Monday, July 30, 2012

More Cookbook Fun!!!

Happy Monday dear friends!!!  I'm so excited to share a brand new cookbook cover design for my cookbook series featuring Papertrey Ink's Strawberry Patch Stamps and Dies!!  
The cover begins with layers of black white and Pure Poppy Patterned Paper.  I think the Pure Poppy bitty dot patterned paper is one of my all time favorites!!  It's beautiful!!!  I die cut several strawberries and leaves and layered them onto a kraft Berry Basket die cut layered with a sweet little doily.  I added a filigree border on the top and bottom and a red gingham ribbon....another one of my favs!!  Here's a peek at the inside:
The inside contains a sweet little pocket page for notes and 10 dividers-3 of which are blank.
The spine is decorated with the bitty dot paper and the title is stamped with "Garden Fresh"  found in the Friendship Jar stamp set.
I am enjoying these cookbooks so much!! They are going to make great Christmas Gifts for sure!!
Supplies used:
Papertrey Ink Stamps and Dies:  Strawberry Patch, Berry Basket, Friendship Jar, Block Alphabet, Filigree Border
Papertrey Ink Cardstock and Ink:  Pure Poppy, Simply Chartruese, True Black, Stamper's Select White, Kraft, Sweet Blush
Papertrey Ink Patterned Paper:  Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse
Papertrey Ink Kraft Binder

I have a fun little recipe that I found on will be added to my own cookbook to share with you!

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia


4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
Cooking spray
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika


1. Arrange fish in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Combine orange juice and next 9 ingredients (through garlic); pour over fish. Let stand 15 minutes.
2. Preheat broiler.
3. Sprinkle fish with paprika; broil 15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Drizzle sauce over fish.
Such an easy recipe filled with flavor and oh so good for you!!!!  We cook ours on the grill so we don't have to cook over a hot stove or oven and it makes the perfect summer dinner!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy cooking,


    Linda Suarez said...

    Wow! I love the cookbook Kristii! What a great gift idea! I might have to CASE this! ;-)

    danni reid. said...

    love your cookbook, beautiful!!!

    Katie Skiff said...

    That is so pretty!! I love this!!

    Helen F. said...

    What a beautiful gift idea, Kristii!
    LOVE the cover, it is really gorgeous.
    PS: the Tilapia recipe sounds yummy too :-P

    cutiephinphin said...

    Lovely recipe book and that recipe looks delicious. Will definitely try it out.

    Celestial Charms said...

    Beautiful cookbook design. The color combination is so pretty.

    Unknown said...

    Very fun little cookbook Kristii. Also, thanks for the recipe. I am looking forward to added it to my fish/seafood file and to trying it!

    Audrey Pettit said...

    What a beautiful recipe book, Kristii! This will make a fabulous Christmas gift, for sure! SO love those happy strawberries and love your design!

    A Cup of Cold Water said...

    This cookbook is ADORABLE!!! I LOVE IT!
    Can you share with us where you get the books?
    Thanks so much for sharing