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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NEW Publishing Products

5 x 5 Greeting Cards
Square cards are everywhere this holiday season and Heritage Makers has them! Perfect for celebrations of any kind these cards will add an entire new dimension to our card offerings.
4 x 8 and 8 x 4 One-sided Photo Cards
Want to send cards to everyone you know this holiday season. One of our newest cards is a super sleek design and an exceptional value that will cost Club members around 50 cents.
11.5 x 8.5 Tri-fold Brochure
This heavy-duty business offering comes in pack of 20 and makes the perfect Christmas letter, team roster or standing menu.
6 x 9 Booklet
If you like our 8.5 x 11 booklet, you’ll love its smaller cousin the 6 x 9 booklet. The standard 16 pages are just the right size for a program, neighborhood recipe book or child’s art book. The booklet is expandable to 32 pages in four-page increments.
8 x 8 Soft-bound Book
A fabulous and inexpensive book for those kid or school stories, this 21-page, soft-cover book is perfect bound and expandable to 50 pages.
12 x 12 Wrapped Canvas
Possibly the most applauded new product, the 12 x 12 canvas is the perfect size for wall groupings or photos of every family member.
Pearl Paper
Choose pearl paper at check out for an extra dash of style on cards or 12 x 12 scrap pages. With its glittery, pearlescent finish, this upgrade will be a winner for baby announcements, holiday cards and wedding invitations.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I need to pin...

So far my "Been There Done That" board is slim pickings...
but I know it will get full this summer!! WOOT!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Peaceful Blog Train - By

Hop on board the Faith Sisters Blog Train to find some "Peaceful" kits to scrap with!  But don't delay.....the train ride ends on April 30th!  Here's a list of the stops you will make on this Peaceful journey (if one of the designers has not posted yet, due to our differing time zones, please visit them again) LINK EXPIRED

Cinda of Digital Compilations
Vicky of Today's Scrap
Erika of Steadfast and Immovable
Angel of Designs by Angel
Barbara of Precepts and Promises
Theresa of Forget Me Nots Designs
Kris of Scrap Warrior
Karma of Kreative Karma (You Are Here)
Pam of by the Shore Designs
Faith Sisters Blog

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sesame Snaps, Canadian Goodness!

So when DH and I moved from Canada to the USA 14 years ago, we noticed that they didn't have one of our loved snacks, Sesame Snaps! It is such a simple treat, yet it seems so complex at the same time!

Well, lately we have been having a lot of different seeds and nuts on our salads and yogurt, etc. DH decided he wanted to get some sesame seeds for snacks in his trail mix. It got me to thinking about Sesame Snaps! I thought, man, I should just make my own. How hard could it really be? So I went on a Google search. I found a few different recipes and they were interesting, so I combined a few different aspects of what I found, into my own recipe.

Here it is:

Karma's Sesame Snaps

1 1/3 c. Toasted Sesame Seeds
1 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
1 T. Butter
2 T. Honey
1/4 Fresh Squeezed Lemon
1/4 t. Vanilla

FIRST: Grab a cookie sheet, preferably one with no edges. Butter or spray it with cooking spray. Also butter or spray a rolling pin and have these items ready as you will have to act quickly when everything is done cooking.

If you don't have toasted sesame seeds you can toast your own. I threw mine in a pan and turned it on medium and stirred them for a few minutes. Never leave your seeds on the stove unattended as they WILL burn! You will want to watch them very carefully. Another way you could do it is to put them on a baking pan in the oven at 350°F (180°C) and stir them a few times for 20 minutes. Set these aside.

In a small heavy sauce pan, you will want to combine all ingredients but NOT the sesame seeds. Stir the brown sugar, butter, honey, lemon and vanilla together on a medium heat with a candy thermometer until it gets to 310 degrees or to hard crack stage. It should be an amber color when it is ready.

Take the candy mixture off the heat and quickly stir in the sesame seeds. Coat the seeds thoroughly and then pour the whole mixture onto the cookie sheet. Press everything down and then roll it out on the pan. You should be able to cover most of the pan. Now, grab a pizza cutter or a knife and score it into pieces. If you wait too long, it will be too hard and it will just crack into chunks rather than having a nice smooth edge.

Once this has cooled a bit, but not all the way, remove the pieces from the sheet and place them on a plate to cool the rest of the way. If you wait too long, they could stick to the cookie sheet.

Apparently these will keep for a week in an air tight container, but I don't see why they can't keep for even longer in the fridge or even in the freezer.

DH was so surprised when I made these and our son even ate them and liked them. Now that is a rare thing from such a picky eater!

ENJOY a little chunk of Canadian goodness! :D