We have been having an incredibly busy and amazingly fun summer so far! I feel like we barely ever have the chance to sit down we are doing so much, which is a good thing for someone like me who gets bored very easily! I love planning and organizing fun things to do with the kids and all of our friends and families. It is such a fun time to reconnect with old friends, and have fun new experiences that you just don’t have the time for during the school year.
With all of the fun, comes food…of course! Did you actually think that wouldn’t fit in there somewhere? I have been chopping, slicing, cooking and baking since school got out back in May. It is so fun for me, someone who loves to cook, but I am always searching for some new and exciting recipes. I love finding one, and then tweaking it here and there to become my own.
That’s exactly what happened when I was searching for a new and unique dip recipe. I found a recipe for Dill Pickle Dip…yep, that’s right, DILL PICKLES! I LOVE pickles! I don’t know what it is…their saltiness, the delicious flavor or what, but I just adore them. When I saw this recipe, it was like my appetizer and condiment worlds met and became very happy! I decided to try it out and I was glad I did. It was new, different, and delicious! I am sharing it now with you, because you deserve to have a recipe to bring to a party that is delicious and tasty and unlike anything you have tasted before! I served this with our favorite flat pretzels and rye crackers, but get creative with what you think would taste good!
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup pickle juice
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning or a mix of paprika, pepper, salt and celery seed
- 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
- 2 cups diced pickles
- With a handheld mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
- Add in pickle juice.
- Add red onion an spices and beat with mixer.
- With a spoon, stir in pickles.
- Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
- Serve with pretzels, chips, crackers or veggies.