This is one of those simple but fabulous recipes that everyone seems to love. It’s rich, creamy and delicious and tastes like a Creamsicle, only smoother and creamier. My sister gave me the recipe years ago and I get requests for the recipe whenever I make it.
Today’s recipe is part of a Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas and Their Pod hosted by Marla, Family Fresh Cooking, and Lisa, With Style and Grace. Friends of Maria and Josh are posting a fun craft or recipe to help celebrate their soon to arrive little pea.
Maria and Josh are going to be great parents and I’m sure there will always be cookies in the house. I wish them an easy, uneventful, quick delivery and look forward to holding their sweet little angel.
I’m happy to contribute my fruit and Creamy Orange Fruit Dip to the celebration. The dip comes together in a flash, as long as you have your cream cheese and the orange juice concentrate at room temperature. You don’t even need to use a mixer.
This dip isn’t low fat or low cal, but since you’re only eating a tablespoon or so of it and you’re eating it with fruit, I feel pretty good about eating it. The orange zest is my only change to the recipe. I think it adds just a little extra zip and a nice color.
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, room temperature
7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
1 tablespoon orange zest
Stir cream cheese and orange juice together until smooth. Fold in marshmallow creme and zest. Mix until well combined.
In addition to participating in the Virtual Baby Shower, I had the privilege of helping host a Baby Shower for Maria at my house with some of Utah’s best food bloggers. We had a great time at the shower catching up with old friends and new, talking about babies and giving birth, and of course talking about food.
If you’ve ever been to a food bloggers party, you know the food is going to be fabulous. A big thank you to everyone who brought food, and Deborah, Taste and Tell, for getting the ball rolling and taking care of the decorations.
I hope you’ll have fun blog hopping to all of the blogs participating in today’s Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas & Their Pod:
Simple Bites – Lemon Balm infused Lemonade
Ingredients, Inc. – Healthy Fruit Punch
Food for My Family – Lemongrass Soda
Heather’s Dish – Mixed Fruit Punch
She Wears Many Hats – Mini Pistachio Smoothies
Georgia Pellegrini – Watermelon Agua Fresca
With Style and Grace – Truffle Popcorn
Family Fresh Cooking – Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata
Barbara Bakes – Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit
Aggie’s Kitchen – Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
Reluctant Entertainer – Nutella Berry Bruschetta
TidyMom – Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles
Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart
i am baker – Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake
Brown Eyed Baker – Pavlova
Picky Palate – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich
What’s Gaby Cooking – Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Cookin’ Canuck – Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies
Kevin and Amanda – Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups
Sweetopia – Decorated Sugar Cookies
Mountain Mama Cooks – Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Sweetapolita – Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops
Bake at 350 – Petit Fours with fondant pea pods
RecipeGirl – Baby Button Cookies
RecipeBoy – Mud Cups with Gummy Worms
Add a Pinch – Blackberry Tartlets
Dine and Dish – Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples
Vintage Mixer – Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots