I'm stepping out on a limb today and sharing two do-it-yourself projects!
Both are for the kitchen: one edible, the other not!
I'm sharing a DIYP and DIP (BooMama's Diptacular):
#1 Here's my favorite all time dip recipe: Spicy Cheese Dip
(It's really just chile con queso with some fancy stuff like cream cheese added in).
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 Tablespoon of butter
- 1 can of rotel
- 1 package cream cheese
- 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
- dash paprika
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chile peppers or FRESH if you can get it!
- dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- tortilla chips
Preparation:Sauté onion in butter until tender. Add Rotel and stir. Slowly add the cream cheese and shredded cheese. Stir in paprika, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and salt; continue cooking and stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is well blended. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips. Keep warm in crockpot or chafing dish, if desired.
Makes enough for me. You'll have to make your own.
#2 I saw a fun sign this summer at Family Camp in the bookstore. But it was $50. Enough said, huh?
My friend and I decided we could do it ourselves:
- Paint and paint brush
- Nerves of steel or a steady hand
Then I carefully drew lightly with a pencil a diamond pattern. This was the hardest part and a stencil would have come in handy!
And then, I added the words (and the small dinner plate above):
I love it above my pantry door!