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Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Peppermint Ice Cream

Season's Greetings from TGG! Sorry, it's been a while, but there has been soooooo much (did I say so much?) going on.  I have been working, decorating, cleaning, shopping, and a few other things that I will share with my diary and my pillow. But for now...
🎵 It's the most wonderful time of the year... 🎶 
I am questioning those lyrics right now.  But what I am not questioning is this recipe.  I think most of us need a good and solid dip/appetizer this time of year and this classic combination of spinach and artichokes delivers.  What separates this dip from the norm of creamy and cheesy is the crunch from the...canned water chestnuts.  Notice that I said canned because canned water chestnuts have absolutely no flavor at all. Zero. They are just a nice add-in for crunch to balance the creamy and cheesiness. 

The one thing that I want to point out in this recipe is the overall execution.  I use a cast iron skillet for cooking and serving purposes, but you can cook it in a large skillet and transfer it to an oven proof serving vessel.  Now, if you cook it right before serving while it is still hot, you can skip the baking and just put it under the broiler so the cheese can brown and bubble.   Having said that, you can make this ahead of time and that's where the baking comes into play.  So, I will let you and your holiday schedule decide on which way to prepare it.  Tonight it is going from the stove-top, to the broiler and then into our bellies! 

Speaking of serving, you can serving this dip with crackers, toast points, croutons,  and it is really tasty with bagel chips.  But I will be honest, it is really good with just a spoon 😋. Happy Sunday!

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