Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Favorite Recipe

It's a new month, and I have some happy news to share.  A holiday gift project that I created appears in the current issue of Scrap n' Art e-zine.  Scrap n' Art subscribers can view the article here (in the "Monthly Reader Submissions" article of the December 2012 issue).

Today I also get to share with you a layout that I had published in Scrap n'  Art back in October.  On the layout I shared my recipe for baked apples.

Supplies: blue cardstock by Bazzill; red cardstock by the Paper Company; yellow paper by Bo Bunny; paper strips, star sticker, large alphabet stickers, & banner pieces by Jillibean Soup; mini alphabet stickers by Lily Bee; kraft notebook paper by Cachet; arrow sticker and photo corner by Bo Bunny; checkerboard sticker & tree sticker by Basic Grey; buttons by October Afternoon; thread by DMC; ink by Tsukineko; pen by Zig; corner punch by Creative Memories.

The journaling reads: "This is our family's favorite October dessert--I make it often."  The recipe is simple: 6 apples + 2 Tbsp butter dots + 6 Tbsp maple syrup--bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit [180 degrees Celsius / gas mark 4 /moderate oven].

I know that my recipe for baked apples is a bit different from the way most people make it.  I don't peel the apples (the peel is the best part!), and I slice the apples instead of just hollowing out the cores.  Basically, my version is just like apple pie...but without the crust!  It's particularly scrumptious when served with cinnamon doughnut holes, as pictured in the right-hand photo.  If you're worried about the apples sticking to the bottom of the pan, you can add a little water before baking.  Any leftover liquid from the bottom of the pan makes a delicious topping for vanilla ice cream!

I love this big apple tree sticker from the Basic Grey "PB&J" line, and I was happy to make it the showpiece of my layout.

I don't think I'll ever grow tired of banners.  I love the kraft cast of these Jillibean banner pieces--perfect for fall.

Well, after looking at these photos I have gotten kind of hungry.  So, I'm off to have a snack now.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I'll be back again soon with more good news to share.


scrapbookertink said...

Congrats on your layout being published x

Naiara said...

Hi Denise
Thank you for visiting.
His works are beautiful ...

Helen Tilbury said...

Ooooh makes me feel like eating apples too! A lovely page Denise!!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Congrats and so cool to scrap about your fave Recipe.

Denise van Deventer said...

Very cool layout and love the recipe! What with Christmas and all, I might just give it a go! ;-)