Three Cheese Artichoke Nibbles

It's a tradition. On winter full moons, we gather the usual suspects, don our snowshoes, and take an adventurous hike through the snowy woods. Most times, the moon lights our path so nicely that we don't even need headlamps to find our way.

After a bit of hard work, we rendezvous back at the lodge to warm ourselves in front of a roaring fire. There, we sip some wine and try to out-do one another with fabulous little finger foods. 

Here's mine from last night ~ which got rave reviews from all my snowshoeing friends:

Three Cheese Artichoke Nibbles
The general consensus: "these tasty little goodies are pretty much to die for"
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts, finely chopped
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 4 - 6 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 2 containers Better'n Eggs (liquid eggs) Or, 12 shell eggs.
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 container French Fried Onions
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
How To:
Saute onion, artichokes and garlic in a little bit of olive oil. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon into mini muffin tins. Bake these little goodies @ 350 (F) for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Happy February Full Snow Moon

* While this is not a low fat appetizer, using liquid eggs vs. shell eggs trims 48 grams of fat from this recipe. Bonus! You really can't tell a difference in taste. I prefer Better'n Eggs because this brand doesn't contain seasonings that interfere with my recipe flavors.


donna said...

Forgot to ask. How many does it make?


donna said...

I'm registered for a Quck & Easy Appetizers cooking class, but I bet there won't be any recipes that are better than this one. I feel safe saying that even though I haven't tried the Three Cheese Artichoke Nibbles....YET!


Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Donna;
Thanks so much commenting on my lame cooking blog. No ever does. :)))

The recipe makes 48 nibbles. Which seems like a lot but they disappeared very quickly.

kate smudges said...

I bet 48 disappear pretty quickly, especially if they are tasty. The Nibbles seem easy to make too ~ I will have to try making them. What a wonderful idea to hike on nights of full moons. (And then, you have something to look forward to afterwards!)

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Kate;
They were a big hit. :) And, very easy to make! Thanks ever so much for the follow. My poor little cooking blog never gets much attention so I greatly appreciate it!

donna said...

What? No new cooking posts. That's okay. I'll be back later.


Diana @ Playing Without Limits said...

I just found your blog and love it. I agree with your opening comment...3,500 feet isn't high altitude. I lived at near 9,000 in Colorado and now at only 7,000 in Montana.

joey said...

Oh yum ... I forget about this corner kitchen :)

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Joey;
I forget about it, too. :) Which is kind of embarrassing since it's my blog! I'm going to post a new recipe. Real soon.

Erma Gerd said...

I just discovered your sugar cookie recipe. They're awesome! This is the first time in my life that I've ever successfully made cut out cookies. Okay, that's not saying much for my baking skills, but they've just always come out dry and crumbly for me. Thanks for the great recipe!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Matthew;
Yay! So glad to hear your cookies were a success. ;-)