We’re fondue fanatics.
I think I may have created a monster when I casually mentioned to my husband that we should get a fondue set, because he loves all things vintage. Now, a few years later, we have at least six vintage fondue sets in an array of ugly ’70’s colors. Yeay.
Yeah, that’s not even all of them. Help. Me. We do fondue every New Year’s — sometimes it’s just dessert. This year we busted out every single one of those sets and had cheese, and an oil one for cooking meat, and chocolate for dessert. It’s great, messy fun, and as long as you’re ready to hose off the kids at the end of the night, it’s a good time for everyone.
I’m thinking of fondue for Valentine’s Day this year, too. Even if we skipped doing the whole meal, and just did dessert fondue, I think the kids would love it. Here are a few great fondue recipes to try, to have your own fun fondue night.
Main Dish Fondues:
- This craft beer and cheese fondue from A Night Owl Blog would be great for football parties or book clubs
- You can’t go wrong with a classic cheese fondue recipe — this one’s from Well-Plated by Erin
- Spinach artichoke fondue from I Wash You Dry would work great as either an appetizer or a main dish
- Roasted garlic broth for beef and game from Ricardo Cuisine — don’t make your fondues just cheese! Have a special one for cooking up some meat, too
- This cheese fondue from The Recipe Shoebox looks delicious and fool-proof
- Chocolate fondue (our own favorite recipe — we make this every time!)
- This Snickers bar fondue from Eazy Peazy Mealz is a little unexpected and looks yummy
- Try a caramel fondue recipe from Mommy’s Memorandum for people who don’t love chocolate (I know…such people do exist. For a long time I thought they were fictional, like unicorns)
- Or combine both chocolate and caramel and eliminate the hard choices — easy chocolate caramel fondue from Made From Pinterest
- Try cookies and cream fondue from High Heels and Grills — another dessert choice you don’t see often
- The only time I’ve ever been to The Melting Pot, I had their s’more’s fondue and I was smitten. Try this s’more’s fondue recipe from Quirky Inspired at home.
How ’bout you? Do you fondue? (This is beginning to sound like a Dr. Seuss book…). At any rate — happy dipping!
If you’re looking for more delicious recipes, try one of these:
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