Snack Attack: Artichoke Parmesan Bites

 

If you’re looking for an easy and tasty appetizer, you’ve come to the right place. These little bites are usually gone super quick, so you might want to double or triple the recipe to satisfy those party snacking needs.

 

Artichoke Parmesan Bites
Makes 30 

Ingredients
3 (6-ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained
¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 (15-count) packages mini phyllo shells (In the freezer aisle)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place artichokes in food processor and pulse 4-6 times, until artichokes are finely chopped. Add parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and cream cheese. Pulse 2 or 3 times, until combined well. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon into each phyllo shells. Bake for 15-20 minutes until heated through and lightly browned.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through a European Cruise

 

My Top 5 Bites on our European Cruise (described in 3 words)!

We set sail on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in October 2017 for a 5-night cruise around Northern Europe. We explored Amsterdam, Bruges, Normandy and the Palace of Versailles … eating and drinking along the way. Here’s a recap of the best bites during the journey — both on and off the ship.

 

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#5 — Baked Jumbo Shrimp: Buttery. Substantial. Luscious.
at Giovanni’s Table on Independence of the Seas

 

 

 

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#4 — Bitterballen: Crispy. Velvety. Snack.
at Café De Zwart in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

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#3 — Gold Beach Normany Oysters: Salty. Plump. Cold.
at Las Palmas in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

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#2 — Flemish-style Beer-stewed Rabbit: Rich. Supple. Warming.
at Brasserie Mozarthuys in Bruges, Belgium

 

 

 

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#1 — Succes Noisette: Hazelnut. Praline. Ganache.
at Angelina at the Palace of Versailles, France

PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through London

 

My Top 5 Bites in London (described in 3 words)!

Late October in London was magical … the fall foliage in Hyde Park. The royal legacy of Kensington Palace. Oh, and the food was as authentic as it comes. We hit up historical pubs and enjoyed afternoon tea in a palace. Does it get better than that? Cheers to our favorite English dishes!

 

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#5 — Roasted Quail: Surprisingly. Not. Gamey.
at The Gilbert Scott

 

 

 

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#4 — Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding: Filling. Comforting. Authentic.
at The Wheatsheaf in Salisbury

 

 

 

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#3 — Victoria Sponge Cake: Moist. Fruity. Delightful.
at The Orangery at Kensington Palace

 

 

 

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#2 — Lamb & Veggie Pie: Warm. Silky. Hearty.
at Lamb and Flag

 

 

 

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#1 — Lasooni Wild Tiger Prawns: Fiery. Succulent. Smoky.
at Gymkhana