Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Bread Dip Skillet

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Ingredients

 6 servings

  • 12 balls frozen dinner rolls
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup grated romano
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 14 oz artichoke heart, drained and chopped
  • ¾ cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of excess water
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • olive oil

Preparation

  1. Coat a 10 inch (25cm) oven-safe skillet with olive oil. Place the dinner roll dough balls in a ring around the skillet. Cover and let rise until thawed and doubled in size.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, parmesan, romano, mozzarella, sour cream, artichoke hearts, spinach, garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Once the dough has thawed, uncover and scoop the dip into the center of the skillet.
  4. Coat the rolls with olive oil, and top with an additional sprinkle of cheese (optional).
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 375˚F (190˚C) for 25 minutes.
  6. (If the bread browns too quickly, lower oven temperature to 350˚F (180˚C) or cover the bread with a ring of foil). Remove and let cool slightly before serving.
  7. Enjoy!
    • Calories 420 (just eat one…moderation!)

 

    • Fat 30g

 

    • Carbs 51g

 

    • Fiber 7g

 

    • Sugar 4g

 

    • Protein 22g
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10 reasons you struggle to keep New Years Resolutions…

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New Year’s resolutions are simply brain teasers!

New Years Resolutions are brain teasers

Struggling every year to keep your New Years Resolution? What exactly is a New Year’s Resolution to you? I like to think it’s a promise to oneself to improve their lives in one way or another for the new year.

Don’t believe the hype people

My issue with it is it’s really a trick we play on the brain, not so much a resolution at all. Mind over matter, right? We tell ourselves we want to change for the better, yet we also plan a day in the future to do it on. The brain just does not work that way.

Change today not tomorrow

If you really want to act on a desire or thought you must do it when you’re the most motivated. How do you know if you’re the most motivated? The most motivated you will every be about something is at the time of excitement. The first initial thought. Well if you think it you can achieve it, right?

Thinking about the way the human brain works…

At the moment your mind is telling you to lose weight for example that is when you should start creating a plan and putting it into action. They say it takes about 30 days to break a habit or make a habit routine. Why would you wait until you are no longer motivated such as next week or next year? Why would you allow the brain to go on to its next thought without acting on the thought before?

What happens psychologically speaking is…

Your body falls back into the normal routine you have set for yourself prior to your great idea to change. When the New Year comes your motivation is just zapped, you waited way too long. Your mind forgot how very important your thoughts at the time were to you.

About that word…change

Change tends to stay around much longer when we are naturally more motivated & when the change is not intimidating. Starting with small goals while working up to one big goal is the way to change. The failure to act right away can mean the difference between you walking to your destination vs you being dragged against your will.

What I am struggling to say is…

Normally when you want to do something and your motivation is all the way there you don’t need any help. Once you wait you will need someone to pretty much drag you kicking and screaming to just complete one small step towards your every goal.

Too much thinking and not so much doing is the road to failure and I don’t think you want to go that way. It is what it is, we are just so busy doing things we don’t want to do, spending time with people we don’t want to be around, and helping others way more than we help ourselves. You guessed it, it’s called work. Many of us have to prepare ourselves to go out in the world and work a job that we don’t like at all, that preoccupies our time.

This year & every year after, ditch the resolution and just start. Let’s agree a New Year’s Resolution is an excuse to not start something right away. A form of procrastination at it’s best! For example “Ill pay you back when I get my income tax check” you know how people say that just to make you feel better, then they get that income tax check and forget you existed.

Ten reasons many people struggle to keep New Years Resolutions

  • Just thinking about the resolution is too stressful
  • Some people are seriously afraid of failure
  • You have not tried the resolution before so you have self-doubt
  • The resolution is too unrealistic
  • Many people are surrounded by negative unsupportive people
  • You need a partner to encourage and motivate you
  • Some just don’t follow through & give up way too easy
  • Realizing you can’t commit to the time required
  • Not enough money is a huge one
  • Not having a plan put into place is a major fail

Struggling to stay motivated?

Please leave a comment, what are your thoughts?

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Did someone say free stock as in “no money needed free?”

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They had me at free

So many times we wish we could be called the winner for the lottery, sweepstakes, a raffle, etc. Well, today I actually have something for you for free and you did not even have to enter a contest. As long as you know how to use a computer you can collect your free gift from me. Well, let me rephrase that if you know how to use a computer your seconds away from claiming your free money making gift right now. If you do not know how I suggest you have someone who does help you out.

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The stock market is for everyone

You ever see these people on tv with so much money and you wonder how they got it without aging? Stress will age you so fast like working at a job you hate for 20 + years. You see people that are young in age but old in looks and posture due to not changing their situations. Many people are very skilled at the stock market but I regret to inform you, I am not one. I have made some liveable money off of stock market apps such as Robinhood. Robinhood is easy and fuss-free for busy moms just like me. They even have an awesome referral program you can take advantage of to earn extra money as well.

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I am so confused about stocks

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Want to make a living as a travel agent working from home?

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Does any of this sound good to you before wasting your time?

  • Working from home.
  • Setting your own schedule and working as much or as little as you like.
  • Getting paid to help friends and family book their vacations… something you’re likely doing already.
  • Sharing your enthusiasm for cruising with others.
  • Being on the inside track to get great deals for your clients (and yourself!).
  • Cruising more often – because you get discounted (or free) travel.

If your answer is yes, please continue I’m so glad to be of assistance!

You’ve probably heard that travel agents are a dying breed and that everyone is booking their travel on the internet now.

Well…yes, a lot of travel is booked online… but what the statistics don’t tell you is that the vast majority of travel booked online is for airline FLIGHTS.

As a travel agent, flights are the #1 LEAST profitable product you can sell (usually, there is NO commission). So the fact that people are booking flights online should not concern you.

The reality is that most people research their travel options online, then contact a travel agent when they’re ready to book. For example, 70% of cruises are booked through a travel agent.

The biggest spenders in the travel market – baby boomers and older folks – dislike using the computer for business transactions, and prefer the personal touch.

These are the people you’ll be attracting as a home-based travel agent.

Ask yourself:

  • Do other people tell you that you should become a travel agent?
  • Do you love looking for good cruise deals online?
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  • Have you been thinking about becoming a travel agent for a while now (possibly years) but never taken the step?

If you answered YES to one or more of those questions, then chances are that being a home-based travel agent would be a great fit for you!

 

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