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Old 04-05-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Simple - me. Seriously. I have a fabulous recipe that I frequently take with me to parties and gatherings. Folks rave. I'm on the road to Duke right now but when I return this evening I will post or PM it to you. Deal?
It would be great to get the recipe! Could I get a copy?!
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I've only used canned artichokes. They are in the canned veggie section, or near the Italian stuff in the grocery store. Sometimes I like to use water chestnuts instead, but they seem to be one of those things that you either love or hate. If you like water chestnuts, they go great in spinach dip!

I havent had just artichokes in forever. Where you pull off a leaf dip it
ooo lala.
I know I never seen it at Harris Teeter but that is where I would look
for specialty items
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Union County
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I havent had just artichokes in forever. Where you pull off a leaf dip it
ooo lala.
I know I never seen it at Harris Teeter but that is where I would look
for specialty items
My Mom used to make stuffed artichokes growing up - pretty sure it's traditionally Italian to eat it that way... Pulling off a leaf and scraping off the yummy goodness with your teeth and then making your way to the heart!

YUMMY
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Still on the road and promise to post recipe later. I'm a member of a produce co-op, Your Neighborhood Produce, and we've gotten fresh artichokes in our basket. Aside from that I can't say that I've noticed fresh artichokes in the grocers. However, for the dip, I purchase the marinated artichoke hearts that come in a jar - even they can be difficult to locate. And forget about asking the average clerk where they might be found, many of them will openly admit they've never seen an artichoke.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Clyde's is a restaurant in NOVA and they have good crab and artichoke dip. Does that count?
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Clyde's is a restaurant in NOVA and they have good crab and artichoke dip. Does that count?
Yes
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Crab and artichoke sounds divine!


Hot Spinach, Artichoke and Chile Dip

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 (12 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/4 cup canned chopped jalapeno peppers, drained
1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix together the cream cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl until smooth. Stir in the green chiles, Parmesan cheese, artichokes, peppers, and spinach. Spoon the mixture into a baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven until slightly browned, about 30 minutes.

This goes great with homemade chips made from tortillas or pita bread lightly coat with olive oil, and season to taste. I normally use chili and garlic powder. Bake at 400.

Also turns out well in a slowcooker then it stays hot throughout party. Honestly though, it's always been the first thing to go when I bring it.

Other variations can include crab, or perhaps low-fat mayo and low-fat cream cheese.

Enjoy!
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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Saralee, that is very similar to my recipe. The addition of chiles sounds soooo yummy! Another good addition that I sometimes use is smoked mozzarella. It gives the dip a nice, rich, smoky flavor that goes so well w/the creaminess and spinach. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I shouldnt open this thread before lunch
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Southern NC
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Olive Garden makes a good one....but I am going to start making my own....I crave that stuff!!
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