Monday, April 28, 2014

Spinach Dip Bowls and Giveaway #goodcookcom


Sweet Creations Bak-a-Bowl Brownie Ice Cream Idea courtesy of Good Cook
Have you ever seen anyone dipping away at a bowl of dip and double dipping (going back again after biting the same chip or carrot stick)?  I get so turned off by that.... I will not even look at the dip again.  Well I came up with a solution for this pesky problem thanks to the folks at Good Cook.  They allowed me to try out the most fun baking pan I have had the pleasure of using called Sweet Creations Bake-a-Bowl.  The possibilities are endless with this fun baking pan.  You can create a multitude of sweet and savory dishes and desserts.  One idea is to fill the pan with cake or brownie batter then bake.  The pan specialized design creates a well to make a bowl.  Then fill the baked well with ice cream and you have a dessert people will be running to eat (see picture insert). I decided that individualized spinach dip bowls would help me avoid the dreaded "double dipping" that I dislike so much. I was able to bake individualized bread bowls that I filled with spinach dip.  Everyone was allowed to dip to their hearts content.  The best part is they get to eat the bowl with the spinach dip and you don't have any dishes to wash.  I cannot wait to play more with this fun pan....

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Tube refrigerated biscuits (I used regular size with 10 biscuits)

Spinach Dip:
10oz frozen spinach thawed and squeezed dry (must remove excess water for best results)
1 package vegetable soup mix.  (I used Knorr)
16oz  sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 package
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 finely sliced green onion
pinch red chili flakes (optional)
water chestnuts chopped (optional)

Carrot sticks
Celery sticks
Cubed baked biscuits

Note:  I had 4 extra biscuits that I baked on the top pan of the bake a bowl pan set.  I cubed them for extra dippers. 

Note:  This spinach recipe is adapted off the back of the Knorr soup mix packet

 Defrost spinach then squeeze out all the excess water (you will see more than you think).  Add all the other ingredients to spinach and mix very well.  The spinach may be clumped up so you need to use a fork and really mix it well.  Chill for several hours in fridge.  I made the dip overnight.

 Spray the bake-a-bowl with cooking spray.  Roll out the biscuits with a rolling pin as thin as you can get them and make circle big enough to fill the well. Place the top piece of the baking pan on to create the well.  I baked my excess biscuits on the top of the baker.  Bake according to package instructions (about 15 minutes at 400 degrees) Take out and allow to cool to room temperature. Use an ice cream scoop to fill the wells.  Serve with dippers.  Enjoy.

Giveaway Information:
Win one of these wonderful Bake-a-Bowl pans from Good Cook.  Just leave a comment below on what you would like to do make in the pan.  I will pick a random winner on May 23, 2014. Giveaway only for those residing in the United States.

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 Disclaimer:  I was given the Sweet Creations by Good Cook Bake-a-Bowl for this post.  I was not financially compensated.  All opinions are my own.


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