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

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ideal Meal

Very smiple, very deliscious pasta! All you need are 5 simple ingrediants and your set.


*Prego Tomato Sauce
*Frozen chicken chunks
*Parmasaun cheese


1. Cook the pasta (doesn't matter what kind of pasta i.e. angel hair, bow tie, etc.) We used fusilli pasta.
2. Put frozen chicken chucks in the microwave for a minute or so (follow directions of the chicken package of course.)
3. As the pasta is cooking on the stove, put another pan on the stove and pour Prego tomato sauce, microwaved chicken chunks, and little pieces of broccoli in.
4. When they are both done cooking, strain the pasta and put into a bowl or on a plate.
5. Pour the mixed sauce on top and finish with some parmasaun cheese!
Thanks for reading our quick little meal idea that we have to share with you.
Baked with Love ♥
The Gourmet Scrappers

Friday, June 19, 2009

Craft Corner...Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

Our Craft Corner today is a special thing for dad. If you haven't gotten him a gift and need something easy to make, try this. It's a special frame for the perfect picture of you and him that he can hang in his office, room or anywhere else. It is very easy and probably won't take you longer than 30 minutes. It'll definitely be a keeper.

All you need for this project is:

*a 6in by 6in piece of cardstock
*8 2in by 2in squares cut out of patterned paper
*either a mini 2in by 2in paper frame or make one with paper
*a 2in by 2in cute picture of the two of you

Here's how to make it:

Thanks to Kristina Werner, we have this idea. She made a card kind of like this and we changed it and put our twist to it. First you need to use a EZ Runner or double-sided tape to attach the 2in by 2in pieces of paper around the outside edge. Then you can take your picture, put some adhesives on it and stick it down. Now, take your pre-made frame and use mini glue dots or tiny pieces of double-sided tape to attach it over your picture. If you don't have a frame already, you can take a 2 1/2 in. piece of paper and cut around the edge with a decorative scissor. Instead of putting your picture on first you can lay that on top of your homemade frame and then attach the frame to the cardstock. The last step is to attach yarn to the back of the cardstock and stick it in a bag or wrap it up and wait until tomorrow to give your treasure to him. Impress your dad with your artistic skills. :)

This craft is rated with a:

@@ Medium

Baked with Love,
The Gourmet Scrappers

Brownie Pies

Brownie Pies!

A few days ago we were swimming and had a sweet tooth. We didn't know what to make but we wanted something cold and chocolatey. We came up with the creation brownie pies! It doesn't even have a specific recipe. You just put however much you want of everything into the pie crust and devour. Well this is how we make ours...

You need:

-mini graham cracker pie crusts
-brownies cut into little pieces
-vanilla ice cream
-chopped pecans
-caramel or chocolate sauce
First you cut the brownies up into little pieces (see above). Then you scoop some ice cream into a bowl and mix it up until it's creamy.
Once you have "creamified" your ice cream, scoop it into your pie crusts. Then place four to five brownie pieces on top of the ice cream. Stick it in the freezer for about 3 minutes.
Once you have taken the pies out of the freezer, squeeze some caramel and/or chocolate sauce over it and add some pecans.
Now your creation is done and you just have to eat it. Tell us how they turn out.

Baked with Love,
The Gourmet Scrappers

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Craft Corner

Paper Candy!

For this Craft Corner we decided to make something a little bit sweet... Paper Candy! It's a super cute idea for invitations, party favors, etc. Let your imagination go wild! We got this idea from American Girl Magazine.

Well, there's just 5 easy steps and 5 things you need to do it! So what are you waiting for? :)

Materials Needed:


*Toilet paper tube

*Tissue paper


*Cardstock paper

You can choose to decorate it with anything you like! For example... stickers, stamps, etc.


1. Stuff your choice of goodies into the toilet paper tube.

2. Wrap the tube with tissue paper making sure nothing falls out.

3. Tie the ends of the tissue paper with ribbon.

4. Cover just the tube part (not the ends of the tissue paper) with cardstock paper.

5. Decorate any way you'd like to!

You can make this "Paper Candy", as we like to call it, with any theme you like! Here are a few that we liked:

Birthday Bonanza (see pictures)
Stuff with:
•birthday candles
•balloons (before the air is inside them)

Sweet Tooth
Stuff with:
•any other candy

I'm Stuck on You
Stuff with:
•fun bandaids

Holiday Cheer
Stuff with:
•jingle bells
•candy canes

Well, there are some ideas! Hope you liked our Craft Corner for this week! Keep checking back for other awesome ideas :)

Baked with Love ♥
The Gourmet Scrappers

Friday, June 12, 2009

Monthly Cookie of June #2

Homerun Tollhouse Cookie Bars


*2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
*1 tsp. baking soda
*1/2 tsp. salt
*1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter
*3/4 cup granulated sugar
*3/4 cup unrefined light brown sugar
*2 tsp. vanilla extract
*2 eggs
*1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
*1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 375*F (190*C).
2. Grease a 9 x 13 in. pan.
3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.
4. Beat the butter, sugars, and vanilla extract together (in seperate bowl).
5. Beat the eggs into the butter mixture.
6. Stir the flour mixture, nuts, and chocolate chips into the butter mixture.
7. Spoon and flatten (see above picture) the batter into the pan.
8. Bake 25 minutes until golden and firm.
9. Take out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes.
10. Cut into squares and enjoy!!! :)

Makes: a dozen

Bake time: 25 minutes

*Note: We used 100% whole wheat flour and it still turned out great! They were a huge hit and were gone very fast!

*Note 2: Thank you Victoria for helping us out on this little baking project! :)

Baked with Love ♥

The Gourmet Scrappers

And the winner is...

Congratulations Yaneri! You have won the 5$ Starbucks giftcard!!! There were only three contestants so next time, if you all want to be the lucky lady, then you need to comment(:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

KWerner Color Challenge 54

I absolutlely loved these colors the second I saw them! They are so fun! I made a 'parent to daughte' card. It says, "All the dreams I prayed you'd be are all the things you are. You were once my little girl and now my shining star." I thought this quote was adorable :)

Anyways, here are the colors we had to use:

And here is what I came up with:

And here's another picture from a different angle:

Well that's all! Hope you enjoyed the card/post!
Baked with Love ♥
The Gourmet Scrappers

Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Munchies

We have a very special Monday Munchies for you all today! Carly and I made TWO trail mixes for this week's Monday Munchies! And for parties or special events, you can decorate them with ribbon, jars, etc. just like we did! The two trail mixes we've created, we are naming them this... S'mores trail mix and Candyland trail mix! Here they are and how to make them:

S'mores Trail Mix

*Chocolate chips


*Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (or golden grahams)



*Cocoa powder



Candyland Trail Mix


*Chocolate chips

*Lucky Charms cereal

*Mini (or regular) M&Ms

Note: Add as much of the ingredients as you like! We gave you the ideas and ingredients... now just fit it to your liking! :)

This snack is rated with a:

@@ Medium

Baked with Love ♥

The Gourmet Scrappers

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A little FYI for you to take in(:

We have a little bit of information to share with you all today. We wanted to give you all some more time to try and enter and win the Starbucks giftcard!!! So...we decided that we will let you have until next Friday (June 12) to enter under the June Monthly Cookie #1. Make sure to do that because we don't know anyone who doesn't like Starbucks. The other thing we want to tell you is that for all you facebookers, we have come to the rescue to get more updates for Bowl of Scraps. We have made a facebook page for Bowl of Scraps so make sure to become a fan. It won' t only have updates but we will put more pictures of cards that haven't been shown on the blog before.

Baked with Love,
The Gourmet Scrappers

Monday, June 1, 2009

Monthly Cookie of June #1

It's time, once again, for another monthly cookie! This month, we have something totally summer themed, totally double, and you're totally going to love it! And why we said "totally double", is because this month, we will be having TWO monthly cookies! Today, we are posting one of them, and on Friday we are posting the other one.

Also today, we have another special surprise! You could win a giftcard to Starbucks and all you have to do is comment on this post with your NAME and what you like about it! :) And don't forget to leave your name!!! That's the most important thing, if you didn't already notice. Haha. You will not be able to comment and win anymore by Friday. So get going! You can comment until Friday which is when we will be using to chose a random comment from the comments on this post. The lucky winner, as we said before, will win a Starbucks giftcard! :)

And now for the monthly cookie...

For our first monthly cookie of this month, we made a pizza cookie and decorated it as a sun for summer!! :) Hope you love it!
Pizza Cookie~

*1 stick of butter
*1 cup of superfine sugar
*1 egg
*1 tsp of vanilla
*1 1/2 cups of flour
*1/2 tsp of baking soda

1. Heat the oven to 350*F and put parchment paper over a pizza pan/baking sheet.
2. Beat butter and sugar together.
3. Add the egg and vanilla, beat.
4. Sift flour and baking soda into mixture and stir into batter.
5. Spread dough onto a pizza tray or baking sheet.
6. Bake for about 18 minutes, until golden.
7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a while before frosting it.
8. Decorate however you want! (M&Ms, sprinkles, etc.)

And of course, the final product!

*Note: Thank you Danielle for helping with this deliscious pizza cookie! :)

Baked with Love,

The Gourmet Scrappers