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Warm Artichoke Dip

This is a staple – super easy to make – artichoke dip. Four ingredients, mix well and pop in the oven. Voila! Serve hot with fresh cut vegetables or crackers!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (~14oz) artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1 can (4oz) chopped green chilis (you can find them with varying degrees of heat, so check the can – mild, medium or hot – whatever your preference)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients
  • Turn into 8 inch round baking dish
  • Bake 350* for 25 minutes or until it starts to turn golden around the edges and bubble
  • Serve warm as a dip with fresh cut veggies, crackers or chips

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Papusas

My sister was in Peru recently and brought back this fabulous recipe – Salvadoran Papusas. So easy, so fun! Basically mix finely ground corn meal (called masa harina or masa de maiz) with water, add whatever toppings/stuffings you want (like cheese, herbs, cooked meat, veggies) and fry in a dry pan (no oil). I topped with Cilantro Lime Crema and these were delicious!

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Ingredients

  • Finely ground corn meal
  • Water
  • Toppings/stuffings: cheese, spices, veggies, cooked meat. I did these simply with some cheddar jalapeno cheese.

Directions

  • Put corn meal in a bowl and add water stirring until a soft dough forms
  • Shape and stuff with toppings
  • Fry 1-2 minutes per side or until golden

More info on these delightful papusas or ‘stuffed pockets’ http://www.whats4eats.com/breads/pupusas-recipe or on Wikipedia.

Super Mom Tip: fun recipe for kids to help make. Have them do the stirring and shaping and you do the cooking! 🙂

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