Friday, January 15, 2010

Deb's Recipe of the Month Club - Dec 09

I just realized that I didn't post the first entry of Deb's Recipe of the Month Club. These were inside the recipe boxes I did for Christmas presents!! I also did this recipe for my Circle Journal ladies. More on that below the recipe...

This is a old family favorite at Christmas time - ENGLISH TOFFEE. All the recipes I do for Deb's RoMC will be 4x6. I can get 6 bases out of one 12x12 sheet of DP, AND that size fits in the box. In fact, it's a bit small for the inside of the box. There's not much to this. I did color the lamp posts with Copics. The glass in the light was covered with Crystal Effects. In the end it's a pretty simple card but they don't all have to be ready for the Louvre, right?

Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous FESTIVE SOUNDS
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill card stock, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart branch punch (my best friend), silk ribbon, bells, Crystal Effects, and glitter pens

  • 2c sugar
  • 1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter (real butter!!)
  • 1/2c water
  • 1 T Vanilla
  • 1/2c pecans, finely chopped
  • 4 milk chocolate bars or small bag of chocolate chips
Combine sugar, butter and water in heavy sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook to the hard crack stage (around 310). Stir in vanilla and nuts (save a little bit for the top). Pour on a greased cookie sheet. Cool for 5 minutes. Lay chocolate bars on top and spread evenly when they melt. Sprinkle remaining nuts. Let it cool completely. Break into pieces.

So..What's a Circle Journal? A few years ago, invited 3 of my SCS friends to join me in passing a journal (book) around. One member has a month to add something special, news about the family or doings in her life, projects, etc before passing it onto the next person on the list. The last person on the list sends it back to the first person on the list, and it starts again with new stuff. We added 3 more ladies last year and it's a joy to see their work and families up close. This time around we decided to have a "Christmas Cookie Exchange". True, it will be July before I get it back but since we're only doing recipe cards it's fine! WARNING: If you start a Circle Journal, only do so with people you know are responsible and will keep it going. You don't want the CJ to fall into a black hole never to be seen again!!!


  1. Perfect recipe to include in this round of the Circle Journal -- yum!

    Have we really been sending the journal for a couple years now? Time really does fly when you are creating fun!!

  2. Cute card! I make homemade toffee too; it's addictive! The circle journal sounds like a neat concept (at first I thought you meant your church circle...).

  3. Hiya...thanks for the lovely comment you left me...and I have to say I am drooling at that recipe! Loving all your artwork ... so much to see and so beautiful too...have never done a Circle Journal...I would love to have a go at one of these this year though...that is my new resolution LOL And...I love the name of your blog..when I was little my nickname was...FreckleFace :O)) I still am covered in them 30 odd years later LOL