Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Little Recipe Books and.... a GIVEAWAY!!!

These little recipe books were super easy to make but look cute enough to give as a gift.  The covers came from The Frugal Hostess's idea of heaven, Paper Source, and are over-sized matchbook shapes.   The recipe cards are A2 size notecards, equivalent to a fourth of a letter-size piece of paper.  In fact, you are encouraged to use actual paper rather than card stock, because you can't fit enough card stock into the cover.  You can get, like, a maximum of four pieces of card stock in there. whereas you could do 8-10 sheets of typing (Ha!  Is that even a thing any more?) paper.  But it's up to you.

Easiest directions of all time:

1.  Buy those matchbook things.
2.  Type up your favorite recipes and cut them up.  You know, into the quarter-size sheets that will fit into the matchbook, not a bunch of paper flowers or something.
3.  Poke or punch holes in the recipes to fit the matchbook.
4.  Stick in the recipes; fasten with brads.
5.  Then, stick a fabulous label on the front, and you're done!

The adorable labels on the front?  The Frugal Hostess has been on the verge of wetting her pants over these.  For real, could you die?  They are from a set of stickers and gift labels called "CONFECTION-ERY", and they are precious illustrations of cupcakes, candies, Popsicles, and ice cream sundaes.  FruHo wishes she could chew up the stickers, they look so good.

Don't you wish you had some?

Hmmm.  Well, OK.  TFH has some for you.  Yep, you heard right.  You can win some of these fabulously adorable stickers - in fact, a whole box of them!  But that's not all.

In case you don't have time to make your mom a recipe book, The Frugal Hostess picked up a few little things to go with the labels.  There's a pink journal for recording favorite recipes and the best bake sale ever cookbook (affiliate link, but you won't be buying it because you're gonna win!).
To win, just leave your favorite baked good in the comments, and FruHo will pick someone at random.  Leave your comment by 6PM Eastern on Friday, and the winner will be announced on Sunday.  Yippee!

UPDATE: If you love baked goods and hate the idea of childhood hunger, visit or donate to the Atlanta Food Bloggers Bake Sale, benefiting Share Our Strength.  All details are here.

OOPS, forgot to mention: This giveaway is sponsored by The Frugal Hostess.  Because she loves you.

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  1. My favorite baked goods are all things made with puff pastry. My favorite, though, would have to be apple turnovers.

  2. Does rum-soaked tiramisu count as a baked good, even if I'm not the one who usually makes it? Well, if so, that's my fave!

  3. Those stickers are adorable-- cupcakes are definitely my favorite baked good! Especially Martha Stewart's brown sugar pound cake cupcakes!

  4. Clafoutis is my favorite baked good.

  5. It's so hard to choose just one favorite baked good, but right now I am in a cupcake phase, so I will go with that =)

  6. Mmmm... There are SO many baked goods that are simply delicious! I have to pick just ONE? I think I would have to go with anything made with bread dough (covers a lot, huh? lol!). But... more simply, a savory Monkey Bread with cheese and herbs sprinkled in the buttery splendor.

  7. I loved any thing made of cheese specially deserts
    Is it open internationally ?

  8. My lovely sister created this cupcake just for me on my birthday last year: Dark chocolate cupcakes with an injection of salty carmel sauce and topped with chocolate ganache. I'm a lucky bastard.


  9. Will you hate me forever if I tell you that my favorite baked good is Entenmenn's Pop'Ems? I know they go against everything you believe in, but the sin of buying and eating them makes them extra delicious.

  10. These are so awesome! My favorite baked good...a deep, dark fudgy brownie. Or anything with lots of frosting. And thanks Nic!

  11. Even Though We Are Late In Resonding..My Mom's Mandel Bread!!!

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