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Bookclub Appetizers: Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

In September some of my girlfriends decided we all needed some grown-up time. This happens occasionally, given the fact that several of us have small children and husbands. That’s how our bookclub, Reading Between the Wines, was born. Seven or eight of us gather each month to discuss the latest read, take turns hosting and eat really tasty food. I have to admit, I think bookclubs are more about the socializing and food than the books themselves…or at least that ‘s the way it is with my friends. And that’s ok. I think we prefer it. Afterall, hospitality is a point of pride for this Southern girl.

We’ve read several good books lately: Cutting for Stone, The Help, Winter’s Bone, etc. I tried to be one of those people who match the menu to the book, but that didn’t last too long. It worked out great for The Help with homemade caramel cake and sweet tea. But sometimes I just get a hankering for something and just have to make it. That’s precisely what happened for this month’s meeting. I wanted some warm, garlicky Spinach-Artichoke dip, so that’s  what I made–enough for my husband to snack on watching football and enough to share with the girls. So if you want to share with your girlfriends or husband, heck even if you don’t, give this recipe a try.

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 can artichokes, chopped
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c. Romano cheese
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pepper, to taste

Add all ingredients to the Crock-Pot and cook over low for 1-2 hours. Serve warm with crackers, tortilla chips or bread pieces.


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