I love artichokes! I made these just a little bit different. I used kitchen shears to cut off all the pointy tips. I cut about 1/2 inch off the whole top too. Then I scooped out the choke and prickly leaves. Boiled the artichokes until tender, drained and cooled. Then cut in half and brushed with the dressing. Love the lemon-mint dressing. Made for the Bargain Basement tag game.