Another year has come and gone and I just got adjusted to writing 2010. I look forward to seeing what the new year has in store for me, my family and all my foodie friends. Happy New Year to you all and as they say in New Orleans, 'Laissez les bon temps rouler' or let the good times roll.
This is one of my favorite appetizers. I am sure that you have all seen it before, but, as you all know, I like it hot. So this is my hot and spicy version. I enjoy it so much. Emphasis on I, because this is one of the few dishes that my husband and son do not care for. Well as I like to say, more for me.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
1 cup mayonnaise
4 ounces cream cheese
1 heaping cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves crushed
1/4 teaspoon dill
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
3/4 of a box of frozen spinach, drained well
Preheat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients together, mix well. Place in oven proof dish and bake for 30-35 minutes until top begins to brown. Serve warm, drizzle the top with olive oil and serve with tortilla chips, slices of french bread or any cracker of your choice.