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Cookbook Corner: Skinny Dips - Review

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Posted by Rita A

Holiday time means family, friends and good eating. With many parties and dinners to attend or host, here is a lovely cookbook to bring all the flavors of dips on the lighter side. Skinny Dips by Diane Morgan.

If you can't resist that creamy bowl of dip or the fancy fresh salsa, and wish it was a little healthier to eat, then this book is for you. Skinny Dips features guilt free recipes for classic dips, spreads and my favorite salsas.

One of my favorite dips is the super rich and cheesy spinach and artichoke dip. Diane offers a fantastic recipe for Skinny and Hot Artichoke Dip. Made with reduced fat mayonnaise and reduced fat sour cream, your guests will never know it by the taste. It still contains the scrumptious Parmesan cheese! How about trying the Parmesan Spinach Dip which uses the same reduced fat ingredients with the added ingredient of frozen chopped spinach. YUM!

Glancing through Skinny Dips, I found many favorites in new lighter recipes. I will be prepared for my dinner parties with these wonderful recipe ideas.
Fiery Black Bean, Roasted Corn and Jicama Salsa
Minted Peach Salsa
Baked Mozzarella Marinara Spread
Microbrew Cheddar Cheese Spread
and many more.

The chapters include:
Vegetable and Herb Dips
Salsas, Guacamoles and Tapenades
Cheese and Tofu Dips
Bean and Legume Dips
Meat and Seafood Dips
Crudites and other Skinny Dippers

There are 60 fabulous recipes with tastes for everyone. I am partial to salsas, not too spicy but fresh and flavorful. Skinny Dips has quite a few to try!

This holiday serve up great tasting dips without the clumping on the hips. With Skinny Dips - your guests will get the flavor, you will get the praise and the satisfaction of knowing your served something lighter.

Connect with Diane on her website for more recipes and cooking instructions.

You can purchase Skinny Dips online from Chronicle Books or Amazon. Check with your local book seller too. Skinny Dips is a great gift for the cook in your family. Make something delicious! You can make these recipes year round!

Skinny Dips 60 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Chips, and Salsas on the Lighter Side of Delicious
By Diane Morgan
Photographs by Sheri Giblin

6 x 8 in; 144 pp ; 24 color photographs
Published in August, 2010
ISBN 9780811871426
ISBN10 0811871428

Disclosure: I received a gratis copy for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.

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  1. Susan said...

    What a great idea for a cookbook. I really like dips of all sorts.