Spinach/Artichoke Ring

Years ago, my good friend Vicki, made this dish for me after my daughter was born. It was so delicious I begged her for the recipe & have been making it for my family ever since. It’s one of those rare dishes that EVERYONE in the family eats (even the 2 year likes it).

It’s meant to be an appetizer, but we enjoy it as a main dish with a nice salad on the side.

2 tubes Crescent rolls (I use the Big ones)
14 oz artichoke hearts, chopped
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
10 oz Chopped Frozen Spinach, thawed & drained
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup red bell peppers
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 minced garlic

Preheat oven to 375*F.

In bowl, combine artichokes, spinach, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, red bell pepper, mayonnaise, garlic and black pepper. Mix well. Set aside.

Unroll the 2 packages of crescent rolls onto work surface. Layer the larger end of the triangles in a circle on a cookie sheet (a round baking stone would be better, but I don’t have one). Smaller points of the crescent triangles will extend off the edge of the cookie sheet (depending on size).

Scoop spinach filling evenly on the wide, over lapping portion of the crescent rolls.

Fold all points of the crescent triangles over the filling & tuck under the bottom layer of the crescent roll.

Brush top of ring with egg white. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe: Courtesy of Friend Vicki (but may have originated for the Pampered Chef)
Photos: by Jen Grove


A New Year calls for a new look …

… for the blog that is.

Although, my blog is still very new it already needs a new look & new focus.

As you all know, I took a 100 hour pastry class at the French Culinary Institute back in August 2011. This blog was originally created to document all that I learned in that class, as well as sharing some of our family favorite recipes. As it turns out, the recipe sharing & party planning portion of the blog has become a big hit & less about my new fancy French pastry knowledge.

With that said, please welcome Grove House Special as the new name of my blog. The content of the blog will be the same as before, but now has a new name & new look.

Thank you all for your continued support & interest in the blog! Your kind words have been my motivation to cook more, eat more & post more in the New Year.

I hope you all had a safe & memorable New Years!
Cheers to what 2012 has in store for all of us.