This blog started with a name. I was on the phone with my Mom and mentioned how all I knew how to "cook" were dips and desserts. We both thought that phrase made a wonderful name and thought it would make a fantastic store or bakery. Then we laughed because neither of us can cook that well. Heck, one of us can barely cook at all. (Hint: Me). But I told my Mom that day that I would use the name in the future.
Then my husband and I decided to have our first holiday party in our new home. We weren't serving dinner so I didn't really need to cook, but I wanted to have some things homemade. Naturally, I had three dips, and a few desserts. However, only one of my dips actually turned out. The same was true of the desserts, in my opinion at least. It was a holiday party and everyone was drinking so no one cared but me.
The next day I told my husband that I was going to recreate those dips to figure out what went wrong. "I want to PERFECT them," I said. To that, my husband replied:
"We can't survive on dips and desserts alone."
A blog idea was born.
So, what is Dips & Desserts? It is not a cooking blog. I could not even begin to pretend it is. What I expect it to be is a cooking journey. As I say off to the side, despite the fact that I don't cook, I have long hoarded many, many recipes with the intent to "someday" try them out.
Today is someday.
Well, maybe not today, but soon. I hope you will follow me along - laugh with me, cry with me, offer me tips, secrets, recipes. I know I will need the help.