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A Year of Slow Cooking

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sundried Tomato and Artichoke Slow Cooker Dip

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kraft.

This is a compensated post by BlogHer and PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and is part of the Real Women of Philadelphia project. This is the fourth out of four recipes.

Oh my. This will be made again.

I used the Savory Garlic Cooking Creme for this recipe--- and it truly couldn’t have been any easier. The Cooking Creme is perfectly seasoned; no need to add anything but the artichokes and sundried tomatoes.

The Ingredients.
serves 6 (maybe more, but I accidentally ate too much)

1 (10-ounce) container of Savory Garlic PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked, then drained and chopped
chips for dipping

The Directions.

Use a 2-quart slow cooker. Scoop out the Cooking Creme and put it into an empty slow cooker. Lick the spoon.
Add the chopped artichokes and sundried tomatoes. Stir (but not with the spoon you licked, because that would be gross). Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, or until fully hot.
Serve with your favorite chips.

The Verdict.


and super garlicy. Keep gum in your back pocket.

I ended up making this back when school was still in session (EONS AGO!) and had a house full of kids after school. I had kids ranging from 13 down to the baby (16 months at the time) for snack, and the dip was finished before the homework was complete. 

It was easy to prepare, and a great "something new" to bring along to a backyard barbecue or potluck.

Now for some fun!

There is a GREAT BIG HUGE HONKING LIVE EVENT on June 30th that you should all know about.
For the last few months, women all over the country have been submitting videos and original PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and Cooking Creme recipes to in the hopes of competing in a live judging event hosted by none other, than Ms. Paula Deen.

The showdown will occur at the Lucas Theatre in Downtown Savannah at 7pm (eastern) on June 30th, and will stream live on (I did not enter this contest). Winning this event is a big deal: winners receive a cash prize of $25,000, recipes featured in cookbooks, online cooking videos, and will participate in publicity appearances.

The good news for you/us is that all of the finalist recipes are available online, for free on the Real Women of Philadelphia  website. Click on over and see which one you should try with your family (slow cooker optional. :-) )

Mark the 30th on your calendar--- it’s always fun to witness live events in action, and you can participate in the action by joining the online community at Real Women of Philadelphia.  I bet there will be a twitter party, too!

Want even more? There are more blogger reviews and recipes posted on BlogHer’s Promotions & Prizes section. Long live Cream Cheese!

other stuff:

I'm still working on the site redesign and am compiling websites/urls for the "everyone is included" blogroll. If you have a website or blog that you'd like listed (and you aren't a spam bot or anything else ridiculously offensive) send me an email at with the subject line: blogroll and your site's name and URL. 
I'm hoping to get the site stuff up and running sometime after the Fourth.

Also, I've got a new interview up on the webTV section. This time it's with Amy Green, of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. Amy shares how cutting sugar and gluten out of her diet is to credit for her 80 pound weight loss and for completely eradicating the migraines that had plagued her for years.
Also? She's giving away a copy of her new cookbook! click on over and watch Amy's interview and enter to win a book of your very own.

in the crock today: Asian spiced turkey breast (recipe to come--I played around with some new-to-me ingredients for this one). It's starting to smell good---
I'm excited. I've got a hunkering/hankering for a turkey sandwich. 

or three.

have a great day!
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Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

I have wanted to try some of those new cooking creams! This dip is so easy and sounds so good!

Shelly said...

Your recipes are so tempting, but I am always concerned about the pre-packaged soup-ish things being too high in sodium. However with this recipe, I might just have to check it out for myself this afternoon! (Now adding cooking cream to my grocery list...and...done!)

The Alchemist said...

Yum! This sounds delicious!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love a good garlic dip! I might just make this for a weekend party. Thanks!

atxglutenfree said...

Love the combo of sundried tomato and artichoke!

Sea said...

We have artichokes growing in our garden that produce WAY TOO MANY artichokes. I will have to try this recipe next season... maybe with a garlic-free philadelphia spread. Do they have an onion version? Garlic makes my tummy all rumbly, alas. :)


Lori said...

I realise you are getting paid to use the products but for those of us who don't like buying the processed stuff and don't mind mincing a clove of garlic - is this just cream cheese and garlic?

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Lori, yes. A block of cream cheese is 8 oz. I'd use that and a whole head of smashed/chopped garlic. it'll cook the same way--- maybe a bit thicker, but taste exactly the same.

Martha A. said...

What if you have cooking creme, but not the garlic one? How much garlic would you add?

Carrie's Experimental Kitchen said...

This recipe sounds great and so easy. I'm a new blogger myself and I rarely use a slow cooker so when friends ask me for recipes they could make in one, I'm generally at a loss. Now I can forward them here. Thank you.

eeVee said...

These Philly recipes look yummy! Thanks for the tip about using regular cream cheese, I live in Greece and we don't have the Cooking Creme :-( By the way can you ask the guys over at Kraft why they don't sell it here? It's sooo not fair! Cheers for all the great recipes (I'm slowly but surely making you famous in Athens!!)

Why Just Eat said...

We are having a huge barbecue in a week and I have been looking for quick recipes that will be easy to serve. This one totally fits the bill - thanks! Plus, I have a coupon for the cooking creme :)

MemeGRL said...

I'm going to fake it today, but how long do you soak the tomatoes for? Thanks!

miri leigh said...

This looks like a great recipe to fill in with my menu this weekend! Thank you!

Elizabeth said...

I just made this for a family gathering and everyone loved it - we had people eating it by the spoonful!

bicky said...

This sounds fantastic! I might try to make a thinner version of it to use as pasta sauce. Mmmm!

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