What is this stuff?
Our beagle baby Zoe is 4 months old today and she is growing so quickly you can almost watch it happen. She is a purebred beagle, but I keep asking my husband if they mixed her up at birth because she doesn't look like the other 2 beagles I've had. She has long legs and I'm sure she will grow into them, but at this point, her legs are growing faster than she is filling out. She still only has on and off. Sometimes, she is completely wild and running so fast we can't catch her, grabbing everything she can find along the way. She pulls throws off couches, laundry from the basket, rugs, boots and shoes and loves her toys! When she winds down, she snuggles into your neck and sleeps for as long as you will let her. She would love to spend no time in her kennel, but she is simply too playful and rough for our old beagle to deal with. They do have "conversations" around feeding time. Nike will do her low single bark and Zoe responds with her newly learned high-pitched beagle howl. It is funny to watch and stops after they get fed. We love her!
The sun feels good on old bones!
I'm much quieter than my sister!
Ooey Gooey Artichoke Appetizer
We love appetizers in our family. If you give us appetizers and desserts, we don't need a "regular meal". I'm always on the lookout for simple and delicicous appetizers. I found this one in an ad for Philadelphia Cream Cheese and tweeked it a little. I took it to my sister's home for Thanksgiving at it was a hit. I also put some in the freezer and had them for light lunches.
2 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (I used actual cheese, not the green can/powdery stuff)
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
pinch garlic powder
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts (not in oil) drained, chopped
6 T. chopped black olives
bag of plain mini bagels, split
Heat oven to 375 degrees
Mix cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in large bowl.
Stir in chopped artichokes and olives.
Spread mixture on bagel halves and place on baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden and bubbly. Cool a few minutes and cut in half for appetizers. It will take a little longer to bake them if they are frozen. Leave them whole for a nice light lunch.
I forgot to take a picture of them after they
were cooked since we were at my sister's house. Sorry!
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