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I like making food. I like eating it more usually.  I made this the other day, def enjoyed eating it more.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or more =))
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese  (or more =))
  • 1 (or 2) clove garlic, peeled and minced (I love the garlicky kind…)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped fairly small (no need for them to have been marinated)
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (squeeze in paper towels is an easy way)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease a small baking dish (8×8 or 9×9 would work.)
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Gently fold in artichoke hearts and spinach.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.  

And then, dig into the goodness!  Sometimes I like to just use a spoon, but it’s just as good, if not better if pita chips, French bread, tortilla chips, pretzel chips…pretty much anything that can handle it’s consistency. 

Fresh food, healthy choice? maybe not.  Excellent? yes. =)

“…besides meditating upon the promises, seek in thy soul to receive them as being the very words of God.

Speak to thy soul thus, ‘If I were dealing with a man’s promise, I should carefully consider the ability and the character of the man who had covenanted with me. So with the promise of God; my eye must not be so much fixed upon the greatness of the mercy—that may stagger me; as upon the greatness of the promiser—that will cheer me.

My soul, it is God, even thy God, God that cannot lie, who speaks to thee. This word of His which thou art now considering is as true as His own existence. He is a God unchangeable. He has not altered the thing which has gone out of His mouth, nor called back one single consolatory sentence. Nor doth He lack any power; it is the God that made the heavens and the earth who has spoken thus. Nor can He fail in wisdom as to the time when He will bestow the favours, for He knoweth when it is best to give and when better to withhold.

Therefore, seeing that it is the word of a God so true, so immutable, so powerful, so wise, I will and must believe the promise.’

If we thus meditate upon the promises, and consider the Promiser, we shall experience their sweetness, and obtain their fulfillment.”

~CH Spurgeon on 2 Peter 1:4