Home, Sweet and Delicious, Home

by Emily Sanford

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I always associate winter with specific dishes and desserts more than any other time of year. As a child, I would eagerly kneel on a chair to see what my mom was making on the counter. The counter would be filled with an assortment of ingredients that I slowly began to recognize as the the years moved forward but the recipes remained the same–powdered sugar, vanilla extract, yeast. When I got a little older and no longer needed a chair to see over the counter, I, along with my brother, began to help my mom with the cooking and baking she always did at this time of year. It was a cozy, comforting tradition during the darkest and coldest days of the year. We put a lot of love into making these recipes, and we bonded on our creations that we shared amongst ourselves and my dad.

Now, an adult in my own place, I make these same recipes to share the love with my friends, coworkers, and now with you. Attached, you’ll find some of my most loved recipes that you can send to friends or print. But! You all may have your own tried and true, beloved recipes that make you feel like home that you’d like to share with your friends and family as well. You’ll find a few recipe card templates attached for short (1-sided recipe cards) or long (2-sided recipe cards) recipes that you can print at home or at Office Depot.

P.S. If you make the fudge, you will have family and friends nudging you to make it again next year.

Print Emily’s Recipes or Your Own Recipe Cards

*Blank Recipe Card download package includes double sided cards and single sided cards for all your recipe needs.

Printing Instructions

These recipe cards are the standard recipe card size: 6 inches by 4 inches.

From Office Depot

  1. Go to this link.
  2. Change the Postcard Size to 4 x 6 and press Continue.
  3. Under Upload Your Own Design, click Get Started.
  4. Click My Device and select the recipe card image (or the front side image if doing double-sided) from your computer.
  5. Click and drag the teal circle in one of the corners to resize the image to fit on the template.
  6. Click the Back button at the bottom of the screen to add a back side image if using the double sided recipe card layout. Click My Device and select the image. Resize this image.
  7. Click Print Options in the bottom left of the screen.
  8. Select the number of recipe cards you would like.
  9. Unselect the Add Envelopes option.
  10. Select 12pt or 16pt matte (select the latter if you want them a bit thicker).
  11. Click Review in the bottom right.
  12. Make sure everything looks OK and press Approve & Add to Cart.

From Your Computer

  • You will see thin crosshair lines in each of the corners overlapping the recipe card a bit. Where the crosshairs meet is where you cut the card out. You will be cutting off a bit of the background patterns, which is intentional so you don’t have any white borders when cutting out the content.
  • If printing double-sided, make sure to select it after you press the print button from the PDF. Also, make sure to select “flip on short edge” to print appropriately on each side.

Emily Sanford

Emily Sanford is a Chicago-based web designer, baker, and harp hobbyist. She’s always trying some new creative endeavor, from crochet to calligraphy.