Delicious recipe from Mrs. Morris and the Ghost!

To celebrate our first Cozy Mystery, Mrs. Morris and the Ghost which debuts everywhere Today, I would like to give you a delicious and easy recipe for ARTICHOKE HEARTS WITH FONTANA that comes from Minnie’s kitchen. (I must credit Martha Stewart with this one, but Minnie does a fabulous job entertaining the guests at Charlene’s B&B. If you visit Salem, this is a must stay! At least in our book anyway! Traci Hall and I co-writed this under the name Traci Wilton.

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil,
1/2 medium yellow onion diced,
3 garlic cloves,
3- 14 oz cans of artichokes drained and chopped.
1/3 cup of dry white wine,
4 oz Neufchatel cream cheese, room temperature,
2 l/4 cubed Fontina cheese, about 3/4 lbs,
l/4 cup chopped fresh parsley,
8 pitas cut into wedges.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add artichokes and wine; cook until liquid evaporates, about 8 minutes.
2. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cream cheese until blended. Fold in 1 1/4 cups Fontina and parsley. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart baking dish; sprinkle with 1 cup additional Fontina. Bake until golden and bubbling, 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss pitas with 1 tablespoon oil; spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm dip with pita chips.

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About Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about. Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages. She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience. Her best selling books are the CANDY BAR series, SERENDIPITY FALLS series, and most recently PARADISE COVE and A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION series. She is a New York Times best selling author.  View website

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