So I've been on a quinoa kick lately and my obsession has been made even easier with my new electric pressure cooker. You can cook 1 1/2 cups of quinoa in 7 minutes!
While I grew up in a community that had excellent Mexican food I had not tried many dishes from other Latin American countries. Well that changed when I started dating a Venezuelan. We didn't have any Venezuelan restaurants where we were living so he took me out for Cuban food. The next closest thing, and I loved it! Not too long after, his mom was visiting. She took me under her wing and taught this Kansas girl how to make the main element in the Venezuelan national dish.
If you are looking for the perfect fall dessert that will wow your guests, check out these Pumpkin Truffles. They take three ingredients: pumpkin butter, cream cheese and vanilla wafers, then top with melted white chocolate and a pretzel stick for a stem. They taste like pumpkin and they'll have a cute pumpkin look to them
This is the perfect combination of a deliciously toasty drink topped with a sinful whipped cream made even better with Rum Chata. It's fall in a glass
Fall is in the air and I love that football games bring together my friends and family. These kettle corn popcorn balls are easy-to-make and have a hint of fall flavors, including pumpkin spice! In addition, you can shape your popcorn balls into footballs to bring something extra to your next tailgate.
This drink kicked off my Thirsty Thursday series and is great for all my K-State friends looking for a purple drink for tailgates and any party.
Fresh juicy peaches are a summer guilty pleasure of mine. This recipe combines the peach flavor with the taste of traditional crumble topping, but looks like a pie. It is intriguing but sure to please.
Summer is a time of barbecues, picnics and meet ups with friends. I like to have a few go-to recipes ready to make in a hurry. This bruschetta dish is beautiful and is made with using in-season flavor-packed tomatoes. Do you have to use heirloom tomatoes? No, but it they are delicious if you can get them!
I wanted to experiment with two different vegetables, jicama and kohlrabi. I had heard great things about their texture and flavor, so I thought I'd make a summer slaw. This slaw has a twist, because I'm not the biggest fan of cabbage or mayonnaise, so I mixed it up and the carrots still give you some color! Jicama is used often in Mexican cooking, so I thought it would be fun to put a Latin twist on this dish.
One difference in shopping at a farmers market or a CSA, is most likely the greens, veggies or fruits, will be what I call, straight off the farm. So, not every asparagus will look the same, or be the same size, everything will need a good washing and the beets may still have dirt on them. However, I know that means they are fresh. This all being considered, I've come up with five tips on ensuring you are maximizing your produce bounty and not being wasteful.
Taking colorful paper straws and adding them to some unexpected items for party decor.
I am a lover of wine, and therefore tend to collect lots of wine corks. I thought these cute hearts made a great decoration or gift for Valentine's Day. Check out the video for step-by-step directions on making your own.
Check out this video on creating tutus from tulle
I got very excited this fall and found myself asking, how many ways can I use pumpkins? I wanted to take them up a notch, so I added polka dots! Find out how you can add some dots to your pumpkins.
I don't know about you, but keep finding new ways to use those great faux foam pumpkins. As I've said before I love taking something like the foam pumpkins and being able to use them year-after-year. These pumpkin mums do just that!
If you are looking for some quick, easy-to-make fall decor check out these three options below. I also show a visual of how to pull it all together for an easy tablescape. Note I used "burlap" look-alike deco mesh for the runner.
The only thing better than becoming an aunt this year, is becoming an aunt times two! We carried the nursery theme of babies on the farm into the shower invitations, food and decor. Enjoy these easy ideas for how to make your baby shower, or any party, farmtastic.
Are you wanting to spruce up your fall décor? I created a fun table top, or wall hanging, pumpkin out of orange deco mesh, some fun fall leaves and “burlap” mesh for the stem. Check out the easy to understand steps below.
I'm excited to say that I'm going to be an aunt, and that means I had the pleasure of co-hosting the baby shower. We picked a purple and pearls theme and worked to set up to celebrate our growing family. This blog highlights some of the special touches and also give you recipes for your next party.
I show you the tips and tricks to step up the pizzaz of the Sharpie mug craze. Then add your Valentine's favorite candy and wrap it up in cellophane to make it extra special. Plus this is a kid friendly project.
Dibble Dabble in Life is the opportunity for me, Stacy, to share my creative side with all of you. The dishes section is all around my love for food. I learned how to cook from my mom and grandmothers, but came into my love for food as I had a kitchen of my own for the first time in college. The DIY section is based on my crafting side. I've been a crafter my whole life thanks to a creative mother I believe I was born into it. The designs section are items I have made that are for sale or custom order pieces that I can create just for you. The details & dialogue is my opportunity to share thoughts on life, marketing and branding lessons I've learned, tips and tricks to make your life easier. Please connect with me through the site and know everything is based off my own personal opinion. To learn more about me check out the about me page.