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       Title: DIPPY SNACKS
  Categories: Dips
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1    Stick (1/2 cup) butter or
            -margarine, softened
       1 c  Cottage cheese
  
   With carrots, celery, green pepper strips, cucumber
   slices, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower pieces or
   crackers, try any of the following:
   
   CHEESE SPREAD
   
   garlic powder
   
   Blend shortening with cottage cheese. A blender or
   baby food grinder will give you a smoother consistency
   than whipping with a fork. Add garlic powder to taste.
   Refrigerate in a covered container.
   
   DIP IT AGAIN
   
   1 (8 oz) container of plain yogurt 1 cup sour cream 1
   pkg onion soup mix
   
   Combine and chill before serving.
   
   BETTER-WITH-BUTTERMILK DIP
   
   1 cup buttermilk 2 cups mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream or
   yogurt 1 envelope Ranch style dressing mix
   
   Stir together and chill. For use as salad dressing,
   substitute a second cup of buttermilk for the sour
   cream or yogurt.
   
   Hint: Use cucumber “coins” instead of crackers.
   
   OTHER QUICK DIPPIES that make up in small quantities:
   
   * Blend 1/3 to 1/2 of a mashed banana with 2 or 3 tsps
   of mayonnaise.
   
   * Whipe together 1 tsp of smooth peanut butter with 1
   tsp of mayonnaise. If still too thick, add a few drops
   of milk.
   
   * Mix 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of honey or
   sugar to 1 or 2 tsp of mayonnaise.
   
   CUTTING UP WITH KIDS
   
   Have your children help you cut up green onions,
   parsley, lettuce, cheese slices, fruit, etc., using a
   scissors instead of a knife. Using a scissors helps
   coordination (YES!) and keeps them busy for a _long_
   time!
   
   CHERRY BALLS
   
   Stuff whole (or half) cherry tomatoes with cream
   cheese, a cheese spread, egg salad or tuna salad.
   
   Actually thinking of snacks as hors d'oeuvres - rather
   than desserts - will open up a whole new way of
   looking at this category.
  
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