Recipe Cards

Have you ever noticed one of the fun things we like to talk about at family gatherings is Grandma's cooking or Aunt Mary's special casserole? One of the popular trends in scrapbooking is preserving family recipes. Those recipes shared among family members and handed down from previous generations are a very important part of our heritage.

Why not gather recipes from other friends and family at your next get-together? It's a wonderful and creative way to preserve those treasured recipes.

Talk to other family members about your idea of preserving family recipes and they may share some ideas of what to include. You might be surprised at how many recipes you already have tucked into the pages of your own cookbooks.

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Apron Pocket Recipe Holders

Recipe card using Apron Pocket pattern.  Another recipe card using the Apron Pocket pattern.

Ramona used the Apron Pocket pattern for these clever recipe holders. The recipe itself is printed on a plain card stock then the edges are inked to coordinate with the apron card. She attached one of the oven mitts to the ingredient list so it can be easily pulled from the pocket, plus it looks just so cute.

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Honey Caramel Sauce

Honey Caramel Sauce recipe card.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups Honey

½ cup heavy cream

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions:
Combine honey and cream in heavey saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture reaches 238 degrees F. Stir in butter, vanilla and salt.

Makes 1 3/4 cups. Serving tip: Serve warm over ice cream, custard and pudding.

                                   Pattern used: Bee Bears     Designer: Ramona

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Buttercream Frosting
"The Old Fashioned Way"

 

Buttercream frosting recipe card.Whisk together in a saucepan 5 Tbsp flour and a cup of milk.

Cook over medium heat until starting to thicken and cook for a minute or two more- don’t let it get too thick or it will be too stiff when it cools. Turn into a flattish dish (like an old-fashioned soup plate) and let cool, stirring now and again. If the roux is lumpy when it cools, just press it through a fine sieve.

Beat together a cup of unsalted butter and a cup of granulated sugar until light (you really need an electric hand mixer or stand mixer for this).

Beat in the cooled roux about tablespoons at a time. As you beat and add the roux, the frosting turns creamy instead of grainy from the sugar (I don’t know how it does that! It’s like a small, wonderful miracle.) Add 1-2 tsp. vanilla and beat some more until it’s light and creamy.

Pattern used: Tall Cake pattern from the Sweet Treats collection.
Designer: Ramona

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Create a recipe card to share a favorite quote or poem about cooking, love or memories from the kitchen. It would be a thoughtful embellishment to add to a gift.

In the Kitchen, chef with poem recipe card.
In the Kitchen

by Lori L Moore
Submitted by Ramona

Love, was understood, in the kitchen. Where bread and cakes and pies and everyday thoughts filled the air and senses.

Common Sense was taught, in the kitchen. More through action, than words. Grandma’s ways were revered in the kitchen. From a touch of this, to a dash of that, to “a good girl would never...”

Love was understood in the kitchen. Passed down, one recipe at a time.

 

Pattern used: Chef Pattern.
Designer: Ramona

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Strawberry lemonade paper pieced recipe card.

INGREDIENTS:
1 QT Strawberries
3 Cups Sugar
Country Time Lemonade
(Made as directions on the can.)

DIRECTIONS:
Take the strawberries and clean them. Put strawberries in a food processer until blended but chunky. Add sugar which will make your strawberry syrup. Place 2 tablespoons of strawberries in a glass, add ice and then pour in the lemonade. On top place 2 more tablespoons of strawberries and enjoy!!

 

Pattern used: Beach Duck Girls
Designer: Ramona

Thanks Ramona, for sharing your recipes AND your creativity.