Bacon  Cheddar  Dip






2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream

  1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese

1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

2 to 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Crackers and/or assorted fresh vegetables





In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, cheddar cheese, salad dressing mix and bacon.


Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


Serve with crackers and/or vegetables.



Serves 2 1/2 cups






Creamy  Guacamole  Dip






1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks

2 teaspoons lime juice

2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Tortilla chips






In a small bowl, beat avocado with lime juice until smooth.

Beat in the cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt and hot pepper sauce until smooth.


Serve with tortilla chips.


Store in refrigerator.



Serves 1 1/3 cups






Fresh  Herb  Dip






3/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

1/4 cup minced chives

2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Assorted fresh vegetables






In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients.


Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.


Serve with fresh vegetables.



Serves 1 3/4 cups







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