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Sunday, January 6, 2013

~ 2013 ~

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

Every Thursday at Like Mother, Like Daughter

We are still celebrating Christmastide...in this pretty setting.

tubing with the family.  pretty fun.

Welcome 2013...

I was tempted by these elegant and delicious looking Kir Royales found at Sweet Boutique.  Happy, Happy New Year!

Icicles (both funny & scary)...especially with the warm California sun!

I'm still sending out the last of our Christmas Cards...
While enjoying a new Artichoke Dip recipe that I tried to re-create.  Success - My children LOVED it!  REAL good!  REAL easy!
1 can artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1 small can mild green chilies
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 - 8oz. Neufchatel cheese (1/3 less fat than cream cheese)
8 oz. sour cream (I use light)
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped (I use 4, roasted)
Mix all ingredients.
Spray, with cooking oil, small shallow casserole dish.
Place ingredients in casserole dish and Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
Serve with crackers...
Joining Super Sweet Saturday Linky Party, and don't forget to

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  1. I like anything kid approved! The sledding looks awesome, thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  2. I'm still sending out Christmas cards too! People can always enjoy family photos, even after Christmas, right? :)

    That dip looks delicious!

  3. What a perfect winter scene you have there. Thanks for joining!

  4. your Christmastide setting is absolutely gorgeous!


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