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Crab Dip and Spread
This is tasty stuffed inside of celery or, stuffed in cherry tomatoes.

1 (6-ounce) can real crab meat, do not drain
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup fat-free mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or green onion tops (or 2 teaspoons dried chives)
1/2 teaspoon imitation butter flavoring (found near vanilla extract)

Instructions: In a medium bowl stir together the crabmeat, cream cheese, garlic, mozzarella
cheese, chives, and butter flavoring until well mixed. Serve as suggested.

Yield: 12 (2-tablespoon) servings

Crabby Bacon Dip and Spread
Don't let the grouchy name of this recipe stop you from enjoying this dip!
This tastes bests on low-carbohydrate crackers.

1 (6-ounce) can real crab meat, do not drain
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup fat-free mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or green onion tops (or 2 teaspoons dried chives)
2 ounces cooked bacon, finely chopped.

Instructions: In a medium bowl stir together the
Reheat the finely chopped cooked bacon (to release the flavors of the bacon) in a microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds or until bacon is fully heated. Then stir the chopped, cooked bacon into the bowl with the other ingredients…. crabmeat, cream cheese, garlic, mozzarella cheese, chives or green onion well mixed. Serve at room temperature.

Both recipes courtesy Dawn Hall - Cooking for Busy People

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