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Baked Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls

Baked Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls
Baked Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls anyone? These are cute aren’t they. I thought it would be fun to share some fun Superbowl/party food this week to get ready for game day. It’s no secret that I am only interested in the commercials and half time performances of Superbowl but I do LOVE to make party food, so let’s celebrate with fun food Stay tuned for some great NYC pictures coming this week, I had so much fun in the big apple last week. Looking forward to sharing the mouthwatering photos of our bakery hopping! Here are your ingredients, nice and simple. I LOVE that Pillsbury put out a “Simply” line of products. Unroll your french bread loaf and cut into 10 equal slices, about 1 inch thick. Flatten each slice with the palms of your hands about a 3 inch round. Press in the bottom and up the sides of your muffin tin. Time to cook the spinach, watch it wilt in seconds Now add your garlic and stir it all up for a good minute or so. Here’s the yummy part. Don’t forget the garlic salt. Enjoy! 1. 2.

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