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Sweet onion crack dip {GIVEAWAY}

2013 October 22
by Emily Hill

Disclosure: I received a copy of Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Garden, but I was not required to write this review. I’m doing so because I truly love the book and its authors. And the sweet onion crack dip. And pretty much every recipe inside the cookbook.

Though I feel we often overuse the word authentic, it is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Todd Porter and Diane Cu of White on Rice Couple. Their life recipe still inspires me, as does their joy in sharing their love of food—and food photography—with the world. Because I admire them so very much, I was humbled (and floored) when I received a copy of their new cookbook, Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Garden.


Bountiful cookbook from White on Rice Couple

Gorgeous. Fresh. Enlightening. Drool-inducing. Heartfelt.

These are the words that came to mind when I browsed its pages (and bookmarked nearly half of them). Yes, Bountiful is full of beautiful food photography and delicious recipes. But it is also a labor of love—a love of fruits and vegetables and herbs picked, pulled and pruned straight from their garden.


Bountiful cookbook from White on Rice Couple - inside

I almost packed up our family and moved to southern California just so I could have a growing season as robust as Todd and Diane’s.

Or at least a home next door so we could help take some of that extra produce of their hands.

Though my gardening skills leave something to be desired, this sweet onion crack dip appetizer definitely does not. It is filled with ooey, gooey cheesiness, the right amount of sweet onion flavor and a the perfect kick of black pepper. It’s basically heaven in an appetizer.


Sweet onion crack dip

You can thank us all later.

And because I can’t help but share the tasty wonder that is Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Garden, I’m giving one lucky ITRML reader a copy of the new cookbook.

Printable recipe for sweet onion crack dip appetizer below; you’ll find the giveaway just below that.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Sweet Onion Crack Dip
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6
 
This sweet onion cheese dip (aka "crack dip") is a nice change from your typical hot spinach or artichoke dip. Todd Porter and Diane Cu of White on Rice Couple had it right when they nicknamed it "crack dip." Original recipe can be found in Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Garden.
Ingredients
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, very softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I used light mayo)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 T freshly cracked black pepper
  • Sourdough bread, French baguette, pita bread or your favorite crackers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, mayo, Parmesan, onion and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spread the mixture into a 6-inch baking dish or small oven-safe dish. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until ingredients are melted together and crust is a dark golden brown. The darker brown the crust, the better the flavors.
  4. Serve hot with your favorite bread or crackers.

The giveaway will be administered by Rafflecopter and is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. (Shipping can be a bit pricey for a hardcover cookbook this size. Sorry!)


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  1. October 22, 2013

    This sounds good! I love making appetizers.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Me too! They’re some of my favorite recipes.
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  2. Annette permalink
    October 22, 2013

    I would happily enjoy a meal composed of all appetizers. My favorite is bruschetta.

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  3. Gianna permalink
    October 22, 2013

    Wish I could enter, but no facebook. That dip looks so delicious!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I forgot I’d made that mandatory. Just changed the giveaway so now it’s optional. :)
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  4. Laura permalink
    October 23, 2013

    Looks amazing! And just right for a Fall appetizer, yum!

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  5. October 23, 2013

    Pretty sure I NEED this book!

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  6. Shannon Baas permalink
    October 23, 2013

    Mine is nachos

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  7. Renee G permalink
    October 23, 2013

    I love spinach artichoke dip.

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  8. Traci Severson permalink
    October 23, 2013

    I love anything with onion – the dip sounds amazing! Next party it is on my list to make!!! The cookbook sounds amazing!

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  9. October 23, 2013

    BLT dip with frito scoops…yum!
    Lizzy´s deep thought ~ P52 catch upMy Profile

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  10. Tamar permalink
    October 23, 2013

    Chips and dip and really good popcorn.

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  11. deana c permalink
    October 24, 2013

    My favorite appetizer is artichokes francais

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  12. Crystal Pamplona permalink
    October 24, 2013

    My favorite appetizer is wings. I make two kinds every time i go to a function.

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  13. Keegan permalink
    October 24, 2013

    My favorite appetizer is pretty much ANY appetizer, but I usually go for the guacamole first!

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  14. karen permalink
    October 24, 2013

    My favorite appetizer is anything involving cheese!

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  15. candace permalink
    October 24, 2013

    i love an appetizer that can be served with toasts or cheeses. really like bruschetta!

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  16. Christine permalink
    October 24, 2013

    love spinach artichoke dip

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  17. christopher h permalink
    October 24, 2013

    I usually make bruschetta

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  18. Becca permalink
    October 25, 2013

    Bread for sure!

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  19. Holly H. permalink
    October 25, 2013

    Love a shrimp dip that my sister in law makes – it’s the best!

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  20. October 26, 2013

    My favorite appetizer is avocado egg rolls at Cheesecake Factory. Holy yum. And I need this book! :)
    Anne Marie´s deep thought ~ Dumb GoalsMy Profile

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  21. Marti permalink
    October 26, 2013

    Crab stuffed mushrooms and chicken meatballs are tied for my favorite appetizers.

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  22. October 26, 2013

    YUM!

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  23. October 26, 2013

    I love hot corn and jalepeno dip, but I think my favorite appetizer is stuffed mushrooms.
    Joanna´s deep thought ~ Handy Kitchen Tool: Chalk PensMy Profile

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  24. October 26, 2013

    My favorite appetizer is one just like this…. any kind of warm, cheesy dip! Looks awesome and can’t wait to try it.

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  25. October 26, 2013

    I love garlic & apricot cheese spread. Everyone begs me to make when they visit. The combination sounds so odd, but is decadent!

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  26. October 26, 2013

    a cheese plate with a selection of salami.
    Paula – bell’alimento´s deep thought ~ Soups To Get You Through The Cold Season + {$100 Visa Gift Card GIVEAWAY}My Profile

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  27. Elizabeth permalink
    October 26, 2013

    I love dips! My two favorites are 7-layer and pizza dips.

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  28. Devon H permalink
    October 26, 2013

    My favorite appetizer would be any kind of dip with crackers or bread. It could be guacamole, baked goat cheese and marinara, salsa, cream cheese with pepper jelly, etc. I love it all! :)

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  29. elvina permalink
    October 26, 2013

    My favorite appetizer is water cracker topped with figs, brie, and honey. I would LOVE this cookbook! I live in SoCal and love the White on Rice couple! That’s a lot of “loves” but it’s true. :)

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  30. October 26, 2013

    My favorite appetizer is freshly baked baguettes with dips or spreads, like aioli or bruschetta.
    Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)´s deep thought ~ Kale & Fried Eggs over RiceMy Profile

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  31. Daniel M permalink
    October 27, 2013

    hot wings!

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  32. Heather B permalink
    October 27, 2013

    currently my favorite appetizer is Pumpkin dip!

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  33. Stephanie Larison permalink
    October 28, 2013

    Cheese balls… I could eat them anytime.

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  34. Francine Anchondo permalink
    October 28, 2013

    Hot wings, bruschetta and mozzeralla cheese sticks

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  35. Michelle D permalink
    October 28, 2013

    Pears and blue cheese!

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  36. Sand permalink
    October 28, 2013

    I love spinach dip.

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  37. October 28, 2013

    I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! And favorite appetizer? You seriously wouldn’t make me choose, would you? :)
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  38. manda permalink
    October 29, 2013

    I am an fan of fried tomatoes

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  39. October 29, 2013

    Lately I’ve been loving bruschetta, but I can see how this would be addictive.
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes´s deep thought ~ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip BitesMy Profile

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  40. October 29, 2013

    excited to try

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  41. susan smoaks permalink
    October 29, 2013

    i love bread with spinach dip

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  42. October 29, 2013

    I always see these things when it is too late to go to the store to buy everything. Looks delicious.
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  43. Bryan E. permalink
    October 29, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway…raw vegetables & a spicy garlic yogurt dip.

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  44. Joy Q permalink
    October 29, 2013

    Wings

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  45. janet permalink
    October 29, 2013

    hi ho crackers and onion dip

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  46. October 29, 2013

    I love a good chip and dip combo. And cheese cubes, those are always nice too.
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  47. November 2, 2013

    This looks AMAZING!! Wiping the drool from my keyboard, and pinning immediately! ;) Thanks for sharing!!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Thank you, Brenda! It really is yummy.

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  48. Ashley permalink
    November 10, 2013

    Sweet! Dips rocks! Though I do love a good cheese platter!

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  49. Sarah Naber permalink
    July 18, 2014

    I think it is amazing adding to the fact that I don’t exactly love onions

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I used to be able to eat them raw but now I find I only like them cooked. This is one of my favorite ways to eat them. :)
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