Archive for February 9th, 2013

Debuting on Whimsical Words is a new feature: Readers and Writers Recipes. I’ll be posting a recipe per week from either my recipe files or the files of another writer or reader. Many of the recipes, like today’s Over-Night Shrimp Dip, work well for a book club or readers’ group get-together or any other fun gathering.

Over-Night Shrimp Dip

1) Mix well with a fork:

1 can tiny shrimp (drained weight 4 ounces)

8-ounces cream cheese (softened)

2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion

3 Tablespoons mayonnaise or mayo-like salad dressing

3 Tablespoons ketchup

2) Put in sealed container and chill over-night in the refrigerator.

3) Serve in a festive dish with either chips or fresh vegetables for dipping. Also works great as a delicious spread on crackers.

4) Notes: I use low-fat creamed cheese and low-fat “Miracle Whip” to reduce the calories. Left-overs can be stored in a sealed container and used within a week. I love to spread the left-over shrimp dip on crackers and eat with soup for a great lunch.

Remember book clubs and readers’ groups, I’d love to be a guest at one of your meetings if you’ve read one of my books. If I can’t get there “in-person,” I can always Skype! And let me know of any great recipes or book club ideas that have worked for your group. – Vonnie

Coming on Monday: a fabulous guest post from author L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright.

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