Amy has been married to her hunky, business owning, semi-pro football playing, graphic designer husband for almost 9 years. She is also mother to 2 energetic, delightful, and precocious 4 year old little girls. You'll find more at I Wish I Was in Dixie. Visitors always welcome.

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Just Keep Walking

By Amy Dotson

Last summer, my daughter and I went on a little road trip. She had gone to bed pretty late the night before, so she was asleep about 15 minutes into the drive. I was jamming to Africa by Toto and really enjoying myself. By the way, the song Africa reminds of one of my dear […]

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Come Celebrate Valentine’s Day in St. George!

By Amy Dotson

If our sunshine and lack of ice and snow won’t get you down to the southern end of the state, let some of our activities entice you. For a romantic weekend getaway head to the Zion Canyon Bed & Breakfast in Springdale, UT. This bed & breakfast is located right outside Zion National Park and […]

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Valentine’s Day Menu – the Dessert

By Amy Dotson

Molten Chocolate Cake 4 Tbs. butter, plus more for the ramekins 1 Tbs. flour, plus more for the ramekins 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk 2 Tbs. granulated sugar 1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Butter two 6-oz ramekins and dust the inside with flour. 2. Place the […]

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Valentine’s Day Menu – the Entree

By Amy Dotson

(You are going to LOVE this recipe by Emeril Legasse. It’s spicy, so if you aren’t a spicy lover, adjust accordingly.) (photo courtesy of foodnetwork.com) Emeril’s Shrimp and Pasta with Chilis, Garlic, Lemon and Green Onions 20 to 25 (1 1/4 pounds) large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 teaspoons Essence, recipe follows 2 teaspoons olive […]

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Valentine’s Day Menu – the Appetizer

By Amy Dotson

(photo courtesy of foodnetwork.com) Artichoke and Spinach Dip w/ Homemade Tortilla Chips 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup flour 2 cups milk 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces) 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (about 2 ounces) 1 cup chopped onions 1 (10-ounce) bag of fresh spinach, stemmed, rinsed and […]

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What’s Age Got To Do With It?

By Amy Dotson

Recently, I found-out about the death of one of my junior high school teachers. When my friend gave me the news I said, “He must have been pretty old when he died! I remember him being old when I was a student.” Well, he was only 78 when he died. That means he was 60 […]

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Valentine’s Day Cookies

By Amy Dotson

I have a go-to, long proven, delicious, passed down from generation to generation cookie recipe that you must try this Valentine’s Day. Get out your heart and cupid cookie cutters, your rolling pin or wax paper, push-up your sleeves and let’s get started! Sugar Cookies 1 pound butter 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 2 tsp. […]

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How to Have a Fun Road-trip to Disneyland

By Amy Dotson

After many months of planning and preparing, we are booked for our family vacation to Disneyland. To say we are excited would be an understatement. Every night my girls pray that we will drive there safely. I guess we will be REALLY blessed by the time departure day arrives! photo courtesy of pardigm I am […]

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Hit Me With your Best Shot

By Amy Dotson

It started as a regular day. Wake-up the girls, get dressed, eat breakfast, take girls to school. Somewhere mid “get dressed” my husband stopped me and said, “You have been looking really sexy lately. Good job!” I tried to shrug off the compliment and awkwardly said thank you. You see, I have been working really […]

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School is in Session

By Amy Dotson

I have come to a new phase of mothering. Not only did I gain another 4 year old only weeks ago, but I am also the mother of preschoolers. I’m not just referring to age here. I’m talking about going to preschool. I debated for a long time on whether or not I would homeschool. […]

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