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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Color blind

I have always said that my favorite food group is the White Food Group. You know, the one that embraces cream cheese, sour cream and Cool Whip. Oh yeah.

This truly is the most wonderful time of the year, because every good thing that none of us should be eating has cream cheese in it.

So I went to a party, and what did I find? A sweet pumpkin dip recipe that had me singing all night. And of course, I had to get the recipe. My friend said he got it from watching Channel 9 in the morning a couple of weeks ago. I need to start paying attention.

Pumpkin Dip
2 cups powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
15 oz. solid pack pumpkin
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Mix sugar and cream cheese, beating until well blended. Beat in remaining ingredients. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

If you serve it with graham crackers, it tastes just like pumpkin pie. I swear. And if you serve it with ginger snaps, it tastes like a spicy pumpkin pie. Either way, you're a winner.


at 11:14 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

TWO cups of powdered sugar?! Geez Louise... Yes, I'll have the pumpkin dip and a box of graham crackers with a side of sugar-induced coma. Eh, make it two.


at 6:05 AM Blogger stephanie said...

LOL Nicci. I'm thinkin' you don't have to eat the whole thing by your pretty self. No, sharing is caring. Honestly, if I were to cut down on one of the ingredients, it would be the pumpkin. It's VERY intense, but I ain't complainin'...

at 5:56 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Whatever. Serving size, schmerving schmize... Stuff like that is always like Lay's Potato Chips... Although, oddly enough, that's one of the few things of which I can eat one.

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