Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Potato Masher and Recipe

Remember the potato masher that I got from the antique store a few weeks ago. Well, it got a new lease on life!! I simply took a mini-clothespin and glued it onto the potato masher. Now it can be used to hold that recipe up off the countertop. It would also be a cute picture holder if you wanted to get really creative!!

I am going to share an awesome recipe with you all. It is a must-have at our family gatherings!!

Hot Artichoke Dip
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
2 cups mayonnaise
13/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese

*Beat cream cheese at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Mash artichoke hearts; add to cream cheese, stirring well. Stir in mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese. Spoon into a greased 11-x7-inch baking dish.
*Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with assorted crackers. Yield: 6 cups.

I always serve this dip with tortilla chips instead of crackers.
Recipe is in the Southern Living Ultimate Book of Appetizers.

Hope you enjoy!! Let me know if you make this.


Katie said...

Too cute! How creative is that!! I'll have to keep that in mind...

The recipe sounds fab! I'm all about some Arty dip! Oh, and it's from Southern Living...then I KNOW it will be good! :o) Thanks for sharin'!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

That was very creative Elise. No more knocking over, splattering, or just plain losing my recipe anymore. Great idea!

Thanks for the recipe.


Kindra said...

What a great idea with the masher! You always have creative ideas! And the dip looks fab! Fat free right?? I'll be trying that soon!

Kelli said...

What a cute recipe holder...I love it! Your artichoke dip looks delicious...thank you for the recipe!

Tamlynn said...

Um, I'd like to comment, but I'd have to wipe the drool off my keyboard first.

Katy said...

What a fantastic idea for the masher!!! I love it! :)

Julie said...

I am loving your potato masher recipe card holder! Gotta go look for one now because I'm sure as shootin' not giving up my Pampered Chef one! And the antique one is MUCH cuter! What a great idea.

And thanks for signing up for my giveaway!

Misty said...

I was wondering if u made the dip just for the blog or if it was already on the menu for that day? And for those of u who know me, u know that I am just giving my Bf a hard time! Not a fan of artichoke, but I do love some of the other things she makes, likes poppyseed chicked casserole. Misty