Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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So last night we had a “Pinwheel Party” here and for those of you who don’t know, a Pinwheel Party is when you bribe all your friends with food to come over to your house on a Thursday night for 2 hours and sit and make pinwheels for your daughter’s wedding reception!  Courtney and I had about 19 friends show up (thank you! thank you! thank you!) and we got about 100 pinwheels made.  Judging by the amount of laughter that filled my house last night, I’d say that a good time was had by all!  Here’s what the pinwheels look like

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and here’s the first recipe that I made for them!  It’s your basic Spinach/Artichoke Dip but you make it in the crock pot which was really handy.  It comes from a blog called “Budget Savvy Diva”.

9 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained

1 (14 oz) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained (she didn’t say to chop them any smaller so I didn’t but next time I will)

8 oz cream cheese (she didn’t say to have this a room temperature but next time I’ll do that too!)

3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

pinch of cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

1/4 cup milk

pinch of pepper and salt

Place all ingredients in crock pot, put lid on top and set to high.  Cook for 1 hour and then stir ingredients together.  Cook for 1 hour more then top with additional Parmesan and serve.

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