12.30.2010

artichoke cups and happy new year wishes

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I have to tell you, we are a bunch of couch potatoes on New Year's Eve. We sit home all snug and cozy; playing games, watching movies, eating yummy snacks and sipping a little Champagne (the kids get sparkling cider). We watch the ball drop and listen to the neighbor's fireworks and then we call it a night. So lame, right?! ;)

If we ever do decide to throw a party for New Year's I will definitely be making these! This recipe is from the Pampered Chef. I recently became a consultant with the Pampered Chef (I'm crazy for their stuff!) and I have made this recipe twice now for my cooking shows. It's so simple to prepare and it tastes fantastic; just my kind of recipe! The wonton cups are filled with a mixture of artichoke hearts, red pepper, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, grated lemon zest, garlic, parsley and mayo. Some chopped olives would be nice too. I would recommend using the round wonton wrappers in place of the square ones. The edges can be a little sharp.

Elegant Artichoke Cups
adapted from the Pampered Chef

1 tbsp vegetable oil
24 round wonton wrappers
1 can of artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
2 tbsp chopped black olives (optional)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup grated parmesan, plus more for topping
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup light mayo
1 clove finely minced garlic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly brush one side of wonton wrappers. Using a tart shaper, press wrappers into mini muffin or mini tart pan, oil side up. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Fill each wonton cup with about 1 tbsp of the mixture. Top with a little more parmesan. Place back into the oven for about 8 more minutes until edges are golden and cheese is melted.

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Party it up!

Have a safe and joyous New Year!! XO



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29 comments:

scrappysue said...

if i liked artichoke hearts, i'm sure i'd be crazy for them too - happy new year!

bellini valli said...

It sounds to me like you will be ushering in the New Year with zest!!!I would love to serve these too!!

Joanne said...

I have to tell you that I will be doing the exact same thing as you on New Year's. Because I am lame. And because my friends and I have no desire to pay $100 to sit in a crowded bar. These artichoke cups sound delicious! I could definitely eat a few dozen!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

These look so good! I love Pampered Chef. All the best with your new business this coming year. And your New Year's Eve plans sound right up my alley :-)

Pam said...

Sounds like my New Years Eve! Minus the kids, since mine are old enough to be out having fun!

Megan said...

Those look delicious! I used to make crab wontons like that... they may have even been a Pampered Chef recipe too. We're just staying in for NYE too... making a nice dinner... hanging out in comfy clothes. That's the way to do it!

Paperlicious Girl said...

Just saw your recipe on tatertots and jello and quickly became a follower! I love new recipes and this sounds delicious, I will be making soon!!!

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

I love the sound of your New Year's Eve plans! That's how I grew up and still prefer to spend New Year's to this day. Those artichoke cups sound delicious - I adore artichokes in any form. Happy New Year to you & look forward to more deliciousness in 2011 - Cheers!

Jeannie said...

I love the look of these cups too and so simple to put together....wishing you and family a very Happy New Year Kim:D

scrambledhenfruit said...

We're having a quiet evening too- just some close friends and family and good food. :) These look wonderful- I love pampered chef products and recipes! I hope you have a lovely new year!

Julie said...

Could you whip up a batch of these and send them my way tomorrow? I'm feeling especially lazy but I want these :) Hope your New Year is filled with joyfulness!

Beth said...

We're a stay-at-home family on New Year's too. But I'd be tempted to throw a party just to make these artichoke cups. I'm a big fan of artichokes and these look delicious!

Cathy said...

This looks like a delicious recipe, Kim. I know I would like this artichoke filling. We're all for staying home on New Year's Eve too where we're safe and sound.

You will make a terrific consultant. Good luck with that and much success in the year ahead.

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a wonderful New Year!

Claudia said...

We do a simple, quiet and tasty New Year. I shall be making these - love everything in them. Wishing you and yours all good things for the coming year.

Randi Troxell said...

these look amazing!!!

hope you have a fabulous new year!!!

Dinners and Dreams said...

I like artichoke so these lovely cups are right up my alley. Have a safe, happy and healthy new year!

Nisrine

Faith said...

These are definitely perfect for any party...I love artichokes! Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year, Kim!

Erin said...

Kim these look amazing! Anything from Pampered Chef is wonderful! I love their recipes and their products!!!

Your New Years Eve plans are more exciting than ours. At least you watch the ball drop. We don't make it past 9pm =o)

Happy New Year!

koralee said...

oooh la la...my daughter would love love these!!! Sending you ooodles of love for a blessed New Year my friend. Thank you so much for your friendship in 2010. xooxxo What a blessing you are.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

What an awesome idea. I have never thought to do that before. I am a stuffed artichoke junky so this will be a special treat. We stayed home last night too and I made sushi! yum! New to your blog- just found it from another site and i am so glad i did! Have a great day!
XO
Jessica
www.kitchenbelleicious.com

teresa said...

your idea of new years sounds like heaven to me! especially when you add these beautiful artichoke cups!

Emily Z said...

YUM, I am bookmarking this for my next party or gathering. I love artichoke and these are awesome! Happy New Year, Kim!

Monet said...

Hi Kim! Well you spend New Years Eve exactly the way that I like to...warm and safe in my home. But I would be tempted to go out if I knew I could try one of these artichoke cups. They look and sound AMAZING. Thank you for sharing with me tonight. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Stefania said...

Happy New Year ♥
Moltissimi Auguri
per uno splendido 2011

Gloria said...

I love artichokes and these look delicious, Happy new year! gloria

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love artichoke and I like the presentation.

*Simply Colette* said...

Those look delicious! We were couch potatoes too, but it was fun!

Diana's Cocina said...

These artichoke cups sound delicious and perfectly satisfing. I love Pampered Chef recipes too!

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