Category Archives: Spreads and Dips

Low-Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and Dip

Homemade salad dressings are so good—and one of my favorites is Ranch! I usually use low-fat dressings on my salads, so I thought I’d try making a low-fat Ranch dressing. You can use fresh or dried herbs in this recipe—whatever you prefer or have on hand!

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Strawberry Fruit Dressing and Dip

The weather is warming up nicely, and when it’s warm outside, I tend to eat more fruit because it’s so refreshing. And when you serve fruit with a dressing or dip, it makes a great warm-weather snack or dessert! This Strawberry Fruit Dressing and Dip is big on strawberry flavor and really good served with strawberries or a mix of fresh fruit chunks—pineapples, sliced bananas, apple wedges…whatever fruit you like!

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I like trying out and making different flavors of hummus. I had bought red pepper hummus many times and thought I should finally try making it myself! This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus has a great flavor—roasted red peppers are blended with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and other spices.

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Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip

This is a great time for making a yummy, cheesy dip, with all the game-watching going on! Even if you’re not game-watching, you may want to make a nice hot dip just to snack on! Like this Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip that’s baked in a bread bowl! It has onion, green chiles, garlic, and crumbled bacon to give it a good savory flavor.

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Stovetop Apple-Cinnamon Butter

Several friends have given me homemade apple butter the last few years—it makes a wonderful food gift, especially around the holidays. I discovered you can make apple butter with the slow cooker or on the stovetop, and for my first try I decided to make a stovetop version.

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