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Old 12-13-2015, 01:12 AM   #21
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DH and I used to go to a little Greek restaurant about an hour away. They served Saganaki, a Greek cheese that was flamed and served with pita chips. Then the waiters would break plates and sing to us.

Sounds strange, but we enjoyed it!
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Old 12-13-2015, 01:29 AM   #22
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We've been doing a simple, tasty onion dip.

Cream cheese, either the spreadable kind or let it come to room temperature.
Stir in sour cream or yogourt until you get the texture you like.
Add a lot of onion powder and a bunch of dry onion flakes.
Add some fish sauce. (It's salty, so you don't need any other salt.)

Stir well and let it sit for at least an hour. Overnight is even better. Add more onion if it seems to want it.
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:10 AM   #23
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DH and I used to go to a little Greek restaurant about an hour away. They served Saganaki, a Greek cheese that was flamed and served with pita chips. Then the waiters would break plates and sing to us.

Sounds strange, but we enjoyed it!
OMG, I love saganaki! Not strange at all! Opa!
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:54 AM   #24
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Lawson's, a now-defunct convenience store in the greater Cleveland area, had the best "French Onion Dip". You can still find it at some Northeast OH Circle K stores, but I found a recipe for it online. I haven't tried it yet, so I don't know how close it is to the original. It's not as salty as one using Lipton Onion Soup in the mix, and has a milder onion flavor. I could kill off an entire regular-size bag of Snyder's potato chips and the small tub of dip back when I was young. Now, just thinking of it, and my hips expand just a little.

If anyone is interested, the dip is:

8 ounces of sour cream
8 ounces tub of cream cheese with chives/onion
1 Tbsp. dry ranch mix

Mix thoroughly, and refrigerate overnight.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:18 PM   #25
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Fabulous thread!
Now that DH and I will be moving nearer to Mr&Mrs. DF's,
I can make dips again... I've started a copy&paste doc in my recipe file...
DH does not care for these things... "it's too creamy, I don't like that..." please add whinny brat little 10 year old boy voice here
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:43 PM   #26
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This is as close as I get to any kind of dip...
I have to hide in the kitchen because it grosses
DH out WAY TOO MUCH. He can't even
handle the smell, HA!
Just now, he came into the kitchen after I had
quietly put away my treat, "What's that smell?"
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:44 PM   #27
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Taxy and CG, you just reminded me of a dip I'd love to try, using Penzeys Fox Point seasoning. It's on the label on the back of the jar, and has gotten great reviews on the 'net.

Basically it calls for mixing 2-3 tsps. of the seasoning with sour cream, but I think it would be great with a mixture of cream cheese and sour cream or plain yogurt to thin it out.

Fox Point is a blend of salt, shallots, chives, garlic, onion, and green peppercorns. Sounds to me like something worth a try.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:47 PM   #28
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kgirl, I had to laugh..! DH sounds even pickier than my SIL.
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Cheryl J, let's just say that DH has gotten better about food,
but there are still things that he REFUSES to even try...
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:56 PM   #30
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Same with my dear SIL. He's gotten better too , at least his motto is no longer "I don't like anything green...".
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