Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hot Dip for a Cold Day

Does anybody have a little WD-40? We're feeling a bit rusty.

Between the holidays, organizing a new home and growing a little person, we're a touch out of it. Thankfully, Ree's Hot Artichoke Dip (p. 30) is so easy to make. This is the perfect snack food for a cold winter evening - or even for the upcoming Super Bowl. We made it as an appetizer when friends came over for supper. It was an automatic hit.

We started by combining one can of drained, chopped artichoke hearts, mayonnaise and one block of cream cheese into the food processor. This was followed by two, chopped green onions, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. We pulsed this mixture several times to blend lightly.

Next we added about a cup of Parmesan cheese and gently blended this with the mix.

We then chopped our second can of artichoke hearts.

These were folded into the processed mixture. We then plopped this into a 9x9 baking dish and baked it for approximately 20 minutes at 350-degrees.

We love this hot artichoke dip because of the well-balanced combination of creamy cheeses and tangy mayo and artichokes. This will easily curb your guests' hunger as your main course finishes cooking. Or, it makes for an excellent supper. Just remember, you have to share.

Happily full,


  1. Soooooo delicious! Of course, the people I ate it with probably made it better!!!

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