A party dip with a cause Kick off your Super Bowl party...

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January 26, 2000

A party dip with a cause

Kick off your Super Bowl party with Soy-Jalapeno Dip and help fight child abuse. The creamy blend, made with Kikkoman Soy Sauce, is a favorite of retired Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway and his wife, Janet, who are partnering with the soy-sauce company to raise money for the treatment and prevention of child abuse. Kikkoman will donate 10 cents for every 10-ounce bottle of the Asian condiment sold, up to $100,000, through January. Meanwhile, enjoy the dip, which makes about 2 cups: Combine 8 ounces sour cream, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions, 3 tablespoons soy sauce and 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno peppers. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve with crackers, chips or vegetables.

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