Friday, June 11, 2010
Olive Garden Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip1 Cup chopped artichoke hearts (canned or frozen & thawed)
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
dash black pepper
On the side
or Sliced toasted Pitas ( or baguette slices)
Boil the spinach and artichoke hearts in a cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander when done. Heat the cream cheese in a small bowl in the microwave set on high for 1 minute. Or, use a saucepan to heat the cheese over medium heat just until hot. Add the spinach and artichoke hearts to the cream cheese and stir well. Add the remaining ingredients to the cream cheese and combine.
Serve hot with crackers, chips, or toasted pitas for dipping.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Hats and I do not get along. I love hats...but they don't love me. Dorkarama.
But, I just knitted this awesome little headband (band pattern I made up, and flower crochets from a pattern I got at Piper's in Sugar House). And it's actually CUTE. Like, when it's ON ME. Rather than just laying on my dresser. Hats could never pull this off.
It does help to pull some hair out to go over the band (not out of your head...just out from behind the band), but, hey, that's HAT GOOD enough for me!
Check out the Before and After....
It's a HAT MIRACLE!
And, here's a hat oldie but goodie. Jordan tries out cousin Colin's hat for size. Wow...he was so tiny!
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Saturday, May 01, 2010
Today was a cupcake kind of day.
I was feeling a bit...blah...so it always helps to DO SOMETHING, so, after seeing these lovely cupcakes from Joanne's month in review, I decided I must have them.
I followed Saucy's spunky, ignore the directions directions, and created these lovely morsels of cupcake goodness.
toast coconut (5 minutes on a cookie sheet at 350, in case you were wondering).
And I put on my own spunky tank.
(It's true...I will be nicer).
I found I was missing the cream cheese, so I'll have to run to the store to try that kind of frosting later. I did, however, find a cream cheese BOX in the fridge. Good thing it didn't spoil. (thanks, kids). I opted for the almost gone frosting left over from...yipe...St. Patrick's Day. It was still tasty.
And last, but certainly not least, I ordered some yarn for this lovely cardigan from the latest Interweave Knits:
I hope the skinny arms are included.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
It's been way too long since I've been sculpting regularly. Most of my day goes to this little cutie: