My husband, Marcus, insisted I add maraschino cherries to this recipe. I didn't want to. Too trashy, too sweet, too processed, I thought. But he absolutely insisted and I could see that it had something to do with nostalgia and the pineapple upside down cakes of his boyhood, so I indulged him. I like french onion dip made with Lipton soup mix. No one is going to change my mind with fancy caramelized onion from scratch dip. So I gave him his bright red cherries.