Christmas Corner

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale



Remember: this December, that love weighs more than gold!
- Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon



Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.
- Handel H. Brown



Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
- Janice Maeditere



Hot and Spicy Shrimp Artichoke Dip Recipe

Ingredients:
1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts (drained well and chopped)
1 lb. fresh shrimp, boiled in Zatarain's crab boil and chopped
1 (3 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 - 3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 - 3/4 cup picante sauce
1/4 - 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (fresh NOT in container)
Short, finely julienned red pepper strips (optional)
Thinly sliced green onion tops

Directions:

Step 1:
Drain artichoke hearts; dice.

Step 2:
Add shrimp, cream cheese, mayo, picante sauce and Parmesan cheese; mix well.

Step 3:
Spoon into 9 inch round pie plate or shallow baking dish.

Step 4:
Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until heated through.

Step 5:
Garnish with red pepper and green onions.

Step 6:
Serve with chips and assorted vegetable dippers.

Note: Absolutely Delicious!