November 21, 2009

"Brader's" Artichoke Bruchetta

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In my family, I am the oldest child. I have two younger brothers - Phil and Steve. You met Steve last year when I went to visit him right after Christmas and he made his Apple Dumplings with Rum Sauce for me. Phil is the middle child and Steve is the youngest. There are 5 years between Steve and me. When Steve was learning how to talk he couldn't say brother very well. Mom and Dad would call Phil "brother" to Steve and when Steve would try to say "brother" he would come out with "Brader". So, my brother Phil became known as "Brader". I won't tell you the names the boys came up with for me 'cause they weren't nice! LOL.

When Aunt Marlene and I went to visit Aunt Ann, we also got to see my brother Phil. When we got there that evening Aunt Ann brought us out some of Phil's Artichoke Bruchetta that he had made for part of their dinner. I had heard my mom talk about Phil's recipe but hadn't ever eaten it. Let me just say, Aunt Marlene and I finished up what was left and then wished there was more! Yeah, it was that good.

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This evening I am alone for dinner and since I had bought what I needed to make the Bruchetta and since Grumpy isn't an artichoke fan, I decided this was a good time to try making it myself. I still think my brother's is better - isn't food always better when someone else cooks it? But, this was pretty darn good. I know I already submitted a Family Recipe for this month but I am going to submit a second recipe. This has only been around in our family since about 2005 but it is one that is going to stay. I also like the fact I am submitting a recipe that belongs to Phil. All three of us kids love to cook and I am hoping that I will get more recipes from both brothers in the future!




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Artichoke Bruschetta

Ingredients:
1 loaf crusty bread
1-6.5 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup shredded or grated romano cheese
5 Tablespoons Mayonnaise

Directions:
Slice bread diagonally.  Mix all remaining ingredients.  Top bread with mixture.  Broil until bubbly and brown on the edges.  Enjoy~


Artichoke Bruschetta
recipe from my "Brader" Phil and recipe card written by my Mom.

Artichoke Bruschetta

21 comments:

  1. I was so hoping I had everything to make this...no bread...ack:D

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  2. This reminds me of an upscale version of the artichoke dip my family loves! Love the family recipes. So fun.

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  3. I love artichokes and would love to try this.

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  4. Your bruschetta is so invintng!

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  5. I love artichokes; perfect little bite for a party. Will be sure to add these :o)

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  6. oh my gosh, next time i need an appetizer, i'm making these!!

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  7. I love simple recipes like this and just in time for the holidays. I am always looking for something new and delicious!

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  8. Looks like a delicious appetizer recipe. I love that you posted a picture of the recipe card!

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  9. What a great appetizer. I love the look of the red onion in this.

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  10. I love reading your family story and the Bruschetta looks fabulous! I've always wished for a brother!

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  11. What a great recipe from your brother. I love the handwritten recipe card too.

    Also, I like your updated look to your blog.

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  12. These sound great and I'm looking for a new appetizer recipe. Thanks for sharing and happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. I love artichokes! What a great recipe! I will have to keep this handy for an appetizer! Love the handwritten card!

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  14. that is a great bruschetta recipe! I love bruschetta because they make such an awesome quick appetizer

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  15. I could eat a whole tray of these! They look so delicious.

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  16. Silly Grumpy--I don't like artichokes either but I can tell I would like that!

    Wow a second entry--I feel so behind!

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  17. Bruschetta: simple, elegant and totally mouth-watering :)

    Cheers!

    Gera

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  18. oh man I love this one. must save this one for later.

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  19. I think we will have this for our starter this year - thanks & have a great Thanksgiving!

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  20. I'd so eat this for breakfast right now :) And I like the photo of the hand-written recipe.

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  21. What a cute post, HoneyB, and he bruschetta looks delicious!

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