Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken Wing Dip

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BBQ Chicken Wing DipLike most of the yummy dishes that I share here on the good ‘ole blog, many of them are quick, easy and delicious ideas that I know that you, my readers, can confidently recreate in your own kitchens. That feeling of confidence is important to me because my own kitchen is my “happy place” … and it’s my hope that I’m able to share the joy of cooking and entertaining with many of you through what I share here … like this yummy Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken Wing Dip, for instance:

BBQ Chicken Wing Dip Recipe Farm Rich Breaded Chicken Wings BBQ Chicken Dip and Celery

#FarmRich BBQ Breaded Chicken Wings*
8oz cream cheese, softened
8oz sour cream
1/3 cup buffalo sauce
1/3 cup ranch dressing
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
*Reserve BBQ Sauce packet

Make It!:
1. Cook Farm Rich BBQ Breaded Chicken Wings according to package
2. After the chicken wings have come out of the oven, set them aside to cool off for a few moments and reduce the oven to 350F
3. In a large oven safe dish combine cream cheese, sour cream, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese and the BBQ sauce from the #FarmRich BBQ Breaded Chicken Wings package
4. Shred chicken meat off the bones
5. Add shredded chicken into the other ingredients in the bowl and stir well
6. Put dish in the oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted

Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite Walmart Fresh veggies like celery and carrots.

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Michaela’s 6 Month Update

6 MonthsHeight + Weight: 19 pounds and 28.5 inches long.

Routine: Michaela wakes up between 6:30 and 7:30 and is ready for her first nap around 8:30 or 9am. She’s still on a two hour wake then nap schedule, and her naps are just quick little catnaps that last for 30-45 minutes. She’s go-go-go and gets bored easily so she keeps me really busy all day. After her afternoon nap we go for a three mile walk in the park, and we start her bedtime routine based off when she starts rubbing her ear, between 6:30 and 7:30pm :)

Sleeping: Sleep was all over the place this month thanks to Wonder Weeks and more teethers popping through!

M + Hat

Eating: Michaela is still nursing, and in addition to sweet potatoes, bananas and apples she tried peas, pears, and peaches this month. She got her first diaper rash (her poor little crack was cracked!) a couple of days after I introduced peaches to her, which I’ve read can be an allergen to many babies (fyi – any stone fruit can be!) so I won’t be giving them to her again for a while.

Sizes: M is still in all of the same clothes as last month – size 3 diapers, 3M and 6M in Carters, 6M in Target/Cherokee, and 9M and 12M in Burts Bees Baby.

Hello Sunshine

Likes: A couple of days after complaining about Michaela hating her carseat, she flipped a switch and now enjoys being in the car. Hallelujah! We have a DVD player in the car and she watches Mickey Mouse Club House and Dora the Explorer. She loves playing with her feet and she was super into playing with/rolling her tongue this month to explore different sounds. She loves smiling at young boys, flirting with herself in the mirror, and when I talk to her in an old man voice. The skida-marinki-dinki-dink makes her belly laugh and she has major interest in dogs and cats.


Dislikes: This month she developed a little bit of stranger danger and wasn’t too keen on new people that would approach her, but once I gave her a little reassurance she’d warm up :)

Milestones: Michaela is rolling and scooting all over the place, sitting up on her own, and initiates going from back to sitting to standing up with a little bit of help. She also popped another tooth, making three total. Last month I read a book about baby sign language and she signed her first word this month. She now signs “milk” while nursing, and she signed it twice while not nursing – I think she was asking for milk which was pretty neat. I was kind of skeptical about signing – plus it’s a whole learning process for me too – but we’re now working on the signs for food, more, all done, bath and sleep :)

T and M Boldt Castle

Things That I Don’t Want To Forget: It’s so crazy to me that the first half of Michaela’s first year has gone by! It honestly feels like just two or three weeks ago we were in the dreaded NICU, praying over our sweet girl who was plugged in to all sorts of machines, and hoping that she would have minimal complications from her traumatic entrance into the world. This month I’ve seen so many developmental and physical changes in our little gal, and it’s just so fun watching this unique little human grow, explore and learn. She’s turning into a little snuggle bug and the highlights of my day are when she curls into my chest for nap time. I remember when nursing felt like an exhausting, round-the-clock chore in the early weeks/months, but now she looks deep into my soul (haha) and it’s such a lovely experience that makes my heart explode. I’m glad that I stuck with nursing this long – especially through when she was using me as a teether (OUCH, MAN!!!) and iwasthisclose to quitting. I know that I said that last month was my favorite, but month 6 definitely tops the rest … and I think 7 will top this and 8 will top that etc., because life with my baby girl just keeps getting better and better.

Me and M Boldt Castle