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Try this easy to prepare tremendous shrimp dip! Great Appetizer Recipes

This shrimp dip is so tasty sometimes I make it just to have as a snack at night while my family is watching TV. There doesn't always have to be a party to have serve a tasty appetizer.


8oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature)

1 tsp. lemon juice from a fresh squeezed lemon

1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/8 cup chopped onion
1/8 cup chopped celery
2 small can shrimp (drained)

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Mix together the first four ingredients. Add the onion, celery, and shrimp. Stir together. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with your favorite crackers.

-Use real lemon juice
-Canned shrimp actually works better than fresh shrimp in this recipe
-Waverly butter crackers go best with it

I hope you enjoy this recipe,



About this recipe: (How I began to like cooking and baking.)

This recipe is actually very special in a different way. This very recipe is what gave me the confidence I needed that I can follow a recipe.

My mom will be the first to tell you that growing up she tried to get me in the kitchen learning to bake and cook but I wasn't interested. I could only be found in my craft and sewing room. The kitchen was the last place I wanted to be. I remember one Thanksgiving when we lived in Illinois, the whole family came across the US to visit us and the girls were in the kitchen baking and cooking away. I was about 14 years old at the time. My mom and my grandmother came in my room, (I was sewing when they came in.) and advised me to get up stairs and help with Thanksgiving dinner. I made every excuse I could and said I would be up to help "set the table." As they walked away I could hear my grandmother telling my mom how I need to learn to cook for my husband and family someday. I could hear my mom responding saying I have tried everything mom, but all she wants to do is sew.

My mom did try... for years. I wasn't being rebellious or anything like that I was just not like my mom and Grand-mom that way who loved being in the kitchen. I thank my mom for letting me be who I wanted to be and not forcing me to do something I didn't want to do at the time. She let me create and sew and quilt, and look what it has brought me today, a successful sewing studio where I have taught kids and adults how to sew in the thousands now, and a successful website where I can teach people all over the world how to sew things! (Thanks mom)

I was only married for about two years when I worked third shift as an emergency travel agent for a large company. On those nights when it was slow the girls would chit-chat about recipes (which I was not interested in) and decorating their homes. One day a co-worker brought in this recipe and said she would make it just for her and her husband to eat while watching their favorite TV shows. I thought how crazy she was, but she wrote it down for me and talked me into trying it and that my husband would love it.

Well I followed that recipe and my husband was so thankful and love it. I felt very proud and excited that I made and that he ate all of it. I'm sure it's how my students feel when they sew something for the first time. The success of that, encouraged me to follow more recipes and try more cooking. Now my mom considers herself to be a home-cooking type of person, and me a gourmet cook. I certainly wouldn't go that far, but I sure do love cooking and baking now!


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