Thursday, September 22, 2011

Seasoned Croutons

My friend Debbie shared this recipe with me.....and oh my, thanks to her, I won't be buying store-bought croutons anymore. I'll be making THESE from now on. They're easy to make and sooooo yummy!!!



A little about the recipe card....it's 5" x 7", the matted rectangle panels are popped up on foam tape, and Stickles were added to different parts of the Tilda image.

In case the recipe is too hard to read from my photo and you're interested in trying it, here it is...

2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried basil
one pinch salt
6 slices day-old bread, cubed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 5 minutes. Stir and bake for another 5-10 minutes until crisp and brown. Store in airtight container in fridge forup to 3 days or freeze.

Have a great night!

22 comments:

Betty Wright said...

This is so adorable and beautifully colored, Denise! You know I have never thought to make my own crutons. A lightbulb moment! I bet these are good with whole wheat or multigrain, too. Have you ever altered pam for the veggie oil? Just curious. Hope you are doing great!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! This is the sweetest Denise!! I just love Tilda with your stunning coloring and how you matched it with the recipe. Gorgeous coloring and design!! I may have to try those croutons!!
hugs,
Chris

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, yummmm!!! Your croutons sound wonderful...I'll have to give them a try!!! Your recipe card is STUNNING, gf...gorgeous coloring and I love how you tilted the layers!!!

Carol L said...

I love all the recipe cards you make, and Tilda looks adorable on this one too! TFS another great recipe! Sounds yummy :)

Susie said...

I think you ought to hold a class or something so we can all make these recipe cards - lovin' them! Thanks for the recipe, too. Sounds yummy.

Dawn B. said...

Ohhhhh this is so sweet. I just love making these cards too. I need to get mine out and get going on some more. I was just thinking about you the other day and about an hour later I went to my blog and you had been there..:) Hope things are well with you.

Dawn Easton said...

This is sweet as can be, my friend! Love how you've coloured her! That recipe sounds YUMMY!

dolcreations said...

Denise, you won't believe this. Last night I made Ceasar salad and I was wishing I could make homemade croutons....I did not have a recipe! I was thrilled to see your awesome recipe card and the recipe for croutons this morning...THANK-YOU! You are perfection Denise....your recipe card is so adorable. I love how you did that ribbon. Love the image slanted to the side. I am so glad you post your recipe cards as it gives me some more ideas for mine!!!!!! I wish you could show me how you colour with copics....your so good!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Denise.

Hugs Riet.xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Denise not only do you have a delicious collection of recipes, they are beautifully designed!

dpkennedy said...

So, when do I get my cards? You are intending to send these to me, right?

So beautiful, and so organized. I don't think I can stand it anymore.

Have a nice weekend anyway ;)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You are having a ball creating these recipe cards, Denise! I imagine in years to come ... these will be a family heirloom! So adorable! Hugs xxaxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

It is yummy! What a sweet image Denise... and the coloring is just perfect. :o)

Elaine said...

Such a cutely (is that a word, lol) decorated recipe card! I'll definitely have to try this recipe considering I have a salad at least two times a week! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute recipe card! I love how you did the bow! And I love croutons! Thanks for the recipe!

Sue from Oregon said...

I would love to flip through your recipe book!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

I always love your recipe cards Denise - so much prettier than the scribbled recipes I have in my book.

Funny how I have been searching for a good crouton recipe to go with my homemade vegetable soup so your posting has been very timely - thanks :-)

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness your recipe card is too Adorable! and the recipe sounds so yummy! I am going to have to try it! 8-) Your Sweet Tilda image is so perfect too, so Gorgeously colored! I just Love all your Darling recipe cards Miss Denise! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

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Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
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Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Super Sweet and I Love your beautiful coloring!! Your daughters will one fight over all these gorgeous recipe cards...I hope you're making doubles!! LOL

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely and TOTALLY cute!!

Pam Sparks said...

beautiful Tilda coloring Denise! My mom made the best dressing for T-day ever... I can still smell it! lol