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hey. how are you guys doing? Anyone have any fun vegetable or chip dip recipes? i love french onion dip, but want some unique ideas.

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  1. The old standby is California Onion Dip. 1 pt Sour Cream and 1 packet dry onion soup mix.

    I discovered a substitute if you don't have onion soup mix.

    1 pt sour cream
    1 or 2 teaspoons beef soup base
    1 tablespoon dried onions

    mix well, place in fridge for a couple of hours to allow onions to absorb moisture.

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      1. re: Antilope

        A dip that always keeps my guests grazing around the chips and dips has such a great name and an even better flavor, Dragon's Breath Dip! Don't be put off by the amount of garlic. It actually has a nutty and sweet flavor.

        2 heads garlic (Yes, entire heads not cloves)
        1 Tbsp. olive oil
        8 oz. Brie cheese
        1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
        dash white pepper

        Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut top 1/2" off the top of the garlic heads. Remove some of the loose papery skin, leaving the heads intact. Place each on a square of foil, drizzle each with the olive oil, and wrap well. Bake at 350 degrees 50-60 minutes, until the garlic is very soft and begins to brown. Cool until easy to handle. Squeeze each head to remove the soft roasted cloves.
        In a food processor, process Brie cheese with the seasoned salt, pepper, and garlic cloves. (You can also cream these ingredients together using the back of a spoon and a lot of energy.) Refrigerate several hours to blend flavors. Serve with crackers, crostini, and sliced French bread.

      2. Lots of ideas here if you haven't reviewed this thread yet:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/434619

        1. 16 oz sour cream
          1 tbs of cilantro chutney
          1 tbs of your favorite garam masala
          juice of one lime
          good handfull of cilantro
          chile for heat if you want it
          salt if you need it
          puree it in a blender.

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          1. re: gordeaux

            That sounds nice. I don't have any garam masala - would i just concoct a mixture of curry, cumin, garlic ?

            1. re: sarah galvin

              Web up a recipe for a garam masala. You're on the right track tho (minus the curry powder.) If you have an Indian grocer, they will have several different brands/blends for you to choose from.

              1. re: gordeaux

                Why didn't I think of that! I have so many herbs and spices and don't want to buy more! I can probably put something together.

                1. re: sarah galvin

                  I generally use a recipe for a guideline when it comes to spice blends, and tweak it to my taste. I tend to like a lighter clovey taste, but a strong galangal flavor for a garam masala, so I use less clove, and more galangal. Find a recipe, and tweak it. What I might like, you might not. I will tell you this, tho - I bought a jar of "Spice Islands" garam masala last year, and tried it...once. The stuff I use now when I don't make my own is some non-descript brand I got at an Indo/Pak grocer for like 1.49 which was 10 times the amount of product I could get at penzey's or the spice house, and better IMO.

          2. i like doing sour cream, lipton's onion soup mix, a little spinach and hearts or palm.

            my friend's mom did knorr's, sour cream, spinach, water chestnuts and pimento, and it was quite good despite its packaged start.

            1. Here's an easy one that always gets rave reviews.

              Bacon and Horseradish Dip
              * Equal parts sour cream and mayo
              * Heaping teaspoon prepared horseradish (to taste)
              * Bacon Bits (most of one of those plastic packets of real ones)