Surprisingly, for me at least, this was one of the biggest or fastest “sellers” at the school buffet I did the other night. I have had artichoke dips/spreads before but was never really overwhelmed by them. But I needed variety and interesting flavors so I decided to include this in the buffet. There are several more precise recipes on the net so you can look them up there. However, the key ingredients are canned or bottled artichokes, mayonnaise, some spices and lots of grated parmesan cheese. I saw a 1.2+ kilo of marinated artichokes at S&R during the sale and since the price was very reasonable, I bought several bottles for the pantry (expiry date is two years from now). Then when I was planning the buffet menu, I decided to use about a kilo worth of the artichokes, drained off the oil/liquid it was bottled with, then chopped the artichokes somewhat finely though not overly small in size. I mixed in mayonnaise until damp but not swimming in mayonnaise, several cups of grated parmesan, some hot sauce pepper and garlic powder and placed the mixture in ovenproof ceramic dishes and baked for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with toast points, baked bagel chips or other carbohydrate. I have to say, it was pretty good, super easy and a minimal amount of effort easily resulted in say 100 potential servings. Guests finished these three dishes worth in less than an hour…and there was a lot of other things on the buffet!