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Serious Entertaining: I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

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[Photograph: Helen Jane]

It's no secret that crudite are just a vehicle for delivering creamy dips straight to your face.

The same goes for tiny toasts, pita or tortilla chips. They are our workhorses. We love them for carrying all the flavor. But we can't help but love dips more.

Can you tell? It's dip season and I couldn't be happier.

Dips save dishes, time, and effort. We don't need to sit to eat dip, we can stand and drink and talk. We can make dips ahead of time so there's time to relax with a drink before guests arrive. Dips can be stretched even further as you consider their potential as toppings for crostini or bruschetta.

My three go-to dips are surprising with their big flavors, but they're familiar enough that guests know what they're getting into.

Dip Tips

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