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 Cheese2.5 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.

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.

(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!)
(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!!!


  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!

  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! :)

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

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

  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!!

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


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

  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.

  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!

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

  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!!

  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!

  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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