Happy Mother’s Day ladies! What a special day. As crazy as my children make me at times, and as exhausted as I get some days, I look at these cute little faces and realize this is exactly what I love doing, being a Mom. Wish I could say I was the perfect Mom, but that’s not happening any time soon! Hope you all get to enjoy some pampering, good food and sweet cards today from your loved ones!
I am so grateful for my Mom aka “Mona” as I’ve nicknamed her. She is my best friend and I miss her like crazy! I just wish we could have spent the day together, that would have been perfect. Happy Mother’s Day, xoxox!
Last week I was in pure heaven scarfing down every last bit of my Spinach Artichoke Dip. There is just nothing better than to dip crispy chips into hot and cheesy baked dip full of naughty goodness! You’ll find this dip a breeze to whip up and is oh so good. I hope you will treat yourself to a nice little or even better BIG bowl soon, you certainly won’t be sorry. Enjoy!
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 Cups fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped (or 10 oz of frozen spinach, thawed and drained well)
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 Cup reduced fat mayonnaise (I felt a little better this way!)
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 Cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (go for the real stuff that you grate yourself, it makes a world of difference here, mmm!)
13 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 Cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Heat oil into a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook spinach for about 3 minutes or until it’s wilted down. Stir in garlic for 1 minute then remove from heat. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the mayonnaise, cream cheese, hot sauce, salt, pepper, parmesan and artichokes; mix until well combined. Pour into a small baker or 2 individual smaller bakers. Top with shredded cheese. Bake for 25-3o minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with favorite chips or sourdough bread, enjoy!
Spinach artichoke dip is one of my favourites! My baking class made this one day when we were getting ready to serve some stuff up in the school resturant and I forgot to get the recipe, it’s funny, I was just thinking about this dip like an hour ago! Nom nom nom nom! THANK YOU!
So glad to hear this was a success for you!! I love this dip too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Okay that just looks sinfully good. I am excited to make this dip. Thanks for your awesome recipes and your site is so much fun.
Me again — I made the dip for a work potluck, and it was a big hit! Turned out at the last minute I realized I was out of hot sauce, so I substituted cayenne powder and it turned out just fine. My mozz wasn’t as ooey gooey though — perhaps I should have used whole milk instead of part-skim? I used to remember which melted gooier, but now I forgot. . .:-)
Anyways, thanks Jen we all loved it!
Yea, that’s my kind of dip for sure!!! Looks heavenly!
I LOVE this kind of dip!!!!! Glad to hear you had a terrific Mom’s Day!
Oh my goodness that dip is making my mouth water just looking at it! So yummmm!
Just found your blog while hopping around during nap time! Can’t wait to try some of your ideas!!!
I’m an OC mama too 🙂
I have a question: You say “small baker,” but your pot looks pretty big! About how big of a pot does this fill? Thanks! Looks delicious, can’t wait to try it!
I hope you enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day! That dip looks glorious! I’m glad you used cream cheese as a base, that just adds so much richness!
Thansk for sharing it!
Happy (belated) Mother’s Day!!!
Spinach artichoke dip is my ALL time FAVORITE dip! Yours looks awesome- so cheesy! I’m saving this recipe!!!
How gooey and tempting this is! I’ll have to try this soon!
That dip look highly addictive!! Yumm.
ewhaa.. i think thats nasty.
Happy Mother’s Day – your boys are adorable! And, your dip looks so yummy, it’s just the kind of thing that disappears first at parties 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day Jenny, I love all the pictures of your boys and you and your mom!!
Hope you had a great Mother’s Day! That dip is something I know I wouldn’t be able to resist… perfect combination of flavors!
Happy Mother’s Day! Look at that yumminess! I bet it is delicious!
LOVE spinach/artichoke dip. Happy Mom’s Day!
Your boys are so sweet, Jenny…and don’t you worry-they think you’re pretty perfect.
Your dip looks WONDERFUL…all that ooey-gooey cheesy goodness…YUM!
Happy Mother’s Day to you! 🙂
That looks delicious! Happy Mother’s Day to you!
Jenny, the only thing that keeps us from being perfect Moms is life! Year’s ago Erma Bombeck wrote a book called “Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession” which is well worth reading when you get some time (like 20 years from now). At any rate, her insights regarding “Everyone Elses’ Mom” will make all mothers – young and old – smile. Have a great day. Hugs.
Those pictures are adorable!
Looks delicious! None of us are perfect, we can only do the best we can. Happy Mothers Day!
Happy Mother’s Day, what cute kids!
I love the dip, you have me drooling for it and it’s just after breakfast here!
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
That dip looks AMAZING! I want to eat my computer screen! 🙂
Jenny, I am SURE your boys think you are the perfect mom and they would be sad if they didn’t have YOU! When they get a little older (if they don’t already) they probably will tell you that you are the perfect mom! The way you love your family is good enough for me to think your as perfect as perfect can get. ;o) Happy Mother’s Day!
How gooey and delicious…great photos. Your boys are so cute. Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!