I love to cook but I feel like I am always making the same 5 things for dinner and that gets old quick. I decided to start this blog to make myself try new recipes. The goal is that I will find a recipe, try it out and then post it on the blog for others to try and review. I will also post recipes that I have yet to try, but look like they might be good. If you have a recipe that you would like to see posted on the blog, email it to me, or leave it as a comment.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oldies, but Goodies

This weekend I had a few of my favorite girlfriends over and made some yummy dips. They are some of my old favorites.
Bruschetta: (Thanks Kristyn for teaching me how to say it right!)(The 'ch' makes a 'K' sound)
2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
4 tbsp fresh chopped basil
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
3 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Serve with thinly sliced toasted bread.

Artichoke Spinach Dip:
24 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup milk
2 14 oz cans Artichokes, drained (the packed in water kind, not marinated)
1 10oz box frozen spinach, thaw and squeeze out excess water
1 cup Parmesan cheese
Heat cream cheese in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients. Put in broiler safe baking dish. Top with another half cup of Parmesan cheese and put under broiler until cheese is melted and golden.

Serve with chips or toasted pitas.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

How sad is it that for a minute I though "Gee, I wish I was one of her favorite girlfriends!" And I was sad I wasn't invited. Then I remembered I'm just the jerk that didn't come!