Temptation Thursday!

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well! Today I have a couple of recipes to get your taste buds going! Enjoy!

Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool.
-Gioacchino Rossini

Cheesy Artichoke Dip

Servings: 20


* 1 can artichokes, drained and quartered
* 1 cup pecorino romano cheese, grated
* 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
* 3/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
* 1/2 tsp garlic powder
* 1/4 tsp black pepper
* 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
* 1/8 cup diced kalamta olives
* 2 loaves of crusty baguettes sliced


1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Mix artichokes, cheeses, mayonnaise, garlic powder and black pepper in medium bowl until well blended.
3.) Place mixture into small casserole and top evenly with bread crumbs.
4.) Bake 25-30 min on center rack, until bread crumbs are golden brown.
5.) Sprinkle kalamata olives over the top of the dip.
6.) Let stand 5 min.
7.) Serve with baguette slices.

Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little.
-Thomas Aloysius Dorgan

Avocado, Tomato, & Corn Salsa

Servings: 12

* 2 ears of corn, shucked
* 2 green onions, trimmed
* 1/4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
* 3 medium tomatoes, diced
* Juice and zest of 1 fresh lime (about 1 Tbsp each)
* 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
* 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
* Salt and pepper to taste
* Non-stick cooking spray
* Tortilla chips

Items needed:

* Grill


1.) Preheat grill on medium for 10 minutes.
2.) Make sure grill is clean and coat grate with non stick spray.
3.) Baste corn and green onions with olive oil.
4.) Grill vegetables until tender and lightly browned.
5.) Let corn and onion cool.
6.) Once cooled, cut corn from cob and thinly slice onions.
7.) Combine corn, onions, avocado, and tomato in medium bowl and set aside.
8.) Whisk lime juice and zest, olive oil, and cilantro in small bowl.
9.) Pour liquids over corn mixture and toss well.
10.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.
11.) Serve with tortilla chips.

I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced.
-Attributed to both Miller Barber and Lee Trevino

Have a great day and until tomorrow: Go Ahead & Indulge!


PaperOnParade said...

Hi Nicole! What great recipes!!! I've awarded you with the blogger Sunshine award...Take a look...

laura evans/photography said...

that salsa looks so yummy! xx

♥SimaG Jewelry♥ said...

Hello Nicole,
WOW,i wish i can have it for breakfast,sound so good,i love artichoke dip.
Sound like an easy recipe..so thank you for sharing and my family and i will have a fiesta tonight.


Vanessa said...

Always such wonderful recipes!! Cant wait to try them :D