Tasty Thursday

Full of easy-to-make- snacks, this Thursday's feature, Batter Up Kids: Sensational Snacks by Barbara Beery, is perfect for the kid in your life, or in you!

Chill-Out Cheese Dip
1 cup softened cream cheese
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 to 1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon freshly grated onion
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (14-ounce) jar pimientos, drained

1. Place softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer at medium speed for about 3 minutes or until the cream cheese is whipped and fluffy.
2. Add cheese, yogurt, garlic powder, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine ingredients. Fold in pimientos.
3. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to use for up to 1 week.

Serving suggestions:
Serve on sandwiches, spoon into celery sticks, or use as a dip for pretzel rods, pita chips, whole wheat crackers, fresh veggies, or fresh strawberries.

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