SerenDIPity – Gathering Friends Together

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SerenDIPity is a hospitality idea ~ a unique dip party, a gathering for fellowship, food and friendship.

My husband, Jim, and I love to gather friends together for fellowship, to nourish existing friendships, to introduce special friends from different circles to each other, and for new friendships to begin. That is my heart ~ gathering and growing together. I am so thankful for the beautiful instruments of His grace in my life whom I call friends.

When I shared the idea of the SerenDIPity dip party with Jim, he was enthusiastic and excitedly said “Let’s do it!” As Jim and I prayed for God’s blessing, presence and favor over this idea called “SerenDIPity”, God answered our prayers beyond imagination. At each SerenDIPity, our joy is hearing the laughter of our friends and feeling the warmth of sweet fellowship. Our hearts are filled having so much love under our roof and in our home. We are so very thankful to the Lord. “We love because He first loved us.” John 4:19

One of the greatest pleasures of my heart is to gather family and friends together. Whether for a celebration, a Bible study or simply for fellowship, I love to gather together with loved ones. Whether a dollop or a dousing, the sweet fellowship enveloped in gathering together in friendship satisfies a sweet spot in our God-breathed souls.

Open your heart in hospitality! Satisfy the sweet spot! Host a SerenDIPity party!

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Chocolate Mousse Dip

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse Dip by Cathi (Photo by Heather Beals ~ 2010)

My friend Cathi is a rich treasure in my life. Confident and content, she effortlessly demonstrates her faithfulness in friendship by praying with discernment and by speaking truth with love and grace and boldness.  Her walk with the Lord and her testimony give her a rare textured depth. I love her heart for the Lord and for family and friends.

Cathi’s Chocolate Mousse Dip won rave reviews at SerenDIPity. Her delicious dessert dip was inspired by the Coffee Ricotta Mousse recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home book (page 307). You’ll want to make this one!

 1 pound ricotta cheese

½ cup confectioner’s sugar

2 tablespoons instant coffee granules

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon brandy (optional)

For the chocolate twist, add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

In bowl of a food processor or using an electric mixer, whip all of the ingredients together until smooth and evenly colored. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving. (I like to chill it in the refrigerator before serving!)

Cathi served hers in a large bowl with butter cookies for dipping.

SWEET SerenDIPity! This one is DIPlicious!!! Enjoy!!



Karen Ehman – Guest Post!

Sharing about SerenDIPity today over at Karen Ehman’s place!! Be sure to stop by for some surprises!