Eggnog Dip

This Eggnog Dip, delicious and simple, comes together easily and is perfect for holiday parties!This Eggnog Dip, delicious and simple, comes together easily and is perfect for holiday parties!

I read this great post from Aimee over at Shugary Sweets the other day, and it occurred to me that maybe you and I should talk.

I have lots and lots of blogger friends, not to mention all the bloggers that I follow on social media, and I have heard from so many of them that they have received complaints about the sponsored posts that they write.  Just this general suggestion that the blogger is “selling out.”

I am lucky enough to have never gotten that kind of complaint.  But I still feel like we should talk about it.

It was just about three years ago that I published my first blog post.  And at that point I really knew nothing about anything, and I figured that was okay, since no one was really looking at my blog anyway.  I mean, I literally had like six page views a day for the first few months.  It never occurred to me that something I started really just so that I wouldn’t go crazy while at home with the kids would turn into a business for me.  But my parents always told me to love what you do so much that you can’t believe you actually get paid for it.  And that is what this is for me.

I make money a few different ways on my blog.  One is by the ads you see in the sidebar and at the top and bottom of my posts.  Each time you come to my blog, my blog makes a little money because you saw the ad (so, hey, thanks!).  I also make money by placing some affiliate links in some of my posts.  You click on the link to Amazon, and then if you buy something (even if it’s not the product I mentioned), I get a small cut of the profit at no extra cost to you.  (So again, thanks!!)  And you will always see at the bottom of a post when there were affiliate links included.

And finally, I make money by doing sponsored posts.  I write content on behalf of a company and they supply me with product and a paycheck.  Now this is what I think some readers get upset about.  And I can appreciate that.  I mean, I bet it leaves you wondering if you can trust what I’m saying.  For example, am I telling you I loved this such and such cookie because it’s really delicious, or because I was paid to say so.

eggnog_dip_3

Here is the deal.  I can promise you that I don’t take on sponsored work that I don’t totally believe in.  There have been times when I have been offered work, and I pass it up because it’s just not a product I feel comfortable standing behind.  I’ve also turned down work because I don’t feel like it’s a good fit for my blog, and it’s not something that I think you will be interested in hearing about.

More importantly, I will always disclose, and I have always disclosed, when a post is sponsored, usually within the first paragraph of a post.  But again, I really am not going to do work that I don’t feel like I can wholeheartedly stand behind.

So . . . thank you for supporting and continuing to support my blog.  Without readers, without actual eyeballs on this blog, I wouldn’t be able to be paid to do something that I love.  And because of you, I get to be at home with my kids while also helping pay the bills.  So again, thank you thank you thank you!

This Eggnog Dip, delicious and simple, comes together easily and is perfect for holiday parties!

Should we talk about this dip??

This dip sort of knocked my socks off.  It’s so easy to put together, but it’s so full of delicious eggnog flavor.  I looved it!  I’ll be honest, I love the eggnog flavor, but the thick creaminess of eggnog . . . I mean, I can drink like one glass each year and then I’m good.  So this dip is the perfect compromise.  A sweet and delicious dip served up perfectly with some gingersnaps or graham crackers!

 

Eggnog Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup eggnog, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, packed

Instructions

  1. Beat the soft cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract, rum extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Beat in the eggnog, and then the powdered sugar.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Serve with graham crackers or ginger snap cookies.
http://www.wineandglue.com/2014/11/eggnog-dip.html

You might also like

Eggnog Latteeggnog_latte

Eggnog Poke Cakeeggnog_poke_cake

Eggnog Mini Muffinseggnog_mini_muffin_recipe

Comments

  1. ColleenB. says

    Yum, Yum, This looks absolutely Amazing. Can’t wait to make this to go with my box of Vanilla Wafers that I have here. Heck with the banana pudding and enter Eggnog Dip. :}
    Wonder how this would be with just a bit of bourbon in place of the rum extract

  2. says

    Aside from the super yummy dip recipe, I really appreciate this post for what you shared about advertising and making money from a blog. I just started my blog, and it is amazing how much work goes into it. I don’t know if people truly appreciate all the time and effort (not to mention the constant thought process) that goes into creating and maintaining a blog. And there are also monetary costs associated with it. Nobody can have a successful blog for free! So keep up the good work!

    • says

      I know, Melissa! I reread and reread my post looking for a place to talk about the costs associated with running a blog, from hosting fees, to props, camera equipment, never mind all the FOOD, but there just wasn’t a good spot for it in this post . . . it could probably be it’s own post. :) Thank you so much for the kind words!

  3. Melody Katrobos says

    I made this dip to the directions given and it was thin and runny lots of great taste but needs a tub of Cool Whip or something to thicken it up!

    • says

      Thanks for pointing this out, Melody! I am adding to the recipe that my powdered sugar was packed. When I first made it, it was watery, and so I added more powdered sugar (which is reflected in the recipe), but if you didn’t put in packed cups, that could make a huge difference. Sorry about that!

  4. says

    I think I just died and went to heaven. I don’t usually fall in lust with food but my mouth is filling with water. This looks sooooo good.

  5. says

    I saw this, and definitely want to try it. My only problem is that one of my kids is lactose intolerant. Do you have any suggestions for possibly making this dairy/lactose free?

    • says

      Hi Tiffany! I definitely can’t speak to how it would turn out consistency wise, but there are some good vegan cream cheeses on the market, and a friend of mine just mentioned how good So Delicious Coconut Eggnog is. :)

  6. Gee Gee says

    Very nice post on the cost associated with creating and maintaining a blog. Appreciate your saying that you wouldn’t do a sponsored blog if you didn’t support and believe in the product. I wold hope that would be true of most serious, dedicated bloggers. Very interesting blog that’s informative and visiually beautiful, Lisa – thanks for your hard work. Happy Holidays!!

  7. Janette says

    Sounds delicious! What do you think about using homemade vanilla extract made with rum and omitting rum extract? Thanks in advance for any feedback~Happy Holidays

  8. says

    I tried this recipe and I was disappointed. I thought it would be a delicious holiday treat, but instead of the dip being thick, it was soupy and watery. Is there a way to make it less thin? Also, I left out the rum extract, did that have anything to do with the thickness or flavor?

    • says

      Chairssa, I’m so sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy this. Yes, the rum extract definitely plays a roll in the flavor, so I wouldn’t recommend leaving it out. Additionally, it can be thickened pretty easily by just adding some more powdered sugar.

  9. Leeann says

    I made this for our family Christmas get-together yesterday, and it was a big hit! We couldn’t find rum extract at the store and didn’t want to use rum (to keep it child friendly), but it was still delicious! It was a little thin right after combining all the ingredients, but it firmed up a bit after about a half hour in the fridge — plus we kept the bowl on ice for the party. I’m so glad I found this recipe! It will definitely be a holiday staple for my family!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge