My Grandmother’s Veggie Dip Recipe

The perfect veggie dip recipeAlright, so I have a bittttt of a confession: I am a picky eater. Yup, I admit it, though you probably already knew this. For now I will be sticking to diy tutorials; however, one food that I’ve loved essentially my entire life is my grandmother’s veggie dip recipe, so I really wanted to share it with you. It’s super easy to make (you really just stir a few ingredients together), and it taste leagues better than any store bought kind or ranch dressing. It’s the perfect thing to bring to a summer dinner party or picnic! Here’s the recipe:

  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp onion flakes

Add ingredients together in a bowl and chill in fridge for 30 minutes before serving. Bada-bing, bada-boom. My kind of recipe! I’ve even substituted the dairy in this recipe for vegan alternatives and it was still pretty tasty. The perfect veggie dip recipeMy go-to veggie for this recipe is cauliflower, but I promise that this dip will make any of your favorite taste even more delicious!

Homemade Funnel Cake Sprinkles

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!So happy to have Carrie of Dream Green DIY back with us today! You may remember this delicious salad recipe she shared earlier, well today it’s alllll about the dessert. And I do mean the PERFECT summer dessert. Take it away girl!

I, Carrie, am a big, big fan of summer festival season—specifically carnivals. Our local high school hosts a traveling carnival each year, and my hubby and I turn into squealing 4-year-olds as soon as we see those big trucks pull onto the baseball field loaded down with ferris wheel parts and other amusement park rides. This year’s event is right around the corner, so to celebrate the occasion (and my favorite carnival food) I created a batch of homemade funnel cake sprinkles. They are super easy to make and taste just like the real deal. Enjoy!

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!


  • 1 egg

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 cup flour

  • Oil for frying

  • Powdered sugar, to taste
Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!


  1. Combine the egg, milk, salt, baking powder and flour in a mixing bowl and mix until combined.

  2. Pour the batter into a plastic gallon-size bag and snip a tiny hole in one of the bottom corners with a pair of scissors. It’s best to make this hole as small as you can—maybe a millimeter or two in length.

  3. Meanwhile, slowly heat oil in a frying pan on medium to high heat—you’ll want the oil to come up to about a 1-inch depth inside the pan.

  4. Once the oil is hot, squeeze thin lines or “dots” of batter into the oil. If you move quickly enough over the surface of the oil, the batter will come out in small bursts and separate into sprinkle-like shapes. You’ll get the hang of how much pressure to use as you go. TIP: Hold the cut bag right over the heated oil as you squeeze out the batter to avoid splashing the oil onto your hands.

  5. The batter will first sink to the bottom of the pan and then rise to the surface as it cooks. Wait about a minute until the batter starts to brown, and use a pair of tongs to flip or stir the funnel cake sprinkles so that they cook all the way through on both sides.

  6. Scoop the cooked sprinkles out of the oil with a slotted spoon and dump them onto a paper towel to drain and dry.

  7. Serve them over scoops of ice cream in a bowl with powdered sugar on top!

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!


Mandarin Orange Poppyseed Summer Salad

This Mandarin Orange Poppyseed Summer Salad is absolutely perfect for summer!Guys, today is exciting for two reasons. 1. Carrie from Dream Green DIY is here with an awesome new recipe post. 2. She made a salad that I would actually eat. If you’re new to making meals for yourself, this recipe is easy as it gets. Really, what’s easier than tossing lettuce in a bowl? Probably nothing. Of course there are other tasty (and easy to add) ingredients involved, but I’ll leave it to Carrie to give you the specifics– take it away girl!

I, Carrie, am kind of fanatic when it comes to summer salads. There’s just something so blissful about fresh local produce combined with a sweet salad dressing on a hot day. My latest in a long line of favorite seasonal salad recipes is this Mandarin Orange Poppyseed Salad. It pairs sweet flavors (oranges and poppyseed dressing) with savory, nutty ones (mixed greens and feta cheese) for a salad that feels indulgent rather than health-conscious. Try topping it with chopped walnuts for extra flavor!

This Mandarin Orange Poppyseed Summer Salad is absolutely perfect for summer! Click through for full (and easy) recipe.


  • 2 cups mixed spring greens or spinach

  • 1/4 cup whole mandarin oranges

  • 1-2 tablespoons poppyseed dressing

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/4 chopped walnuts, optional (but encouraged!)


Add the spring greens or spinach to a bowl, and top with mandarin oranges and feta cheese. Spoon on the dressing, and serve immediately.

For more of Carrie’s recipes and DIY projects, follow along with her on Dream Green DIY.


The Crafted Kitchen: 10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes

10 Delicious Cupcake RecipesIt may only be Tuesday, but who said you can’t treat yo self?! And what better pick me up is there out there besides a delicious cupcake? Not only are these recipes are completely drool worthy but they seem like you could actually successfully make them. Which is perfect if you’re looking to make something for for yourself or for any Memorial Day picnics you might be attending. Side note, if anyone needs me, I’ll be in a sugar coma until Friday.

And if you’re looking to throw a bit of crafting into the mix, try making these fresh flower cupcake toppers!

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes1. Fruity Pebble Cupcakes by Damn Delicious

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes2. Apple Pie Cupcakes by Spoonful Of Flavor

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes3. S’more Cupcakes by Pastry Affair

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes4. House Plant Cupcakes by Alana Jones-Mann

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes5. Tahini Cupcakes by Molly Yeh Continue reading…