Friday, August 7, 2009

Pesto and Artichoke Spread

Someone invites you to a party and the first thing you think is, "What am I going to bring?" We're always looking for something new and scrumptious to bring - that dish everyone goes ga-ga for, the one that everyone's hovering over until it's all gone, and the one every person wants the recipe for. We love to discover that fabulous new appetizer that everybody likes.

Everybody does think that way, don't they? Or is it just us? Are we the only crazies out there that make it our mission to find the next great masterpiece in the kitchen that will make everyone positively giddy when they eat it?

We hope not!

We believe deep down, that we are all in search of that easy to make, easy to transport, and impossible to walk away from after the first bite is taken, recipe.

Sooooo, if you have a party coming up and you want to try something new, here's a little something that just might knock everyone's sock's off!

Pesto and Artichoke Spread

8 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise

1/4 Cup Pesto (freshly made or store-bought)
1/2 Cup Artichoke, diced small
1/3 Cup Roasted Red Peppers, Diced small
1/2 Cup Italian Cheeses, or Mozzarella

Beat cream cheese and mayo on high with beater until smooth. Spread thinly on large platter. Then layer every other ingredient in the order listed.

Special Note: We gave you specific measurements for the toppings because that is the recipe, but we do not limit ourselves like that. We spread the pesto thick because we like it that way, we load on the artichokes because we think they taste great!, we dump on the red peppers because we can, and we sprinkle cheese until it looks good. So, as always, do what you want!

Serve with vegetables or stoneground or wheat crackers


Anonymous said...

I made this (one of many I have tried from your blog) and it was fabulous! I must agree with you - the artichokes, red pepper, and shreded cheese can be at least doubled for the layer of cream cheese/mayo. Thanks for sharing your truly enjoyable dishes!

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