Four Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip

I’ve been making this four cheese spinach artichoke dip for years now.

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It’s warm and cheesy! Every time I pull it out of the oven, it reminds me of when my best friend would come over for wine night. We would plop down on my couch, with this four cheese spinach artichoke dip [or this caramelized shallot and blue cheese dip] between us and a glass of wine in our hand. Sometimes we’d watch a movie and sometimes we’d just eat, sip and chat.

Feeling blissfully stuffed and a bit tipsy, by the end of the night, we’d joke about how we finished off the entire dip. And wine. Then we’d make a strict promise that we’d go out and run the next day. But we both knew we wouldn’t be getting out of bed. Somehow this made us feel better about it all.

Back then we lived in the same neighborhood. So these sort of nights happened every fall when Pat would be up north hunting. Now we’re a seven minute drive away and we do more coffee dates in morning than wine nights. But that’s okay because I love coffee and mornings. Oh and we still don’t run.

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This four cheese spinach artichoke dip recipe is a perfect party app for a small gathering or a movie night amongst friends, and is cinch to whip up. It’s creamy, cheesy and sort of healthy because of the spinach and artichokes right?? [please say yes]

Now go grab a bottle of your favorite wine, some crusty bread or chips and your favorite best friend(s) and settle in.

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