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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Crab, Artichokes, and Cheese! Oh My!


So lately you may have noticed a trend on my little bloggy blog here. The last few recipes I’ve posted have been for appetizers of some sort. The reason for that is simple – Football season is upon us. I’m not really a football fan – I prefer baseball to be honest – but I try to be a good sport for my boyfriend.

Depending on the game, it can get a little ugly at my house because we have different favorite teams, and it just so happens that my favorite (and home team) is the one team he hates with a passion.

However, he picked Tom Brady as his quarterback for Fantasy so maybe it won’t be so bad this year.

I made this dip a little while back when we had family over for dinner. His mom is a big fan of Crab and Artichoke dip, so I thought I would make it for her. I served it with wonton chips because I forgot to pick up pita bread at the store and I had wonton wrappers in the freezer. You could use anything you want though! Warmed pita bread, crusty crostini, chips, a spoon – whatever floats your boat!

Please excuse my picture; I had to snap it quick before everyone dug in.

Crab and Artichoke Dip


*Serves 8 – 10 as a starter

Ingredients:
- 14oz artichoke, drained and roughly chopped
- 12 oz lump crab meat, drained if too liquidy
- 8oz cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1.5 cup shredded Italian mix cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl stir together all ingredients except shredded cheese. Pour into an oven proof baking dish and then top with shredded cheese. Cover with foil.

2. Place in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes until cheese on top is slightly browned and dip is bubbly.

Thoughts: Creamy, cheesy, tasty, and I would have stood there and ate it all with a spoon if that was socially acceptable. I had made another appetizer, but this was clearly the favorite of the get together.


I’ve got a couple other appetizers that I will be posting as soon as I can. School started this week so I’ve been preoccupied with that.

2 comments:

Paula said...

I love your blog!

This looks so dlicious!

Have a nice time!
Paula

Taylor said...

YUM! This dip looks like it could be dangerous... :) It also looks perfect for a football tailgate!

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