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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Inspired by our recipes

The current Hero Arts Hostesses are cooking this week, then making a card or project inspired by our recipe.  See our discussion for more details.  I kicked the week off with my Peanut Brittle. 

The recipe came from a friend of my mom's and I've been making it for 5 years, usually at Christmas but it's really a yummy candy treat anytime!  So I must thank Bev Thiede who gave me the recipe:

Peanut Brittle1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup raw Spanish peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Combine first 3 ingredients in a sauce pan.  Heat on the stovetop to boiling (235 - 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer).  Add peanuts and continue cooking on medium high heat to 300 - 310 degrees F, stirring to keep peanuts from sticking to the pan.   Remove from heat, quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla and watch it foam!  Pour onto buttered cookie sheet.  As soon as edges get firm, pull and stretch the candy until it's thin.  Once it hardens, break into bite size pieces. 

And here's the card I was inspired to make:
I used Hero Arts stamps - floating flowers cling, cling dots, the Envelope pattern Design block and a sentiment from a clear set Celebrate Everyday.  I smooched the flowers, inked with Wild Honey Distress Inks, with the dots inked in Antique Linen Distress Inks.  Then I clear embossed for a glossy peanut brittle look.  For a great video on smooching, see Jennifer McGuire's post on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thanks for stopping and if you try making the peanut brittle I'd love to hear about it.


Isha said...

Linda, great take on the inspiration photo. Oh and TY for the recipe....I would def. try it out cos my hubby loves it:)

AnitaRex said...

Hui Linda! Love your peanut brittle! Looks sooo yummy! And love your card!

Barb said...

Love the smooching and fun design, Linda! It's a perfect take on your yummy Peanut Brittle!

Dawn said...

Stunning Linda; Excellent idea. Might have to get baking'n'makin' ~ love your card

Heather Maria said...

Linda, your peanut brittle looks so yummy - thanks for the recipe! Wonderful card inspired by your recipe! The colours are gorgeous and I love the effect of the smooching!

Sarah said...

Delicious!!! - both the brittle and the card. :)

CinnamonSally said...

This looks so yummy Linda and your card is perfect, just the right colour, I love It!

Trinh said...

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Linda! That brittle looks sooo good! And your card is perfectly inspired! Great color & technique!

Anette H said...

Looks delicious, Linda!! Congrats on your "new" blog, I just discovered it a few days ago!!!