Serve your Warm Sweet Onion Dip with fresh, sliced baguettes or your favorite cracker. Roasted to perfection, the top layer will become caramelized and the soft mixture underneath will melt together creating a rustic, hearty spread that will make your tastebuds thank you. It’s naturally gluten-free and sure to be your signature appetizer for now on.
Last weekend was a busy one for our family. My 3 oldest children performed in their piano recital AND competed in their first REAL triathlon. As a family we were their cheerleaders and supports all weekend. I’m a proud mama so, naturally, I get excited about their accomplishments. They work toward goals, complete them and make new ones to be conquored. I was especially proud of my youngest son this weekend. He only started piano lessons 6 months ago and despite his little knowledge of the piano, he totally rocked his performance with a confident verbal introduction about himself and two very cute beginner ensembles that he practiced relentlessly until he had them memorized. He looked so little and so big at the same time as he presented his pieces. His raspy little voice and short legs dangling from the piano bench were that of my little Noah, but the knowledge he had gained to move those fingers and act confidently and composed in front of a crowd was that of a growing boy. Yes, I cried. I couldn’t help it. He made me so proud. And as if that wasn’t enough, seeing him compete in the triathlon just a day later made me cry even more. He was the very first one to start the whole triathlon. With everyone there pumped up, we cheered him on. I yelled louder than I ever have before as I walked next to him as he swam his little heart out, coaching him to keep going strong. Running to meet him and watch in the transition area, he changed into his biking gear and off he went. It was as I was waiting for him to return from his run that I began to cry. I cheered and cheered as I saw him making his last sprint to the finish line. He is only 6 and yet pushed to get through these trying events. He did it! Again, I was SO proud. He gave it his all and that was all I asked of him. He didn’t hesitate once, he just put his full effort into every event and crushed it! I love this kid with all my heart and am so blessed to call him mine, my little buddy Noah Jacob.
Let’s talk onion dip now. Perhaps I was a little too confident in these ingredients, but I was FOR SURE that this dip was not gonna disappoint when I brought it to the piano recital as an appetizer to share and yet had never tried it for myself!! My first bite was at the same time everyone else was diving into it. Scary. It could have been disastrous! Good thing it was completely uh-mazing!! If you’re a fan of french onion soup then you can imagine the rustic flavor of this dip. It’s perfectly rich, smooth and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness from the onion and heat from the fresh cracked pepper. Skinny it is not, but man, it’s totally worth it!