Easy Hot Artichoke Dip

It literally takes 60 seconds to get this dip in the oven. Having little kids in the house, I can’t be tied up for long. So this dip is reeeeeally perfect.

It also insures a serving of veggies getting into these hobbits. Not that they know, of course. I just tell’em it’s “Monster Dip” and let them think they’re eating monsters.

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10 Tips For Growing Basil Like A Boss

I love basil. It makes my summer worth the sweat. It makes your food come alive.

I would eat pesto on fresh pasta  every day if I could. But ya know, you need variety and things like that. Still 50% of our lunches end up being this because it tastes so dang good. The other 50% ends up being super yummy salads, or campfire food over the fire pit in the backyard.

As you can imagine we end up going through quite a bit of basil during the summer. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but fresh basil from the grocery store can be kinda pricey. Somehow it also goes bad before I get around to using it. Either I forget about it, or it gets lost in the back of the fridge never to be found.

This is why we grow our own. And a lot of it. It’s cheap to grow, and you really don’t have to do much for it. Just water and weed as necessary.

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When Toddlers Become Too Much

Props to all the moms who have survived a three year old!

Terrible twos? Pssht! Two was a walk in the park compared to three!  Three = the teenager of the toddler years.

First, they are smarter. They have learned a lot by two, but just enough to get them in trouble. At four they have better reasoning skills but at three”Mom look at this” is the toddler equivalent to “Dude hold my beer”.

Second, they have become the masters of manipulation.  At two they are just figuring this out but at three they have figured the best way to maximize that tantrum in the middle of Target.

And for us the biggest hit has been that even though you may have had little man sleeping trough the night since he was six months old he now knows how to effectively break out and pull up Netflix in the middle of the night.

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10 Things I Love About February

Roses are multi-colored, 

Violets are made into soap, 

Infinity of pins on pinterest are sweet, 

And I love you!

I don’t know…maybe I shouldn’t quit my day job and become a poet.  Either way, I love you guys, and wanted to wish you a very happy Valentines Day. Also, I have been spending waaay to much time on pinterest. I just get sucked in, and only ever snap out of it because eventually I am starving from looking at pictures of food all day. Haha!

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Homemade English Muffins

Everybody has there favorite breakfast dishes.  Whether you like sweet or savory breakfast items English muffins are an item that can go both ways.   You can dress them up with jellies and jam or add a poached egg and ham.  We tend to not buy our bread items for cost and health reasons.  I mean homemade English muffins are so easy and cheap to make at home, we are pretty much getting ripped off in the store. On top of that can you even pronounce some of the ingredients? I mean this is suppose to be bread right not a science experiment.

I don’t know about you, but in my house fresh baked goods don’t usually see the next day unless I hide some of them. SO its a really good thing they are easy to whip up. Just get me a timer and a good book, and this girl could make 1/2 a ton a English muffins. 😉

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