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    Sauteed Baby Artichokes

    For years I’ve walked by those packages of baby artichokes at Trader Joe’s not willing to try them because they just didn’t seem worth the effort. I’m glad to report that I was completely wrong! They actually take less time…

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    Artichoke Leek Frittata

    Frittatas, as simple as they seem, can be a challenge to pull off well. The secret to a perfect frittata, or almost any egg dish for that matter, is slow cooking. A frittata should be firm enough to have structure,…

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    Spinach Artichoke Dip with Bacon

    When I was out for a friend’s birthday recently, we ordered some spinach artichoke dip for the table. The dip was warm and creamy—and a great accompaniment for the crispy tortilla chips that came with it. It was devoured within…

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    Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

    The trees outside my bedroom window decided to leaf out this week, signaling that spring is in full bloom here. A week ago all I could see was filaments of grey and brown, and now the view is awash in…

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    Grilled Artichokes

    Are you an artichoke lover? We grew up with them and still every time the family is over for dinner we remember how we kids fought for hearts. My mom first encountered artichokes in college in Los Angeles in the…

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    Artichoke Soup

    The foggy coastline of Northern California is artichoke country. Like finding small hole-in-the-walls that serve clam chowder in New England, here one can sometimes find local diners that sell delicious artichoke soup. I first developed a taste for artichoke soup…

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    Artichoke Lemon Dip

    Do you find artichoke dips dangerous? Do you suffer from self control issues when encountering a particularly compelling dip? Yah, me neither. I don’t know anyone like that. Of course if I were to have this problem, and ahem, I…

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    Baked Stuffed Artichokes

    Hello fellow artichoke lovers. Have you ever had stuffed artichokes? If you are making artichokes for company and want to make an impression, try stuffing and baking them. Seriously the best way to eat artichokes ever. I don’t say this lightly.…

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    Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip

    Have canned artichokes, mayonnaise, and Parm? That’s all you need for this quick and easy artichoke dip! Bake or Microwave Mix everything together and either bake it in the microwave for 5 minutes or in the oven for 20. Couldn’t…

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    How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke

    I can imagine, that if you didn’t grow up eating artichokes and if you were encountering them for the first time, they might seem a little intimidating! How one cooks and eats an artichoke is not obvious from its appearance.…