Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Here's the before...after it's been sanded.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
A while ago I was blog surfingand came across this wonderful recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip (sorry I don't remember who's fab blog I found it on) and I was instantly in love. I love anything buffalo chicken, seriously I could eat it all day, every day and never get sick of it. Okay, so MAYBE that's an exaggeration but I think you get my point!! I decided to make this recipe last weekend for my husband and I and we loved it so much that I had to share it with you! You can find the original recipe from Swanson here. Here is what you need to make the dip!
Buffalo Chicken Dip (from Swanson)
1 package/8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese (I am a fan of the mozz. personally)
1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing or ranch salad dressing (I chose ranch)
2 cans of Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast (drained)
1/2 cup any flavor of Franks Red Hot Sauce (or your favorite buffalo sauce)
Heat the oven to 350° F. Stir the cream cheese in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with a fork or wish until it's smooth. Stir in dressing, hot sauce, and cheese (blue or mozzarella). Stir in the chicken. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken mixture is hot & bubbling. Stir before serving. Serve with vegetables or crackers.
I noticed the chicken chunks were on the large side and I didn't want to toss the chunks in the dip so I spent some time shredding down the chicken so it wasn't so chunky. I also topped the dip with additional mozzarella cheese because let's face it, we all love when things are cheesy and gooey! Also, I decided to serve french bread toasts instead of just chips, crackers, or veggies. Super simple to do and I liked how it tasted. I just got two small french baguette loafs, sliced into toast about an inch thick and then coated one side of the bread with olive oil. Bake the toasts at 400° F for only 5 minutes oil olive side down.
If you love spicy food and are looking for a great dip to stir things up, I promise if you try this you will LOVE it! I know that we will be making more throughout the football season in our home! I really wish I would have taken a picture of it to share since it was SO yummy looking and I know it would motivate you to make it for yourself. I guess you will just have to take my word on it, try it and love it!! :)
Lots of love from me to you!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
TWO years ago today, my honey proposed to me!! I know that we really only have one main anniversary to celebrate now (our wedding of course) but I still celebrate the times in our lives that got us to that day and our engagement is most obviously one of those days!!
I will never forget the moment I saw Scott down on one knee with the ring in his hand and he uttered the best words I have ever heard in my life, "Will you marry me?" I still remember how I had the wind knocked out of me and just fell to my knees into his arms in shock that it was actually hapenning! I had dreamt about that moment for the 5 years we had been together and it was more than I could have ever expected!!
Now, here we are two years later and the adventure for us is still only JUST beginning!! I am so thankful that God is leading us on this great journey and that I have the most amazing man to be by my side through it all!! Every day gets better & better!!!
Here are some pics to share with you!!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
One of my new reality show addictions is Guiliana & Bill. They are the NEW newlyweds and I adore their show!! Anyways, I have LOVED their theme song intro and I googled it today to see who the artist was and see the entire lyrics to the song and I just thought I would share it with you!!! It totally reminds describes how my marriage can be sometime and I am a sucker for a good love song! Enjoy!