Saturday, February 28, 2015

Favorite Recipe Blog Hop

Welcome to the 

In addition to seeing some awesome recipes and/or projects, there is a chance to win some blog candy! To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop as well as hitting that little "follow" button! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, March 7th so you have all week to hop through !

For this hop Robin at Create-A-Latte is giving away to one lucky winner this great Project Life Recipe Pages Kit by Becky Higgins. 

You should have arrived here from Liz's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop click on the blog photo at the top of this post to be taken to Robin's blog. 

Here is my project for today's hop.  I created a digital scrapbook layout featuring my Grandma Bernie and a donut recipe from her recipe box that I inherited when she moved into a nursing home.

Here is what the journaling on the page reads:

There is something sacrilegious about having my Grandma, Father Paul’s donut recipe and Homer Simpson on the same scrapbook layout, but who loves donuts more than Homer?

This is my favorite picture of me and Grandma Bernie. It was taken at my surprise 40th birthday party.

Grandma Bernie worked for a long time as the secretary to the priests at the Retreat Center of the Basilica of Our Lady Of Consolation in Carey, Ohio. Father Paul was one of the priests there.

When I inherited Grandma’s recipe box, this recipe for Father Paul’s Donuts was in there. What I love most is that is in Grandma’s handwriting.

In case you can't read the recipe, here it is:

Father Paul's Donuts

Makes 10 dozen

6 3/4 lbs Gold Medal Flour
1 lb Crisco, melted
1 tbsp Salt
18 Eggs
9 pkgs Yeast, dissolved
3/4 lb Sugar
Enough water to make a soft dough

Mix ingredients as for sweet rolls.
Knead A LOT
Fry 395* in deep fat.

Just like Homer, I love donuts too! I'm sure I won't ever need a recipe for them that makes 10 dozen but it is a great thing to have.

I tend to be the lazy cook who makes donuts using store bought biscuits-in-a-can.  You know the ones I mean, the kind you unwrap the label and whack on the counter to get open.  Just heat your oil, whack open a can, cut the biscuits in quarters (for donut hole sized donuts) and fry til a nice golden brown. Then just drizzle with a glaze made of powdered sugar and milk (or use lemon juice instead for a sweet-tart glaze) or if you want it even easier just shake the donuts in a paper bag with some sugar and cinnamon or powdered sugar.  OMGoodness are they good!  Eat warm right from the bag, snuggled up with the family. 

Now that your mouth is watering and you are thinking something like this...

it is time to head over to see what recipe Michelle has for you. Hope you are enjoying our little hop and that you will stop by my blog on regular basis to see what crafting thing is going on. 

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 

line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track 

and not miss a single project.

3. Miranda ~

7. Jessica Douglass Wilson ~

10. Theresa Rawlins Knopf ~

13. Sarah Biswabic ~

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Don't forget to comment on each blog and follow too. 

Happy Crafting and Cooking


  1. I love your project. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day!

  2. I love how you scanned in her original recipe and added the lovely photo! Homer and donuts go together perfectly plus it is your new twist to donuts, you should include your way to make them on the back!

  3. Cute layout! I too make those store bought biscuit donuts...yum! TFS

  4. Theresa your recipe looks and sounds yummy. I love your layout. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the hop with me.

  5. What a sweet way to hold on to memories of your Grandma and the recipe sounds yummy too!

  6. Love love your display of your recipe. Thanks for sharing

  7. I agree maybe not a recipe you want to make but such a great memory to scrapbook and journal. Thanks

  8. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  9. Awesome recipe.
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    1. I love that your recipe includes a picture of your grandma. I am going to have to use your great idea and do that for my grandma and nana's recipes. I hope I can find recipes in their handwriting too. Thanks for the chance to,win blog candy and the great ideas!

  11. I love the photo with you and your grandmother! I have never made donuts before, although they sound simple and yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh my 6:46am.....I would love to have some of these donuts! Sounds super easy and delicious! Adding the original handwritten recipe card is a special touch to this recipe page and I love that you added a photo of her too. Thanks so much for sharing

  13. Mmm...donuts is right. I love donuts!

  14. What an awesome page! The donuts sound wonderful!

  15. I live everything about your page! Saving the recipe card and picture that's what it's all about. My daughter would love these doughnuts.

  16. Hello Theresa! Nice to meet you! I'm new to your blog, I'm here via the blog hop! I love the whole idea of this recipe hop! I love donuts too and I think it's hilarious that you have the pic of Homer Simpson on the page with your grandmother! I think it's very clever actually!

  17. Love your layout! How nice when family favorites get passed down! Love Homer!! TFS

  18. Such a great story. And thanks for my first donut recipes!!


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