Alexander’s Artichoke Sammiches #AtoZChallenge

Okay, the ink jockey this blog belongs to says for me to tell you she has what she calls a Hot Flash up on her Hot Flash page. Kind of embarrassing, but she says it means a real, real short story.

Anywho, I’m Sandy Schneider (real name’s Alexander, if you can believe it — named after my old man’s grampa, so I’m told). I’m cook up to the Hardesty house in Faelin, Indiana. I guess Mr. Matthew Walton would rather me call it the Walton house, but me and Alain Hardesty served together in Dubya-Dubya Two — World War Two, for you youngsters — and it’s still the Hardesty place, as far as I’m concerned, no matter who owns it.

This scribble sister who wrote our story said for me to keep it short since this is for the A to Z Blog Challenge, but she wants me to give you a recipe. So I can’t tell you exactly how I make this, but you’ll make it like you like it anyway, right?

Miss Amelia likes these real well.

Artichoke Sandwiches

  • artichoke hearts (yeah, I use canned ones, so what?) minced
  • minced onion
  • minced parsley
  • roasted garlic clove
  • mayonnaise (home-made, if you can)
  • salt and pepper

Squash the garlic and mix it in with the mayo. Mix everything else together. Slice some fresh bread real thin and cut off the crusts. Spread the artichoke stuff on, not too heavy.

Now go visit Animal Bliss, another blog on this crazy challenge.


ArtichokeSandy Schneider appears in A DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE, a YA/NA paranormal suspense novel. Available through Indiebound, and from Amazon in print and for Kindle and the free Kindle apps.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character cooks something they don’t much like in order to please somebody else.

SS and MA


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Alexander’s Artichoke Sammiches #AtoZChallenge

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      Marian Allen

      April 1, 2015 at 3:33pm

      I love ’em, too, S. L. If there’s spinach artichoke dip on the menu, it’s a pretty good bet what I’m ordering! A place around here makes artichoke fritters that are TO DIE FOR!

      Good luck on the challenge right back atcha. 🙂 Coming to return your visit in 3 … 2 … 1 …

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  1. AJ Lauer (

    April 1, 2015 at 4:32pm

    That sounds DELICIOUS! And, you just reminded me that I’d intended to put artichoke hearts in our spaghetti sauce last night, but I forgot 🙁
    Next time…
    Happy A Day!
    ~AJ Lauer
    an A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer on Twitter

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      Marian Allen

      April 1, 2015 at 6:58pm

      Oh, AJ, how sad! ~weeps~ That would have been AWESOME! Yeah, next time!

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  2. Jeanne Melanson

    April 1, 2015 at 5:09pm

    Now there’s an interesting sammich. I never would have thought of putting archichoke in between bread, but, hey … why not? I’m willing to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have fun with the A-Z Challenge, and thanks for visiting my Animal Bliss blog site earlier today. Peace

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      Marian Allen

      April 1, 2015 at 7:00pm

      Thanks for returning the visit — that’s part of what makes A-to-Z so much fun. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the animals you have in store. 🙂

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  3. Jullie

    April 20, 2015 at 7:43am

    thank you for your Dishes i love every Vegetarian food that you post.

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