Sunday, August 16, 2015

Greetings from Michigan!

I have a very special way for you to share that signature recipe that everyone asks you for at every potluck dinner.  Sure, you could write it on a regular index card or type it up on the computer, but if you're like me, new recipes get mixed up with the old ones and lost before you know it.  Why not give the your recipe in a way that makes it a special keepsake so that it isn't misplaced?  Give them your special recipe on a hand decorated piece of art.

Altered Pages has this wonderful set of recipe cards.  It includes a key ring so you can keep them all together.  Make a set of family favorites as a bridal shower gift!  Or use them one at a time as tags on trays of cookies or gift baskets containing your homemade treats. 

The original recipe calls for jarred Maraschino cherries.  Using fresh cherries will shorten their shelf life.
This recipe for Chocolate Covered Cherries is a dandy.  I'm a Michigan girl and love my cherries.  Did you know that approximately 75% of all sour cherries grown in this country comes directly from my home state?  The Traverse City area grows the majority of them and hosts a festival every year to celebrate my favorite fruit.  I decorated this tag in a Michigan theme rather than just cherries, because I intend to use it on a gift basket full of Michigan products.  We're know for more than just our fresh produce.  We love our snacks and treats, too.

Are you in a book or social club?  Or do you work with a bunch of people who love to cook?  Then another fun idea is to give each of your coworkers a blank card and ask for their very favorite recipe.  When you get them back, keep them as a collection and hang the ring on a hook in the kitchen so that they are close at hand.

Products used:
Tags for Recipes
Staz On black ink
Collage sheets
Nori Paste


Stop by the Altered Pages Artsociates blog every day to see where the design team will take you next as we travel across the USA through art.  Please comment daily to share the love with our artists and be entered into the random drawing for a package of vintage postcards and a vintage map.  (value 17.00)

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