This summer salad brings together great flavors, colors and textures. Sweet corn is a favorite at our house and it's even more fun when it comes from a friends farm. Plus, sweet corn is even better when in it's in season. Around here, eastern Kansas, that's usually July and early August. To get the most out of this salad, grab produce from the garden, the local farmers' market, or make sure it's in season. It is sure to be a hit at your next get together!
This is a super refreshing summer drink that uses fresh flavors including watermelon and blueberries. Oh and the boot, Boot Hill Distillery Vodka!
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.
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.
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!
Looking for a fun decoration for your house this patriotic season? Check out this fun Fourth of July Topiary.
My big first for the latest baby shower was making a diaper cake. I though it would make a fun centerpiece and it's useful for the parents. However, I did not want to have to tie more than 100 individual diapers and I wanted it to be easily transported, so I used some reinforcements. See below for the step-by-step instructions.
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
We always seem to run out of space to display our pictures and cards from friends and family. This year, I decided to create a card holder that also adds some fun holiday flare to our house
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.
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.