I’ve mentioned before the wonderful cooks that are in my husband’s family. I love visiting my mother-in-law because she is always trying new recipes and passing them along. On one of our visits my mother-in-law gave me this Blue Cheese Artichoke Dip. It sounded delicious and even fairly healthy! The only ingredient that wasn’t completely good for you was the blue cheese! When we had company recently I decided to mix up a batch and see how it went over.Blue Cheese Artichoke Dip

 

It was a big hit and there wasn’t any left at the end of the evening. I served it with pita chips and baked tortilla chips. I’m sure you could also serve it with vegetables as well.Blue Cheese and Artichoke Dip

This Blue Cheese Artichoke Dip is a winner! Try it the next time you need an appetizer, you’ll be glad you did.

 

Blue Cheese Artichoke Dip

 

Ingredients:

1 can artichoke in water, drained

¼ cup scallions, chopped

½ tsp. minced garlic

2 oz. blue cheese

1 Tbsp. parsley

¼ cup plain yogurt

 

Directions:

Combine all the above ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Place into a serving container and serve with pita chips, crackers or vegetables.

 

This blue cheese artichoke dip can be made ahead of time, which gives the flavors a chance to combine. Just chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.Blue Cheese Artichoke Dip

 

Using the blue cheese in this dip was a perfect combination but now I’m wondering about using other types of soft cheese, for example Feta cheese or even herb flavored goat cheese? What do you think, would you make this blue cheese artichoke dip with blue cheese or something different?

 

The blue cheese flavor in this dip is not overpowering so if you are not a fan of blue cheese don’t be put off by this recipe, try it you might find you like it!Blue Cheese Artichoke Dip

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Last weekend we had a houseful of company and we really wanted to go hiking. The weather was good but it was also the start of hunting season. In fact the first weekend in November is Youth Hunting Season. We wondered if it was safe to go hiking during hunting season or was hunting even allowed on the Appalachian Trail?hiking during hunting season

 

Hunting is allowed on all Green Mountain Club owned and managed lands, including the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail corridors in Vermont. Hunting is prohibited along approximately 900 miles of the Appalachian Trail through national forest lands, nationals recreation areas and on state lands and game lands. Hikers should be aware that the protected corridor is often narrow, averaging about 1000 feet wide. Even in areas where hunting is prohibited, hunters on adjacent lands may not know that they are near the trail. Hunters may inadvertently cross onto Trail lands or unknowingly fire toward the Trail. If you are planning to hike during hunting season it is important to be safe and be respectful of all trail users.hiking during hunting season

 

Before you go hiking be aware of the specific dates for hunting seasons.

 

Hunters often hunt during the early dawn and dusk hours. This is also when visibility is low. Plan your hike during the middle of the day.

 

Wear blaze orange clothing, which is visible from both the front and the back. Avoid wearing brown or white clothing, the colors of a deer. If you are hiking with a dog make sure your furry friend is wearing a bright bandana or a blaze orange vest.hiking during hunting season

 

You can avoid areas where hunting is legal during deer firearm season, which varies by state, but typically occurs during parts of the months of October, November, December, and January. During those months, you may want to hike in one of the five national parks crossed by the A.T

 

By taking a few precautions you can enjoy a wonderful hike. Be aware of your surroundings and be careful when hiking in valleys and near roads and trailheads.hiking during hunting season

 

We enjoyed a beautiful hike on Saturday; the only people we saw were a few other hikers. We all were wearing bright colors and did a lot of talking along the hike, which helped make our presence known to any hunters in the area.hiking during hunting season

 

If you are planning to hike during hunting season take these simple precautions and enjoy your time in the woods.hiking during hunting season

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These tortilla pizzas are a little different from your traditional pizza but every time I make them they disappear before my eyes! We have eaten them as a dinner paired with a salad but they would also be delicious served as a snack or an appetizer. The spread keeps well in the refrigerator so it’s so easy to whip up these tortilla pizzas for a snack for an appetizer for unexpected company. I’m also thinking the spread would be good with a little crabmeat added. Going to have to try that!tortilla pizzas

 

The total time is about 30 minutes and the recipe as written feeds about eight, unless you are serving it as a dinner in which case I would say it feeds four. I used whole-wheat tortillas slightly larger than the 7-inch flour tortillas. I’m sure you could also use corn tortillas for a slight variation. I’m sure no matter what type of tortillas you use for these tortilla pizzas you will be amazed at how delicious they are.

Tortilla Pizza

 

Ingredients:

 

¾ cup mayonnaise

½ cup Parmesan cheese

½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

½ cup red onion, minced

¼ cup minced green pepper

¼ cup minced red pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp. dried basil

¼ tsp. Salt

1/8 tsp. Pepper

4 flour tortillas (7 inches)

 

Directions:

 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.tortilla pizzas

 

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the tortillas. Place the tortillas on a greased baking sheet or on a pizza pan. Spread the cheese mixture evenly on the tortillas, you don’t want to spread it very thick just enough to coat the surface.

 

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden. The cheese mixture will puff up slightly.tortilla pizzas Cut into wedges and serve.tortilla pizzas They are best eaten as soon as they are cooked.tortilla pizzas The leftover spread can be saved for another day.

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We are so glad that you have stopped by for a visit! We encourage you to look through some of the great posts shared by our readers and then take the time to read those that interest you. If you are adding to our list, thank you for sharing your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts with us. It’s so much fun to read your hints, tips, and happenings. We hope you have fun exploring all the great ideas everyone has shared with us.

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