Recipe Notebook and Easy Peach Icing Recipe

I wanted a place that would give me easy access to the everyday recipes that I use all the time. You know, those staple recipes you use every couple of weeks for dinner or your very favorite dessert recipes. Rather than using a recipe box, I decided to alter a simple spiral notebook and write my faves in there. I know there are all kinds of apps to do this, but sometimes I just want something pretty to hold in my hands 🙂

I found my notebook at Target. It is just a simple spiral notebook with a couple of dividers. I use the first section for Main Dishes; the other 2 are for Sides and Sweets. It’s a great time to find the perfect notebook with all the school supplies on the shelves ~ you might even find a sale!

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First I stamped the mixer and utensils on a white card stock panel and colored them with my Copic markers. The stamps are from A Muse Studio. I added “recipes” with stickers, but you could easily stamp the word instead. I then distressed the entire panel with brown ink, adding more to the edges. I covered the entire front of the notebook with brown striped paper. Then I attached a panel of green patterned paper and brown polka dot paper on top of that. The stamped piece is layered onto the brown polka dot paper. I tied a green corduroy button with brown embroidery floss and attached that along with another button to the bottom right corner. I also added patterned paper to the back of the notebook just to give it a finished look. Add a few pieces of ribbon knotted onto the spiral and you have a cute way to organize those favorite recipes!

Here’s a simple icing recipe that my husband always requests for his birthday. I put it on Angel Food cake and it is amazing!

Peach Icing

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 lb powdered sugar (or more if needed)
  • 1 small ripe peach, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp milk, if needed

Cream butter with your mixer until smooth. Add about 1/4 of the powdered sugar and mix well. Add 1/2 of the peaches and the vanilla, mixing well. Continue to mix in powdered sugar and peaches until the icing reaches a spreadable consistency, adding a little milk if needed.

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Just yummy! You can change the fruit to strawberries or raspberries. Or leave out the fruit and add some unsweetened cocoa powder for chocolate icing. Or make it chocolate-raspberry! Or leave out the fruit and add another teaspoon of vanilla for some amazing vanilla icing…use your imagination and just enjoy!!!

Thanks stopping by,

Anita

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5 Responses to Recipe Notebook and Easy Peach Icing Recipe

  1. thenovelist says:

    Yum, yum, yum 🙂

    Like

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