Sunday, November 08, 2009

Welcome to the Recipe Blog Hop!

Hi blog hoppers! Weren't Michele's projects great? (If you didn't arrive here from Lila's blog, you don't want to miss what our designers have in store for you! The CC&M Mega Recipe Blog Hop starts here! You don't want to miss it and I don't know about you but I am getting hungry!


Welcome to the first day of the Creative Cuts & More Mega Recipe Blog Hop that features the 8”x8” Treasured Family Recipes Kit. We have 24 designers who will be creating wonderful pages to inspire you. Plus we all will be sharing some of our own delicious treasured family recipes.Make sure you check back at www.diecutdiva.com tomorrow for the Holiday Treats Apron Recipe Kit Blog Hop. We will also have 24 designers who will be showcasing their great creations and sharing holiday treat recipes.

As part of the Mega Hop celebration, Creative Cuts & More will be having a great sale. For the next six days, you can get 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 recipebloghop2009 during checkout for your discount.

As a continuing part of the celebration, each day Creative Cuts & More will give away one kit. Here is the twist, after you have finished the blog hop, return to the
Die Cut Diva Blog and instead of leaving a comment, you'll need to share a recipe to have a chance at winning the kit. Share the recipe on your blog then link it back and get another chance to win the kit.



Here is what you will get in this fabulous kit...




Okay, let's get started with the good stuff! Here is my cover page: I just wanted to let you know how wonderfully this blackboard takes Shimmerz and Glimmer Mists! It dries quickly and doesn't bend or warp.


and a close up...i just LOVE these chunky Cosmo chipboard pieces!


For the inside cover I journaled about what this book is about and what it means to me:

when you get married you begin a journey as a new family, joining the traditions of different generations, different heritages and two very different families. What traditions do we keep? What new ones will we start? How do we do it all And keep the memories of our families alive as we pass them down to our children? This recipe book celebrates the traditions we merged, the ones we made ourselves with our new family by blending the Heinly and the Sosnoski traditions. Some of these recipes were handed down from our grandmothers and aunts and uncles and others are ones we discovered to be our favorites. I am sure these might change along the way, but one thing I hope to do is keep the spirit of tradition alive within the covers of this book.


And this page features my Great Grandmother's Oyster filling recipe....a HUGE favorite in our family. This is the note card that my Aunt filled out when she gave the recipe to me. Her handwriting looks just like my grandmothers.

I used my Shimmerz on here, this is a good shot of how cool they look on the black board.


And a close-up....



Here is the recipe:
6 doz. med size oysters
approx 2 pkgs saltines
12-15 hard boiled eggs
Remember to always start and end with crackers. Layer crackers, then eggs, the oysters {with some of their broth} and repeat until you fill a large Pyrex Bowl. Bake for 1 hr @ 375 degrees and then turn down to 350.

And for the next page and recipe, I chose a new favorite recipe we discovered in our house. My good friend made this for a scrapbooking weekend and now we eat it all the time...even for Dinner! Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner???

oh and p.s...i just love this cute circle memories stamp i used from mSB. it fits the 1" circle punch perfectly!


Here is the recipe:
2 cups Bread Cubes {a great way to use old bread}
1 1/2 / 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6-8 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp mustard
1/8 tsp onion powder
1 lb cooked sausage, bacon or ham.
Greas a 6x10" pan or double the recipe and use a 9x13". Place bread cubes into dish. Top with cheese. Then combine eggs, milk and seasonings in a separate dish and then pour on top of bread crumbs and cheese. Crumble meat over top and add extra cheese. Bake uncovered @ 325 degrees for 30-45 minutes. You can prepare it the night before and just pop it in the oven, too! I also put a cookie sheet under it in the oven in case of overflow ;)

Click here for the link for the Treasured Family Recipes Kit run and get yours now...it is awesome!


Remember if you get lost, just head back to the Diecut Diva blog!




Ellen Sosnoski http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/ ------> you are here!





















37 comments:

mustangkayla said...

Cute, cute cute Ellen! I just LOVE your cover!

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Very cute cover Ellen! Love it! I so love the colors!

Noelle Reese said...

Fantastic layouts! I love the heart in 2009 and I love the dots on the letters!

Tammydee said...

Ellen...I love your little cookbook!

catdidit said...

Gorgeous creation! Love the shimmers on this too!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh CUTE! Love the circles and the embellishments you added. Great sparkle too!

Joan Ervin said...

You did a fabulous job on this...what wonderful page designs and I love how you told a little something special about the recipes!!!

Sophia said...

Cute, love it...

Teri said...

Love the cover! TFS!

rozie640 said...

Wow, love your cover and of course the inside page. That says it all!!! Cute pages, a great job.

Courtney said...

Awesome! I love what you did to the chipboard. It's great.

Lisa Dorsey said...

What an adorable album Ellen! Love the shimmerz on the black and that cover is awesome!

Whimcees said...

The Yummy Breakfast Casserole sounds great - I will have to try this recipe!

Barbara Diane

Christine H said...

Love when I have recipes with loved ones handwriting. Even if they hate it, I LOVE it. Can't wait to break out the Glimmer Mist on some blackboard.

Sandie said...

Very cute cover.

Lori Renn said...

You read my mind! I've been looking for a breakfast casserole recipe to make on Sundays! Thanks. Love your pages too, Ellen!

Hayley G said...

I love how you added the extra journalling! Lovely.

junqueandroses said...

Ellen, you have worked your magic once again. The breakfast recipe sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing

Lila H said...

CUTE!!! I love the family recipes that have been handed down through the generations. What a wonderful treasure to have a great grandmother's recipe and in a family member's own handwriting. What a TREASURE!!

josie said...

great book and the recipes sound yummy.

Sharon Harnist said...

Wonderful album -- love the Shimmerz on the black chipboard and the pockets you created for the recipes!

Die Cut Diva said...

What a great job -- I love the cover and then putting the recipe on the page but preserving the handwritten one in a pocket is priceless. I love breakfast for dinner. My family will definitely be trying that yummy breakfast casserole soon. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea Amu said...

Hey! This is wonderful Ellen! I love your journaling the best though... how perfect! I need to start blog hopping again for this... I need more hours in the day! Arghhh..

Julie Ann Shahin said...

What a great recipe album!!! love your whole design!!!

thanks for the blog love!!!
xoxo,
ja

Rachael said...

What a cute album!!!
My grandmom always made oyster filling, but it wasn't like that. There weren't eggs in it. Love it!!
I'd love to go to the autism crop but won't know if I can until sooner because of my husband's works schedule.
Even if I can't and you can, I'll stop by and meet you!

Jeri said...

Absolutely incredible job! Well done! What a lucky family you have to have such a great remembrance.

kimosabescraps said...

Love this... such a great front!!

Margie said...

Awesome page-love the recipe, thanks!

Beth Warren said...

Super cute, love the album!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

love the twine on the cover. Great sentiment on the inside cover. Fabulous.

Abby said...

sounds great! love your album!

*Suzy* said...

Hey Ellen!!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. One of these days I plan to add a recipe page or Home Ec 101. I'm confused (it is easy) about the recipe blog hop but will try my best. Here it goes! BTW ... love your recipe album. Looks like something I could make for my daughters. Hugs!

Michelle said...

Wow, Ellen! You really rocked this challenge!! So gorgeous!! I have this line and I love it! I'm going to be using mine some more for a recipe LO, I'm creating for another challenge. I wont be able to work on it until next week I have 2 crops this weekend! I ran out of a few papers so I had to order more! Thanks for sharing your recipe its sounds yummy!

Linda Rodriguez said...

What a wonderful recipe book! Love your cover - and your recipes! :)

Crystal Brothers said...

Great projects! That's one of my favorite Cosmo Cricket lines.

laterg8r said...

fantastic book :D

jd said...

Creative and fun and fresh. Great job.