Friday, April 29, 2011

chef #5: buffalo chicken dip

i haven’t had time to cook recently. in fact, i’ve mostly been living off of flavor blasted goldfish for the last several weeks. a sad truth. yesterday was the last day of classes for the semester and the last day of my classes at appalachian ever (more on that in my next post) and to celebrate, i wanted to cook for a party i was attending. i scurried over to my favorite recipe website and found the following recipe. it was a BIG hit.

BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP (yields 5 cups)
[courtesy of, edited by yours truly]
2 10 oz. cans chunk chicken, drained
2 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 c ranch dressing
3/4 c frank’s red hot sauce
1.5 c shredded cheddar cheese

heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat until heated through. stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. cook, stirring until blended and warm. mix in half of the shredded cheese and transfer the mixture to a casserole dish. sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until bubbly. serve with your choice of dippers (bread + celery + carrots for me). YUM.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


wishing you all things bright and beautiful this easter weekend. love, hannah

Thursday, April 7, 2011

how life can turn

i haven’t posted in two weeks. i’m a terrible blog enthusiast, i know. but i’ve been busy! i am graduating ONE MONTH FROM TODAY, which means that i am currently lost amidst a sea of final papers, presentations, and exams. though i have a lot of work ahead of me, i am comforted by the fact that no matter how stressful things become, i will be walking across the stage at the convocation center on may 7th and it will surely be one of the best days of my life. 

i also made a big decision this week: i will be attending graduate school at the university of north carolina at greensboro! it has been a long process to pick the right program/school, but i am really looking forward to spending the next two years at uncg. 

lastly, this idea of graduating and moving on to new stages in my life has a lot running through my mind about how blessed i am and what an incredible life i’ve been given. to God be the glory.

“amazing how life can turn, one day to the next you know. i’ll figure out where i am and figure which way to go.”