Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cookie Dough Dip and a Homecoming

Happy Sunday, beauties!  I hope y'all have had a wonderful weekend so far!  I have been a busy bee lately!
Last week, a group of us went to the Duke 80's party which was soooo much fun!
(here is last year's party)

Before the shin-dig, we had drinks and appetizers, and got all dolled up in our best 80's gear. 


I have had a major sweet tooth lately, so I decided to bring a Cookie Dough Dip, which was pretty darn amazing.
I served it with graham crackers, mini nilla wafers, and animal crackers. 

(via What Megans Making)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
3/4 powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinkling

Directions:

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the brown sugar until it dissolves and the mixture starts to bubble. Stir in vanilla and set aside to cool.


In a separate bowl, cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar together for 60 seconds. With the mixer on low speed, add in brown sugar and butter mixture. Mix until combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.

Garnish with additional mini chocolate chips. Serve with cookies of choice!


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YESTERDAY, was the best day of summer :)
My wonderful husband has been away in Philadelphia for the past 11 weeks for a Duke MBA internship.
It was really hard being away from eachother, but God was so good, and strengthened our marriage in incredible ways.  
And now he is BACK!!  WAHOOO!! 

home-made sign :)

He got home right before dinner last night, so I was able to whip up some of his favorite foods :)
Fresh sangria, guacamole, tacos, and popsicles!  He was a happy boy. 
 



Tomorrow, we are off to sunny Florida for the week!!
XOXO

11 comments:

Jenny in Ohio said...

wow, that dip sounds delicious!! Have fun in Florida!

Meg said...

Awww - I'm so glad he's back - distance is tough, we've been through a lot of that, but I'm so glad to hear it's strengthened your relationship! Love the sign and the dinner you made looks delish!! :)

MEGAN LAND
xx

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

That dip looks delicious! Distance is tough, glad your husband is back!

Liesl said...

Say what?!? Cookie dough dip...okay, I am loving this!!! I hope you have a fun-filled time in Florida!

Liesl :)

Legally Brunette Kate said...

The dip looks soooo delicious. Can you taste the cream cheese in it?

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Ashley Lane Hamlin said...

YAY! Glad your hubby is back! Hug Ashie for me in FL!

Molly Rasmussen said...

Holy guacamole that dip looks AMAZING! xo Molly

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I'm going to definitely try that cookie dough dip!! What a great idea!!

Have a super fun time in Florida!!

Lindsay said...

yay! so glad your hubs is back home!! doing a little happy dance for you!

Kristen said...

Mmm, that dip sounds amazing!
I was looking through your blog and noticed you were in my neck of the woods in Charleston! It's so neat to see other bloggers visit there!

Abigail's Place said...

Definetly going to trynthat Cookie Dip, thanks for the recipe!
An love the banner you made for your husband, so lovely!

Love your blog, I'm now following!
Abigail x