Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

 

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Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese

Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese

Are you a fan of Boursin Cheese? Real deal Boursin Cheese is a rich, creamy, herby spreadable cheese developed in Normandy, France. These days you can pick it up at many grocery stores here in the US and I’m a fan, but I’m not a fan of the price. Surprise! It takes minutes to knock off a super Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese at home. And it’s going to be perfect for snacking with crackers, as an appetizer or maybe an addition to your cheeseboard.

Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese

Easy Homemade Boursin Cheese

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Make-Ahead Slow Cooker or Oven Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Slow Cooker or Oven Mashed Potatoes

Ok, so will you guys kill me if I post two mashed potatoes recipes in the same week? I probably could have done with some better timing but with Thanksgiving (and Christmas soon after) looming and mashed potatoes such an important part of the meal, I wanted to get this Make-Ahead Slow Cooker or Oven Mashed Potatoes recipe out AND the other recipe for Best Company Mashed Potatoes. And not to worry if potatoes aren’t your thing! I have a teaser – a beautiful, easy and feast worthy Chocolate Glazed Tart coming up along with a couple of other fun Thanksgiving-y recipes.

Make-Ahead Slow Cooker or Oven Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Slow Cooker or Oven Mashed Potatoes

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Strawberry Dream Cake

Strawberry Dream Cake

I kept hoping September would be hot and I’d get to do a little more swimming in the lake, especially since I got some wild swim shoes or water shoes or whatever they’re called! I waited and waited for them and now it’s cool. There’s no denying fall is in the air, and right on time this year and I’m already thinking about pears and apples. In the meantime, though, I’m pulling out one last summer hurrah. I’m breaking out with this Strawberry Dream Cake.

Strawberry Dream Cake

Strawberry Dream Cake

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