Good morning…today we have a very special guest blogger. This is Leah of Mya Bruce Designs….friend, neighbor, foodie, graphic girl, DIY Enthusist & jewelry designer (I hope I didn’t leave anything off) Basically, she is awesome and I asked her if she would like to be a guest blogger today and she said YES!! Woo-hoo!! So in honor of my party peeps, she wanted to share some fun dips that would make you party menu legit …soooo…loosen your belt and get ready for some foodie fabulousness!!
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Here is Leah:
I sort of have an obsessive appreciation of food. Maybe I am spending my adult years racing to discover all the beauties of food after the 8 years I ate PBJ at school, just because. I would like to offer you a simple party food makeover for the slightly daring.
The best thing I contributed at my office over the last 10 years – hands down =
DIP DAY! WOO!!!!
I’m one of those people that would get giddy over just having loads of appetizers for dinner instead of a main course…. Sunday night dinner here is often just bruschetta, brie and loads of bread slices.
For holidays, the husband deals with the main courses, and I ALWAYS spend way too much time planning the apps & the sides. Those are the best part, right!? I mean, it’s usually the carbs anyway, soooooo….nuf said.
Back to dip day.
So I basically demanded that my office was implementing Dip day, at least once a quarter. Everyone had to bring in something dip-able, and we would just snack on it ALL day! It was fantastic!
There of course are always the standards:
- Ranch dip will never go wrong. Who doesn’t like ranch?!?!
- The classic chili cheese dip is somehow always a big winner as well. You will almost always regret it later, but you will eat it like crack-dip all day until then.
- Yes, you need some kind of veggie dip because those picky I-only-eat-salad-people will starve otherwise.
But lets move on to how to revamp this idea. Here are some great alternatives to make your party with simple snacks a little bit more gourmet.
Come ON! Even the boys will eat hoagie dip. But it’s much more girl-i-fied here by making it pretty in a bread bowl, and topping on to yummy pieces of French bread.
Brilliant I tell you. Who doesn’t like pizza? And you can make this with all your favorite toppings, but it’s way more gourmet then trying to scarf a whole slice down off that small, flimsy party plate.
A great way to upgrade those veggie dip eaters…
CHESSY CRUNCHY ZUCCHINI FRIES IN ROMESCO DIP
NDIVIDUAL COCKTAIL GLASSES OF 7-LAYER MEDITERRANEAN DIP WITH PITA WEDGES!
Even the kids will like this one:
HEALTHY BAKED COCONUT CRUSTED CHICKEN NUGGETS
HOMEMADE SOFT PRETZELS AND CREAM CHEESE BEER DIP
RASPBERRY MINI CHURROS DIPPED IN WHITE CHOCOLATE
Plus you know the kids would love it too, but it’s also fancy enough to make as a grown up dessert option.
PEANUT BUTTER COCONUT CANDIES DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE
Also for kids…
PEANUT BUTTER YOGURT DIP WITH APPLES
And the holy-cow-grand-finale….
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH DIP!
Ok, seriously. This one did me in. Uh-MAZING IDEA! Secretly, we are ALL eating cookie dough right?!?!?
And guess what? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!!!
Dip Diva iphone app. My life just got amazingly more exciting. I almost got misty-eyed.
OK, I’m excited. And hungry. Who’s throwing the next party????
Keep it Fresh,Chicks! :)
Wanna see more Leah? Find her here!!