The inspiration for Spinach-Artichoke Scalloped Potatoes came from the same part of my brain that created Chorizo Potato Bites and Cobb Macaroni Salad — the "let's mash at least two awesome dishes together and see what happens!" cortex. As long as people genuinely love both dishes, they'll love a successful mash-up even more. See also: overly ambitious mash-up fail

So I took the ultimate spud-based comfort food, scalloped potatoes; and the ultimate awesome creamy dip — spinach-artichoke — and fused them into the greatest scalloped potatoes your steak has ever had the pleasure of sharing a plate with.