Late Post Alert. I’m well aware that the Fourth of July was more than a week ago (Was it really? Time flies..), but I’m just now getting around to sharing with you what I made for our family’s annual July 4th BBQ. I’m so proud of myself for making this! Every time I talk about it I get giddy.
I have become a HUGE fan of spinach and artichoke dip. I mean I crave it. So when this BBQ came around, I offered to bring a healthier version of the dip so that we can still enjoy it without worrying too much about the excess calories. I made Hungry Girl’s Crazy-Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip and it was delicious!
When I cook, I tend to get in the zone. I find that the hardest part of cooking is timing everything just right, so I try to focus on getting everything prepped and ready to go prior to starting. Since I don’t clean until after the dish/meal is complete, my kitchen looks like a cyclone hit it! Man, I had cheese, artichoke and spinach everywhere. Luna rather enjoyed it, though….
Anyways, the dip was a huge success. The recipe says you can serve it cold, but honestly, spinach and artichoke dip is best served hot, so I went the extra step and baked it for 30 minutes.
The cayenne pepper gives the dip a little extra somethin’-somethin’ when you bite into, too. I loved it and so did everyone else.
Hope you enjoy!