Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TMITA Recipe Blog Hop and Challenge







You have arrived on the 7th stop of the "There is Magic In The Air" Recipe Blog Hop. 




The design Nina asked me to use is this beautiful ornament with Mary and Jesus.  I colored with Copic markers then added lots of glitter.  The verse is from the "Festive Frame" stamp set available from Gina K Designs.

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Here is the recipe for one of my family's  favorite Christmas cookies:

CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY COOKIES
A soft brownie type cookie with a cherry on top

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 10-oz jar Maraschino Cherries (drain and reserve juice)
1 6-oz pkg semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

In a mixing bowl, combine flour and cocoa; set aside.  In large mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed, about 30 seconds, or until softened.  Add sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.  Beat until well combined.  Add egg and vanilla and beat well.  Slowly add flour mixture on low speed then increase speed to mix well.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls;  place on Silpat or lightly greased baking sheet.  Press down center of each ball with thumb.  Place a (drained) cherry in center of each cookie.  In small sauce pan, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.  Stirring constantly, heat until chocolate is melted.  Stir in 4 tsp of reserved cherry juice.  Spoon about 1 Tbs of frosting over top of each cherry spreading to cover top of cookie.  (Thin frosting with more juice if necessary.)  Bake in 350 degree oven about 10 minutes or until done.  Makes approximately 40 cookies.

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Now for my secret word:  INGREDIENT 

If you arrived on my blog first, you need to go to the beginning of this blog hop HERE  to get all the directions and collect all the clues. If you arrived from Patti's blog then you are on the right path. Remember to leave a comment on my blog then your next stop now is to go over to Olga's  blog to see another card/project, find a new recipe, and collect the next clue.

Thanks for joining us on this Recipe Blog Hop.

57 comments:

Deanna C said...

How fun!! I love your card (as usual) and the recipe looks so delicious!!! I will definitely have to try it for our family Christmas dinner.

mgcreative said...

great recipe :)
thx for sharing :)

Sue said...

Wow Selma Lovely card and a great recipe!
Both you and Olga look to be ahead of Nina Her post for 9th isn't up yet and that's where we start isn't it???

Jessie said...

Ooh these sound delicious!

Danielle said...

Beautiful card Selma - the verse is perfect with this image! Mmmm, those cookies sound truly scrumptious!
Hugs, Danielle

Katarina Hamstersson said...

what a lovely card! and thanks for the receip!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhhh, this card is just beautiful!!!
And the recipe sounds delish... I'm going to have to give this one a try for sure.
Hugs
Lynda

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card - this is what christmas is all about. Great recipe - can't wait to make.

Patti said...

So pretty Selma! So elegant and traditional!Beautiful work as usual!

Justa Ann Nabors said...

Great card,wonderful recipe. On my list for baking.

Nilla said...

Great recipe, have to try! Love the coloring of the beautiful image! Fabulous card, have fun! Hugs Nilla

Rachel said...

Such a beautiful card Selma. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe with us. I will definately give this one a try.
hugs,
Rachel

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the richness of this card and that it really IS what the Season is about...just beautiful! and another "can't wait to eat" recipe!!!
hope someone does a Weight Watcher Hop after the holidays LOL!

Anne said...

Oh what a lovely image, there seem to be very few "real" Christmas images to craft with this year...

Cookies sound fab too, thanks for sharing :)

Pattie G said...

Selma, I think this card is so precious. I love the way you colored the image. Your recipie sounds scrumptious!

hugs
Pattie

Kraftychick said...

Wow, Selma - beautiful card! and a yummy recipe - will have to try that one! TFS!
Jackie

craftieodamae said...

Your card is fantastic! I love this image! After all it is the reason for the season. Can't wait to try your cookie recipe. sounds yummy!

JAN said...

wow what a super card with a real message of xmas well done on your creation and yummy thanks for that recipe. I am hoping to make a xmas recipe mini album and am hoping to include a few of those in this hop
woweee well hopping along happy holidays to you and a merry christmas
artbyjan at googlemail dot com

Deedee Anderson said...

What a beautiful card, Selma! I really like all the textures you used on this -- so pretty, and really makes the ornament look realistic. Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe, too!!

StampinDi said...

As always your card is beautiful and the recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm on the card and mmmmmmmmmmm on the cookie!
Joan

Betty Benton said...

Love the ornament image and the gold paper you used as a frame for the sentiment!

Carol said...

Pretty card, as usual, Selma. I am getting really hungry with all these recipes. Your recipe sounds so delicious! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Roberta said...

Very pretty card. Looks very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte said...

Nice card. It's nice to see a traditional image for a change as well.

Nikki said...

Lovely cary and Sweet Recipe thanks for sharing

Tess said...

Beautiful card and yet more chocolate recipes - yum! Tess x

Diana said...

I love images of Mary and Jesus together, this one is beautiful. Thanks for giving me a chance to win.
akadi14@aol.com

Patti J said...

Selma, what a beautiful image you had to work with! And you have showcased it beautifully! This is absolutely gorgeous, and what better depicts the reason for the season? Great job, and yummy recipe!!! A 'must try' for sure!

silvia said...

Beautiful card!! The cookie recipe sounds fabulous!!

STAMPING SAM said...

What a gorgeous card! So beautiful and meaningful. And I love your cookie recipe. I think it will be the way to my man's heart! LOL

KanataNewf said...

Beautiful card - and the cookie recipe sounds very yummy.

gocanucksgo said...

This is such a fantastic looking card. I love that you added glitter to it! Great work =)

lisa808 said...

A great combo--brownies & marachino cherries! What more could a girl crave?!?!?

DeniseLynn said...

Beautiful Card, I love the image. Your recipe sounds super yummy!

JulyeB said...

Another sickly super recipe I can just feel the pounds adding on my bottom.Thanks for another super project and fab hop , and the chance to win Julye

craftykitten said...

Love your card - so elegant and the sentiment is lovely.
Fab recipe (if you like Maraschino Cherries!!)
Hugs
Dawn xx

Canadiangirl said...

Your recipe looks delicious! Thanks!

Theresa said...

Great bog hop, Selma...love your card and recipe. Off to hop away....How fun!!!

Kym Weber said...

Wow, Selma! Stunning! Love all the glitter! Fabulous image! Your recipe looks delicious!

Scrapaddict said...

Gorgeous card, love the sentiment! Can't wait to try this receipe as I love chocolate and cherries! TFS!

GeorgiaBabydoll said...

The ornament image is great. Would love to have that one for doing cards this Christmas season! Your card is beautiful.
•:*¨¨*:•.HOPPING ALONG.•:*¨¨*

Pat said...

Beautiful card, recipe sounds yummy, great blog hop.

Pat xx

Kerrie said...

Lovely card, cookies, will have to try these!

Gloria Westerman said...

Your card is so pretty. I wish we could see all the glitter. Your recipe sounds really good. Will have to give it a try also. Thank you for sharing it with us.

cgl1539 said...

I love your card! I love love love chocolate covered cherries, I have to try this recipe, thanks so much!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Yummmmy!!! this sounds awesome! beautiful card too.

Toni said...

You did a beautiful job on the card, and the receipe sounds like it will be delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

I love your work Selma. Always beautiful.

MindyRadio said...

You did a wonderful job with the beautiful image Nina provided.

Dana said...

Lovely card and great image. I bet the glitter looks awesome! I can't wait to try your recipe, thanks for sharing!

Dwita said...

It's so much fun.. Great recipe... Love it..

Shelly said...

Your card is gorgeous, Selma!!! I love the image.

Your recipe sounds so good. I think we'll be using it for our cookies that we make as gifts.

Lori said...

Lovely coloring of mother and child. The verse works so well with this image. Sounds yummy!

Linda said...

Very lovely card that you have made and your recipe makes me very hungry. I will give this a try...thank you.

Emma said...

Beautiful card and yummy recipe...loving the hop.
Emma x

craft_princess said...

My hubby would love this recipe!!
lovely card too!

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