Friday, December 31, 2010

Spinach Artichoke Dip and Happy New Year

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.


Enjoy

48 comments:

  1. Diana I love artichokes an this dip look absolutely nice!! Have a nice and wonderful new Year! gloria

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  2. I love this dip! Happy New Year !! :)

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  3. I like that you have added the jalapeno. I never thought of using tortilla chips we always use bread. Great idea.

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  4. Classic dip!!!!! Happy New Year to you

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  5. Spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorites, and I love that you've spiced it up! Happy new year :)

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  6. Happy New Year to you & yours, Diana! May all the good things coming to you in year 2011. What a lovely dipping for the celebration. & enjoy your holiday.
    Best wishes,
    Kristy ((hugs))

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  7. oh how yummy! i love this dip, hope you had a lovely new year!

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  8. one of my favorites we have every holiday all of them! However I have to triple the recipe! Hope you have a joyous year...and I look forward to your creations! Happy New Year Claudia from What's Cookin' .

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  9. Yes, this is also one of my favorites! I made it for my son's girlfriends family for Christmas...New Orleans, Ha! My mom was from there, so we spent many a summer there, and I thought the language was so foreign as my mom and grandpa spoke to each other in their broken french...

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  10. Never had a dip made with artichoke...looks so creamy and delish!
    Happy 2011!
    Angie

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  11. I love artichoke dip. Lucky you that you don't have to share!

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  12. This is just like how I make it except with the addition of the jalepeno...what a great idea! I am going to add it next time! Hope you have a Happy New Year!!

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  13. looks wonderful happy new year Diana

    Rebecca

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  14. Yum, what a great dip! Happy New Year!

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  15. I never tire of this dip. Hmmm .... I may even have the ingredients - but no - definitely need the jalapeno - perfect. Happy 2011!

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  16. Spinach Artichoke Dip is one of my favorite appetizers too. I even add caramelized onions.

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to enjoying your blog in 2011.

    Velva

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  17. Thanks for your comment on my blog! It is great to find more interesting blogs that I love reading and following! Spinach dip is also a popular dip here in Australia but never with artichoke. It sounds like a wonderful addition!

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  18. What a perfect dip for this time of year. I never get tired of it. I hope the new year brings you continued health and happiness. Blessings...Mary

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  19. One of my all time favorite dips!! YUM!
    Happy new year to you and yours!!

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  20. Sounds delicious - the hotter the better for me too!!

    Happy 2011 :-}

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  21. I absolutely love spinach and artichoke dip. It's so good especially hot out of the oven. I may be at risk of burning my mouth, but it's worth it. :)
    Happy new year 2011!

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  22. This really sounds delicious. Please forgive my delay in responding to your post. I thought I had already done so. I hope the new year brings you all measure of good things. Blessings...Mary

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  23. The jalapeno is a nice addition.

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  24. This is the dip I must try! I just love artichokes. Another way of enjoying my favorite vegetable!
    Happy New Year to you!!!

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  25. love the heat , oh yes more for you, lol

    sweetlife
    happy new years! here is to more fab recipes!

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  26. Happy New Year and happy blog anniversary! Wonderful and easy to make spinach dip recipe .

    Cheers,

    Nisrine

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  27. This is always a big hit at my house no matter how often I make it. We are big artichoke fans and love this tasty spread.

    Happy New Year Diana. I'm looking forward to visiting you in 2011.

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  28. I love a little bit of heat in my food also. This sounds like a seriously amped up version of a classic!

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  29. One of my favorites too! Hope you had a great New Year - wishing you the best for 2011!

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  30. That sounds so delicious! Great appetizer, I'm sure it would disappear in minutes at a party!

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  31. Love the addition of cream cheese!

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  32. I have been looking for a good artichoke recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Ooh, I love spinach artichoke dip. The spicier, the better, too. Can't wait to try your recipe. I'm also the only one at my house who loves this kind of stuff. Oh, well!

    Happy new year! :)

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  34. Thanks for stopping by Diana and following me. Now following you back and loving what I'm reading. Many of my blogging buddies also appear to reading your blog from the comments left. Oh how I love artichoke dip and one more new recipe is a welcome addition! Stop on over when you can and post this on my blog hop going on. Roz over at La Bella Vita

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  35. Mmmm! Spinach and artichoke dip is one of my favorite indulgences! I love the bit of added heat. Tortilla chips are my favorite vehicle for this, as well :D Happy New Year!!

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  36. Both ingredients spinach and artichoke are my favorite. Love this recipe.

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  37. All of those beautiful flavours, this must be a very flavourful dip!
    *kisses* HH

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  38. That dip is awesome and so scrummy looking!

    Happy New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  39. I can see why this is one of your faves! Love that kick too. And I know just how you feel about 2010 - where the heck did it go? Happy belated New Year!

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  40. This has always been one of my favorites..and someone even brought it to a cocktail party over Christmas. Everyone loved it. I think I'd like to try your spicy version!
    Happy New Year, Diana!

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  41. Just found your blog and I love it; hence I am now your follower. Hope you can visit my blog also. Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes!

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  42. Hi,
    I just noticed you are following my blog - thank you! I'm pleased because now I've found yours.

    This recipe looks delicious. What a crowd pleaser! I look forward to seeing more :)

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  43. I love spinach artichoke dip. I'm sure I'd love your spicy version.

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  44. Hi, thanks for following my blog! I hope you will visit again soon.

    This dip looks really good and I would love to try it.

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  45. I've grown to miss your masterpieces like this.

    Great stuff. Keri

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  46. This looks delish! I hope you're doing well...we miss you!

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  47. This is a fabulous dip!! Thank you for sharing :)

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