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Friday, December 31, 2010

Hot Parmesan Artichoke Dip & Pizza Dip

Now that I am living with other people, I find I am not taking pictures of what I am cooking. With an audience, there is more pressure to serve the food right away, and not pause to take a series of photos. So I am sorry that I’m not posting much these days. I resolve to do better.

While at my parents’ house for Christmas, we decided, since my brother’s family was flying out that afternoon, to just do a bunch of hors
d'oeuvres on Christmas Day. Here are two of the ones I made. Of course, I forgot to take photos of the finished dishes, but I did remember and took a photo of one of my bites. Everyone seemed to eat them pretty quickly, I guess they liked ‘em?

Hot Parmesan Artichoke Dip

14 oz artichoke hearts

1 c grated Parmesan cheese

1 c mayonnaise

1 garlic clove

1-2 Roma tomatoes, diced

3-4 green onions, sliced

Mix all the ingredients but tomatoes and onions.

Spoon into a pie dish.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.

Sprinkle with the tomatoes and onions.

Serve with chips or bread pieces or crackers or whatever.

Pizza Dip

1 cube cream cheese

2 c spaghetti or pizza sauce*

1-2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

Spread the cream cheese evenly into the bottom of a pie dish. **I set the cream cheese out for a few hours beforehand so that it is room temperature, aka: easier to spread.**

Pour the sauce over the cream cheese.

Sprinkle the cheese on top.

Bake at 350
° for 10-15 minutes (until the mozzarella is melted).
Serve with crackers or bread, etc.

*I usually just make my own quick sauce combining tomatoes and spices, instead of using a jar sauce.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Recipe Reminiscing

Have you tried a recipe from Eat Your Veggies, Peas! recently and loved it?  Or did you make it a long time ago and still continue to whip it up every now and then?

If you're like me - right before I go to the grocery store I scan old and new recipes from this website to make my grocery list.  Some things have been posted for months, yet I just barely tried it and loved it - and want to share (who really goes back to see that I checked the "Loved it!" box?).

Let's hear all about what recipes from here you've been cooking up!