December 8 ~ Meme Madness with a ton of recipes

on December 8 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 39 Comments

Today we have a little Meme Madness! The Sew, Mama, Sew! Handcrafters’ Holidays blog meme is so much fun, and it’s great to see so many of you contributing your holiday traditions, gift sewing projects and recipes too. Today we’re highlighting of some of your holiday recipes because there’s slight hope of time for ingredient lists and grocery runs this weekend, right? With the holiday party season in full swing we thought you’d appreciate some new, yummy treats. Add your favorite dish (and answers to any number of the meme questions) today, and tomorrow we’ll be back with more featured projects, tutorials and inspiration. Happy Hanukkah to all of our readers celebrating the Festival of Lights!

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Zingy Xmas Chai Tea
Claire shares her Zingy Xmas Chai Tea Recipe and her answers to the meme questions on her blog, craft schmaft. Claire is making some of her hand-blended Chai Tea (from the recipe) for gifts, a new stocking with Heather Ross fabric for her little baby born less than a month ago (Congratulations, Claire!) and she shares some great traditions in her post (volleyball in the pool after lunch on Christmas Day!).

Espresso Shortbread & Citrus Shortbread
Søren shared the cutest recipe cards of all time for her Espresso Shortbread and Citrus Shortbread Recipes. She shared handcrafted gifts she’s working on for loved ones with a great discussion of how, as an artist, you become used to giving handmade gifts. Søren feels reinvigorated with the Handmade Holidays tutorials and has a big list of items she’s working on for holiday giving. Enjoy the cute cards (read all of Søren’s answers to our meme questions and then download the cards as a present to you at the bottom of her post) and have fun browsing through Søren’s blog, rivermade.

Chocolate Gravy, Cheese Balls & Cheese Boats
Teddi shares some of her favorite, family holiday treats with her Chocolate Gravy, Cheese Balls and Cheese Boats Recipes. As Teddi writes, “Don’t knock it ’til you try it!” Teddi also shares lots of other family traditions and thoughts on gifts (what do you send a young French man in his early 20’s?) with her answers to the meme on her blog, TLC and more. Check out her Olivia crayon roll gift!

Sweet Wafers
Doreen found a yummy Sweet Wafers Recipe link this year. She and her son maintain, “They’re not good… They’re delicious!” Enjoy Doreen’s successful baking experience (with help from her son, the Sugar Man), her Christmas trees and the start to many gifts on her blog, My Creativity Journal.

Savory Strudel
Kate shares her family’s favorite Christmas time main dish with her Savory Strudel Recipe (from the cookbook A Vegetarian Christmas). Be sure to browse through her blog, Basil Bush, as Kate mentions it’s fairly new and she’d love visitors. You might stumble on fun things like her Homemade Dog Cookie Recipe or a Reversible Dog Scarf Tutorial, if you (and the puppies in your life) are lucky!

Want to join us? Check out the Sew, Mama, Sew! Handcrafters’ Holidays blog meme!

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39 Responses to December 8 ~ Meme Madness with a ton of recipes

  1. Claire says:

    Thanks so much for featuring me in the meme! Oscar’s Xmas Stocking is finished now and the Chai is almost packaged up. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

  2. Kathleen says:

    “start new traditions”

    I think SewMamaSew just may have done that with and for many if us!

    Thank you ladies for all the inspiration!

  3. Louisa says:

    Thanks for sharing all the yummy recipes. I am adding them to my file of things to think about making over the holidays.

  4. brandee says:

    YUM! i LOVE chai and shortbread 🙂 THANKS!

  5. Samantha says:

    What a cute crayon roll! I have a niece named Olivia who might like that…

  6. Becca says:

    My DH loves to make chocolate gravy! We just had it for dinner (!) Sunday night!
    I wish I could just take a day off work and read every single holiday blog meme and try all the recipes!

  7. Eva says:

    awww cute gnomn fabric!

  8. Water Works says:

    I have loved the many awesome tutorials and have used quite a few as gifts this year. Will be posting them to Flicker soon. Thanks for collecting them all and sharing. Love the citrus shortbread recipe. Is there any better food than crisp shortbreads that melt from the obscene amount of butter involved? Nope, didn’t think so..

  9. alison says:

    These recipes sound delicious. I’m always looking for something new to try for the holidays.

  10. Laura says:

    Nice Links! Even though my family does not appreciate hand made, home made, or anything artsy ( I have no idea how I ended up with these people;), I am really enjoying the wealth of tutorials and craft energy. I’m making myself a crayon roll,,only taller, for all the pens I carry back and forth to work.

  11. amy w says:

    the doggie treats are great. im always wondering what to get our lab for christmas… she is much to big to knit a sweater for at this point in the game. doggie treats def. fit the bill.. she loves to eat!

    the recipe images gave me an idea to add to my kitchen compilation gifts… make some pdfs of my fav recipes, hole punch in the corner and put on a ring for easy reference. thanks!

  12. Julie says:

    Such fun links! Thank you. It is snowing here and it is a lazy kind of Sunday afternoon. I have enjoyed poking around your pages.


  13. Melissa says:

    Wonderful Recipes! Thanks everyone!

  14. Katie Hoefle says:

    I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes!

  15. Javede says:

    Yummy, wish I had the time to make some cookies at the moment, good thing my grand-aunt provided us with a bunch 😉

  16. Lil' d says:

    I’m not a great cook. This will be the first year that I’ll be attempting my mum’s Christmas cake recipe – wish me luck.

  17. heather w. says:

    a great addition to all of the sewn gifts! who wouldnt love to get a tin of chai with a new apron?! I know I would love it!

  18. Serena says:

    Everything sounds delicious. I am desperately in love with that gnome fabric. I should’ve put that on my Christmas list, silly me.

  19. Christy says:

    Chocolate gravy! I haven’t had that in years!

  20. Definitely going to have to check some of these out! 🙂

  21. Clarissa says:

    Thank you for all the great recipies.

  22. melissa says:

    thanks for the recipe cards link…they are great!!!

  23. Libby says:

    I always look forward every day to visiting your blog.

  24. Vickie says:

    Yummy! All of these recipes sound and look great! Can’t wait to try them!
    Thank You!

  25. Julia D says:

    Yummy ANd fun!

  26. Collette says:

    I love that gnome fabric! And I think I might have to take a trip to the kitchen to start baking…

  27. Holly says:

    All these recipes make me hungry! Thanks for all the great inspiration you guys provide!

  28. Michele says:

    You find so many great blogs…my favorites list is getting huge!

  29. Jodie S says:

    How great! Thank you, thank you!

  30. Debra says:

    I am going to go check out the recipes now!

  31. Carol says:

    mmm, citrus shortbread – YUM!

  32. Linn says:

    where do you find all those great blogs and people! This is so inspirational.. Thank you!

  33. Natalie says:

    thanks for the recipes

  34. Amy says:

    That’s a terrific Chai recipe! Thanks!

  35. OMGosh thanks for the lovely recipes….reminds me I need to get going on some baking ASAP!

  36. Christie says:

    those gnomes are amusing

  37. sandra says:

    I love the picture of the puppy. All of your holiday ideas have been great! Thanks!

  38. Michelle says:

    I really think baking is such a huge part of this season, all the smells and warmth and sharing makes it complete. Thanks for including this!

  39. Caron says:

    How in the world do you find all these GREAT links? They keep me SO busy!!!

    Caron in Michigan

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