My virtual stamping buddy, Sandy, fully understands that my culinary skills are limited. She enthusiastically has provided me with a steady supply of easy recipes for my daughter's swim potlucks, dessert for book group night, my husband's favorite pot roast and was on email standby while I baked my first apple pie last fall.
Today begins a new feature on Stampin' Pretty aptly called "Mary's Recipe Corner" premiering with Sandy's Easiest Ever Cookies (a smashing success with my book group). The contributions to the "Recipe Corner" have two criteria: simple and delicious (comfort food will prevail over "low calorie" or "nutritious"). If you have a recipe that meets these "standards" and would like to share on Stampin' Pretty, please post it in a comment below. Who knows? You may end up in the next "Recipe Corner."
Since my personal comfort level is with stamps over stews, I'm determined to blend my paper crafting habit with each culinary lesson. My project today combines Stampin' Up!'s "From the Kitchen of" stamp set and this simple criss cross pocket card (a culinary presentation of sorts) to highlight Sandy's delicious dessert.
The recipe card stamp was dipped in Chocolate Chip (yum) and stamped on Very Vanilla. TIP: I cut/re-sized it after stamping–much easier since I could line up my paper cutter with the dotted edge. It's matted on Chocolate Chip card stock.
I inked up just the base of the same stamp in Chocolate Chip and layered it on Kiwi Kiss. I then clipped out just the bottom "TIP" area as an accent (a snappy idea I discovered in the Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog).
The stamp set has adorable food labels for coloring (Stampin' Up!'s Markers would be perfect for the little details) or left simply as a Chocolate Chip line image (as I chose). The desserts image was stamped on Kiwi Kiss and popped out with a 1" Circle Punch. A couple Stampin' Dimensionals give it 3-D appeal. I punched a snippet of Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper with a Round Tab Punch. A small oval in Very Vanilla displays the "yum scale."
Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper is used on the face of the Criss Cross pocket. Isn't the pear pattern delicious? The only change I made to Beate's Cross Cross Card Tutorial was to make the horizontal band 1" wide (vs. 1 1/2" wide per her instructions). I did this solely to allow more of the pear pattern to peek out from behind. TIP: This Criss Cross card fits neatly in Stampin' Up!'s medium envelope (107300, Very Vanilla) for sharing recipes by mail.
The "Yummy for your tummy" stamp is from one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts (called "Yummy") available when you order $50 in Stampin' Up! products. Click here for Sale-A-Bration details. It's inked in Chocolate Chip, stamped on Very Vanilla and clipped out with Paper Snips. A final touch of Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla Satin Ribbon is the icing on the cake (or the cookies).
Sandy's Easiest Ever Cookies:
- Mix 1 box finely crushed Vanilla Wafers (Sandy uses a food processor) with 2 sticks melted butter.
- Pat down firmly in a 13 x 9 pan. Sprinkle on 1 1/2 C. Chocolate Chips, 1 C. Coconut and 1 C. Walnuts.
- Drizzle 1 whole can Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Sweetened Milk.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until (light) golden brown.
- TIP: Cut into squares before completely cool!
The smell when cooking is divine!
Stamp Set: Yummy (113782, Sale-A-Bration), From the Kitchen of (114964)
Paper: Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series (113966), Chocolate Chip (102128), Chocolate Chip Textured (108697, Earth Elements Textured), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Ink Pad (100908) and Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Marker (100071)
Cool Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), Small Oval Punch (107304), Round Tab Punch (108340)
The Perfect Touch: Kiwi/Vanilla Satin Ribbon (111879), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)