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Grandpa Hoho’s Shrimp Dip

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Secret Recipe Club

This month I was assigned to The Kitchen Witch‘s blog for The Secret Recipe Club, which was very exciting because this is the first time I was assigned a blog I already follow.  Knowing Rhonda likes to pick a heritage or family recipe from her assigned blog, I decided to pick a recipe from hers with the same criteria.  I came across Grandpa Hoho’s Shrimp Dip and at first thought I was in trouble because 1) I’m officially on a “getting healthy” plan, 2) Eating creamy dip is not part of that plan, and 3) I love dip more than anything else in the world.  Except God.  And maybe my husband.  But that’s the order of things in my world: God, Dennis, dip.

So I thought making this dip would spell big trouble for me, as in eating the entire batch by myself in one sitting with copious amounts of buttery crackers. Thankfully, Dennis informed me there was going to be a potluck at his work.  Saved by the potluck!  So while I did indulge in some of it, I had the incentive of knowing it also had to feed his co-workers to hold off on eating more than I should.  Otherwise, oh yes, this dip would have been history in less than ten minutes.

This dip is just sensational.  Dennis is the ultimate shrimp hater (in his world the worst things in the universe are 1) shrimp, 2) wiener dogs, and 3) any song by Poison), but he really loved this dip.  I added dill and garlic to the original recipe (sorry, Grandpa Hoho), which compliments the mild seafood flavor, and it turned out to be a real crowd-pleaser.  Dennis returned home from work with an empty dish, rave reviews, and a recipe request.  The ultimate compliment!

Thank you, Rhonda, for sharing Grandpa Hoho’s dip recipe and all your wonderful photography tips.  Thank you to Debbi, the SRC group C hostess, and to the other group hostesses and April, who runs the whole shebang.  I truly enjoy doing this every month and it never gets old for me!

Grandpa Hoho’s Shrimp Dip

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1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz) tub sour cream
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 (4 oz) cans tiny shrimp, drained and rinsed
3 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon dried dill
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste

Beat cream cheese with sour cream and lemon juice until smooth. Add shrimp, green onions, dill, and garlic powder and beat until the shrimp are beaten small and turn the mixture pink. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.  Refrigerate overnight or up to two days for best flavor. Serve cold with crackers.

Recipe source: The Kitchen Witch

To check out the other Group C recipes, click Mr. Linkyman below. :)

Side rant: So I’m not apologizing for my photos or anything, but seriously, what is with the winter light?  Can someone explain to me why all my photos are so blue in the winter, I can’t get rid of all the blue without turning my photos orange?  ARRRRG! Help me, Rhonda! lol

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I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Dips should be an exception to the healthy rule…especially one featuring a creamy component and shrimp. I hope you had a great weekend, V. I need to get on this dip (I think I’d struggle with the sharing part, though…) =)

  2. I hope your getting healthy plan is going well! Dip is dangerous :) Looks good!

  3. Yep, me and dip are usually BFF’s – that’s why I don’t make them. However, my Aunt’s pimento cheese is an exception!

    I haven’t been able to figure out winter light either – maybe play around with the white balance??

    • Ugh, white balance! I use a point and shoot and don’t even think I have control over that. That’s a foreign language to me. I guess I’ll have to find my owner’s manual. And pimiento cheese YESSSS! I don’t even need the bread, just a spoon.

  4. Looks absolutely yummy! I will have to make this for our SuperBowl party. Thank you for sharing!

  5. What a good recipe and what a good girl you were to send it with Dennis! This would be a great Super Bowl dish! (Why does Dennis hate weiner dogs and Poison????—-Too funny!)

    • LOL well to keep it comical I didn’t add that he actually loves all dogs, but thought he hated weiner dogs for so long that it’s still a running joke. And he just doesn’t like Poison, who knows.

  6. Dip is definitely something that disappears fast in my house too, this looks delicious. I love dill in dips also, good addition! Have a great week.

  7. I ***love*** dips! This one sounds really good! =)

  8. This looks so good! I think it would be a great Superbowl Party dip :)

    • I think so too. I was lamenting that I didn’t do a V-day appropriate recipe until everyone started commenting about Superbowl. Duh! It’s not on my radar-lol.

  9. What a gorgeous coloured dip my friend :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Oh my heck! I would totally eat all of this! LOVE shrimp! (But I also like wiener dogs….) =o) Excellent SRC pick!!!

  11. I’m so going to make this for Superbowl, for me!! I’ll be the only one eating it. Although J likes shrimp, he’s not a big dip person. Only chip dip…lol! Great recipe!

  12. I’m so stinkin happy that you got my blog this month. Ohhh, you do such a good job of keeping secrets. And I especially love that you picked a heritage recipe and gave it your own little touch (which I am totally going to try).

    Guess what I’m making right now???? Your Cherry Cordials, they’re in the freezer getting ready to be dipped.

    Now about the blue photos, I can help! It’s your white balance most likely, during the winter it’s often cloudy/grey and gets to be twilight early so if you are using natural light it casts a blue shadow. You also get the same affect if you are shooting under florescent lighting. See if your camera has a WB setting (maybe a picture of a cloud or shade..which is usually a house with lines next to it). Or a florescent bulb setting if that’s what’s happening.

    If you use any post processing programs like Picasso or Adobe Lightroom, it can be fixed after the fact by ‘warming’ it up with a color slider.

    • I know, I was so excited! And yes, I never give any hint of the blog I have b/c I’m awesome like that. ;) I hope you like the changes I made!

      Oh yes, I’m making those too right now! Gotta get them done and ready for V-day! :) I hope you and McGyver love them.

      OK I gotta see if I can mess with my camera’s white balance. I did use PIcMonkey on the photos and warmed them up, but if I got rid of all the blue, it warmed up the photos so much they turned orange so I left them a little blue. Thank you for the help!

  13. I love this dip look delicious:)

  14. YUM! I’d have to find an excuse to get this out of the house, too! And if your hubby liked it, it must be amazing!!!

  15. Omigoodness I love dip more than anything else in the world (almost), too! I’m going to take your word for it that this is as amazing as you say and will need to look for the next possible opportunity to make it because I’m drooling as I type this lol!

    • Yay, we have a club of two now! :) Wait, three along with our hostess, Debbi-she is a dip lover too. You do need to make it, but make sure there is a crowd or you just might eat it all.

  16. YUM! This is a must try dip, perfect as an appetizer for a potluck!

  17. My Stars Girl! I wanted to tell you how great your photos were as I read your post…then couldn’t believe it when you said at the end how you were unhappy with them. WHAT? I know what you mean though…I have that same problem at times. I think they look great and this dip would be something I could devour easily too. Thank goodness for work potlucks huh? YUM!

    • LOL, that is why I try not to apologize for my photos because it’s all in the eye of the beholder and I know I personally get annoyed with bloggers who apologize for photos that I could never do on my best day. But I truly get annoyed with how blue a lot of my photos turn out in the winter! I warmed them up as much as I could without turning them totally orange, but still not enough to get rid of the blue. Annoying.

      Thank you for liking my photos, that makes me soo happy!

  18. What a perfect dip for any superbowl party! Glad to be part of SRC with you!

  19. The perfect party dip! Looks great!!

  20. Dip is evil. And heavenly all at the same. I love shrimp. And I love dip. So I’m certain I would love, love, love this. I’m trying to make better food choices this year, but I think I need to have a Super Bowl party just to serve this dip….and of course so I can share it with others. ;) You’re making me hungry girl!

  21. I love this dip. I may have to make it for the superbowl. April is fantastic. She does I great job with SRC.

  22. dip is sooooo good! i love your order: God, Dennis, dip. mine might be similar, except Ben instead of Dennis, and muffins before dip. or after. or tied. i don’t know. anyway, shrimp dip is classic & fabulously yummy! great src choice :)

  23. That dip does look dangerous! How is the food plan going?

  24. Dips are hard to resist and if your shrimp hating husband liked it, I think it must be tried.

  25. Love this! And love your additions of dill and garlic. You can be “saved by the Desi” anytime… anytime you have too much food on your hands and feel you shouldn’t eat it, send it my way!! :)


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