Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings ~ Get Your Grill On!

It is the 15th of the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge.  Our hostess this month for the Divas is Tami.  The theme that Darlene, the hostess for the Dazzlers and Tami came up with is Grilling!

I love this image and I am going to admit that I do not have this stamp (and all of the Darling’s are gasping at this time…..What? Barb does not have this Whipper Snapper stamp?) All of the things Tami sent were so fun and I had a blast coloring him up.  When I cut out the image with my labels die, I thought it looked odd with the “bubble” on the top and bottom.  So, I trimmed off the bottom and made it flat.  I needed to do that also to the two layers of cardstock that I also cut with my die.  I think it looks pretty good!

Here is the inside of my card—it is time for a party!

I love to grill—summer, winter—any season. Last weekend was our annual 4th of July party and I worked the grill with 3 dozen Brats, Italians and Hot Dogs!  We were also asked to share a favorite recipe for a cookout.  My recipe is below and though it is not a grillin’ recipe, it is made every year for the cookout!  I love it—Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole.

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Grill Sergeant/Inside Kolette Hall

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper—SU Cherry Cobbler; Gina K In the Navy, Little Boy Blue; We R Memory Keepers and My Mind’s Eye patterned papers

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU White Ribbon and Offray Red over the top; Quickutz Frame Label 2 Dies; Darcie Rhinestones; White Gel Pen (on shoes)

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the grilling creations.  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Punked--Summertime
The Stamp Man Challenges.-Summer colours
Sweet Stampin-Colors of your Country's Flag

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2 cup melted butter
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups crushed cornflakes cereal
1/4 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In a large bowl, combine hash browns and 1/2 cup melted butter—set aside.

In a second bowl, blend the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chopped onion, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Mix in with the potatoes and place the mixture in a 3 quart casserole dish or 9 x 13 cake pan.

Drizzle the final 1/4 cup melted butter over the mixture and sprinkle the corn flakes over the top of the butter.

Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes

I do hope you try this recipe--it is sooooooooooooooo good!


April said...

Great card! I love how you modified using the die!! And the interior is perfect! I love that you design there too!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

GASP!!!! You need to go shopping at the WS store - as soon as you get home from vacation. Who knows, I may even need you to go shopping for me. ;)

I love your card... perfect colors for a grill card and the layout sure makes that image shine. Love it!

I have that recipe, too... and use it often. It is soooooooo yummy!!! My kids request it when they come home to visit.

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Love the card Barb! and I am so trying the recipe out as soon as it cools down! Been looking for a cheesy-hashbrown recipe! Thanks!

Carol W said...

Be still my, wow, wow Barb, I love your grillin guy...and I can NOT BELIEVE you don't have this did an amazing job on this the coloring the card layout the way you used your dsp the ribbon treatment behind the grilling image and the CLEVER way you did the die cut...oh my you really rocked this challenge...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card...way to go my friend...♥ Can't wait to try your recipe.

djones said...

Great card! What a great image and your coloring of if is fabulous! The label dies around the image sets the image off perfectly. And your red, white and blue color scheme makes this card so bright and cheerful. Will definitely try the recipe. When are you buying the stamp? ;)

Judy McMullen said...

Wonderful card, Barb! Love the red, white and blue color scheme!! Love how you die cut the image and mat layers. Love the inside layout too! The way you positioned the white scalloped die cut looks like a fluffy white cloud next to the blue background with the sentiment floating over it. Your Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole sounds yummy...going to try this one for sure!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh your card turned out so good!

I love how you used the die cut. Just think of all of the possibilites we have with them all now with your great idea.

I have had those potatoes and you are right....they are great. I think DH calls them heart attack potatoes! LOL

Let me know if you need more of the image stamped off. I can get them to you. Great job this round, Barb!

Athina said...

Great card! I love that frame label! I must have it! I love stopping by to see what you have on your blog! It is always great!

Melina said...

I love hash brown casserole! Yuummmm!
Your card is so cute! I love your layout and colors :)

Carol said...

Great card, I love the image you have used :D Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week, Carol x

Darlene said...

What a fantastic card!! LOVE the coloring and the layout, too! The inside touches are perfect!

This is a dire emergency though, you must go straight to the WS store and add this cutie to your stash!!
The Cheesy Hash Brown recipe is a fav here too. Try it sometime with French's Fried Onions as the topper - YUM!

Paula said...

Wonderful card, love the inside as much as the out! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

Carolina Little said...

Lots of great ideas to improve my cooking!!!. Gorgeous card Barb!!!

Terry said...

Love the red, white and blue you used and how you colored the image!

The way you cut out the image is perfect! Love it ☺

Great card Barb!!

Kim said...

Adorable card! Your recipe looks good too! Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin this week!

MiamiKel said...

I'm with Jeanette, let me know when you shopping at WS again! I have a wishlist! :)

Your card ROCKS!! This is the cutest, so full of color and fun!

WTG on your BBQ card, Barb! xoxo

~Paola~ said...

what an AWESOME BBQ chef-card!
totally adorable the die U used here too!
I wouldn't mind spending some mulas on more WS too if U are

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :) Helen x

Dora said...

Awww this is so fun, love the style and colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

Heather B said...

Cute card!!