Tuesday, October 16

CSS Release Recap & Recipes

Hi friends!  I'm popping in today to recap the Clear & Simple Stamps Collection 5 release.  I'll also be sharing recipes for the treats I made through the week... prepare to make 2 lists: one for groceries, and one for shopping at CSS. ;)

But first things first, I want to wish Nicki, (owner extraordinaire at CSS) and dear friend, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  She is all things fabulous... even though she doesn't eat chocolate cake. ;)  I raise my coffee cup to you, lady... cheers!!

Pretzels Treats Recipe:
  • Place square/"grid" pretzels onto cookie sheet.
  • Top with Mini Rolos or Hershey's Kisses. (both can be found already unwrapped)
  • Heat in preheated oven at 275 degrees for 3 minutes.
  • Smoosh (that's a technical term) M&Ms or Peanut M&Ms into softened candy.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour before gently removing from cookie sheet and packaging.
My cute packaging used the CSS Topper die-cut combo and these newly release products:

Leaflets stamp set:

 Also be sure to check out the coordinating Leaflet dies:

Next up: Pumpkin Pie Dip and Well Preserved

Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe:

8 oz pkg Cream Cheese
2 cups Powdered Sugar
15 oz can Pumpkin (not pie filling)
1tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Ginger
  • Soften cream cheese.  Mix with sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  • Add pumpkin and spices, beating well.
  • Cover and chill for at least 8 hours.
  • Serve with gingersnap cookies, apple slices, or graham crackers.
The new Well Preserved Collection is perfect for cards and tags on homemade treats:

(coordinate with the large jar stamp set)

Be sure to visit the other DT ladies for more Collection 5 inspiration.  

Thanks so much for joining me over the last few days.  
These are products I know I'll be using and sharing a lot. :)


Laura B. said...

Such fun projects you made for collection 5, Denise! I wish I could have some of those pretzel treats right now!!

Lisa said...

Oh thanks for sharing Denise! Our DIL loves all things made with pumpkin, will pass this along to her :) Have a delightful day!

Clear and Simple Stamps said...

Aren't you just adorable! Yes I will totally take the coffee and pass on the chocolates! You all know me too well :) And hello - pumpkin pie dip recipe, seriously...I just added these items to my grocery list! Such an enabler :)
hugs - Nik

Colleen Dietrich said...

These projects are SO cute, Denise, and just smack of homemade goodness!