Virtual Baby Shower: Raspberry Lemon Fruit Dip

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by Amber on September 20, 2012

I’m so so SO very excited for today’s post because I get to tell you all about my lovely friend, Jen from My Kitchen Addiction.

Jen is a generous, loving soul from sun up to sun down. Every week she’s baking something new for her family, her church, or the neighbors down the road having a rough patch. She does this selflessly, and because it makes her happy to show her love through food.

Jen, there’s a whole world of food bloggers that adore you to the ends of the earth. We’re all posting today for a virtual baby shower, sharing a dish or a story like we would if we were all together, face-to-face.

I made Raspberry Lemon Fruit Dip for our little party. It’s light and fresh, and comes together super quickly. You can make it in advance, or you can make it in minutes before your guests arrive. I served my fruit dip with cubed pound cake and my favorite fresh fruits. I’m pretty sure even celery would be good on this plate.

An even bigger bonus, I’m pretty sure you have all the ingredients in your fridge right now, and if you end up with extra dip, you can totally freeze it into ice pops!

Delicious food and recipes brought Jen into my life over three years ago. I met her at The Big Summer Potluck in its first year, and since that fateful day, she has quite simply one of my favorite people on this Earth. Jen and her adorable husband Darron, along with their big ol’ yellow lab, YellowDog, are expecting a precious bundle of joy into their family in just a couple more weeks.

A baby girl prayed and wished for, and so very very wanted.

Jen and Darron, today we celebrate you both, and the wonderful parents you will be. We celebrate the new baby girl joining our big foodie family.

And last, but not certainly not least, that YellowDog gets a new baby sister to slobber on!

Congratulations, dear friends. We can’t wait to meet her!

Check out all Jen’s friends around the web celebrating today!

Bluebonnets & Brownies | Raspberry Lemon Fruit Dip
Sugarcrafter | Sweet Potato Cake with Honey Buttercream
My Baking Addiction | Mini Pumpkin Pies
Simple Bites | English Eccles Cakes
Stetted | Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion Dip
Food for my Family | Homemade Pear Italian Sodas with Cardamom Cream
eat. live. travel. write. | Goat Cheese and Tomato Tartlettes
Gimme Some Oven | Creamy Caramel Apple Dippers
Dessert For Two | Caramel Apple Cookie Cups
Bake at 350 | Soft Sugar Cookies for a Baby Shower
A Thought For Food | Fingerling Potato Salad
TidyMom | Apple Pomegranate Spritzers
i am baker | Advice to a New Mommy
Healthy Green Kitchen | Guacamole with Pistachios
Tracey’s Culinary Adventures | Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Spread
What Megan’s Making | Apple Spice Muffins
Cookin’ Canuck | Gorgonzola Cheese Cups with Pear & Hazelnut Salad
Bellalimento | Frozen Berry Shortcake
Shugary Sweets | Caramel Apple Truffles
GoodLife Eats | Coconut Lemon Banana Bread

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Brian @ A Thought For Food September 20, 2012 at 8:13 AM

A) This dip looks fabulous and so refreshing!

B) I feel like everyone just has this immediate connection to Jen. She sure is a special woman and she’s going to make a wonderful mother.


Rachel Cooks September 20, 2012 at 8:28 AM

So fun for a baby shower! Love that it has lemon curd in it!


Amanda September 20, 2012 at 8:36 AM

This dip looks amazing!! What a great idea! Thanks so much for doing all this… you are the best friend!


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction September 20, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Oh my goodness… I cannot tell you how surprised I was when I stumbled across all of the tweets on my phone this morning! This absolutely made my day. Your post is so sweet, and it means the world to me. Thank you!

PS – I cannot wait to make this fruit dip. Holy yum!!


DessertForTwo September 20, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Delicious! And sweet (just like you and Jen) :)


Aimee September 20, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Lemon curd in here? Are you serious? Sounds soooo good. Yay! We made Jen cry. ;)


Winnie September 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Mmmm…sign me up for this luscious dip! Thanks for organizing this event for Jen :)


Aimee @ ShugarySweets September 20, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Oh my goodness this looks lovely!


Bridget {bake at 350} September 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Oh, I love this, Amber! These are some of my favorite favors all rolled into one dip! Perfect!


Paula - bell'alimento September 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Oh my GOODness lemon curd in the dip! Swoon. Thanks so much to you and Tracy for organizing such a great party for sweet Jen! xoxo


Sommer@ASpicyPerspective September 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM

What a fun shower and tantalizing fruit dip! Congrats to Jen!


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts September 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM

What a great post – so heartfelt! This dip sounds amazing, and maybe would get my 7 year old to eat more fruit!


Nancy @SensitivePantry September 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Lovely post, Amber. And, wow, I love the idea of this dip!

And, Jen, if you’re reading this — congratulations!


Megan Pence @ Country Cleaver September 23, 2012 at 12:25 AM

What a fun post – Congrats to Jen on the new addition!


shelly (cookies and cups) September 23, 2012 at 8:05 AM

I kind of want to stick my face in that dip.


Tracy September 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

What a beautiful dip, and so easy! I think I love the lemon curd in it the most!

And, it was so much fun organizing this with you for Jen! A job well done, if I do say so myself. ;-)


TidyMom September 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM

This sounds delicious and oh so easy!!
Thanks for putting this all together for Jen!


Sweetsugarbelle September 28, 2012 at 8:29 AM

You’re SOOOO bad for my diet, but I LIKE it!


Amber September 28, 2012 at 7:35 PM

There’s fruit! It’s diet food! I swear!


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