A Dip & A DIYP

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:

Items needed:
  • Canvas
  • Paint and paint brush
  • Nerves of steel or a steady hand
First, I painted my canvas cream:

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!

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