Friday, July 10, 2009

My Favorite Strawberry Dip ('s really easy!)

Okay, I've wanted to participate in Amy's @ Keeping Up With The Schultz Family Round Robin event. I totally missed it last time and I almost missed it today. However, I do not want to take away any blogging glory away from my Amy's Friday Five here at Mama Drama, so please click on the link to check it out and leave some comment love. So with out further adieu here is my little contribution to Round Robin.

I live in California, and I don't know what the produce is like in other states, but it really can't get any fresher in Cali. I can pretty much get fresh vegetables and fruit at a farmers market whenever I want. Summer means watermelon, peaches, nectarines, cantaloupes, and STRAWBERRIES. I LOVE strawberries. Not those nasty gold-plated unripened red things you buy in the store, then have to cut up and mix with sugar in a bowl. NO-NO, this mama likes her strawberries from the guy that has a fruit stand on the side of the road. The ones that when you get home, half the flat has been eaten all ready. Now, some people might say when you have the perfect strawberry, it does not need to be dipped into anything be it chocolate or whip cream. However, I am not some people and I say if you have a perfect strawberry, you need the perfect dip. This dip is perfect because it is sooooo easy and sooooo delicious.

The Most Perfect (and easiest) Strawberry Dip

1 jar of Kraft marshmallow cream

1 thing (I only use technical terms) of cream cheese.

**Seriously, I think it is the 8 oz.?? size. You know, it's the "normal" sized one. How many different sizes of cream cheese can there be anyway??? Just don't use the Costco sized one and you'll be safe. I use the Philly brand of cream cheese, because I'm a cream cheese snob and don't think off labels are good. But if you know a better one...I'm all ears...I mean eyes.

Let the cream cheese soften at room temperature. Put marshmallow cream and soften cream cheese in a bowl and mix until well combined. It should have a smooth, creamy texture, no lumps. If there are lumps, it means the cream cheese was not soft enough. That's okay, it will still taste good...never stopped me from eating it. It is ready to eat as soon as it is mixed. They say it is good with other fruit but I have personally only used it for strawberries. I do use it as frosting for my red velvet cake that I make every once in a blue moon...very good.

Well that's it, I hope you enjoy!!

Oh P.S. everyone, Amy mention something about Guardian Angels and me having one in her Friday Five....well I DO!!!! Talk about DRAMA. Sometime this weekend I will explain to everyone why I absolutely LOVE, ADORE, WORSHIP my huge (emphasis on the huge) gas guzzling SUV and why I won't be parking next to or under any more trees.


Amy said...

This was so sweet of you to play along. I hope you had a great time...

Erin said...

That sounds like a GREAT recipe for strawberry dippin! I'm going to use it tomorrow for a BBQ! I'll let you know how it turns out!

Ohh and I didn't know you were in CA too....who knows maybe you live down the street from me! HA

shortmama said...

My inlaws make the same dip, so good!

Michelle said...

Ooo, interesting! I like that idea. I have a great caramel apple dipping sauce, but this one is perfect for strawberries! Yum! And ohhhhh I miss and love those flats :(

Trudy said...

Yummy...I love easy so I will definitely be trying this one sometime yet this summer. Unfortunately, we don't get those fresh strawberries here in MN, though they are a bit better in the summertime!

Thanks for sharing the great recipe!

jineen said...

i love this dip, my mother in law taught me it and i always use it! stopping by from sits! hope your weekend is great!

{leah} said...

I totally LOVE this fruit dip!! I make it often, and when people ask if it's "low fat" I laugh in their face and tell them to eat it anyway. I have been known to eat it straight from a spoon with no fruit. I like it with strawberrys adn bananas.

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