Monday, November 17, 2008


My eyes have been twitching for a couple of days now. It is one of the not-so-fun ways my body tells me I am stressed. It's really quite annoying. One of the sources of the stress is my house. It has gotten seriously out of control. I am about ready to call that show "Clean House", lol. DH always says I over dramatize the situation, but when it makes my eyes twitch, I know it is bad. So, I have decided it is time to get down to business and tackle some of those jobs that are hanging over my head. I have no idea how long it will take. Today I only got as far as the bathroom closet, linen closet and my bedroom. I have 5 huge bags of items that will go to the Salvation Army. It feels good to get something done and I enjoyed blasting praise CD's and Josh Groban on the stereo. If I am MIA this week it is a pretty good guess that I am under a pile of something somewhere.

Last month I submitted a project to SU. They were looking for holiday class ideas. My project was not one of the winners but it did get posted to the demo site so some you may have seen this. The holder is 6X6 in size and uses a variety of supplies. I tried to figure out how to attach the instructions I submitted, but alas, I am too dumb and too tired to figure it out. If you would like me to email my word file to you please email me, I would be happy to do so.

Since I am in a purge mode today, I think I will give this Recipe Holder away to one of my readers. Leave a comment on this post and if you would like, share a favorite holiday recipe with me. On Friday at noon, I will draw a winner.

I used the Voila and Recipe sets to create a holiday recipe holder.

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

This is seriously the cutest recipe holder ever!!
I would love to receive it~thank you for the opportunity to do so!

Hope your stress starts to diminish soon~it sounds like you've made a good start.


Anonymous said...

I just have found your site and am amazed t all the awesomeness of your creativeness. Just forget about the clutter and hide in your stamp area and relax there.

Gail S. said...

Really cute recipe card holder! Thanks for the chance to win it!! As for holiday recipes my family always has me make Honeycomb:
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 TBLS vinegar
mix in saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and place candy therm. in and cook to 300 degrees. Remove from heat and add:
1 TBLS baking soda
1 TBLS vanilla
Stir quickly and pour onto a buttered 9x13 pan. Do not spread, mixture will spread on own. Cool and break into pieces. Coat with melted chocolate almond bark and harden on waxed paper. Enjoy!!
I love checking out your blog

Anonymous said...

We must be in parallel lives right now. My eye started twitching last week while at the hairdresser's. I know that it is due to the stress of my calendar, house, yard, etc, etc.!!
Your recipe holder is ADORABLE!! Thanks for the opportunity to possibly hold it in my hands.
I would share my recipe for my orange cranberry jelled salad. It is my family's favorite and is always a hit at gatherings...but sadly, you will have to wait until tomorrow....(right now it is in a cupboard that I've been avoiding and I'm not up to having my eye start twitching again today!! BWHAAHAHAAA!!!)

Anonymous said...

this is a fabulous project and would make a wonderful gift item for those hard to buy for. Heck, I would love to have one for myself. You have inspired me! Jackie M.

Swamp Tulip said...

OMGoodness - I just love this. You did a super job and I'd love to have this in my hot little hands :)


Anonymous said...

This recipe book is absolutely adorable. Love the colors and the Voila chef is the cutest. Would love to win this . My eye is twitching also, i try to forget.:)


Juanita said...

Sorry you are twitching. This is a fantastic holder. If I don't win it, I will have to make it

Virginia Killmore said...

Congratulations Tracy! I saw it and thought of you! I have a cd for you from Convention but need a snail mail adress could you e-mail that to me at

Anonymous said...

Great Recipe Holder Please share with me your creative idea Hope the twitch stops soon Thanks

mtmind said...

this is the recipe that I have made for many cookie exchanges.

I love your recipe holder but then I just love all your work.

I'm sad that we have no more classes til next year... but we still have your open house!!!

Italian Nut Balls
Lynn Engelhart
3 Cups Soften Butter
2 Cups Sugar
6 Egg yolks (save whites)
1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
6 Cups Flour
3 Teaspoons Salt
6 Cups Chopped Walnuts
1 Cup Strawberry Jam

Cream butter, beat in sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Swift flour and salt then add to cream mixture. Shape into balls using one teaspoon of dough for each ball. Dip into slightly beaten egg white, then roll into nuts. Put on cookie sheet, with thumb make depression in center. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Fill depression with jam while still warm.

Miss Mike said...

This is so adorable! You are so generous to give it away!

My recipe is for a fast and easy appetizer.

1 package of lil' smokies
1/2 cup apricot pineapple preserves

Heat smokies in a skillet until heated through. Add preserves and allow to warm through.

Serve with toothpicks...yum!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and love what I've seen so far! I can relate to the overstressed eye twitching! Doesn't it drive you bonkers?!?! Hopefully things will settle down for you and it will go away soon.
Here's a recipe for an easy appetizer
Spinach artichoke dip
1 can of artichoke hearts drained and chopped into bite size pieces
1 cup of mayo
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese (I've used the kind in a can and it works terrific!)
1/2 cup of shredded mozzerella cheese
About a 1/2 cup of frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
a dash of lemon pepper
Mix together and heat for a minute or two in microwave and stir
Serve with crackers
thanks for the opportunity to win!

Cindy Jenkins said...

I LOVE your recipe holder....I usually check your blog daily to see what cool project you've posted. Thanks for doing such fantastic work!!

Anonymous said...

This is a recipe that my mom has made the past several years on Christmas morning, along with several other delicious treats. She preheats the oven before we open stockings, puts it in the oven before we open gifts, and during "intermission" we eat our yummy breakfast. Hope you enjoy.

Maple French Toast Bake
12 slices of bread, cubed
1 package (8oz) cream cheese, cubed
8 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
additional maple syrup

Arrange half of the bread cubes in a greased shallow 2-qt baking dish. Top with the cream cheese and remaining bread. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk and syrup; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Serve with additional syrup. Yield; 8 servings.

diane zechman said...

Hey, Tracy, wanna come "clean sweep" my place? DD tells me I need to do the same! Ha!
I'd love to see your project and instructions....please e-mail me if you get a chance. I've been meaning to call you...maybe later today??
Oh, and cute recipe holder!

boynecitygrl said...

That looks like an awsome recipe book. I have a couple really good recipes for the holidays.


Beth F

Pat said...

How cute is this recipe book to keep all your holiday receipes in one place!!

cocktail shrimp or crabmeat
Block of cream cheese
Cocktail sauce

cream cheese
cocktail sauce
shrimp or crabmeat

serve with crackers

Renee said...

How cute is this! If you don't mind I'd love to make one for my new soon to be daughter in law!

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe holder, so colorful. I would love to win this.

Corn Pudding:
2 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar
3 Tbls. flour
Mix together and add:
1 15 oz can cream corn
1 13 oz. can evaporated milk
1/2 stick margarine, melted

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Good ole Southern recipe!

Anonymous said...

This is a great recipe book. I've just bought a BIA and am dying to try it out. Your blog is an inspiration to all and you should be proud of your work. We are. My recipe is not for food but for fun:
1 family of 4
2 cats
1 grandma
1 tree waiting to be chopped
4 boxes of xmas decorations
unlimited laughter and music

Enjoy the season. Karen

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