Game day recipes: Easy appetizers and desserts

With these recipes, no matter what the score, your watch party will be a winner!

Artichoke and spinach dip

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    Fresh spinach wilted in garlic butter with artichoke hearts and creamy cheese is a winning appetizer at every party.
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By Kendra NordinKitchen Report 

2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 8-ounce bag fresh spinach, chopped
1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts (about 2 cups), chopped
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, cubed
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonaise
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper flakes, optional

1. Melt butter in a large skillet add garlic and cook about 1 minute. Add spinach and stir. When the spinach cooks down add artichoke hearts and heat through. Add cream cheese and pepper jack cheese and stir until cheeses melt. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir to mix thoroughly. 

2. Serve warm with your choice of tortilla chips, pita chips, or crackers.

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