by Debra

Musical pairing – Baby Mine by Alison Krauss

Do you know Amanda? If you don’t, you should! She is the fabulous phenom behind blogs i am baker and i am mommy; this girl is not only talented, she has a heart of gold as is evidenced by this post. She is such an incredible baker and in fact, this cake got Martha Stewart’s attention, then there is this cake and how about these cookies? Talent in spades and a heart of gold . . . just doesn’t get much better than that folks.

So why am I talking about Amanda and you’re looking at photos of strawberries? Well, because Amanda is just about to deliver a baby boy who will join 2 older brothers and an older sister. And try as we might to drag the little man’s name outta Amanda, she’s not telling . . . well alrighty then . . . We would love nothing better than to get together and give her a shower, but living in different parts of the country makes it nearly impossible to coordinate; so we’re throwing her a surprise virtual baby shower . . . SURPRISE AMANDA!!!

Knowing Amanda, she will be thrilled, touched, embarrassed and a little verkelmpt but that’s ok . . . personally, I think all mamas-to-be feel those things . . . sometimes all in the same day . . .  huh. come to think of it, I feel all those things in the same day . . . and no, I am not about to deliver my fourth child . . .

Here’s where the Strawberries with Brown Sugar Dip come in; usually baby showers are all about cakes, cookies and cutie-pie little goodies . . . all perfectly fine. But sometimes I find it’s nice to offer something a little less sugary for those who might enjoy a little bit of fresh fruit . . . and if you’re feeling a little racy, then this ridiculously easy Brown Sugar Dip is just the ticket!

Baby shower, wedding shower, family picnics – any gathering – I’ve taken this dish to many functions and come home with an empty tray – this is always a hit.

Don’t miss the other links below the recipe – there are some mighty fine goodies in those links!!

Congratulations to Amanda and her family on their new addition!


Be sure to check out all the delicious goodies we’re serving at this virtual baby shower and then head on over to Amanda’s blog and wish her well!

  1. A Farmgirl’s Dabbles – ‘i am baby’ Mini Cupcakes
  2. Add-a-Pinch – i am baby Shower Punch
  3. Bake at 350 – ‘Baby on Board’ Cookies
  4. Bakers Royale – Baby Shower Cupcakes
  5. Bluebonnets & Brownies – Mini Fruit Pizza
  6. Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – Homemade Buttermints
  7. Dine and Dish – Stuffed Mushrooms
  8. Food for My Family – Shower Macarons
  9. Good Life Eats – Cucumber & Watercress Tea Sandwiches
  10. Gourmande in the Kitchen – Chocolate Blueberry Truffles
  11. My Baking Addiction – Crab Rangoons
  12. My Kitchen Addiction – Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
  13. She Wears Many Hats – ‘B is for Boy’ Mini Cupcakes
  14. Simple Bites – Spring Crudite, Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dip
  15. Tidy Mom – Ducky Shower Punch
  16. Wenderly – Bundle of Bebe Cards for the Bundle of Joy
  17. What’s Cooking with Kids – Hamentashen Cookies



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One of my favorite child hood treats was dipping strawberries into sour cream and then brown sugar (heavy on the brown sugar, of course!). I’ve never thought to put them together but I likey!



What a sweet treat for a baby shower! Yum… And relatively healthy too 🙂



So simple and beautiful! And best wishes to Amanda!


Magic of Spice

Gorgeous photos and love this dip!



What a sweet shower surprise. Everything looks awesome. I cant wait for fresh Strawberry season. Another month for us. But I would love to serve them with this lovely dip.



Me too is amanda’s fan! I love her blog!



I love this simple idea!


Jamie | My Baking Addiction

Oh. My. Word. I think I could the entire bowl of this brown sugar deliciousness! Beautiful!



oh goodness I would love this. I appreciate you offering something a little less on the sweet and sugary side, these strawberries look beautiful and perfect with that dip! I’ve never tried a dip like that before. I will have to make it for my next get together (I always love to a nice fruit platter with a dip!). Love this baby shower!!! So cute!!


My Man's Belly

This is such a nice change up from the usual chocolate dips for strawberries.


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