for delicious, warm things. Here's a favorite of mine. Take it when you're asked to bring an appetizer, or serve it to your guests. I think credit goes to Williams-Sonoma--
Preheat oven to 325
In your blender or food processor whiz together: 8 oz drained, cooked artichoke hearts (frozen or canned is fine, skip the marinated ones), 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayonnaise (are you still with me?) 8 oz cream cheese, 2 cloves garlice, 2 jalapeno peppers (I always skip those, if I don't know the crowd's spice level). Place into a quiche or pie dish. Bake 30-40 minutes until lightly browned on top.
Let rest 5-10 minutes, then set it down in front of your guests, with pita chips or crackers, or calorie-mitigating crudites. Trust it to disappear quickly, and your once dignified guests will arm wrestle over the last bite.
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