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Monday, November 8, 2010

My Giveaway Winner and a Dip Recipe

Happy Monday all! It was a chilly day here in the Northeast. I am trying to tear myself out of my new craftroom to do housework, but I am not having much luck! My family got fed this weekend, but that and some clean clothes are about all they are gonna get! My part-time morning job at the school is painful on days I would rather be in there creating or just planning what to create next.
I wanted to share a Buffalo Chicken Dip with you. I had this over the weekend and it is wildly popular in my house. Please don't get frustrated with me, but I don't have alot of exact measurements for this. I call it a "dump" recipe because I just eyeball everything. So, let's say I am giving you a base to change this up the way your family would like it. Start with: the breast meat from a rotisserie chicken shredded, wing sauce of your choice and heat level, 8 oz. cream cheese, softened, blue cheese dressing, and 2 c. shredded cheese blend.
Mix the chicken with the wing sauce. Put in the bottom of an ungreased 8x8 baking pan. In the same bowl, I mix the softened cream cheese with the blue cheese dressing. You can add blue cheese crumbles if you wish. Put on top of the chicken layer and spread evenly. Cover with the 2 C. shredded cheese and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Usually it takes about half an hour. Serve with tortilla chips or any chips of your choice. It is yummy.
A couple of other notes: I received my giveaway prizes from Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl. Thank you so much. There is a craft book at Amazon I have my eye on(big surprise there!)Thanks for enabling my craft book addiction. The cd holder for my visor is pretty too and all in my favorite color-red!
I worked on a practical project this weekend-swiffer covers. Sew Much Ado has the best tutorials. I found the instructions there and they were easy and they work great. I used purchased chenille instead of socks but these still will save alot of money compared to buying the refills and throwing them out after using them. I have both sizes and the extra large Swiffer's refills are very difficult to find around here.

I realized that I am always talking about my cat Mickey. I am a cat person and she is my baby but I wanted you to meet Billie, my 11 year old chocolate lab. She is such a sweet dog. We all love her very much. I will try to remember to throw in a picture of her too from time to time.

I also wanted to announce the winner of my giveaway. Nancy from Silly Stitching was the winner. Congrats Nancy(I got the package out this morning) and thank you so much to all who entered. Have a great evening. I will be watching Dancing With the Stars(I am such a fan). Take care. Nancy


  1. That dip recipe sounds good! My friend made a spicy chicken recipe with red hots...

  2. "Dump" recipe. I like that--here we just say "y' mom makes stuff?"

  3. I'm so glad you received your gift! And glad you will put it to good use. Enjoy.


  4. That dump recipe sounds right up our alley! I usually tell the kids we're having something that I threw together anyway!
    Great giveaway prizes-sorry I missed yours! I have my eye on a couple of craft books, too. I love looking through them, I just can't help it.