Thanks Donna D and Tom Trostel for your wonderful recipes - the artichoke/cheese dip and pear jello salad were big hits at our Christmas dinner. In fact, from the moment the artichoke dip was served, there was a constant chatter of "This is so good!" from everyone, from pre-teen to great-grandparents, until it had finally been completely devoured. I've never had so many compliments from my in-laws before! And the salad was a real delight. Thanks again to both of you and all the other members who share their favorite recipes!