"Here's an easy, cheesy artichoke appetizer that I just love," says Kori Tuggle, marketing manager for Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, California. "Our artichoke fields are a stop on Taste of Home's Slice of California tour. We look forward to showing the travelers how easy it is to cook and enjoy this thorny, odd-looking little vegetable!"
I love to make this dip for parties, because it is so easy and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. I double the recipe and prepare it in my slow cooker, because it will not scorch. This makes it completely worry-free when entertaining.—Marie Stout, APO, AP
"This few-ingredient dish is a sure favorite no matter what the main course may be," assures JoAnne Palmer from Mechanicsville, Maryland. Spicy Mexican cheese dip from the snack aisle creates a zippy coating for spiral pasta.
My husband took these to work, and now the guys always ask for them. They’re restaurant-style, rich and spicy, and you can prepare them with cooked chicken or beef, too. —Anna Rodriguez, Bethpage, New York