Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 2 of the Recipe Hop!

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Creative Cuts & More Mega Recipe Blog Hop which features the Apron Holiday Treats Recipe Kit. We have 24 designers who will be showcasing wonderful pages and yummy Holiday Treat recipes.

recipe cardsAs part of the celebration CC&M will be having a great sale. For the next six days, we will offer 20% off the entire store. But act quickly, it is only for six days – this sale will end on Nov 14th. Make sure you enter this code: recipebloghop2009 during checkout.

As a continuing part of the celebration CC&M will of course give away great gifts. Each day we will give away one kit. Here is the twist – go through the blog hop, leave wonderful comments for the great designers. After you have finished the blog hop, return to www.diecutdiva.com and instead of leaving a comment, you need to share a recipe to have a chance at winning the kit. Share the recipe on your blog and link it back and get another chance to win the kit. Help us also make this a great recipe swap.

Die Cut Diva
Pam Smerker
Nathalia Castellon
Dawn Lusk
Stephany Zerbe
Jennifer Hansen
Lisa Somerville
Lila Holgate
Kazan Clark
Rachel Hope Baird
Ellen Sosnoski
Cecilia Stricklin
Lori Craig
Cambria Turnbow
Angie Pearl
Laura Davis
Noelle Reese
Holly Brown
Rachel Sztonyk
Deb Felts
Jen Johnson
Amber Hillman
Carla Mayfield
Cindy Lawrence
Chris Dickinson
Die Cut Diva

Auntie Pam's Special K Bars
3 cups Special K cereal
1/2 cup karo syrup
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 oz chocolate chips
6 oz butterscotch chips

Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan with butter. Combine sugar and karo in heavy
saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add peanut butter and vanilla.

Combine mixture with Special K and press into prepared pan. Cool in

Melt chocolate chips together and spread on pressed mixture. Cool and slice.

Cranberry-Marshmallow Salad (We call this *Pink Fluff*...I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas)
2 cups sugar
1 large bag marshmallows
1 large can crushed pineapple; well drained
1 lb. fresh cranberries
1 cup shredded coconut
1 pint whipping cream

Put berries through food grinder. Cover with sugar. Let stand overnight.
Mix marshmallows, pineapple, coconut, and cranberries.
Whip cream to firm stiffness and fold into above mixture.
Mom's Chocolate Covered Peanuts (Love you Mom!)
1 cup
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup salted peanuts

Melt together chocolate and peanut butter over low heat. Add peanuts, then
drop by the spoonful onto wax paper or greased cookie sheet. Refrigerate.

Mom's Chocolate Peanutters
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup, firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 package (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup salted peanuts

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Combine brown sugar, shortening and vanilla in large bowl. Beat til
creamy. Add egg. Continue to beat. Add flour mixture alternately with
1/4 cup milk. Stir in chocolate chips and salted peanuts. Drop by level
teaspoonsful onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Mom's Peanut Butter Fudge
(It doesn't feel like Christmas without this!)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 jar (~1 cup) marshmallow cream
1 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cook sugars, butter, milk and salt to form a soft ball in cold water
(~234-240 degrees). Stir constantly over low heat. Remove from heat and
add remaining ingredients. Beat til creamy (be quick!) Spread onto buttered cookie sheet. Let set; slice into squares.

Perfect Apple Pie Filling (from Irene Matsumoto, who was my patient when I worked as a physical therapist in
Straub Hospital in Honolulu)

5-7 tart green apples; peeled and sliced (love my Pampered Chef apple thingie!)
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoon flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoon butter
1 recipe double-crust pastry or a package of prepared piecrusts

Mix sugar, flour, salt and spices. Sprinkle half over 9" pastry-lined pie
pan. Heap apples into pastry shell. Sprinkle with remaining sugar
mixture. Dot with butter. Cover with top layer of crust. Brush top with
milk. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes, then lower oven
temp to 350 and continue to bake for another 40 minutes.

Here are the additional products I used to complete my album (although I still have 5 pages yet do complete!).
  • Stamps:
    • First Christmas, Have a Cookie, Signed with Love (all from Gina K)
    • Recipe Favorites (Stampendous)
    • Lovin' from the Oven (Our Craft Lounge)
    • What's Cookin' (Hero Arts)
    • Vintage Picnic (Paper Trey Ink)
  • Accessories:
    • SU grograin ribbon, metal rimmed tags, potholder incentive stamp, word window and circle punches,
    • May Arts glimmer ribbon
    • stitched grograin
    • Making Memories sparkle brads
    • Nestabilities labels, Cuttlebug
    • tiny and teeny tiny buttons from A Small Cleverness, one of our LSSs
    • Microsoft Publisher (to format the recipe cards, and tags)


  1. Awesome project Deb!!! Lots of love was put into this.

  2. Very cute album! Love all the great recipes!

  3. WOW! I love all your aprons! I am going to follow you so I can see the next 5! :-)

  4. What delicious recipes! YUM!!! I love those Special K Bars, my husband calls them Snickeroos for some reason though! They are definitely a family fave here. Pb fudge sounds delicious too!

  5. This couldn't be more perfect! Each page is embellished to perfection and the recipes are simply delicious!

  6. What a yummy post! This is such a wonderful recipe book girlie! I love it! And thanks for taking the time to share all the recipes too!

  7. Oh this is darling! The special K bars are my fav!!!

  8. *thud* I just LOVE your potholders with the little cookie cutters attached. Wow - gorgeous pages!!!!!!!!

  9. Your book is AWESOME. I absolutely love all the many incredible details and the recipes cards are adorable. Your project is just precious! A farmily heirloom.

  10. your album is soo cute...and all the recipes....yum, yum, yummy. Thanks for sharing

  11. Those special K bars sound yummy! Great project!


  12. Wow! Awesome idea for a recipe book and those recipes sound SO yummy!

  13. Oh, cutie!

    Hugs from Norway!

  14. WOW!! Love all the recipes, but I adore that album! Ca-UTE!!

  15. I love, love, love this Deb! You have my snail mail...right?

    I can't wait to try these recipes, especially the Special K bars, I am tired of paying an arm and a leg for them at the store.

  16. WOW. I love the clean lines and all the details. They are amazing. and the hanging hot pads - super cute

  17. Super cute, love all the extra touches you added!

  18. Incredible album and incredible recipes that I'll just have to try.

  19. Gorgeous album Deb! Love the festive feel you gave it and all those stamp sets just go so perfectly togher!

  20. STUNNING! The details are out of this world! LOVE IT! SUPER CUTE! You did such an amazing job! Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
    :) Rachel

  21. Wow!! LOVE your adorable book! You do wonderful work on all your creations! Just left you a comment on the SCS site and thought I would stop by your blog...Have a great day! Cookie :D

  22. Gorgeous Deb! Love how you put this all together!