Saturday, May 17, 2014

"I'll Have What She's Having"

                by Mary Kennedy                              


                  Remember the famous diner scene in When Harry Met Sally? Meg Ryan put on quite a show as she sat across the table from Billie Crystal.  A woman at a neighboring table watched her in amazement and  said to the waitress,  "I'll have what she's having." It's one of the most famous movie lines of all time.

                  Which brings us to the topic of food.  And recipes. And cookbooks.

                  This is a sneaky way of introducing today's blog which is about the new Cozy Chicks Cookbook. (Mary Jane Maffini and I are the newest Cozy Chicks, and believe me, we are thrilled to have our recipes included in this second edition.). If you'd like to enter our Cozy Chicks contest, just send an e-mail to with cookbook in the subject line. Yes, there's still time to enter!

                   I thought it might be fun to post one of my recipes from the book. It's called "Hot Artichoke Dip" and Taylor Blake and her sister Ali love to serve it with crackers, bagel chips or toast points when they entertain in the Dream Club Mysteries. It has three ingredients and is fool-proof!

one (14 oz) jar of artichokes, drained and chopped
one cup mayonnaise
one cup grated parmesan cheese

Mix and place in greased baking dish. Bake 375 for 15 or 20 minutes. Serve hot! Hope everyone enters our fun contest! And let me know if you try the artichoke dip, I think you'll love it.

Mary Kennedy



Diane said...

I loved that movie. Did you know that the lady in the restaurant who said "I'll have what she's having." was Billy Crystal's mother. I heard him say that on a talk show.

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

Diane, I didn't know that!! I really loved that movie. And what a great line. Thanks for stopping by!

Mary Jane Maffini said...

I love this recipe, Mary! I will serve it at my next do! XOXO MJ

Leann Sweeney said...

We are so lucky to have you and Mary Jane as our two new Chicks. Your kindness and energy are wonderful! And I LOVE artichoke dip, but with mayo as a big ingredient, I never make it because I am allergic to eggs. But now that Grapeseed oil Vegenaise is now available (though pricey!) and to me tastes as good as real mayo, I will have to try this!

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

Thank you so much, Leann! Yes, the egg-free alternative is great!! I have a lot of friends who avoid eggs and dairy. I think you will like this recipe, it is so simple and people always ask me for the recipe.

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

I think you will love it,MJ!

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Thats one of my favorite all time movies! That scene is great. =)
Your recipe sounds delicious!

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

Hi Melissa, thank you so much for stopping by! Let me know if you try the artichoke dip--everyone seems to love it.

Lynn in Texas said...

Mary, I know this dip/spread is wonderful, because I make mine similar, and add chopped jalapenos to it. Haven't made it in awhile, so thanks for the reminder!