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Posts Tagged ‘Princess House’

The Same Size Plates

Posted by terrepruitt on May 6, 2020

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As I was walking up stairs to try to figure out what to post on my blog after posting the picture I thought, “Why don’t I post it? It sure is pertinent, especially now.” Not so much ABOUT it, ABOUT perspective because . . . . whew! I am just not up to that . . . I wouldn’t be able to settle on one thing right now. So I am just going to say that things (pretty much all things) can be seen from different perspectives. Especially right now, in these crazy days, we are seeing the opportunity to see things from a lot of different perspectives.

One of those plates holding the muffins a salad plate. And one is a dinner plate. It COULD be that the size of the muffins is contributing to the illusion that the plates are the same size. Not sure. I am not really sure about anything except that to me, from the perspective of the picture the plates look like they are the same size. So much so that it had me questioning what I had done.

I used black eyeliner to help define the edge of the salad plate, then placed it on top of the dinner plate. With them both being the same patterned glass it was difficult to see the difference in a picture. I think the eyeliner helped.

What do you think? Do the plates with the muffins on them look the same size?

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Artichoke Dip – Easy Party Dip

Posted by terrepruitt on December 18, 2017

Years and years ago I went to a Princess House party . . . . do you know what that is? It is one of those home shopping parties where a consultant brings products to a hostess’ house. The hostess invites her friends over to shop. They place orders for the product and it arrives a couple of weeks later. There are a lot of products that are sold like this. Princess House crystal is one of them. They have other products . . . at one time they had cutlery, cookware, and decorative gifts. Now I am not really sure what their product lines include, but back then I was really into it. My favorite line was their Fantasia line. It seemed more sturdy, to me, than their regular line.  Also one of the sales pitches was that you could paint the plates (or serving dish) on the bottom and that would give you a different look.  I purchased a lot from the Fantasia line.  I have never once painted a piece.  I also had a party one time and I got a china cabinet full of product from that party. Well, back then, when I was buying the crystal and having the parties, one of the ways they would sell the crystal is to have the consultant make recipes IN the crystal while at the party. I have several recipes from those parties that I use or have used often over the years. Recently I had the opportunity to make one of those recipes. I hadn’t made it in a long time — and dang it is so good. But you will see from the ingredients, why it is not an everyday type of recipe. But artichoke dip sure is good.

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The picture is of the actually recipe I got from one of the parties. But I also typed it up here for you with MY slight modifications.

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Artichoke Dip

1 large jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup mayo
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 7-ounce can chopped mild Ortega chilies, drained
garlic salt to taste

After you drain the artichoke hearts, chopped them up. Make smaller than bite sized pieces.

Mix all the ingredients together – either in the dish you are going to bake it in or in a bowl then put it in the dish. You might want to skip the salt all together (if I am saying that, you REALLY might want to skip the salt) because all the other ingredients seem to make this dip salty enough.

Bake in the oven at 350° F for about 15 or 20 minutes. Or as the original recipe says you can microwave it on high for 6-8 minutes (until cheese is melted).

Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

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I always cut up the artichoke hearts because when you are trying to scoop them up with a chip or a cracker a big chunk of artichoke heart is just too difficult to deal with.

This last time I doubled the recipe (except for the chilies) and used one of my Princess House Fantasia baking dishes! I mixed it, baked it, and served it in the same dish.

Artichoke dip is a really popular dish. It is easy to make and tastes really good. So I am sure you have heard of it. I bet you even have your own recipe. What do you do to make your artichoke dip?

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