Party time? Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip is a favorite appetizer at most restaurants because people love it. I’m always game for anything with artichokes and cheese and this stuff is yummy! It’s usually gone pretty quickly, but if by chance you have leftovers, there’s lots of great ways to use it up, but then that’s a whole post all by itself. It doubles and triples well for large crowds and parties and that’s just what we did this past weekend.
We live in a great neighborhood. Saturday we came together to celebrate the temple marriage of this beautiful couple, Tiara and Blake. We have watched Tiara grow up. Her parents, some of the people who make our neighborhood what it is, were so happy.
Isn’t this such a fabulous cake? I loved the pleated fondant, beautiful brown roses, and color contrast.
Two more wonderful neighbors, Caryn and Lori organized and made much of the food. They made so many luscious cookies, bars, tarts and these caramel chocolate pretzel sticks! Petite chocolate cups filled with chocolate mousse and topped with sliced almonds, pumpkin cake rolls, lemon-cream tarts, creme brulee cheesecake bars, and my personal favorite, truffles with an “S” for Tiara and Blake’s last name. It was all beautifully done with lots of love.
Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip
Under their direction, I made Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip for 100! It’s as easy to make this dip for 100 people as it is for 35, just triple the recipe. Stir the mayo, sour cream and cheeses until well blended. Thaw and squeeze the water out of the spinach and add it. Add the quartered artichoke hearts.
I like to make mine in a pretty casserole dish, or if you are making it for a big party, spread the mixture into six large pie plates. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes until the surface is golden brown.
Top the hot dip with a fresh garnish of chopped tomatoes and green onion. Serve warm or at room temperature with tortilla chips, veggies or crackers and enjoy.
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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I am having a fit of insomnia this morning and I don’t care if it is going on 4a.m.. I am really wanting a helping of your artichoke dip. Looks yummy! Yes, I am a follower and that chick would look really good in my kitchen.;-) It could keep my other roosters and chickens company. I love your blog and look forward to your posts.:-)
Hi Gnee! Looks like you all had a wonderful time on Saturday! The food looks great, I’ve never had the artichoke dip-gonna try it! The cake was beautiful, best wishes to the happy couple!
The rooster is really cute, thank you so much for a chance at this fun give-away! Have a great week:@)
What a beautiful couple & such yummy food! Gorgeous cake & those pretzel cookies, be still my heart:-)
Oh, I’m a follower all right. Just imagine the little kids following the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and you pretty much have the picture…
And can I say that those wedding pictures are full of some of the most beautiful, HAPPY looking people! Loved them.
I love weddings…this couple looked beautiful!! Caryn’s Cheesy Artichoke Dip looked beautiful too 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful rooster, I am a follower.
my my….what a sweet celebration! from that gorgeous cake to that adorable couple, it looks like they started off their married life with a huge bang! i love the idea of doing all those little sweet treats, especially the monogrammed ones! what a wondreful neighborhood you are a part of! xoxo
What a beautiful couple!! And that food….those photos are amazing. What is the difference between a wedding and a temple marriage?
I’m a follower – mandybeez at gmail….
Computer is acting up 🙁 I love the pictures of the genuinely happy people and how nice of the whole neighborhood to come together like this! I am a follower, so I qualify for the rooster giveaway, yay!!
I am definitely a follower and have made several of your amazing recipes! 😀 daneeta_g at yahoo.com
Hi…I’m a new follower thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Love to see such wonderful neighborhood gatherings…shows our kids that it does take a village. (smile)
Lovely blog. I’m following ya.
arianatollefson at gmail
lovely cake, I wish I could make cakes like that..
A lovely couple and the food looks so yummy. Enjoy the week:)
To answer Marla’s question, “What is the difference between a wedding and a temple marriage?” I added a link in my post. Scroll all the way to the bottom, till you see a picture of a bride and groom outside a temple for a very good answer to her question.
This is the link if you’d like to enter it too.
Thanks for a great question, Marla!
I’m a follower! I’m also currently featuring your Italian Frittata recipe on my Inspired Cooking button. Thanks for the wedding post – so many rich elements to enjoy.
Susy @ The Feathered Nest
Beautiful celebration. That cake is amazing. Love the pleated look. I am a followerer.
Hope you’re having a great day.
What a cute couple and the cake is awesome as well as all the great food! Love the rooster! ;D
You have a precious family, Gnee! I so enjoy reading about them!
Oh my goodness, that CAKE! I wish I could get married all over again just so io could have that cake instead!!!
Wow Renee, Caryn just showed me your blog and we were thrilled that Tiara’s wedding reception was the focus. Thanks you for the awesome pictures. It’s the first ones I’ve seen since the line lasted until after dark! Thank you to our wonderful friends for all their hard work and talents and for helping us celebrate this wonderful new family! They are really something to “crow” about.
Renee my mom just called me and had me check out your awesome blog! That is neat that Blake and Tiara were your post focus. Wasn’t it such a beautiful wedding. We all think Tiara got quite the catch!
email@example.com. Love the rooster too!
I am a follower and my kitchen is all roosters so this guy would fit right in to our “coop”. Happy Blogging!
Hi there…nice to meet you. Clicked over from Emily’s place, love all your pics.
Wow! What an awesome wedding! The food looks great!How fun to be in a community like that!
That rooster is sooo cool! I’m a follower!
Wonderful shots She looks so ecstatic!
I’m back. I was supposed to tell you I’m a follower but then I realized that I didn’t have you in my google reader. You are there now. AND when I win (HA! RIGHT) you can email me at Sheri @ theshadesofpink (dot) com
Gonna make some artichoke dip now.
Oh, wow! That dip looks absolutely scrumptious! Beautiful wedding couple, cake and dishes! WOW! 🙂
Gnee, that’s a great looking dip…it has more ingredients than the one that I have. I was wondering if you have the recipe for creme brulee cheesecake bars, that’s what caught my attention. I love a wedding where the food is homemade; they look like they really made some tasty and pretty fare. I am a follower. Joni
Oh my, these pictures were gorgeous! The food looked WONDERFUL!!
Sounded like a really neat wedding♥
Looks like a wonderful time. The pics are stunning. I need to try that dip ASAP!!!!
Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner
I love your blog! You are so great! Tamigrams@ gmail.com
Thanks for sharing your yummy dip and linkin it to tasty tuesdays. You seem to have a fab neighborhood too. Are there any homes for sale?
What a perfectly beautiful wedding! My baby sister also got married sat:) I’m new to your blog and look forward to seeing more!!
That dip looks so good! I’m going to make it next Friday to take to my 50th birthday party!
The bride and groom look so happy! It looks like a wonderful celebration!
The recipe sounds delish. That cake is just too cute. It looks like a great time was had by all.
Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook
Hi, I’m linking over from Tatertots & Jello to see this great recipe. I’ve copied it off & I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! Great blog BTW.
This sounds like a yummy recipe and I would love to be entered for the feathered rooster. I know he would feel right at home here with all my other roosters Ü
Thanks so much for sharing this great dip recipe with us at Anything Related!
I’m a follower!
New Follower thru GFC. Great dip..adding this to my party folder.
This turned out great! The dip looks to die for, so does the wedding cake! You should link it up to Sister Sister Sunday…
That dip is one I am definitely going to have to try. I looks so good!!! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week 🙂
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions
I am a brand new follower via blessed with grace blog. lesliek2 at yahoo.com
I am a follower! firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow that artichoke dip looks so good! I definitely have to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!
I keep hearing about this cheese spinach artichoke dip recently and how delicious it is. I will look for some artichokes in my local supermarket and try to make it, I am very curious on it now. 🙂
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It is so good Joanna, but if you have canned artichokes available to you use them. Cooking fresh artichokes would be delicious, but a lot of work!!!!