Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Giveaway!

We are having Giveaway Galore this season! Take a look...

This is our second giveaway for the Holiday Season. We will announce the winners of our first giveaway on Thursday but for now we have another giveaway. This is orginally a $30.00 buy but you get it for free. Only TWO people have to comment for ONE person to win so make sure you comment. It is a great present for yourself or a free present for someone else if you're overdue on buying Christmas presents. The winner will be announced next Sunday so

you have until Saturday December 12 at midnight (Central Time) to enter. All it takes is one comment about anything you want. It's that easy. Just click on the comments button at the bottom of the post and share your comment. We will send it to you before Christmas so you will have it Christmas morning or if you want, you can use it for treats on Christmas Eve:)

This recipe book contains over 200 recipes of cookies, biscuits, bars and brownies! Here are a few page previews. The package also comes with 6 cookie cutters for making hearts, stars and gingerbread men or women.


Please comment to win:)

Baked with L♥ve,

The Gourmet Scrappers

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Redesign Time!

A couple weekends ago, we decided to redesign our scrapbooking/card-making work space because, well... we didn't even really have a work space at all! But now we do and we are so happy we have done this and redesigned/reorganized everything! Take a look... :)

Yayy! :)

Clever idea... :)

Where'd we put the rest of our stuff? Oh, there it is in storage!
Baked with L♥ve,
The Gourmet Scrappers

Friday, December 4, 2009

HoHoHo Card Video!!!

Hey everyone! Since we couldn't get the video for the HoHoHo card up here on our blog, we've put it on Youtube! So head on over to Youtube to check it out! :)

Just click the link below to get to our video:

HoHoHo Card Video!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hi everyone! We are pretty excited about this post because... it's our first Christmas card post! :) 'Cause it's December first! Yayyy!

Anyways, on with the show... we have made a HoHoHo Christmas card to share with you. But not only are we sharing this card with you today, we are also sharing cookies with you! Like, we're literally sharing them with you. Because this is a giveaway post. :) You have until Friday at 7 p.m. central to comment on this post for a chance to win some free cookies. And who doesn't love free cookies?? Did we mention they're free? :)

After looking at the post, in your comment, please include the following to become ledgible for winning the giveaway:
~What is your favorite part about the card?
~What is your favorite type of cookie?
Easy enough, right? :)

And this is just the first card we have for the holiday season! Check back every Tuesday for a new Christmas card post. (The Christmas card postings with end on the last Tuesday before Christmas).

Also, you will definitely want to come on back to Bowl of Scraps for another giveaway! Yes, another! We just figured, what the heck, it's Christmas time! And we are feeling very giving :) This second giveaway post will be posted on Sunday, December 6th. The rules will be explained on the post. Thanks for watching! Happy Holidays ;)

P.S. We know that a few of you have read the newsletter and are expecting a video to go along with this card, but we are very sorry that there will be no video! We have tried numorous times to get his video up, but it just will not work :( We hope to figure out what's wrong and to get this fixed A.S.A.P. Thank you for understanding.

Baked with L♥ve,
The Gourmet Scrappers

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Munchies

-Deviled Eggs-

This is a great way to arrange your deviled eggs for Thanksgiving, holiday parties, or any other occasion! Or of course, you can do these for a yummy Monday Munchies snack :)

If you have a tray similar to this, that's great! But if you don't, that's fine as well. Just place the deviled eggs on a plate and put a small bowl in the center of the plate filled with your choice of decor. (We chose different kinds of cute, mini tomatoes.)

To finish off the eggs, (once they are done being made with the pale yellow filling in each one), sprinkle a bit of paprika on them. Then, add a teeny, chopped green olive and Bon Apitite! :)

@@- Medium

Baked with L♥ve,

The Gourmet Scrappers

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Butterfly Birthday

*Butterfly Birthday Card*

I made this card for my cousin's 12th birthday! She's loves purple and pink so it was perfect :)

I had just gotten a ton of new supplies that day, so I was very excited to use them all! Such as... my new stamp pad, and new purple flowers!!

Baked with L♥ve,
The Gourmet Scrappers

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday Munchies

Hey everyone! Yes, we know today is a Tuesday but we didn't post this munchie yesterday, so today it's Tuesday Munchies! Not as catchy, but we'll make it work. ;)

Ants on the Sand
~Instead of Ants on a Log, we created Ants on the Sand for a more sweet treat.

*Graham crackers
*Creamy peanut butter
*Chocolate chips
1. Spread as much peanut butter as you like onto a graham cracker.
2. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
3. Enjoy! We certainly did!

Baked with Love ♥
The Gourmet Scrappers

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"No Measurements" Mac 'n' Cheese

"No Measurements" Mac 'n' Cheese


* any type of pasta you enjoy

*shredded cheese of any type

*a pinky size of butter


* pepper (optional)


1. Cook some pasta.

2. Once it's drained and ready to go, put on low heat. Stir in a piece of butter the size of your pinky.

3. Let it melt. Then cover the top of all the pasta with shredded cheese. Make sure you can't see any cheese. Turn heat on to low/medium.
4. Stir in the cheese and then pour a little milk to help stir it up. Keep adding as much as you need to if you want it thin. Try not to put in too much if you like it thick.

5. Once it's all stirred up, get a spoon and taste it. Add more cheese if you need and follow step 4.

6. Devour! It really is delicious!

It also goes great with Capri Sun for a afternoon snack or small midday meal. Maybe add some ants on a log with them too. We'll have that recipe up pretty soon too so make sure you look out for ants on a log:)
Baked with Love ♥
The Gourmet Scrappers

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where have we been?

We are so so so so so so sorry that we haven't posted since what...August 11. That's like a month ago. What's been with us. We haven't even sent out the September newsletter. Our excuse...Highschool. It's been stressful at times trying to post, do our homework and all the other typical things so we haven't posted. We will definitely have something up soon and we are so sorry. We're going to skip the monthly newsletter for this month but we will absolutely get back into schedule. Come back real soon and we'll have the Monthly Cookie for September up:)

Baked with Love,
The Gourmet Scrappers

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monthly Cookie: Marshmallow Bars

Marshmallow Bars

*3 oz. bittersweet chocolate
*1 stick sweet butter
*1 cup light brown sugar
*2 eggs
*1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
*1 tsp. vanilla extract
*1 cup chopped pecans
*about 3 cups large white marshmallows

1. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Grease

Enjoyyy! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Watermelon Cookies

This is our Monthly Cookie for July. We didn't post it last month, so here it goes!
And we won't have a prize for this Monthly Cookie but the August Monthly Cookie will have a great prize that you will be able to win as soon as we put the August Monthly Cookie post up! :)

This is my aunt's cut-out cookie recipe. It's great! :)

Watermelon Cookies
*1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
*1 cup sugar
*1 egg
*3 tablespoons milk
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*3 cups flour
*1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
*1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Cream together butter and sugar.
2. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla.
3. Stir together, then add in flour, baking powder, and salt gradually.
4. Roll out dough to a thickness of about 1/4". (Flour your rolling pin and surface as needed.)
5. Use a circle cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Then, use a knife to cut the cirlce in half, so it looks like a watermelon slice.
6. Put the 'watermelon slices' onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper. (If you don't have parchment, use cooking spray.)
7. Bake at 400*F. (Small cookies bake for 5-8 minutes, larger ones for 8-13.) Just be sure to watch them carefully! :)
8. While they are baking, get your frostings ready. You will need light pink, dark green, light green, white, and black frostings. Put each color of frosting (except for the pink) into a seperate plastic bag. Now, cut a little opening in the corner of each bag so that when you squeeze the frosting out, it can come out in a fine line. (You might want to try this out on a 'not up to date' newspaper before you do it on the cookies.
9. Once the cookies have baked and cooled, frost them with the pink.
10. Now, make a fine line at the edge of the 'watermelons' with the dark green, as seen in the picture(s).
11. After that, make tiny light green stripe marks on the dark green strip.
12. Make a white line just above the dark green strip.
13. Lastly, squirt out the black frosting where the seeds should go.
14. And now of course........ ENJOY!!

Baked with Love,

The Gourmet Scrappers

Friday, August 7, 2009

Craft Corner

You can use this craft for decoration in just about any season or in a specific room. Carly keeps this one in her room all the time and we made an orange and black one for a Halloween party that we hosted. To make it, all you need is a styrofoam ball (any size), sequins, stick pins and two different sized beads...small and medium sized.

How to make it:

Put (in this order) small bead, large bead and then the sequin onto the stick pin. Then stick it anywhere in the ball. This is where the top of your ball will be. Then continue to stick the bead filled pins in a line down the ball until you reach the first pin you put in. Once you have a string of beads around the ball, then do it the opposite way so that you will have a cross. Then fill in the four sections and your ball is finished. You can choose any colors to do this in and it can take anywhere from 20-120 minutes depending on how large your styrofoam ball is and your patience level.

This craft is rated with a:

@ Easy

Hope yours turns out great!

Baked with Love,
The Gourmet Scrappers

P.S. Sorry about the monthly cookies...they will be up very soon:)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Grandma's Oatmeal ChocoChip Cookies

This is a picture of the diliscious cookie dough that this recipe makes. And as you can tell, most of the cookie dough from this bowl is gone! That's because us + our families ate it! It's sooo good and irrisistable. You just cover the bowl of cookie dough up with saran wrap and stick it in the fridge and then eat it whenever ya want! (Or all the time, 24/7 like I do! :)

And here's the recipe you can use to make this mouthwatering cookie dough, or of bake the cookie dough into cookies of course!

Grandma's Oatmeal ChocoChip Cookies


*1 cup softened butter or other shortening

*2 eggs

*1 cup sugar

*1/2 cup brown sugar

*2 tsp. vanilla

*1 and 1/3 cup flour

*2 cups oats

*1 tsp. baking soda

*1 tsp. salt

*1 pkg. chocolate chips


1. Beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla with softened butter/shortening until light and fluffy.

2. Add the dry ingrediants and blend.

3. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir into the mix.

---To bake the cookies:

4. Now, Drop by little spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.**

5. Bake at 375* for 8- 10 minutes.

**You can also use parchment paper! :)

Yummmm Now you enjoy!

Baked with Love ♥

The Gourmet Scrappers

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Baby Boy Card

Here's a little card we made a while ago! Just sharing some creativity with you all!! :)

Hope you like it! Share your thoughts! :)


Baked with Love ♥

The Gourmet Scrappers

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We were reading a post from the Lost Button Studio about how she hadn't posted in a while because she just needed a break. We thought that was a great idea (to take a break) because we have been so stressed trying to get everything up in time so that is why we haven't posted in a while. You definitely can expect a lot more in August and we still will post a little bit this following week.

Also, the winner of the poll said that they didn't mind if the Craft Corner was not on Saturday so it will still be weekly just not on Saturdays anymore so come find it.

One more thing, if you have a facebook make sure to become a fan of Bowl of Scraps on facebook because there are exclusive pictures that we have not shown on the blog so you can go look at those. The direct web address is right here but you need to have a facebook to connect to that link.

Baked with Love, <3
The Gourmet Scrappers

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Colorful Happy Birthday!

It's Kristina Werner's 56th Color Inspiration Challenge! And here are the colors we had to use:

We thought these colors would make a great Happy Birthday card (in celebration of Carly's birthday)! So that's what we did :)

To complete the Happy Birthday card there had to be a bow on it, right? So, like all beautifully wrapped gifts, we stuck a mini white sheer color bow in the top right corner.

Another idea we used was colaborating all different colored thread into a bow! And if you were wondering, the colors that were put into that multi-colored bow are... red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. (All the colors from the challenge, except for white.)

Well, we hope you liked the card! Leave comments below on whatcha thought ;)

Baked with Love ♥

The Gourmet Scrappers

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Baseball Cupcakes!

My brother had a baseball tournament this weekend and so I decided I would make some baseball cupcakes for the team! And let me just tell you, they very greatly appreciated them! Haha. :) BTW... They've won both their games so far! But they still have two more games to go. They won one of the games 18 to 5 and the other game they won 15 to 0! Yeah!

Anyways, here's how to make these super cute baseballs!

Baseball Cupcakes

~Vanilla cake mix
~Vanilla frosting*
~Red food dye
~Blue food dye
~Cupcake liners**

*We like Betty Crocker Whipped Butter Cream Frosting ;)

**I found the cutest cupcake liners at Carty City that were perfect for the occasion!


1. Follow the directions on the box of your cake mix.
2. Take two small bowls and fill them with some of the vanilla frosting. Now take the red food dye and color one of the bowls of frosting red. Do the same with the blue food dye and the other bowl of frosting.

3. Get 2 piping bags and the tips you would like and screw the tips onto each bag. (We like the Wilton tip #3 and #4). Use a spoon to transfer the blue frosting into one of the bags and do the same with the red frosting. Set aside for now.

4. Once out of the oven and cooled, frost the cupcakes with the white vanilla frosting.

5. Take your piping bags that you have filled and get ready to start piping! First, use the bag of red frosting and make two curved lines at opposite sides, as in the pictures.
6. Now use the blue frosting bag to 'write' a player's baseball number in the middle of the two curved lines. (Again, use the pictures as references!)

7.Use a toothpick two make it look like the stitching on a baseball. (Also, see picture below).

8. Store in an airtight container and have them ready to serve at the next baseball game! :)

And if you have extra frosting, but you have no idea what to do with it, no worries! We have the perfect idea.....

.....Eat it!

That's what we did! Obviously... :)

Baked with Love ♥
The Gourmet Scrappers

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Munchies

Orange Blossom Special

*6 peeled orange slices
*Spoonful of strawberry yogurt
*Pinch of granola
*1 blueberry

Note- These are just the ingrediants needed to make 1 Orange Blossom Special! You can double, triple, etc the ingrediants in this recipe if you'd like to make more of them!


1. Assemble the peeled orange slices onto a plate in which they look like the petals of a flower.
2. Add a dab of strawberry yogurt in the center where all the petals meet with your spoon.
3. Sprinkle some granola on the center where the yogurt is, as well as anywhere else you want it. You can put how ever much you want, we just used a pinch or two of the granola though.
4. To top it off, add a blueberry to the center as seen in the pictures! Yum! :)

Note- This treat makes for a very fun, deliscious, and healthy breakfast meal! Try it!

Baked with Love ♥
The Gourmet Scrappers

Friday, June 26, 2009

4th of July Cupcakes...

With a twist! A tye-dye twist, that is. I created some mini cupcakes for the fourth and they are certainly different from any regular cupcake! You can tell when you bite into them! :)

4th of July Tye-Dye Cupcakes


*Vanilla cake mix
*Vanilla frosting
*Mini cupcake holders
*Red dye
*Blue dye
*4th of July sprinkles


1. Follow instructions on Cake mix box for cupcakes. But once the batter is in the cupcake holders, get your red and blue dye. Squirt some dye into the middle of each cupcake (before it's baked!)
2. Put into the oven and bake for 10 minutes if you are baking mini cupcakes. But if you are making regular sized cupcakes, follow directions on the box.
3. Once you've taken the cupcakes out of the oven, let them cool.

4. After they've cooled a while, take them out of the pan and frost them with white frosting.

5. Now, tye-dye them using red and blue frostings. (BTW... to make red and blue frostings, take two seperate little bowls and scoop white frosting into each one. Then, use your red dye to color one bowl of frosting and blue dye for the other.) To tye-dye the cupcakes, just spread around some of the colored frostings!
6. Use the 4th of July red, white, and blue sprinkles to finish them off! :) Tada!.... :)
And the batter made a LOT of these cute little cupcakes as you can see.... :)

Baked with Love ♥

The Gourmet Scrappers