Hello, frugal foodies! Today, we’re doing a deep dive – into the delicious world of Marinated Artichoke Hearts. Picture this: succulent, tangy, and brimming with flavor – all from a humble can of artichokes (along with a little kitchen magic!)
Welcome, guys, to the Frugal Hausfrau’s Kitchen, where culinary creativity and cost-saving prowess come together in perfect harmony! Today, we embark on a journey through the enticing realms of Italian cuisine with my Favorite Antipasto Salad.
Does anybody remember way back when I posted a copycat recipe for Panera’s Steak & White Cheddar Panini? I mentioned I already had a “go-to” sandwich, but I followed my friend’s lead and ordered the steak one. My “go-to” was Panera’s Turkey Artichoke Panini. When I was out with my friend I didn’t realize it was no longer on the menu, which is a good thing because I swear I had to grieve alone when I found out.
I used to be kinda opposed to Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip, just on principle…and here’s the deal: Back in the ’80s, it was all about the Creamy Knorr’s Spinach Dip and it was served warm or cold in a bread bowl. I loved that stuff! And I remember how fancy we all thought it was, too. Then in the ’90s, it was all about the Hot Artichoke Dip. It seemed that just about every restaurant had a version. It was everywhere! And I loved that stuff, too! Of course, I’ve always had a thing for artichokes, and guess who else in the house does? Homer, my cat. She goes nuts over them. She can smell even the canned artichokes in the grocery bag and immediately comes running!
Want a simple one-pan skillet dinner? Make this version of Paella Valenciana. Seriously. If there’s ever been a simple dish so wrapped in mystique with so many rules other than Paella, I don’t know what it is.