But I can't let my guard down....no, no, no...because on the other side of the scale is, a monthly Wine Social, Pot Luck Supper, and a cafe that serves tasty meals. Add in the "special" activities like, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance, 50's Night, Lobster Boil to name a few and the pounds pack on. Having 12 close Girl Friends adds up to lots of house parties and dinners out. But I wouldn't trade any of this. Living in Victoria Gardens is my slice of Paradise. Ain't Life Grand!?
I never made a Fruit Dip, maybe because it sounds like something a skinny, health conscious woman might have in her recipe box. The last one I tasted was at our Holiday House Crawl. Maryann served a gooey caramel dip with a variety of fruit slices. So darn good. I was trying to come up with something to bring to the Wine Social. While perusing the refrigerated section of the supermarket, I saw an eye-catching green colored dip. The ingredients were interesting, but the price ridiculously high. I would need about 4 containers and that wasn't happening. Sooooo, I do what I often do....I created it myself. I was happy with the results. Sweet but not overly so, tangy, crunchy yet smooth and refreshing.
The one I brought to the Wine Social had been made with pistachio and green in color. When another Foodie, Loretta, tasted it she liked it lots and suggested I make it for a baby shower we were going to attend. Pink for the baby girl just born. I changed the pistachio to cherry and the apple slices to strawberries. It worked. Hope you enjoy both recipes.
Cherry Bliss Fruit Dip
8 oz sour cream
4 oz (approx.1/2 of a 7 1/2 oz jar) of Marshmallow Fluff
8 oz can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped fine
1 1/2 teaspoon cherry Jello mix
1/2 to 1 packet of Splenda (blends better than sugar)
In a hand or electric chopper chop the crushed pineapple so it is very fine. Do the same with the walnuts. In a medium size mixing bowl, blend together the sour cream, marshmallow fluff, & Splenda. Add cherry Jello until you achieve the desired color. I used 1 1/2 teaspoon for a light pink. Mix. Fold in pineapple and nuts. Chill covered until serving.
Wash strawberries at the last minute and serve with fruit dip.
|yes, the dip is green|
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