Thursday, March 17, 2011

International Friends Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the International Friends Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Lena's Crafts then you are in the right place. (Wasn't her apron just beautiful?)

When we were introduced to the idea of sharing a family tradition I didn't hesitate to decide on making Aebleskivers. What are Aebleskivers? Read on to find out.

On my mom's side of the family we are Danish. I never knew my maternal grandparents for they passed away either before I was born or shortly there after. When My twin sister and I were born my mom found out she had cancer. To make a long story short, my mother passed away when we were only seven years old. The reason for telling you this is; I didn't hesitate because making Aebleskivers is the only tradition that we have from her side of the family.

Aebleskivers are "round pancakes" (as my nieces and nephew call them). The pans we use to make them are my mom's pans and we cherish them. The batter is dropped into the heated and well oiled pan, once the air bubbles begin to appear they are turned 1/3 and then again another 1/3. This ensures perfect round balls. In researching Aebleskivers I found out the word actually means apple slices. Traditionally some people make these "pancakes" with apples inside. (if you look closely at my layout you will see that I used apple paper for the background) My family has always eaten them with strawberry preserves and powdered sugar. This past Christmas all of my brothers and sister came over to my house and we sat down to a huge breakfast of Aebleskivers. This project was a lot of fun. I hope you like them. You can visit Solvang, California and taste these wonderful treats. They even have Ableskiver Days, a festival celebrating the traditions of Denmark.

The journal on the right of the page is left blank on purpose. I will type up our family history and the story behind Aebleskivers and add it to this scrapbook page.

I used the "From My Kitchen" Cricut cartridge to cut out most of the details on my pages.

White puff paint and Glossy Accents were used for the powdered sugar, the jar of preserves, and the bowl of Aebleskivers.

click on the images to get a better view.

This is a mini recipe book that I made using my scrapbook pages as inspiration. This is also the blog candy I am offering for this Blog Hop. Please leave me a comment (become a follower if you want) and I will draw a winner using on Wednesday, March 23rd. Don't forget to include your e-mail address in the comment so I can let you know that you won. I forgot to mention that the recipe for Aebleskivers is in the mini recipe book that I made for you! :)  YOU ARE HERE  YOUR NEXT STOP


  1. Wow It looks so yammy !!!!
    Svetlana xx

  2. Wow, this is really beautiful!!! Good idea!!!

    Greetings from Germany, Iryna (kittirin)

  3. Hi Yvette, Thank you for sharing your story! I would love for you to send me th recipe to try......But only if you wanted to share. I love trying to make new foods.

  4. Mistyrose - I don't mind sharing the recipe but you do need to have the correct pan in order to make the pancakes "round". I will e-mail it to you.

  5. What a wonderful project and tradition, and your recipe sounds so yummy! How special to have such a sweet memory with your mother. I'm sorry you lost her at such a young age.
    I have enjoyed "meeting" you through this hop. I am a follower.

  6. Your pages turned out amazing! I love everything about it! Great job.

  7. Your layout page turned out so special....Love the little added elements to it. What a great recipe book and clever giveaway. Love recipes!
    smiles...always, Tammy

  8. A wonderful tradition! Thank you for sharing it with us!


  9. LOve your layout and the what a great tradition. Thank you for sharing :)

  10. oh my this is awesome and makes me so hungry.....yummy.....

    can not wait to see what you have to show us tomorrow...


  11. thank you for sharing your story your layout is awesome and the "pancakes" look so yummy!

  12. omg ! thats so cute ~~
    i love these !
    lovely tradition

  13. wow.....they look yummy !!

  14. loved them !
    wish i could eat them
    hopping along !
    folllowing you too

  15. i just want this recipe to be tried at home !
    please help me !
    you are so talented !
    now following you

  16. There is nothing better than a homeade gift. I would love to win this! Thank you for the story. :0) I also noticed your crafting history and I must say, I can totally relate! LOL I love hobbies and have enough stuff to open a store. LOL In fact, I just might open a small one at my house and teach a few classes here and there just to get rid of some of the inventory! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win such a lovely gift. I am a new follower. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  17. Hi Yvette,

    This is Rayna from Purple Peeps, just wanted to let you know you won the blog candy!! I just need your address so I can mail you the Sew Easy stitch piercer and blue floss. Congrats!!

    - Rayna

  18. Fabulous job, I want to make a recipe book in honor of my mom and use her old recipes!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


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