Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cricut Recipe Book

I received a Provo Craft YourStory Photo Personal Bookbinding Kit as a gift and wanted to make a Recipe Book for my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law.  

I made a trial one first just to see what stamps to use and where I wanted everything.  I assembled my Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety paper, Kate's Kitchen and From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridges, Stampendous Recipe File and Unity Stamp Garden Variety stamps. 

Then I started cutting my pages and Cricuting my cards, tabs and words.

The stamp set had a limited number of section names so I had to categorize the recipes according to what the stamp set had.

I had collected favorite recipes from my husband, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and my husband's grandmother along with a few of my favorites.

I used the "From the Kitchen of" stamp on the back of each card to show who the recipe came from.

I even had one from my great grandmother.  I especially like the measurements such as "minced onion" and a "package of cheese".

I had fun working with my Cricut E2, Cricut Craft Room, Cuttlebug and different materials like The Twinery Twine and new techniques. 

Hope the Ladies like their books and the recipes are passed down to the next generation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snow Cookies

You know a cookie recipe is going to be good when the first ingredient is one pound of butter!  

 This recipe is one of my favorites. I don't know where it originated but I got it from a lady in our church when I was in high school

2 cups butter ( 1 lb)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
powdered sugar   

After you cream the butter and sugar; add the vanilla then blend in the flour.
Divide and put on waxed paper and make into rolls.  Refrigerate and slice.

They can be pretty close together because they don't spread out at all. 

Put on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

Do not let them cook until dark or brown on the edges.  They are burned.

You want them to look like they just went in.

And the bottom is just brown. 

Put some powdered sugar in a sifter and 

shake on the cookies while they are still hot.

Try one.....

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Snowflakes made with the help of my E2, 

Art Philosophy cartridge

Cricut Craft Room and Martha Stewart Score Board