Artichoke, something green. Happy Birthday, SWEET SIXTEEN!

Happy Sweet 16 to my cousin Margaux – a fun, beautiful and brilliant girl.  It is hard to believe that I can actually remember her being born and celebrating her first birthday when today it doesn’t feel like we are that many years  apart.
Our love of clothing, makeup, photography and of course, cooking, is what brings us together.  Whenever we get together we swap favorite makeup brands, latest finds and what’s cookin’ .
There is one recipe in particular that Margaux has been begging me to cook, post and share with her:
Artichoke Dip
Preheat oven to 350
You will need:
•14 oz. artichokes in water
•1/2 cup light mayo
•1/2 cup sour cream
•1/8 tsp. Tabasco Sauce
•1/3  cup grated parmesan cheese
1.) Begin by draining artichokes and finely chopping. 
2.) Next, add the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly.
3.) Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbly around the edges and the dip begins to brown on top.

As you can see this recipe is simple but the results are so delicious.   The sweet, tender artichoke hearts melt perfectly into the creamy dip that pairs well with crackers or  bread.  It is a recipe that you can whip up if company is coming unexpectedly or if it is just simply your 16th Birthday.
Happy Birthday Margaux, here’s to many, many more.