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Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

2 cans artichoke hearts, water-packed 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded 2 cups mayonnaise paprika

Mix both cups of parmesan cheese together. Refrigerate overnight (optional).

Drain artichoke hearts and chop coarsely.

Blend together parmesan cheese, artichoke hearts and mayonnaise.

Spread in casserole dish and sprinkle with paprika.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes, or until bubbling.

Serve with crackers, pita triangles or tortilla chips.

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Got Mess

You can’t even imagine what just happened at my place! Got up early and reviewed the job boards and target companies. Got a shower. Made myself a healthy omelet with egg substitute, spinach, zucchini, onions, peppers and sriracha sauce. Then decided to make a blueberry/peach smoothie to cover the aloe gel I’m drinking to heal the acid reflux.

Things were progressing well, I had frozen some fresh blueberries and had thrown them in the food processor with some vanilla-flavored rice milk, blueberry juice and the aloe gel. That was processing nicely when I threw in the frozen peach slices. Let’s just say, if I had a sunburn, it would be feeling pretty good right now. I am literally wearing blueberry /peach smoothie.

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Two Easy Dishes

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.
Julia Child (1912 – 2007)

Getting ready for a block party in my brother’s neighborhood. I had to bring two of my favorite dishes. 

The first is:

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 boneless chicken breasts shredded (I just used Purdue Short Cuts and shredded in my food processor)

2 8oz cream cheese

1 cup of ranch or blue cheese dressing

2 cups of Frank’s Hot Sauce

1-2 cups of cheddar cheese

Microwave the cream cheese, salad dressing and hot sauce for 2 minutes, Stir, Microwave another two minutes. Stir.

Dump it all into a crock pot, mix with chicken and cheddar cheese. Heat it up.

Serve with Fritos scoops or a hearty chip and Celery sticks.

The second is:

Hot Kimchi Pickle –  4 servings

1 large cucumber thinly sliced

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 cloves garlic, smashed

½ teaspoon hot pepper flakes

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a bowl, toss the cucumber slices with the salt. Let stand for 15 minutes; drain.

Add the vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, hot pepper flakes and cayenne.

Toss to combine.

Looking forward to a fun day of good food, good music and good folks!

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