Mother, who was a Medical Technologist, came home from work one day with a recipe from the head tech whose name was Roy. Roy and his wife Lynne were (and still are I hope) among the kindest people I have ever met and Lynne was quite a cook too. The Laboratory where mom worked had many potlucks in the 40 years she worked there and she often brought home recipes whose authors ranged from Pathologists to Cytotechnologists but she seldom ever made any of them – this recipe was the exception. As I look at the paper in Roy’s handwriting, it is called Spinach Salad but it is hardly that although mom always prepared it in a 9 x 13 Pyrex dish and after refrigeration, cut it into squares and served it that way. We always loved it but I prefer it as dip so that’s how we serve it. It is delicious and although I’m not a big pretzel fan – it tastes perfect served with them.
1 package of frozen chopped spinach drained and squeezed “dry”.
1 eight-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup horseradish sauce
1 bunch green onions, chopped and separated
Put all ingredients except for a few of the green onions and mix well.
Place dip in a bowl and cover tightly, refrigerating for at least 3 hours and best overnight.
When ready to serve, put in serving dish and sprinkle leftover green onions over top.
Serve with pretzels, chips, vegetables or whatever you choose. Enjoy!
Now, as promised I have a giveaway – in fact, I am having THREE giveaways! First, I am giving these Mason jar measuring cups away to my loyal blog followers who do not have a blog or community page on Face Book. I wish I could gift each and every one of you but I can’t afford that – I can afford this lovely Mason Jar Measuring cup set.
All you need to do is comment in the comment section telling me what you like about my blog and then scroll back up to the Rafflecopter titled Mason Jar Measuring Cups and click the “I Commented” link. You will be entered! Only one comment per reader please. That’s it – nothing else. I will announce the winner in about a week.
Aren’t these lovely soup bowls? I was lucky enough to order some for the blog last week and surprised that when they arrived, that there were four of them instead of two. Sometimes I read too fast and don’t get everything on first glance. I don’t need four bowls but they are so pretty I thought I would offer the remaining two to my loyal friends who are Bloggers and/or have Face Book Community pages. I can never repay all of you for the advice, help, promotion, inclusion in joint ventures, and wisdom that you have given me – the best I can do is have a giveaway with each of you having an equal chance to win, that is, if you want them. All you need to do is comment in the comment section then scroll back up to the Soup Bowls Rafflecopter and leave me the name of your blog. That’s it – you are entered! I will announce the winner in about a week. a Rafflecopter giveaway
The last giveaway is over on Face Book. Whether you are a Blogger or Face Book Community page manager who follows my FB page, or FB follower with none of those, you can enter to win the Mason Jar Measuring Cups over there – all you need to do is comment! I will announce the winner of that giveaway at the same time.
Last but not least is the disclaimer or non-disclaimer as it were: I bought all this myself making me the sponsor so I will mail them out once the winners (who all have 24 hours to respond or I will choose another) respond! Good luck!
Hey Kelli 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win lovely soup bowls. I know shipping can be an issue to Canada so if that is a concern I understand! Love the Spinach Dip by the way! I am going to make some this weekend for our daughter’s going away supper.
Nope – not a problem unless it is for Canadians – whatever I need to do to get them to you, should you win, we can work something out I”m sure. Glad you like the dip – and I’m sure you will love it!
I feel like you are talking to me.
Well, I AM talking to you! Thanks for dropping by Wilda – good luck!
I like how your blog is always full of delicious and simple recipes that don’t require ridiculous ingredients that you’ll never use again.
Thanks Amy – I try to keep my picky eaters in mind when I’m making it and sometimes – some of those ingredients are kinda’ odd to me too!
Good evening Kelli! Your spinach dip looks delicious, I love spinach dip!! I always eat too much of it ha!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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The spinach dip sounds delish…like that it has horseradish sauce to spice it up.
I fell in love with your blog reading about your old family stories. Your recipes are always so homey and comforting sounding. Thanks for the good read and recipes!
This looks yummy and like something I could make!!
I love all of the real life stories you post. They are fun to read!
I love that you use ingredients that most everyone has in their cupboard. Your recipes are clear and easy to follow and I’ve had good results with the ones I’ve tried. I like the spinach dip recipe and will try it over the holidays as I have everything I need and it is not the usual spinach dip recipe.
If for no other reason, just sharing the “Knock Your Socks Off” soup would be enough! However, there are many other reasons besides that.
I love all the recipes on your blog!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
I like that we share the same first name! My daughters think it’s funny when I tell them that I got a recipe from “Kelli’s Kitchen”.
I love your blog and I love you!!!! You are awesome, these recipes you post are so good. Sometimes you will come across a recipe and think oh I would love to try that but you never make it. But with your recipes I can say I tried and loved them. Thank you for all you do. Keep it coming. Always look forward to see what’s next.
Hello Kelli- I love your blog because you are always trying new yummy, delicious recipes and you inspire me to do likewise. Oh, and I get to know you better by reading your blog and I like you more and more when I read about your life …Did I mention you make yummy, delicious food?
Hmmm…It says “Beaming the Giveaway Up” but it is never loading…It’s located under the pic. Is this the Rafflecopter?
Hi Kay – I will check and make sure you are entered! :)I will let you know!
Hi Kelli, thanks for the opportunity to win the Mason jar measuring set! That color blue goes well with my kitchen colors. I like your blog for the way you explain things so easily, and add personal stories to make it all interesting. Your recipes do not seem too challenging to try. Just a note in case my name is drawn…I will be on a cruise from December 1-6, so won’t be able to see e-mail till I get back.
I will remember that Pam! Good luck and have loads of fun on the cruise!!
Kelli, your blog is warm and welcoming and I always feel like I am chatting with an old friend when I visit. I enjoy your recipes very much (I make quite a few of them). You have a way of making me feel very welcome here. 🙂
Heather | girlichef
Hey Kelli! I’d love to win the soup bowls because they’re bold and bright and I know they’d get a ton of use in my kitchen (and in my photos). I have all sorts of plans for them… ;). Thanks for the chance!
Oh, and this spinach dip? YES PLEASE! Especially with pretzel crackers…love those.
The Renegade Seamstress
I think it’s so special how you use recipes from the past and tell us the story behind these great recipes. I’m not entering the giveaway, but I just wanted to say “hi”. I read every one of your posts but I don’t always comment.
Me too Beth – I love all your posts and in fact, YOU have inspired me! Yesterday while I was Black Friday shopping online I bought a sewing machine!!! Can you believe it?!?! Yep, you have inspired me to learn how to do something new – just you! That’s how much your blog means to me. There are so many things I want to make from your blog………as soon as I learn how to thread it! 🙂
I like recipes, ideas and whatever!
Cindys Recipes and Writings
I’d love to win those soup bowls to show off all the soups I’ll be making this winter and of course, give you a shout out! I also do love a good spinach dip, horseradish sound great in here!
you know what I love about you? You are so good about commenting. Comments are encouragement to a blogger. I was just telling Mari the other day that 2015 needs more comment love!! Spinach salad. I agree dip it!!!
Your blog is new to me but I like the layout, Easy to manuever.
I love your printables! 🙂
The bowls would be perfect for whipping up some soup for a chilly day! 🙂
I like the fact that you take the time to make such good looking pictures. The food pictures are exceptional and they make me want to try and imitate your wonderful presentation.
I enjoy your blogs because your so full of energy and life, you really put your whole heart into everything you do. It is such a inspiration to see someone that I feel as if I know that is so down to earth and so sweet. I have a liking for recipes and I also collect cookbooks. I just want to thank you for being you and if I win anything it will be a plus for me. 🙂
I love the delicious recipes you provide on your blog.
I love your recipes.
I love your blog, especially all the yummy dessert recipes you post! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I made a spinach dip to take as an appetizer for a Thanksgiving lunch we shared with friends. Your mother’s recipe from Roy is one I haven’t heard of but I know I would enjoy it.
What a great flavors for a dip, Kelli! I imagine this just gets better and better the longer you can leave it to hang out in the refrigerator before serving. I have a few recipes like that that I have adopted from other people and I wonder sometimes if they are still making them as often as we do. 🙂
You are so kind and generous, Kelli! I’d love to win these bowls because they’re RED!!! Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving.
P.S. your spinach dip sounds terrific!
Hmmm. What I like. I guess what I like is that you’re easy to read. I don’t have to parse the sentence and wonder what the heck you’re trying to say. Clear and simple. Not meandering, like me 😉
I’d like the bowls, because they’d be stunning in photos. Maybe not tomato soup. But really good for potato leek. 😉
I love the bowls. They would match all my kit hen items =)
Nancy @ gottagetbaked
As much as I looooooove spinach dip, I’ve never made it before. For some bizarre reason, I think that it’s too hard but not anymore, thanks to this recipe! I’m hosting a few Christmas dinners this year – I’m adding this to my menu! Kelli, you should gather all those recipes that your mom collected and put them into a cookbook with a hilarious name that no one can pronounce because it’s full of medical speak.
This spinach dip is WAY different than the one I grew up with, but in a creamy spicy delicious way!
I love your recipes – nothing too foo-foo or fussy, just good yummy food!
Brandi Davis Bryant
I love that the recipes use everyday ingredients. Thanks for the giveaway.
Mary Beth Elderton
Your photos are gorgeous!
I like all your great recipes and the giveaways are an added bonus!
I am new to your blog. I found this giveaway from a post at Cooksitry. I am now hoping to get better acquainted.
For the soup bowl giveaway, I would like to win them as I think my daughter and her husband would very much enjoy them.
Those Mason jar measuring cups are adorable! They match my Scentsy watmer. 🙂 And the spinach dip sounds devine.
The soup bowls are really cute, too. Perfect for my family since it is just the two of us now!
Hi Kelli, I’m a new reader (found you on OWB). I’ve enjoyed reading your recipes with simple everyday ingredients. I’m entering to win those gorgeous soup bowls. 🙂
Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead
ACK! I typed the URL to my blog incorrectly in the rafflecopter entry! LOL. It’s http://www.oakhillhomestead.com not homested. Sigh.
That’s okay – I will use your email address if I need to contact you! But Rafflecopter does check so I will change it over there!
I like how simple the recipes are… they arent the froo froo kind yet are nice looking and delicious. I also like how well you photograph everything it looks perfect!
What do I like the best about your blog? Easy answer! Your delicious recipes. The Spinach Dip looks great, perfect for the Holidays.
The recipes and the kitchen tools that are unique