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Sunday, May 12, 2013


This month's meal isn't really a meal at all but rather an introduction to the meal: DIP! The staff at CELEBRATE have curated some of the best dip recipes to help you take advantage of the fresh, bounty of crunchy summer produce heading our way!

Chablis Cheese Dip

8 oz Liederkranz cheese
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 Chablis wine 

Use mixer to blend first four ingredients.  Add Chablis a little at a time and beat for three minutes.  Place in a very clean container.  It will keep for about a week.  The flavors meld the longer it sits.

Tuna Cream Dip

6 oz cream cheese
1/4 tsp Tabasco
3 tbsp mayo
1 can Tuna (approx 6 oz), drained.
1 tbsp lemon juice

Mix well and refrigerate until served.

Calico Dip

1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs minced scallions
2 tbsp minced radishes
2 tbsp minced cucumber
2 tbsp minced green pepper
1-2 cloves garlic

Mix well, refrigerate, and serve.

Embassy Dip

1 lb cream cheese
1 can condensed black bean soup
1/2 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp chili powder
1 tsp grated onion
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

Blend and refrigerate.  Increase oregano and chili powder to taste if you desire.

Hot Crab Meat Dip

8 oz cream cheese
6.5 oz can crab meat
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Lemon juice to taste
Sherry to taste if desired

Mix all ingredients and place in small casserole.  Bake at 350 until cream cheese is gooey (approx 20-25 minutes).  Serve warm.

Curry Dip

1 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1/8 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp curry powder
1 clove, crushed garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 cup minced, fresh parsley or 1/2 tsp dried.

Mix well and let "ripen" in refrigerate for a few hours.

Easy Curry Dip

2 cups mayo
3 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp curry powder
2 tbsp of honey
8 drops Tabasco
3 tsp minced onion

Mix and refrigerate.

Cucumber Dip

1 small cucumber. peeled, seeded, and minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 pint sour cream
2 tbsp minced chives
1 tbsp each, lemon juice and minced fresh dill weed.
1/4 tsp white pepper

Sprinkle cucumber with salt.  Let stand for an hour and drain in a strainer.  Combine with remaining ingredients and chill.

Red Caviar Dip

8 oz softened cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
4 oz red caviar (salmon roe)
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Mix and chill.

Basil Cottage Cheese Dip

2 cups cottage cheese
2 tbsp vinegar (such as red wine or apple cider)
1/4 cup chopped scallions
2 tbsp chopped parsley 
6 -8 fresh basil leaves or 1 tsp dried, crumbed. 
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Mix in blender and chill.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Don't Chuck It, Duct It!!!

Here is a great idea we found from our friends at HGTV Magazine! Click the link for more info!
Pictures by Aaron Dyer
Make Art!!!
Think of duct tape as a fully loaded paint brush and paint the town! Open your mind, any flat surface can become your canvas. An old table, door, or storage box.

Add pizzazz to boring bathroom decor!  

We are a really big "fan" of this genius idea!

Make turning off the lights fun!
Rest your feet sitting on this duct up seat! Give your old consignment shop finds an update in seconds. 

Get your organize on, with this chevron!

Hopefully these ideas have gotten your creative juices flowing!  
Submit your ideas and projects to: CELEBRATE! FAN FEEDBACK