Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip

cup raisins

1 T. brandy

2 cups cream cheese; softened

cup whipping cream

t. vanilla extract

cup dark brown sugar

1 t. cinnamon, ground

cup mini chocolate chips

1 t. cinnamon, ground

Mix the raisins and brandy (making sure all the raisins are coated) and let soak for 15 minutes. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese and whipping cream until well blended and smooth. Add the vanilla, mixing well. Blend in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix in the "slushed" raisins and chocolate chips, blending well. Garnish with a light dusting of cinnamon. Serve at room temperature. DIPPERS: Graham Crackers, Honeydew Melon, Strawberries, Peaches, Dried Fruit, Pound Cake Cubes Yield: 6 servings (about 3 cups of dip)