In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?

Watching bread rise. Sure, you can go on about yeast and other science-y things but seeing that dough puff up looks pretty magical to me.

Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?

Top of this list has to be the handful of times I’ve had to use a Port-a-Potty in the dead heat of summer. You haven’t smelled impenetrable putridness until you’ve spent more than five seconds in a 100 degree portable toilet.

What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults?

“You’ve got a pretty head on your shoulders.”

“Well, this tastes…interesting.”

“You’re so lucky! I can’t hardly ever find shoes in a size six.”

What incredibly common thing have you never done?

Smoked, gone blonde, or flipped burgers for a paycheck.

Please feel free to share some gratitude that you experienced during the past week!  🙂

That Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Dip I tried over the weekend is heavenly. Recipe gathering is practically a hobby now, but I realized there’s no way of knowing when I’ll need a party appetizer again…then I thought, why wait? Why not hold our own little party with cheesy chicken dip? So we did. And it was fabulous.

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