Monday, November 09, 2009

Welcome to Day TWO of the CC&M Mega Blog Hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you don't know, today is the second day of the Creative Cuts & More Mega Recipe Blog Hop which features the Apron Holiday Treats Recipe Kit. It is loaded with unique Apron pages for your album with coordinating Doodlebug Holiday papers and die-cuts. We have 24 designers who will be showcasing wonderful pages and yummy Holiday Treat recipes. As part of the celebration CC&M will be having a great sale. For the next six days, CC&M 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! We can't wait to see all the delicious recipes...I am getting hungry already ;)

So if you are venturing along blog hop land, you will have come from Rachel's blog. After my blog, you will headover to Celicia's blog. If you get lost you can head over to the Diva blog.

AND if you weren't around yesterday...make sure you check out my post to see how you can follow along for yesterday's hop and the chance to win more goodies!


I printed the recipes directly on the front part of the apron. I just practiced on a scrap sheet of paper and the taped the cardstock on there and ran it through. My printer is an 8.5x11.





Here is a close-up of all the fun little die-cuts and trinkets you get in the kit. They are so fun and just the perfect size to add those fun little touches to your pages.




Here is the recipes for my Grandmother's Butter Cookies and the Hershey Kiss Cookies..they are a tradition in our house!

Grandma’s Butter Cookies

1 lb. real butter 2 tsp baking powder

2 c sugar 2 tsp vanilla

4 egg yolks ¼ cup milk

6 cups flour 2 tsp shortening

Cream shortening, add sugar, mix well. Add egg yolks,

Vanilla and mix well. Add dry ingredients to creamed

Mixture and alternate with milk. Separate and add food

Coloring. Press through cookie press. Bake @ 350 degrees.



Hershey Kiss Cookies

1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda

½ c sugar 1 tsp vanilla

2 tbls milk 1 bag of Hershey kisses

1 ¾ c flour ½ c real butter

½ c peanut butter 1 egg

½ c firmly packed br sugar

Blend all ingredients at one time at lowest speed on mixer.

Shape into walnut sized balls. Roll in sugar. Bake @ 375

10-12 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. When out of oven,

Press in a Hershey kiss on each cookie.


36 comments:

Laura Davis said...

Darling!!
Laura

Noelle Reese said...

WOW! I love that you printed right on the cardstock. What a cute idea! I also love that you embossed it too. I love the pot holder too! I wish I had seen all these ideas before I finished mine LOL

Holly said...

Oh you printed right on the cardstock - too cool!!! Love that! And that yummy sugar cookie recipe is making its way to my kitchen right now. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Howard said...

YUM! Now I'm craving cookies! :-) Love your little apron creation!!! Too cute!

mustangkayla said...

So darn cute!

Jody said...

How freaking cute are those aprons!
And the recipe is right on them?
Genius! :)

Jocelyn said...

Love how you printed on the cardstock...this is sooooo adorable!!!! :-)

laterg8r said...

what a great idea - very very cute :D

Chrissy D said...

This is DELIGHTFUL, Ellen. Love the little things in your pockets! Thanks for the recipes!!!

rozie640 said...

Adorable book, love that you have the recipe on the apron front, you can still tuck more recipes in the pockets if you have the time. Love your little embellies and the swiss dot embossing. Excellent work!

junqueandroses said...

Ellen, you never cease to amaze me by the ideas you come up with. Love the idea of printing them on the front of the apron. Thanks for sharing

JenMarie said...

Totally FABulous!

Aunt T said...

Such a cute project. TFS

Teresa

Ingunn said...

Cute one, I'm about to fall totaly in love with this aprons......

Thanks for the Hershey Kiss Cookie-recipe. I'll try it for x-mas!

Hugs from Norway!
Ingunn

Ingunn said...

And by the way - we have the same cookbook-stand....

Stacey Michaud said...

adorable stuff!

nancy said...

How clever is that. I love how you printed right onto the cardstock

Pamela Smerker said...

Fabulous job!

Jeri said...

I love how you printed the recipes directly on the bottom part of the apron on the red and green paper.

aud1inok said...

Love the embossing.

Gingerbread Gal said...

Love you decorated the paper embellishments with patterned paper. So adorable! Great Job!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow is that an adorable project. How cute is that shape!

*Paula* said...

what an adorable idea! I love it!

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Very Very Pretty!Just love the paper and the embossing!

Andrea Amu said...

How darling! You amaze me once more, E!!

Deb said...

Love the look of this, with all the pretty texture, punched edges, and the recipe right on the pocket fronts! Absolutely adorable!

Wendy Kwok said...

This project is totally cool and so cute! Love it

Michelle said...

Wow, Ellen!! This is so creative and unique!! I just love it!! Your recipe sounds so yummy!!
Hugs!!

Colleen said...

I love that idea, just so stinking cute.

Whimcees said...

Hello Ellen,

I am stopping by on Thursday on the blog hop and am confused as your post is from Monday. :<) Love your projects!

Barbara Diane

Lydia said...

Seriously Ellen, I LOVE LOVE LOVE those aprons, I am gonna have to lift that idea, AWESOME@!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog because of this special Nov. hopm - and, I am enjoying all the blog sites and creations.
joanne b

scrapbooking for others said...

SWEET!! So cute!

jd said...

M-m-m-m-m-m-m! I can already smell those cookies baking.

TanishaRenee said...

these are so cute! I just made some apron invitations for Purple Cows earlier this month! I just love the look!!

froghoppy said...

This is the sweetest recipe book ever. I'm going to tell my friend who just asked me for ideas on a recipe book. Thanks!!!