix until incorporated.

Slowly add the powdered sugar and cake mix to the bowl and mix until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Gently fold in the sprinkles.
NOTE: in the land of “down under” it is reported that “sprinkles” are referred to as "hundreds and thousands". Slave finds this enchanting and now always uses this name.

Cover and let refrigerate overnight.
Serve cold with graham crackers, pretzels, or even fresh fruit slices!

What a simple and balanced spread for your guests: Potato chips and Homemade onion dip and fresh fruit, graham crackers and a unique sweet dip.

Lets get the party going:

Serving my Master is always something to celebrate!


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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