• Peppermint Crunch Bark
  • Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pound Cake
  • Baby Hasselback Potatoes
  • White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn
  • Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread
Spinach Artichoke Dip. A blend of four cheeses, water chestnuts for crunch, a touch of heat with red pepper and lemon juice to brighten things up. Enjoy! Simply Sated

Spinach Artichoke Dip

The first time I had Spinach Artichoke Dip was almost thirty years ago when my mother-in-law served it as an appetizer. I clearly remember telling her it was delicious and asking her what it was. She answered Spinach Artichoke Dip. I had never heard the word “artichoke” and, for a brief second, I wondered if… 

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White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

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