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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dill Dip & a Super Simple Appetizer

How much do you LOVE those little packets of dips that you can pick up at your favorite country craft shops & booths at crafts fairs or from Tastefully Simple? Aren't they the best? (I used to be a Tastefully Simple consultant & I LOVE their goodies!) My favorite has always been the dill dip mix. But...ever since I discovered a recipe to make my own mix, I've not bought one since. And let me tell you ~ this mix is as good if not BETTER than those mixes!
{Full disclosure: not my dip mix, but looks like it. Photo: Google.}
Here's all you need & all you need to do:
3/4 c dried dill weed
1/4 c garlic powder
3/4 c seasoned salt (mine or your own store brand)
3/4 c dried onion flakes
3/4 c dried parsley
1/2 c Spike or Accent Seasoning

~Combine all ingredients in a bowl w/a whisk.
~Store in an air-tight container.
To make dip - take 2 T of mix, 1 c sour cream and 1 cup mayo (my mayo recipe; but some prefer Miracle Whip) and blend well. Refrigerate for an hour or two at minimum, overnight is best. This is delicious for a raw veggie dip, bread dip, spread on crackers, pretzel & chip dip, on top of a baked potato...etc.

This would be a nice gift item in little jars with a decorative label or tag including directions.
Super Simple Appetizer:
We enjoy an awesome Italian restaurant in Troy, Ohio that's located right on the historic traffic circle, smack in the center of town. They serve the most basic, yet enjoyable appetizer. I've started serving this at our Growth Group meetings w/my herb bread (which is basically my flaxseed bread, baked rounded & on a stone instead of in a loaf, w/lots of my dill & rosemary added to it!)...

{Full disclosure: not my dip but similar. Photo: Google}
~In a saucer or dipping bowl, add your favorite herbs ~ fresh or dried ~ you may choose to crush them or not, I do. I use some of my own dried dill, rosemary & oregano.
~Use about 1 to 1-1/2 ts. of the herbs for each dipping saucer/bowl, then add shredded Parmesean cheese & cover w/extra virgin olive oil.
~Cut or tear pieces of herb, French or Italian bread & dip liberally into the oil/herb/cheese dip.
Simple & sweet! On a side note...this mix, on a larger scale, is great tossed w/your favorite pasta! Homemade is always best.
Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


  1. Those both sound delicious, Kim :) !
    I love dill dip, and herbed oil for bread ... I've never thought about adding parmesan to it; but I will next time we have it.
    Thank you!

  2. Thanks for sharing your recipes; I will look forward to trying them.
    Thank you!

  3. This sounds yummy, but can I caution against using Accent. It is just MSG which studies have shown has many negative side-effects. I'm sure it will be just as yummy without it.

  4. Mama ~ I agree entirely...that's why I use Spike. I mentioned Accent b/c so many ppl have it in their cupboards already & Spike is not available everywhere. Thanks, again, for the head's up! :-) And thanks, SO MUCH, for stopping by Marmee's Pantry! <3

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  5. Kimmie's dill dip is WONDERFUL. She and I were at a gathering last night and I am here on this blog today looking for this recipe. I have mixed feelings about writing it down though. I LOVED it and couldn't stop eating that dumb stuff! Now as someone who loves to eat, finding one more wonderful thing to eat. UGH!! But if you have any doubts, I have had this personally and it really is great!

    1. Marcy ~ lol ~ you are a HOOT! And I love you. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the dip and for your loving endorsement. Love you SO very, very much.


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