On the Third Day of Christmas... QDA

First off - what is QDA?! QDA is short for quick and dirty artichoke dip - at least in the world of the Girl Can't Cook cookbook by Cinda Chavich. For anyone who likes artichoke dip, you will love this dip - it is easy to make, and calls for down-to-earth ingredients! And that is definitely what you need this busy holiday season. Make this to tide your guests over while they wait for you to finish making Christmas dinner. Serve it with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, or baguette slices.

QDA (Quick & Dirty Artichoke Dip)
Recipe from The Girl Can't Cook by Cinda Chavich

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 14-oz can artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained well and chopped
  • sweet hungarian paprika or cayenne for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Combine garlic, mayo, cayenne and cheese. Stir in the artichokes. Pile into a small,ovenproof dish and sprinkle with paprika or extra cayenne. Bake 15-20 minutes until it's bubbly and starting to brown on top. Place the hot dip on a platter, surrounded by sliced bread or pita chips. Makes approximately 2 cups of dip.

Well, thats that! Simple and delicious! I hope you enjoy this one and try it out over the holiday season. Happy Cooking My Friends!!!

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