Easy Artichoke Dip

Well, guys, it’s football season again, and while I might not watch many of the games, I definitely don’t pass on the snacks!  This artichoke dip is easy to whip up and just one of the best things you’ll ever have.

I was introduced to it by one of my husband’s aunts who always brings it to family gatherings.  I hear that technically this is a Junior League recipe, but Aunt Ann will always have the credit in my book!


Easy Artichoke Dip 

-2 cans of artichoke hearts, finely chopped

-1/2 c. mayonnaise

-1 Tbsp onion, finely chopped

-juice of 1/2 a lemon

-3-4 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled

-salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, leaving a little extra bacon to garnish the top.  Serve with your favorite chips or crackers.

Wow!  Does it get any easier than that?  Enjoy!




Whipped Feta 

This is one of the easiest best appetizers I have discovered in a long while. Last week I hosted a girl’s night and needed to whip something together with ingredients from my fridge and minimal effort.

Whipped Feta was created. And devoured. Success. I served with some of my favorite crackers from Trader Joe’s but also could be served with torn pieces of naan, spread on a crostini and topped with tomato or prosciutto or a basil leaf and black pepper. The possibilities for this concoction are endless. Please make this and let us know how you use it! 

Whipped Feta

1/2 Package of Feta Cheese

1/2 Package of Cream Cheese

2 Tbs. Olive Oil

Juice and zest of 1/2 of a lemon

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Fresh Basil (optional, but suggested)

Combine two cheeses in food processor until they come together, add all remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until 15 minutes before serving, this needs time to get closer to room temperature but does not take long to do so.

Serve. Enjoy! Be prepared to give out this easy recipe – people will ask for it!