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Jul 212015

Dipity Do Dah Dilly Dip

Dipity do dah dipity ya dip dip dip dip all day!

Dipity do dah dipity ya…dip dip dip dip all day!

Yadda, yadda, yadda, no recipes lately! Well you see, I was kinda on strike until Husband put my counter tops in to share with you as I was so proud of the work he did and how nice it is to have beautiful, working counter tops again”! ” With the old ones, I was to the point of just cutting veggies or anything else you could imagine, right on top of them without having a care in the world of what I did to them, see? But now I treat them with kit gloves like a child or aka my husband, ha ha! Now after that improvement, Husband is Hell Bent to redo the floors in the dining room and living room, God help me, here we go again! I have to wonder what he has in store for us after that project as he is running out of things to spruce up in our home and no I am not going to be on his to-do list, another ha ha!!!
After the 4th and all the cooking that occurred shortly thereafter, I had so many leftovers that I was obsessed with not throwing anything away and so, I have not been trying much on the new side. This recipe did however intrigue my taste-buds as we have an ample amount of fresh veggies coming into our stores and Kenny and I both love to indulge in dinners that have only veggies even though we are not vegans and so last night was just that! It all started when we had bought some Dill Dip at our local store and I said, how hard can this be? So with that, I found a couple of recipes and came up with this one for us……..

Dipity Do Dah Dilly Dip
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2-1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp chopped green onions, half tops and half bottoms
  • 1 generous tablespoon of dried dill weed
  • ½ teas fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teas lemon zest
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Fresh veggies
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well and chill for a few hours to meld the taste.
  2. Serve with fresh veggies or if you're having burgers, it also goes super as a dip for potato chips!


My husband also loves this recipe as a substitute for mayo on his burger with sliced olives, tomatoes and onions,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Oh my! Hope you enjoy as much as we do as it is a must for the summertime heat…………..Don’t forget to like us on Facebook  and Twitter and join our Saturday news letter..up there..at the top.. to keep up with the latest recipes.

Enjoy this oldie from The hit song from From Walt Disney’s “Song of the South” released in 1946 it was “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”

Jul 172015

Welcome..To..The Terror On Counter-Top Lane

Don’t change the channel or go to another site…there are no blood and guts here, only the nightmare of changing the counter top in our kitchen. TWICE…I might add.

Hey everyone…Kenny here to tell you the story of the  counter top nightmare we have had in our kitchen. You see, our house was built in 1979 and as you can guess all the decor was of the same era. Flowery wall paper – tacky wood paneling – walls that are paper thin – plastic sinks and so on. But, we love the place and we are trying to make it home…despite all the problems, a lot of it we have already upgraded.

For some reason, everyone tells us that our home looks like a log house. With the cedar siding and metal roof I guess it could fool anyone. Regina and I have always wanted a log cabin and I suppose this is as close as it gets til we hit the lotto, ha ha! With that in mind we started working on the inside of the home to get that log cabin feeling.

We are getting sooo handy!

Our cabin in the woods!

The kitchen counter was in pretty bad shape when we moved in. We doctored it and babied it for some years until we decided that we had to do something. They were originally yellow…you heard me right… BABY SHIT YELLOW! At some point in time the previous owners had the tops recovered in Formica. GRAY Formica…yukie-poop (no pun intended)…which started to peel off. Soooo…the brave soles we are, started to just peel the rest of it off. Bad idea! After peeling it all off, 1 day, and cleaning all the glue off, about 2 days, we now have YELLOW counters everywhere!!!!!

We were in hell for a while....Really!

We were in hell for a while….Really!

Being the handyman I am, I started checking out different ways to cover the counters at a very reasonable price. Being the cheap-skate I am, I went for the Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating. I mean after all they are a trusted quality product since 1921. “That’s what it says on the box.” And the price was fairly cheap. I will refrain from using certain curse words at this time, but, this product STINK’S (again,  no pun intended)!!!!!!

Looked pretty for a couple of weeks…then…BOOM, the bottom fell out of the toilet, boy am I on a roll! More puns, oh my! All kinds of scratches and peeling started appearing and we just want to pull our hair out…if I had any…HA HA!

 As you can see the counter looked+ good for a short while!

As you can see the counter looked good for a short while!

We put up with it for a couple of years until I ran across a video on Youtube. The video was called…Transforming/Painting Countertops – DIY! and was by Nancy Jean. Watching the video and the thought of painting the counter-tops really lit my idea buttons and we were off to the paint store.

I tried this procedure on a small table we have on the back porch with some paint we have had left over from other projects. I have to say it came out pretty damn good and the wife fell in love with it at first sight… NOW that was a large plus!


Not bad for a hair lip!

Not bad for a hair lip! Almost looks like the moon.

Sooooo…I jumped on the counters in the kitchen. Now it took a little while to do this job because I wanted at least 5 coats of polyurethane on top of the counters to be sure they were protected.

O.K. Lets bring this story to an end, shall we? I used paint that we had left from other projects because they were the colors we liked. I used Nancy’s basic procedure to get the look we wanted. Today the wife is happy and I am happy and the Terror at Counter-Top Lane has been put to rest.

Here are some pics of the counters. I wanted to make a video, but I didn’t want to show my Brad Pitt side.

This is the dinning room counter.

This is the dinning room counter.

Well...What do you think?

Well…What do you think?







Counters in the kitchen1 003

That was a lot a counter!









I have to admit..takes a special talent for this job...Hee-Hee!

I have to admit..takes a special talent for this job…Hee-Hee!














Oh yea…I almost forgot…stay tuned for our next project. Laying down 600 sq. ft. of wood flooring.

( Just shoot me now and get it over because now I want to redo the cabinets too!).

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Well Wayne and Donna…Think you can handle it?

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