Mar 22

Delicious Dips

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Great Dip Recipes

Whether you’re in front of the TV, making an appetizer for a party or just looking for a way to get your kids to eat more veggies – dips are a great addition to your menu! March 23 is National Chip and Dip Day – so why not whip up your favorite?

How dips were created

If you love to know where foods come from – here’s a little history on dips. This article from Leite’s Culinaria ties dips’ popularity to the increase in chips we starting eating in the 1950s and the trend of eating in front of the TV.

“The mass production and mass marketing that made The Frito Company and H. W. Lay’s & Company successes were also at work in other food industries. By 1952, the Lipton Company had pushed its instant soup business to its probable limit. If the business was to grow, new uses for its products had to be found. The company experimentally launched a campaign that taught people to combine their undiluted dried soup mix with sour cream.

What was needed, given that forks and the like were an undesirable distraction from the tube, were more—and more convenient—finger foods. Chips, fortuitously, served as both eating utensil and complement for the new-fangled dips, almost perfectly suiting the needs of the emergent couch-potato class.”

Top Dip Recipes

Cheddar Ale Spread – beer, cheese & mustard and it can be made a few days ahead of time! This dip is great with veggies and pretzels.

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Alton Brown from Food Network creates a winner with this version of this classic hot dip. Toast up some slices of great bread and snack away!

Ranched-up Hummus Dip – this is a great twist on the classic ranch dip. This time – add salad dressing to your homemade hummus! Trust us – your kids will love this healthy dip.

Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip – this dip is a meal in itself! Dip crackers and celery for a new and super simple twist on buffalo chicken wings.

Don’t forget the ingredients for all these recipes can be found at Coborn’s stores and online at CobornsDelivers.com. You can also get some great veggie and fruit platters to make your work in the kitchen even easier!

No matter what you’re eating – be sure to not double dip like George on “Seinfeld”!

What’s your favorite chip and dip combination?

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