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.

okay.
so i've wasted about two mins
babbling.

here's the recipe:

really-really good spinach artichoke dip.

ingredients:
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

method:
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.
YUM!!

4 comments:

Colleen said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmm
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!