Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Baked Fontina Dip

Yum

Picture yourself sitting in front of a roaring fire and sipping on a glass of wine while snowflakes gently fall.
Pretty nice, huh?  I am thinking some of you experienced waaaaay more than gently falling snowflakes in the past couple of days.  So sorry...we got 18+ inches one winter in the recent past.  I feel your pain.   But, even though a mountain of snow awaits you, once the storm has passed, it is kind of fun hunkering down.
Well,
Baked Fontina Dip
would be perfect for the Super Bowl or
just hanging out by the fire with a glass of wine.  It is rich and creamy!


Based on one of my favorite chefs, The Barefoot Contessa, Baked Fontina Dip is a warm dip just begging for a cracker!



It's made with Fontina cheese and spices that you melt in the oven in a small cast iron skillet or other small baking dish.

Ingredients:
5 oz Fontina cheese, chopped into large pieces
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp rosemary leaves
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 tsp fresh parsley for garnish
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degreees.  In a small cast iron skillet or small oven proof baking dish, place pieces of Fontina cheese.  Sprinkle minced garlic, rosemary leaves and thyme leaves over top. Bake at 375 degrees for 14-15 minutes.



 Curl up by the fire or take a break from shoveling snow (it'll be there tomorrow), heat some cheese and relax.  OR, get ready to cheer on your Super Bowl Pick with Baked Fontina Dip!  Either way, you are sure to enjoy it!

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Christine


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