Gotta love siblings who are as into tasty (and fun) food as you are.
I woke up Monday morning to an email from my sister Mel titled “this looks mighty delish” and a link to this super simple but super awesome recipe. I picked up the ingredients on lunch break. After dinner, Funfetti Cake Batter Dip was made and being enjoyed.
My first thought when I look at the photos is immediately of Dunk-a-roos: a snack I always wanted my Mom to pack me for school growing up, but that I only got on special occasions.
This isn’t really Dunk-a-roos though, since that was frosting and this is really cake batter dip. But that doesn’t make this any less amazing.
The recipe is simple, and not too evil either. Fat free Greek yogurt, low or no fat whipped cream, and Funfetti cake mix. Mix it all together and boom – funfetti cake batter dip. We served ours with Nilla crackers, but enjoy with whatever cookie you like (or just eat it straight up!)
We’ve been incredibly busy lately, and as such we’ve cut back on posting on our blog to once a week now. I held fast to 2 posts a week for the longest time, but it just isn’t doable at the moment. Which kills me – it really does – because as a search engine marketer (now Manager!), I know the number one thing I need to do to maintain a healthy blog (and increase traffic) is to publish. But I don’t want to sacrifice quality just to throw something up, you know? If we don’t have something tasty to share, something worthy of being posted and shared, we don’t want to put it up. After all, this is ultimately our own cookbook, we don’t want to include something we don’t like!
I’m also challenged lately with my writing. When I look back at my posts from the last two years, I shared more on what Baby Boy was doing at the time, what Rachel and I were enjoying as our little guy grew older and did new things. It’s a fun archive now for us to look back on when we were new parents. I haven’t been writing as much the past few months about our little guys, or about Rachel and I as parents. I’m not sure why, because I do so love reading our old posts on when Baby Boy ate solids for the first time and made a face, or when he took his first steps.
Maybe I don’t know what direction I want to take my writing in. Do I talk about the challenges of being a father, husband, and professional trying to juggle it all? Do I talk about the boys and what they are up to? Do I talk about the trial and tribulations of parenthood Rachel and I go through? Does it even matter, does anyone care, do I just stick to talking about the food? Who knows. I don’t. I guess those are the thoughts that go through my head though, and as a result, I end up directionless.
Perhaps this is just the nature of blogging – an organic evolution and change over time. Or maybe not.
Well, enough philosophizing for one evening. I promise to continue to post once a week if for no other reason than I have an excuse to make things like this Funfetti Cake Batter Dip. “It’s for the blog” is the best food excuse I ever came up with
*Note – This recipe can be halved quite easily!