Friday, June 19, 2009

Stamp Simply #92 - Summer Recipes

Time for another one of Sharon Johnson's fun filled Stamp Simply challenges. Today's challenge is all about "Summer Recipes". We are to make our card/project with that topic in mind. Well ... here it is in Sharon's own words:

SUMMER RECIPES – We all love getting new recipes to try out. Today our challenge is to make a card, or recipe card, or anything at all that will either hold a recipe or that we can write a recipe on AND there’s one more part that’s optional, but would be fun. SHARE your favorite summer recipe with us in your post — I think we’d ALL love to get some new recipes. And it’s summer — the recipes don’t need to be hard — they can be as simple as what you throw into your favorite tossed salad, or a picnic dish, or whatever. I’d love to get some new ideas — have fun with it!!!

Well, my family is quite large and every year we all get together for a "weekend" reunion and believe me ... there are SO many recipes flying around!! In fact 5 years go one of my cousins, myself and my daughter gather up all those favorite recipes, photos & stories and put them together in a 3-ring binder (396 page) Morgan Family Cookbook. (see image insert)

I would like to share one of those recipes with you today but first I will share with you the recipe for this card creation! My base card is Whisper White and the designer papers are from DCWV Garden Party and Graphic 45. I have used whisper white & the SU scallop border punch to create my scallop edge border and a round tip Creative Memories black marker for the accent dots. My recipe card was made from a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I have drawn lines on and the cute little image is from the Crafty Secrets Sweet Stuff and the "Seasoned with Love" images are from the Crafty Secrets Kitchen Classic set.

Now for the RECIPE: This is a DIP recipe that is SO EASY and is great with veggies, chips, baked potatoes and anything else you might want to put it on or use it with! It's comparable to Dill Dip but it has one ingredient that gives it a little different taste and extra special flavor. That ingredient is a spice (by Spice Island) called "Beau Monde" (see insert).

Here are the ingredients:

1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise (Miracle Whip can be used but makes it sweeter)
1 teaspoon of each of the following:
  • Minced onion
  • Dill Weed
  • Parsley Flakes
  • Beau Monde
Mix together and enjoy! Holds up in the fridge for several days and is best if made a couple of hours before you want to use it ... to give the spices time to infuse.

I hope you try this recipe. Once you do, it will become a family favorite! I know my family ALL make it instead of buying store bought dip for anytime they are serving a veggie tray or even just chips & dip! Thanks for stopping by my blog today ... hope to see you again real soon!!


EDIT: For those of you who can't find the Spice Island spices in your area, HERE is a link to purchase the beau monde used in this recipe. I got to this site right from the Spice Island website ( The ingredients in this spice are: Salt, Dextrose, Onion, Celery Seed and Silicon Dioxide. (You could probably use Celery Salt but NOT as much.)


  1. Sounds yum! And great recipe card! I love the green gingham... looks very vintage!

  2. That sounds great but I don't know if we can find that brand here in Michigan...will check it out. Pat

  3. Great recipe card holder! Love the image on the circle and the seasoned with love images!! Recipe looks yummy - will have to give it a try : )

  4. I'll have to see if I can find this spice -- sounds like a hit!!! What a cute creation Dar!

  5. I'm definitely going to give it a go if I can find the spice blend. I've never even heard of it before and I love to cook!! Oh, and I love your recipe card as well - LOL!

  6. Your recipe card and holder are so great! Love it!

  7. Your recipe card is wonderful and very retro! The recipe sounds great too, but I'm with Pat, I don't think I've ever seen Spice Islands products in Michigan.

  8. Love this card and gift in one! This recipe sounds divine!!

  9. What a fabulous vintage recipe card! I love it!


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