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Sun-dried Tomato Dip

For this past Christmas, my sister and I each got assigned the task of making an appetizer for the big dinner, since we’re all and big and adult-like and over 23 years old.  For mine, I decided to make this sun-dried tomato dip because 1.) I love sundried tomatoes and 2.) It had cream cheese so it can’t be all that bad right? (Calories don’t count over holidays, by the way.)

I decided to spread a little olive oil on top slices of Italian bread and toast them.  This dip could pair well with Club crackers as well, but it was Christmas, and I felt fancy, so bread it was.  Plus, I think the crunchy bread paired well with the thick creaminess of this dip.

The original recipe is here, but I made just a few slight changes because I think my way was a tad easier to incorporate everything.

Also, this would be a great last minute dip to make for your Valentine (or just yourself on a random night because it really is just that good and you’ll want it all for yourself) if you’re staying in tonight :)

 

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 cup dry white wine (I used Barefoot Chardonnay)

1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

8 oz. cream cheese

1/3 cup fresh chopped basil

3 Tbsp. shredded parmesan or Italian cheese blend

       1.)  Cook garlic in oil until it starts to brown.

       2.)  Add wine and tomatoes and simmer until the liquid is absorbed.

       3.)  Add cream cheese and parmesan and stir until melted.

       4.)  Add basil and stir to incorporate.

       5.)  Ta-dah! You have a delicious dip to share (or not!)

Tip: I found it easier to use a cheese spreader for the dip since it does get thick.

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