Aloha Kakahiaka! (Good Morning)
It is early in the morning, or late in the night depending how you look at it. It is 6:38am here in beautiful Hawaii and I still have not gone to sleep. I decided to take some excedrin migraine which has caffeine in it, at 10pm. Sooooo I stayed up all night watching old episodes of Big Brother. After I got bored with that, I decided to be productive with my time and write out another of my favorite recipes, Spinach-Artichoke Dip. This dip is something I always order at restaurants and something I've always found myself critiquing. I loooove cheese and I always felt that the dips needed more cheese and more salt. So I researched online and failed a lot experimenting, but finally came up with a dip that I like to serve with bagel chips or tortilla chips. Unless my friends are terrific actors, this dip is always well received at parties.
As usual, please send me some feedback since anyone besides my friends is impartial and I'd love to get some unbiased opinions :) firstname.lastname@example.org
1 12oz jar of quartered and marinated artichoke hearts
1 cup coarsley chopped spinach
1 tsp. salt
2 cloves minced or grated garlic
1 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup softened cream cheese
1 cup finely shredded low moisture part skim mozarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded 3 cheese blend (Parmesan, asiago, romano)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use cooking spray to lighty grease 8x8 baking dish. Coarsley chop spinach and artichoke hearts. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Pour into prepared dish. Sprinkle extra shredded mozarella on top. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
Calorie Count: 12 servings at 176 calories (does not include serving chips)
I'm going to be serving this dip at a party this weekend so I will definitely come back and post a picture or two so you all can enjoy the tastiness with your eyes before you try out the recipe! :)
Please excuse any craziness this blog may contain, my thoughts are jumbled due to lack of sleep. Love you all <3 xoxo