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Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Here is the recipe for the wassail I made for our lovely "Ugly Sweater Party"...which by the way was completely awesome!

1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups water
5 cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
2 cinnamon sticks

Combine ingredients and boil 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand for 1 hour.

1 quart apple cider
1-6 oz can frozen lemonade
1-12 oz can frozen orange juice
4 1/2 cups water

Heat and serve!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip:
from: My Kitchen Cafe

-5 garlic cloves
-1 10 oz. bottle store-bought alfredo sauce
-1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
-1/2 cup parmesan cheese
-1 10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
-1 14.5 oz. can artichoke hearts (non-marinated), roughly chopped
-1 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)

*Wrap the garlic cloves in tin foil and bake them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. When they are cool to the touch, squeeze them out of their skins and finely chop.
*Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl. It's ok to have clumps of cream cheese. The mixture won't be completely smooth.
*Spread the mixture into an 8X8 pan and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and hot. Serve with chips or baguette slices.

~Ok, so I just made this dip for my Craft Group and it was so yummy. I have to say that this is the best Spinach Artichoke Dip that I have ever made. It was a hit, so I had to share it with you girls :-)