Cucumber  Dill  Shrimp  Dip






3/4 cup sour cream

  4 ounces cream cheese, cubed

1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 ounces cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

3/4 cup diced unpeeled cucumber

Assorted fresh vegetables or assorted crackers





In a large bowl, beat the sour cream, cream cheese, dill and salt until blended.


Set aside three shrimp and 2 tablespoons cucumber for garnish.


Finely chop the remaining shrimp; add to sour cream mixture.

Add remaining cucumber.


Garnish with reserved shrimp and cucumbers.


Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


Serve with vegetables or crackers.



Serves 8






Horseradish  Crab  Dip






1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

2 to 3 tablespoons picante sauce

1 to 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed

Celery sticks






In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, picante sauce and horseradish until blended.

Stir in crab.


Serve with celery.



Serves 1 1/2 cups






Chunky  Vegetable  Dip






1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

1/2 cup finely chopped seeded cucumber

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup finely chopped radishes

1 to 2 tablespoons cider or tarragon vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 large bell pepper, cut into a cup

Assorted fresh vegetables






In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well.


Cover and refrigerate.


Serve in a pepper cup with vegetables for dipping.



Serves 1 1/2 cups







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