Oct 7, 2010

Recipe cards Clip it up style

Hi, it’s Carolyn... and between Bobbi and Renee they’re trying to help me get my creative side back again whether I want to or not!   So here is my attempt to decorate  recipe cards for Bobbi’s Clip it up Mini  (which you saw on Wednesday’s post).


We had a shower for Bobbi and my gift assignment was  “first” kitchen decoration. Renee had a great idea to make recipe cards for the empty clip up (that was left  in our office for a month). So Renee let me go into her craft room/store and use her stash.  I took index cards and distressed them. (There is a real art to that  - some look better than others).  Then with tags, brads and Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess paper line I attempted to be creative. With such great paper you can’t go too wrong.  I didn’t want to do much since you  need to put the recipe on the card. I’m going with less is better concept.


Bobbi will add the finishing touches with splattered ingredients . I know my favorites by how many ingredients are on them. I hope Bobbi knows how much we love and appreciate her. After tomorrow she will be an old married women. Good luck and best wishes.


Send in your favorite recipes for Bobbi and maybe I will start cooking again too.



  1. what a sweet idea for a shower gift!

    Congratulations, Bobbi! I hope you have a beautiful wedding day full of wonderful memories.

    Here's a recipe for you-- a super-quick homemade pizza:

    Easy Cheater Pizza Crust -- makes ONE crust
    (adapted from a longer recipe in the Navigator Women's Ministry Cookbook)
    1 tsp dry yeast (approx. 0.5 packet)
    0.5 c. warm water
    1.75 to 1.875 c. all-purpose flour
    1 tsp sugar
    0.75 tsp salt
    1 Tbsp oil
    0.25 tsp black pepper

    Combine yeast, water, sugar, pepper, and salt; add 0.75 c. flour.
    Stir in the oil until mixture is smooth and glossy.
    Add remainder of flour (or as much as is needed).
    Knead on floured surface until elastic.
    Roll out dough and place on greased pan (I usually use a cookie sheet and have a freeform pizza :) ).
    Top with whatever sauce, cheese, toppings desired.
    Bake in a preheated 450(deg) F oven for 15-17 minutes or until browned as desired.

    Note 1: To double the recipe (and thus make 2 crusts): double all of the ingredients above EXCEPT the oil. Add one egg with the oil in the 2nd step.

    Note 2: To mix things up, I sometimes make a whole wheat crust by substituting the first 0.75 cup of all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour. I'm sure that you could make herbalicious dough by adding tasty herbs of your choice to the mixture in the first step, as well.

  2. My go-to recipe site is allrecipes.com - me and five thousand other people swear by their Maine Pumpkin Bread, World's Greatest Lasagna, and To Die For Blueberry Muffins.
    And I have a bunch of my favourite recipes on my blog: http://hangingoutthewash.blogspot.com/search/label/recipes
    And congratulations, Bobbi! Hope your wedding day is a fantastic beginning to married life!

  3. What a cool idea, that will look great on a kitchen counter! Wishing you a day filled with love and wonderful memories, Bobbi! I hope that your weather cooperates and gives you a beautiful fall day.

    This recipe is a favorite of my family, especially on these cool fall days.

    Zuppa Toscana

    1 pkg Bratwurst (4-5 links)
    6 large Russet potatoes
    1 small Onion
    1/2 jar real bacon bits
    2 cloves garlic
    2 cans chicken broth
    1 quart water
    1 cup heavy whipping cream

    Cook bratwurst, let cool & slice. Mince onion & garlic, simmer in about a cup of chicken broth until tender (add more broth as it cooks away if you need to). Peel potatoes and cube.

    Mix chicken broth, water, potatoes, sausage, onion & garlic and cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender (about 30 minutes). Add salt & pepper to taste. Add whipping cream and heat through for about 5 minutes. Ladel into bowls and top with bacon bits.

    Serve with a great crusty bread spread with real butter. Add a salad and a simple apple crisp for dessert and you've got a perfect fall day meal!

  4. What a lovely gift! The cards are coming out wonderfully! Here is ONE of my favorite recipes. We usually have half of it gone before I even serve it. LOL Can't keep hands from sampeling it.

    Honey Sauced Chicken
    Printable Version

    3/4 pound chicken (of your choice)
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. black pepper
    1/2 cup honey
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1/8 cup chopped onion (or 1/16 cup onion flakes)
    1/8 cup ketchup
    1 Tbs. vegetable oil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

    Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3 hours or on high 1 1/2 hours. Chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce. Serve over rice or noodles.

    To bake chicken as a 30 minute meal:
    Dice chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper, place in 8x8 pan. Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.

    Serves 2.

  5. Congratulations Bobbi!! The recipe cards look GREAT!! I search for recipes on allrecipes.com. I love that site!

  6. Oh yes . . . I should mention the Pioneer Woman! Her recipes, directions, and photographs are FABULOUS! If you haven't been to her site . . . check it out!! You will love it!

  7. Congratulations, Bobbi!! What a wonderful gift. My favorite recipe is the take-out menu. Maybe clip it up in its own section???

  8. What a fantastic gift idea ! I have loved and collected recipes since I was in high school, just might make a few for myself as my recipe box is looking a little worn out :)

  9. I love that Idea! What a great way to uses the clip it up mini!

  10. Love how she added special touches to the recipe cards.

  11. What a great shower idea. My favorite recipe really isn't much of a recipe. But it's for Country Style Pork Ribs in the crock pot. Just put the ribs in with a can of coke and a cup of Heinz Ketchup. Simmer for the day, and they turn out yummy!

  12. Omg how cute is this...
    Let's see I use the crockpot all the time howabout a whole meal in pot.
    Stick a Chuck Roast in the bottom of it Season with pepper and a teaspoon of garlic, Cut up two carrots, chopped one small white or yellow onion and two stocks of celery.
    Now get a yam yes you heard me and rub clean it rub olive oil on outside and wrap it in foil. One big will can be split with two people it comes out like silk. Then you will wrap corn on the cob cut in half put in foil as well. put on low for 8 hours and you will have a full mean when you get home.
    Take all ingredients out put some wondra and whisk with some milk, half block of cream cheese you will have an amazing gravy as well to pour over the meat this is so easy and delicous you will love it.. and it's all one pan to clean and a full meal how about that.!

  13. Love the recipe cards - the distressing adds such a great touch! This is a very thoughtful gift for a new bride.
    Congratulations, Bobbi!!

  14. Great and an alternative way to use a clip it up!

  15. OMG! This is a Great Idea, would love to make one for my mother.

  16. I am going to borrow this idea since one of my family members is getting a bunch of kitchen goodies this year. I think a clip it up recipe book is a perfect addition.

  17. I HAVE to get one of these in my kitchen what an "out of the box" idea!


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