Friday, June 19, 2009

Stamp Simply #92 - Just Rite Recipes

Today's Stamp Simply challenge from Sharon Johnson is Summer Recipes! We ALL love getting new recipes to try out, right? So today's challenge is to create a card, recipe card, or anything at all that you can write a recipe on! And for a fun part, if you have a great summer recipe you'd like to share, please share it in your post! That way we can all gather some great new recipes to try out!

Sadly today, we are bidding farewell to one our Stamp Simply girls! Becky Oehlers has been a great addition to the gang but she's got a busy life and has decided to step down from the team! We'll miss seeing her fun and unique creations!

Be sure to stop by Sharon's blog... she's got the most unique recipe design, and I wish I'd have thought of it! You're gonna' love it! And see further inspiration from the rest of the Stamp Simply girls...

Sabrina Jackson, June Guest Designer

I have quite a few of the new Just Rite products at the store, so I decided to treat myself and bought the Recipe Borders & Centers set to use for today's challenge. One thing I have always loved doing is collecting recipes. I have a huge box full, as well as tons of cookbooks but they're sorta' like stamps... I like to collect them, but don't necessarily use them all! LOL I used to spend hours looking through my Aunt Thead's extensive recipe collection and copying some for myself. My Mom didn't have quite so many recipes, but I have a lot from her, too. It got me to thinking about when my own daughters will leave the nest (which I know will come a lot sooner than I think!) so beginning with today's challenge, I decided I would start making them their own collection of our family favorites. If I keep these recipe cards fairly simple (but still uniquely made by Mom!) they'll be easy for me to keep up with. So today I picked three of our family favorites and made a recipe card for each of my girls! I debated typing the ingredients and instructions out on the computer, but decided to make them in my own handwriting. I hope someday that'll make them even more special to my girls. I know my Mom dearly cherishes anything she has in my Grandma's handwriting, which was so pretty! So here are my recipe cards with our favorite recipes for meat loaf, cheesy potatoes, and peanut butter oatmeal cookies!

This cheesy potato recipe is so simple, and delicious! I like to whip up a batch of it, throw it in the oven and forget about it while my husband stands outside in the summer heat, with BBQ chicken on the grill! Yes, you'll have to heat up the oven to make these, but you'll love 'em so much you won't mind. The recipe actually comes from my good friend (and Kelsey's Godmother) Tammie Clark.

Gram's Potatoes (my estimate is 8-10 servings... the original recipe does not state)
1 - 2 lb. bag hash brown potatoes (the square-cut kind)
8 oz. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup (I've substituted cream of mushroom or celery in a pinch!)
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. melted butter
2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients well and pour into a 9 x 13" pan. Top with buttered bread crumbs, if desired. (We actually like them topped with buttered corn flake crumbs!) Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly.

So head on over to Sharon's blog for the complete challenge details, and share your recipe cards!

Happy Friday!

Stamps: Recipe Borders & Centers (Just Rite Stampers)Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!), white (Gary Burlin), designer paper (Cosmo Cricket)Inks: Versamagic Red Magic, Oasis Green (Tsukineko)
Accessories: punches (Stampin' Up!), scalloped edge scissors (Fiskars)
Recipe card template printed from Free Printable Recipe Cards


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a fabulous project to begin for your girls -- way to go, MOM! And your recipe sounds just like something my guys would love - I will be trying it out - thanks!

Janine said...

Hi Tammy!! Love your recipe and cards!! Hope you have a great weekend.

The Rubber Maid said...

Love those cheesy of my many favorite and that is a cute way to present your recipe. Pat

Barbara said...

Very cute and your girls will treasure these!!! I have that recipe and I love it! Thanks for reminding me about it!

Connie M. said...

These are all so wonderful, Tammy! Very fun project!

Darlene said...

Your recipe cards looks fantastic Tammy ... great idea for the girls. This cheezy potatoe recipe sound like something I would LOVE ... I'll be giving it a try soon!! Thanks

Juliana said...

These are just too cute!!
I love how you used the colors!

I always think recipe cards would be fun--but I usually don't use recipes--and I hate typing/writing them out. What a brat, eh?!? LOL!

I may have to try that potato recipe, though! Looks YUMMO!

Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful project, Tammy....such a great way to pass down those treasured recipes!!! I make this dish, too, and sometimes use cream of potato soup for a change.

dpkennedy said...

I love this idea! I hope I can pass my recipes down one day too! My niece, the one who wants me to make her wedding cake, thinks I am the worlds best cook-so for her shower she will be getting a handmade recipe book. I don't know if she will actually cook or just call me when she finds a recipe she likes and asks me to make it, lol!