Cheesy artichoke-crab dip

1/2 cup/125 mL real mayonnaise

1 package (8 oz/227 g) cream cheese

1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Garlic Granules (ref ID# 358211)

3 tbsp/45 mL Watkins Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning (ref ID# 358211)

2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 cup/250 mL shredded mozzarella cheese

5 oz/140 g shredded Parmesan cheese

Mix together mayonnaise, cream cheese, Watkins Garlic Granules and Watkins Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning in a bowl until smooth. 2. Add chopped artichokes and cheese; mix well.3. Bake in an ungreased baking dish at 350°F/180°C for 30 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown.Serve hot with garlic-flavored bagel chips.

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The Artichoke ~ Who would have known?

Since ancient times, the artichoke has been used for liver and gallbladder conditions, 'cleaning' the blood, as well as the bladder. The Egyptians highly prized it as a health and diet food and Plinius described it as the 'food for the rich' because of the health problems contributed to a 'rich' life style - excessive in rich foods, fats and wine that led to liver illnesses (such as cirrhosis), gout and a general run down condition.

Today we know that the artichoke is very high in fibre, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other trace elements important for a balanced system. It is known to positively help poor liver function (thus helping to lower the blood cholesterol), arteriosclerosis, gout, supports the treatment of hepatitis and improves the gall secretions. It can slightly lower the blood sugar, improve the appetite and digestion, is diuretic and may help some migraine conditions (most especially those caused by toxins in the blood). As it helps the body rid itself of excess water and moves toxins it also has the added side effect of an improved skin luminosity.

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Goat Cheese Dip

6 ounce(s) cheese, goat cheese, crumbled, reduced fat
1 tablespoon yogurt, fat-free plain
3-4 tbsp of Watkins Cucumber & Dill Dip Mix (use ID# 358211)
~ Available in 8 other flavors (use ID# 358211)
Parsley (use ID# 358211)
fresh raw vegetables for dipping

Put the cheese, yogurt, and dip mix in bowl and blend. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Sprinkle with parsley. Serve chilled with vegetables for dipping.

Serving size: 3 tablespoons