Monday, November 9, 2009

Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop!!!

If you've come here for the Creative Cuts & More Mega Recipe Blog Hop, you're in the right place! Welcome!! Today is the first day of the Blog Hop, which features the 8”x8” Treasured Family Recipes Album. There are 24 designers who have created wonderful pages to inspire you. Plus we are all sharing some of our own delicious recipes. If you've already visited the previous blogs on today's list, I'm sure your mouth is watering!

If you didn't arrive via the CC&M Mega Recipe Blog Hop and you want to play along, head over to so you can get the instructions and start from the beginning.

I have to confess that I'm not a very good cook (though I make a mean macaroni and cheese from scratch). I do love to bake, so I decided to share a couple yummy brownie recipes with you. Here are my album pages from the fabulous Treasured Family Recipes kit:

Everything you need comes in the kit, except for adhesive and recipes. I added the ribbon and mini red stones.

And here are the recipes:

Super Duper Fudge Brownies
• 1 cup butter
• 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
• 2 cups white sugar
• 3 eggs
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate. Stir until blended. Remove from heat and add the sugar. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla. Combine the flour and salt and add to the chocolate mixture (don’t over mix at this point). Fold in half of the chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the batter.
3. Bake in oven about 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely and cut into squares.

Toffee Brownies

• 2 sticks butter
• 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 2 cups sugar
• 4 large eggs (not extra large or jumbo)
• 1 1/4 cup flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 bag chocolate chips
• 1 package of toffee bits (Skor Bar Bits) on top.
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. In a med saucepan over low heat, melt butter, unsweetened chocolate and vanilla. When melted, turn off heat and mix in sugar and eggs.
3. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add in chocolate mixture, then fold in chocolate chips.
4. Pour into baking pan and sprinkle toffee bits on top of batter.
5. Bake for 30 minutes.

As a continuing part of the celebration, CC&M is giving away great prizes. All you need to do is go through the blog hop and leave comments on every blog. After you have finished the blog hop, return to and instead of leaving a comment, you need to share a recipe to have a chance at winning a prize. Share the recipe on your blog and link it back and get another chance to win the prize!

Be sure and check back at tomorrow for the Holiday Treats Apron Recipe Album Blog Hop. There will also be 24 designers who will be showcasing their great creations and sharing holiday recipes.

Now head on over to Pam Smerker's blog and see what she has in store for you!!


catdidit said...

What awesome page layouts! LOVE them and those recipes too!!

mustangkayla said...

Fabulous pages! Love the red gems on top of the red dots of the paper! Beautiful work!

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Fab Work! Gorgeous Pages:) And yummy recipes!!

Sophia said...

Awesome page...

Chrissy D said...

Yummmm - such great pages. Love the Dew Drops along the border. beautiful lay out!

ellen s. said...

ooh that recipe sounds so good! TFS!

Noelle Reese said...

FANTASTIC layouts! I love the skittles along the side!

Teri said...

Cute layouts. Mmmmmmmmm recipes!

Holly said...

Oh these pages are beautiful, and those recipes look dangerous for my hips! LOL Those red bling dots are fabulous!

Joan Ervin said...

Your pages are sooo pretty with the scallops, dew drops, and all the wonderful colors and papers!!!! I'll have to try the brownie recipe, sounds yummy!!!

Whimcees said...

Wonderful recipe pages! The recipes themselves are also!

Barbara Diane

Christine H said...

Your pages are wonderful. Love them!

Hayley G said...

absolutely gorgeous pages - and I can't wait to try the recipes!

junqueandroses said...

Awesome never disappoint with your creativeness. Thanks for sharing

rozie640 said...

Oh my goodness, your pages are stunning, so many beautiful details, yummo!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous pages and divine recipes! I was trying to think of something to add to the black chipboard letters and you found the perfect thing -- red gemstones! I'll definitely be trying your brownie recipes, thanks!

Jeri said...

A girl after my own heart--don't do much cooking but love to bake those sweets. Love your album!

Beth Warren said...

awesome job on the album, so much eye candy on all the blogs, I'm overwhelmed.

Abby said...

beautiful! love the early bird line!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Love the album, especially the bling on the black letters.

Margie said...

You did a "Super Duper" job w/ this! The recipes look so delish, and the pages are beautiful. Love the stitching especially!