Diptacular 2009 at BooMama's

I always love to find new recipes, and with COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPON US, it is time to break out the dip recipes. BooMama is helping this along with her a pre-football carnival entitled:

How fun is that?! Especially since, quite often during football season, we basically munch on dippy-stuffs all day long and don't really cook. I mean, who has time to cook when there's all that football to watch?!!

I have to say up-front that I can't take credit for this recipe. I got from one of my bff's, Mary, who got it from her friend ... who got it from her mom ... who may or may not have gotten it from a Progresso can. However, it is super yummy, so enjoy!
Artichoke Dip with Roasted Red Peppers
•1 cup mayonnaise
•1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
•1 can or jar (12 to 14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained
•1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
•1/8 teaspoon onion powder, optional
•1/4 cup minced roasted red pepper

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend :) Pour into a small casserole dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle fresh grated Parmesan cheese on top and serve.

Serve cold, or heat in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350°. Don't reheat in the microwave or dip might separate. Serve with bagel chips, crackers, or bread.

Variation: Slice baguette and lay pieces on cookie sheet. Spread with dip and top with Parmesan cheese. Bake until warm, about 10 minutes.

I also can't claim authorship of this recipe. Plus, I think I'm not getting it all right because, well, Hubby usually does this one and he knows it by heart. If he would answer his cell phone I could double-check the correct-ness of this recipe. This is basically it. I don't think onions are part of the original recipe, but it sure does sound like a good addition :)

•1 lb ground beef
•1 can Hormel chili (bean/no-bean, whatever works for you - we use no-bean)
•1/2 sweet onion, diced
•1/2 large package Velveeta cheese
•1 can green chilies

Cook ground beef and onion until beef is done and onions are soft. Drain. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low, stirring occassionally. Serve with tortilla chips.