Did you all have a wonderful Memorial Day? We sure did. The weather was amazing! We threw a neighborhood potluck BBQ. Everyone brought their own meat and a side dish to share. We provided drinks and treats. I tried a new recipe for Ooey Gooey Bars. They were heavenly. Sadly, I forgot to take a photo, and I sent the rest to work with my hubbie, so I won't be posting them till I make them again.
But I am sharing another fabulous recipe. I tried this fruit dip at a neighbor's house a few years ago. She told me that they make it every time their family gets together for the annual reunion at Lake Powell. Eventually they just started calling it Lake Powell Dip. I adore it and make it whenever I get the chance. (Like a potluck, so I don't eat it all by myself.) It is great with strawberries, bananas, apples, grapes, and just about anything. Heck, I would eat it plain right out of the bowl. But I try not to. It is so stinkin' yummy!
Best Ever Fruit Dip (AKA Lake Powell Dip)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp rum flavoring (this is what gives it amazing flavor, so don't leave it out)
8oz cream cheese, softened
6oz marshmallow cream
4oz Cool Whip
Bring butter, sugar, and milk to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Stir in flavorings and let cool. Beat cream cheese till fluffy; add milk mixture and marshmallow creme. Fold in Cool Whip. Serve with fresh fruit.