Friday, September 30, 2011

Okie Dokie Artichokie Dip

Howdy! Funny story, I have the best artichoke dip to share with y’all, adapted from the Taylor Daily Press’ very own – Gail Bell! I first tried this artichoke dip in September at a monthly Chit Chat.

I fell in love.

I love artichokes.

I love cheese.

I love, love, love hot and spicy.

It had all three! I was smitten at first dip!

I love this recipe most of all because it’s so easy – it’s made in the crock pot! Artichoke dip can be dangerously easy in my opinion. If something tastes that good, and is that easy to make – be prepared to get it out of your house, before you eat it!
I first made this dip for a retirement party – Woot! Woot! Happy Retirement Coach Potts! Served Taylor for forty some odd years! I emailed with Gail a few days back and forth, until I got the recipe down – it’s easy folks, one step! Well, two if you count “turn the crock pot on.” I was so proud to bring this delicious dip to the party, all of us ladies set all our covered dishes on the patio table, making everything pretty….. And people began to serve themselves as we mingled. The best part? My colleague thought it was some potato side dish concoction!

He was eating it by the spoonful!

I kid you not, I didn’t have the heart to tell him, so I let him think it was potatoes au gratin.

And, the rest of us ate it on chips. But now you know, it’s that good.
Have I teased y’all long enough? Are you ready for the recipe? All you need is a pair of scissors, a spoon, and a crock pot. I would offer step-by-step photos , but there’s only one step – DUMP! So, after you dump your ingredients in the crock pot, give it a stir, and set it to low. Time to get the party started!
This is another great adaptable recipe because you can heat it up or cool it down, depending on your preferences. You can also prepare this as a low-fat version by using reduced fat cheeses. I hope y’all enjoy this tasty dip, and remember, pass the recipe on!
Hey, speaking of passing recipes on – it’s October, and that means the holidays are right around the corner….. which means we’ll all be scrambling for our best recipes. So, let’s start collecting! Send in your best holiday dessert and appetizer recipes and maybe we can feature a few!

~ Peace, Love, and Crock Pots!

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Okie Dokie Artichokie Dip

Yield: serves 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes, until hot

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cans (14.5oz) quartered artichokes
1 bag (8oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 bag (8oz) shredded jalapeno jack cheese
1 brick (8oz) cream cheese
1 small can diced Hatch green chiles
Jalapeno juice or hot sauce, optional

Directions:

Place all ingredients in the crock pot, stir, and add hot sauce to taste. Turn crock on low for 30 minutes or until well heated throughout. Serve with Triscuits or cubed sourdough bread.

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