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Friday, February 25, 2011

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Here's the number three dip!  
Hope you make all three and enjoy eating them too!

Spinach Artichoke Dip



The Players!


In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Slowly whisk in flour and make a roux.  
Cook for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and begin to whisk in milk a 
little at a time until all lumps are gone and a sauce forms.  
Return to heat and continue to stir until sauce it thickened.  


  Add in Parmesan cheese, ½ of jack cheese, spinach, artichokes, salt, cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce.  Mix thoroughly.   


Spray an 8x8 baking dish with Pam and pour mixture into dish.  Drizzle the 
half-n-half over the top of the mixture.  Sprinkle with remaining jack cheese and bake @ 375º for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.


 YUM!



Recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip:








Spinach Artichoke Dip

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, grated
2 (10 ounce) packages of spinach, chopped, drained
   and all water squeezed out
1 can artichoke quarters, drained and chopped
1/3 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 shakes of Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons half-n-half

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Slowly whisk in flour and make a roux.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and begin to whisk in milk a little at a time until all lumps are gone and a sauce forms.  Return to heat and continue to stir until sauce it thickened.  Add in Parmesan cheese, ½ of jack cheese, spinach, artichokes, salt, cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce.  Mix thoroughly.   Spray an 8x8 baking dish with Pam and pour mixture into dish.  Drizzle the half-n-half over the top of the mixture.  Sprinkle with remaining jack cheese and bake @ 375º for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

Happy Eating!



Pink Dip

Here is you next dip for the Oscar's


Pink Dip





The Players!  Yes, there are only 2!


Place in deep mixing bowl and let cream cheese come to room temperature.  


Start adding a little at a time salsa.  Using a hand mixer to mix thoroughly.


Blend well with each addition.  Place in airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.


Pinkalicious!


It may not be pretty, it is pink and it tastes great!  
Freshly made and no preservatives!



Pink Dip Recipe:

Pink Dip

1 (8 ounce) 1/3 less fat cream cheese
½ cup salsa (fresh or bottled)

Let cream cheese come to room temperature.  Place in deep mixing bowl and add salsa.  Use hand mixer to mix thoroughly.  Place in air tight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Happy Eating!

Garnish with a little cilantro and get dipping!

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