Friday, December 14, 2007

i have...

about ten minutes before the 
red velvet cakes 
will be ready to come out
of the oven.
i am not so confident about
these cakes, peeps.
the recipe called for buttermilk 
and cider vinegar
(among other things)
which were not so appealing to me.
i usually fight with the kiddos
over the beaters.
but the way that stuff smelled
didn't appeal to any of us.

so i've wasted about two mins

here's the recipe:

really-really good spinach artichoke dip.

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 C mayo (NOT miracle whip) i think miracle whip is yuck anyways...
1/4 C grated parmesan cheese
1/4 C grated romano cheese
1 clove finely minced garlic
1/2 tsp basil (dry)
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts- drained & chopped
1/2 C frozen spinach- defrosted, drained WELL, chopped
1/4 C grated mozzarella cheese

cream together first seven ingredients.
add the artichoke hearts and spinach. mix well.
just before baking top with the mozzarella cheese.
bake at 350 F for 25 mins or until top is browned.
this freezes well...just don't top with mozzarella until
you are ready to bake.

also, you can use 1/2 C grated parmesan if you 
don't have any grated romano on hand.
serve with sliced french bread 
or with plain tostitos.


Colleen said...

i don't know what i want more. red velvet cake or dip

i know, i'll have some dip and then a slice of cake


EatCrayons said...

Looooky-loo at that cute couple. :)

How was the cake? Taste better than the batter smelled?

I would love to have a reason to make that dip! My kids and dh however hate artichoke anything. Party poopers!

Yeah..Miracle Whip IS yuck.

kimmyk said...

love the picture!
thanks for the recipe.

i love red velet cake but i can't make it. i like it plain but the family likes it with cream cheese frosting. either way..yum.

island girl said...

swooonnn...i heart spinach dip!