I’m someone who is always hungry. Just ate a huge meal? Still hungry. Just had lunch? Still hungry. Finished dessert? Yep, still hungry. And fortunately, my hunger is usually taken care of since we always have food in the house.
But my reality isn’t everyone else’s. In fact, in 2012 there were 17.6 million households that were food-insecure — meaning, they didn’t know when or how their next source of food would come. And did you know that only 10% of these families are actually homeless? Working-class people like your coworker, your neighbor, your best friend — suffer from hunger. And children (nearly 16 million, to be exact) — like your daughter’s friend, your son’s teammate, or the kids skateboarding outside — are also affected by hunger.
So the iconic kitchenware brand The Pampered Chef has teamed up with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, and Food Banks Canada to contribute to the fight against hunger. Did you know September is #HungerAction Month? For every Nourish Soup Bowl purchased, The Pampered Chef will donate $2 to Feeding America or Food Banks Canada through their Round Up From The Heart program. Just $2 secures up to 18 meals which is huge for a family who may not know when their next meal would be. And not only will you feel good about receiving a gorgeous exclusive bowl, but you’ll feel even better for having donated to an amazing cause!
Not only will these bowls help American and Canadian families in need with their generous donation, but these gorgeous, simple bowls will help remind us all of our blessings of food, family, and shared mealtimes. Their Feeding Families, One Bowl At A Time campaign will hopefully spark conversation among your dinner table about the importance of helping others and offer the ability to give thanks. Together, we can all band together to help fight hunger!
Aren’t these Nourish Soup Bowls GORGEOUS?! They launch today, and one lucky reader will be receiving a set of four (4) Nourish Soup Bowls, a trio of Bamboo Spoons and a Deep Covered Baker in Cranberry. All you have to do is enter the giveaway below! I’ll choose a winner on September 12, 2014. Good luck!!
In the meantime, I know Red Velvet Dessert Dip isn’t exactly a hunger-cure, but it is something very easy to whip up, has minimal ingredients, and makes a big, hearty impact. When poured into these stunning Nourish bowls, this dessert dip offers a bright contrast of color and helps bring everyone together to indulge as a family. Who could resist a heaping scoopful of this luscious, smooth red velvet cake batter dip!? Not I!
All that’s missing is a red velvet dip-smeared smile!
- 2 cups red velvet cake mix (just the dry mix)
- 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1-2 Tbsp milk or heavy cream
- FOR CREAM CHEESE DRIZZLE:
- 4 oz (1/2 pkg) cream cheese, room temperature
- ¼ cup (4 Tbsp) butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Pie crust dippers, crackers, fruit or cookies, for dipping
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the red velvet cake mix, softened cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and milk until creamy and soft. It should be thick but still spreadable; add more powdered sugar if too runny or more milk if too stiff.
- Spread the mixture into your serving dish(es).
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whip together the remaining cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar with a fork or a handheld electric mixer until light and fluffy. Spread the mixture into a piping bag attached with a small open circle tip.
- Pipe the cream cheese frosting in a swirl pattern on top of each dip. Serve immediately with pie crust dippers, crackers, fruit or cookies.
This dip isn’t just fantastically beautiful, it’s delicious too! Perfect for red velvet fans young and old, it tastes just like luscious, decadent red velvet cake batter. And the cream cheese icing swirl is phenomenal, adding a great creamy richness to each bite. It tastes great with fresh strawberries or chopped up apples, but I prefer it with simple pie crust dippers (simply, pie crust I cut into star shapes and baked with a little granulated sugar for about 10 minutes — simple!). The best part was enjoying this dip in the gorgeous Nourish bowls with my family — and being reminded that I’m quite fortunate to have what I do.
Be sure to connect with The Pampered Chef on Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest for more upcoming news, sales, and promotions. You can also purchase the Nourish Soup Bowls starting September 1st, or other charitable products like their Round Up From The Heart Trivets which also donate to Feeding America!
Have a fantastical day!!