Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers December Blog Hop Day 3- Recipe Fun- Cauldillo Recipe

   December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
   Ivy Blossoms Featured December 18
        Oh Beans Featured December 19
   Recipe Card Featured December 20
         Kilt Fun Featured December 21

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on December 22, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday December 21, 2012.

WOW can you believe it is December already? All of here at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co want to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It is time for our December Blog hop and we have some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

" You've Got Style"

This is a really fun set to use. There are so many image that you can mix and match up with each other to create unique recipe cards. I decided to make an altered deli-turkey container. I took some fabric and cut a strip 2 inches wide and 30 inches long. I used my sewing machine to sew on fabric instead of cards. What a novel idea. I then ran a gathering stitch along the top. I also cut a strip of lace 2 1/2 inches wide  and  30 inches long. I ran a gathering stitch at the top of it too. I then gathered the lace and hot glued it around the container. After going around it once, I discarded the extra. I then hot glued the fabric over the lace. I took the same fabric and covered the piece of cardboard that had the turkey label. I then hot glued that fabric covered cardboard to the lid..


See how my recipe card fits inside? I took a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" x 6". I folded it in half and used a corner punch. I stamped the wisk, the bowl, rolling pin spoon image and the word "Recipe" on the outside.


 I used my printer to print the recipe for the inside. This altered deli box is going to be a Christmas present for my daughter. She is moving out on her own. She was in a dorm last semester but she is moving into a house where she will be doing her own cooking. I thought I would give her a couple of recipes to get her started then I would send her one every week to let her know that I was thinking about her. The first recipe that I did was for "CAULDILLO" it is a Mexican stew. It is a favorite comfort food of my family on cold winter nights. Since it is a hot and spicy dish, I stamped the chili pepper from Mark's Finest Papers set called HOT & SPICY. . I colored it red, although the recipe actually calls for green chilies. I just liked how the red pepper looked!


Here is a photo of a bowl of  CAULDILLO. (This was what I was eating as I was finishing up this project. Aren't you jealous? It was super yummy!!!)

I have included the recipe  for CALDILLO below the list of my fellow designers. Go check out what they have created. Then go fix yourself a pot of Mexican stew.

MariLynn -------------------THIS IS ME------
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Cauldillo- Mexican Stew

Package of stew meat

1 onion

3 potatoes

2 cups of baby carrots

4 oz can of green chilies chopped

15 oz can of corn (drained)

28 oz can of chopped tomatoes

15 oz can of RANCH STYLE BEANS

8 oz can of tomato sauce

30 oz can of kidney beans (drained)

5-6 cups of water

½ stick of butter

¼ t each of:


Cumin Seed

Crushed red peppers

Fresh ground black pepper

  1. In big pot melt butter.
  2.  Add stew meat and chopped onion.
  3.  Cook until meat starts to brown.
  4. Add chopped potatoes
  5. Add baby carrots
  6. Add spices
  7. Add water
  8. Bring stew to a boil.
  9. Turn down to simmer.
  10. Cook over low heat for 45 mins.
  11. Add all the canned ingredients.
  12. Serve with Corn Chips  &  Shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Great idea to put the recipe in the container.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  2. Lovely idea to gradually build the set. Stew looks good too!

  3. Awesome idea! Thanks for the recipe too.

  4. What a fabulous concept, and beautifully presented MariLynn.

  5. What a thoughtful gift for your daughter, MariLynn. She's going to love getting recipes from home as time progresses. Lucky gal!

  6. Looks as good as it sounds! Wonderful project. Great idea.

  7. My mouth is watering! What a thoughtful gift...done with so much love. Lucky daughter!!!! I am printing the recipe off. We are big Mexican food eaters here, too. I made tortilla soup last night.

  8. Very cute projects!

  9. nice container to hold recipe. stew sounds good.
    stamping sue

  10. A really fun idea and cute project! TFS the recipe too.

  11. That looks so good, I love your project :)

  12. Cute projects! Great recycling idea! Thanks for the recipe! Thanks for the chance to play along!

  13. What a great gift idea and the recipe looks delicious too!

  14. Marilynn,
    What a great project and such a good idea. I'm sure your daughter will love it, especially, receiving a new recipe every week! It is adorable!

  15. Now how cool it this project??!! Wonderful and great - thank you for sharing -you did a great job and thanks for the recipe too! Enjoy your day and thanks for being in the hop! Gail
    utb01 @ (att) dot net

  16. MariLynn--that recipe really made me hungry! LOL Your project is so cute & original. And I love that you also used the chili pepper stamp on the inside of the recipe card! Very original. TFS

  17. Fabulous project!!! Your recipe cards are adorable!!! Awesome photo of your stew too!!!

  18. Wow now this is a great idea. Its fun and cute. TFS AJ-

  19. Very creative. Too bad I can't eat spicy stuff I would use the recipe.