Recipe for a Great Gift

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly,” wrote essayist Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. “Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.

Traded, gathered, reinvented and passed down—recipes are the currency of friendly exchange in communities large and small. These recipe cards, created by members of Digital Scrapbooking magazine's editorial and creative boards, combine well-loved recipes with the flexible format of artist trading cards. Each measures exactly 2.5" by 3.5" and fits perfectly into an On Board ATC Album from Stampin' Up!

Recipe #1: Southern Tomato Gravy

Can of diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Drain excess water from tomatoes, add salt and pepper to taste and a sprinkle of sugar. Cook on high until boiling then simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy with Grandma's southern biscuits. 

Materials Photoshop (Adobe) • file folder frame, notebook paper, blue journal background paper (recolored) by Katie Pertiet ( • Jane Austen, Geosanslight, and 28 Days Later fonts

Recipe #2: Refreshing Spinach Salad

crumbled cooked bacon pieces
crumbled feta cheese
1/2 red onion, chopped
fresh spinach

2/3 cup oil
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried onion flakes

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Serve with tortilla chips
refreshing spinach salad

Refreshing Spinach Salad, Laura Vanderbeek
Materials: Photoshop (Adobe) • paper, alpha from "Sweet Sarah" kit by Kellie Mize ( • brad from "Glory Works" kit by Diane Rigdon ( • inked edge from "Book Bag Essentials" by Gina Cabrera ( • tag from "Smarty Pants" kit by Kimberly Giarrusso ( • American Typewriter, Times and AL Scripthand fonts


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