Category Archives: Appetizers

Rita’s Famous Cheeseball

FOUND!!! Rita’s famous cheeseball recipe. I’ve heard about it… they’ve raved about… and at last, here it is — Rita’s Famous Cheeseball!
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Fruit Dip

I was searching for a fruit dip to serve with fresh fruit in a Christmas buffet. I found lots of recipes using marshmallow cream, cream cheese, Cool Whip, or a combination of them. I wanted a healthier version, so I kept searching. Finally, I found a recipe in my own collection calling for sour cream and brown sugar. I low-fat plain yogurt in place of sour cream and added some of the favorite flavors of the season to taste. So dig in… er, dip in, and enjoy this tasty low-fat delight with a selection of your favorite fresh fruit. It’s particularly good with apple and orange slices.
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Chex Mix

I know! You can find a Chex Mix recipe on any Chex cereal box, especially during the holidays. However, this one is my favorite version, probably because it’s the one I enjoyed growing up in the 60s. I like to serve it as a snack at parties or during the holidays.
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7-Layer Dip

This is adapted from a recipe I found at The Epicurious Recipe Swap (formerly Gail’s Recipe Swap). The original recipe stated that the secret to this dip is the bean dip itself, and thinly spreading the layers.
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Caramel Dip

It’s funny that a recipe with only one ingredient can take almost two hours to make, but this is one recipe you do not want to rush or you’ll not get good results. This recipe came from the Eagle Brand web site. It’s a great dip for sliced apples, or it can be served as a caramel sauce over ice cream.
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