January 12, 2009

Brussel Sprouts

These are one of those love/hate kind of foods for most people. I personally love them!
My Mom served them at our family Christmas dinner and DH & I fixed them for dinner this past Saturday night. I know...I should have taken a photo! Photos always make me much more willing to try a recipe!!!
Anyways, if you love Brussel sprouts, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try.
It's totally yummalicious!!!

Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese
2.5 pounds Brussel sprouts
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 large garlic cloves, minced
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
Coarsely ground black pepper
3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

1. Trim stem ends of Brussel sprouts. Using the slicing blade of a food processor, process sprouts into thin slices, then separate them with your fingers. (I don't have one of these fancy things, so I just sliced them thinly by hand.)
2. Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic; saute 2 minutes. Add Brussel sprouts; saute until bright green and crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to high; add broth. Cover and cook about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Place in a serving bowl; top with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Serves 10.
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Now to share some scrappy stuff...
First a LO for Magistical Memories using the May Apple Blossom. I put an edge around the outside edge of the sheer to give the LO a frame. All the cardstock edges have been distressed using my handy dandy x-acto knife! The journaling was given dimension with double sided foam tape.
Someday
(Supplies- Sheer:KI Memories, Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard: Magistical Memories; Letter Stickers: American Crafts. Punches: Stampin' Up!; Trim: unknown.) The next project I want to share is a hybrid LO I created using digital scrapbooking products by Amy Teets Designs. I used Tuscany Villa papers and elements and a flower element from Charade to create this LO.
Botanical Garden
(Supplies: Yellow Patterned Paper, Number border, Off white flowers, Cardboard trim. Cards: Amy Teets Designs; Lace: Melissa Frances; Velvet leaves: Prima; Paper Flowers: Bazzill; Rhinestones: Kaiser; Letter Stickers: Rose Moka; Punch: Stampin' Up!; Other: Cardboard; Ink: Stampin' Up! and Colorbox. )

Instructions: I printed the yellow patterned paper onto textured white cardstock and then tore the edges to "match" the digital paper shape and distressed it with my x-acto knife and ink. I printed the cardboard trim onto matte photo paper, glued it onto chipboard and cut it out. I printed the Number border onto a transparency. I printed the Cards onto matte photo paper, cut them out and inked the edges. I printed out the Off white flowers and then punched them out into the shapes I wanted.
And last but not least, one I created just for me!!! I had a lot of fun with this one playing with the Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes line and making the yo-yo's! The yo-yo's are made from the same fabric as her dress. (My Mom made the dress!)
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(Supplies: Patterned Paper & Number Sticker: Pink Paislee; Bling: Prima; Fabric Butterfly: Colorbok; Other: Buttons.)
Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a great week!!!

13 comments:

  1. Juliana, these layouts are all stunning! Love what you did with the sheer vellum and that border around the last one is just too cool. Love Amy's papers too, just gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful work! So detailed!

    So funny you posted about brussel sprouts. I've never had them and I've been wanting to try them! TFS the recipe! :)

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  3. I love all three of these layouts, Juliana!
    You are so talented!!

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  4. All the layouts are beautiful. love all the details.
    I do not like brussel sprouts.

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  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the new LOs you posted!! They are just GORGEOUS!!!
    I made a bunch of yo-yos this weekend for the first time...they are so fun and cute!!

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  6. Hey girlie..just stoppin through and I LOVE your LO's, I really love the first one .. it is awesome

    Sasha

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  7. gorgeous work!!! I really need to learn more about some digi stuff :)

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  8. fantastic layouts!!!! and I'm cringing at the brussel sprouts....I can't stand them! but I do like lima beans which everyone I know doesn't like them. lol.

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  9. HI friend!!!
    ok, well i MIGHT be able to swallow a brussel sprout if it's covered in cheesy goodness. your recipe looks yummy!

    and hello!!! love, love, love your new layouts! WOW!

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  10. I am SO loving your work, Juliana! And your recipe sounds yummy, I'll have to give it a try!

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  11. I love brussell sprouts, too - that sounds like a good recipe! Love those yo-yos and how cool to have the fabric from her dress!

    I was wondering about how you used the hybrid products - thanks for sharing! This gives me some good ideas! I LOVE that layout!!

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  12. awesome work Juliana. I don't know where to start...they are all so inspirational. That last layout is a corker, LOVE how you did the gap!

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  13. OK. I LOVE Brussel Sprouts AND your LOS! (not in that order!) LOL
    Thanks for the recipe, I am going to try it out! And wow-you are SUCH a virsitile scrapper, I LOVE everything you post!

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JULIANA