Saturday, March 14

Linky Party #219

Hi Everyone!

I really like artichokes and usually, I just boil them until they're soft and dip them in melted butter or mayo.

I wanted to come up with something different that didn't require me to dip an otherwise healthy veggie into so much fat!

Start with with four small artichokes, which was enough for three people
Slice off the stem. Remove and discard any weird little leaves at the base.

Clip off the sharp pointy stickers along the sides and slice an inch or two off of the top with knife.

Slice them in half and IMMEDIATELY squirt them with lemon juice. If you don't they will turn brown quickly.

Scoop out the feathery center. I used my handy dandy grapefruit spoon. I never use it for grapefruit, but it's one of those very versatile utensils I use for lot's of other things. 

Now for the extra virgin olive oil. Drizzle it all over your artichokes. Top with whatever seasonings you like. I used Italian seasoning mix and freshly minced garlic. I didn't use any salt, but you can add that too.

Wrap your baking dish tightly with foil. Place into a preheated oven at 425* and bake for one hour or until they are fork tender at the heart portion.

These are so good and best of all, they don't need dipping!

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  1. Thank you Mary for your Linky Party 219. It is always a pleasure to join in. Have a great week.

  2. Wow! Those artichokes sound divine! I usually make mine the Italian way which is stuffed with a bread crumb mixture. I never thought to roast them!

  3. I love artichokes, but rarely eat them. I will definitely have to try this out! Thanks for hosting the party, Mary! Have a great day!

  4. I too love artichokes and this recipe sounds great! Pinning.
    Thank you so much for the party sweet lady.
    Have a lovely week.

  5. I have never eaten an artichoke, can ya believe it? I will now, they look so good.
    Thank you for the party.

  6. Hi, Mary. I'm so happy to join in, AND thank you for the directions on cooking artichokes! I love artichokes but have never prepared them myself. Can't wait to try your recipe! Have a great week! ~Zuni

  7. i love artichokes too. thanks so much for this recipe. can't wait to try it! thanks for hosting another great party. best- maryjo

  8. Oh, those artichokes look delicious. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for hosting. Have a great week.

  9. I will confess to never having made artichokes, Mary. They always seem like so much work but I love them so I buy the jarred, marinated ones. You have removed the mystery for me so I'll definitely be trying these. They look fantastic - great shots!
    So appreciate you featuring my French Toast! It's one of my favourite creations :)
    Hope you have a fabulous week!

  10. PS I was gone all weekend but this week for sure! lol. Looking forward to it. Going to send you some email with some questions later today.

  11. Hello cute lady! Thank you for featuring us!I love stopping by your party each week, it’s amazing! I hope you get a chance to stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. That would be fabulous! Lou Lou Girls

  12. Thanks for featuring my glitter shamrock garland!!! Keep up the good work.

  13. Thanks for hosting another awesome party! We would love it if you joined us this week for Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you there.

  14. Wow--those artichokes look delicious! Thanks so much for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia

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