Sunday, June 29, 2014

OOEY GOOEY TOFFEE CAKE

I got this recipe from a Disney blog that has recipes from restaurants all over Disneyland, especially Epcot, where each "country" has employees/chefs that are actually from that country and make amazing authentic food! This is not one of those. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

EARL GREY & LAVENDER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES


One of my co-workers left for a better opportunity... so for her farewell I made her some Earl Grey & Lavender Chocolate chip cookies! 

Again, this post is also from something I did months ago. I am trying to catch up since I have not contributed to this blog in a year! 

This awesome cookie is so simple- you can take your favorite cookie recipe (chocolate chip, sugar cookies, shortbread - anything!) and just make one change and it's done! 

Where your recipe calls for butter, all you do is melt the butter in a pot and throw in 3-4 Lavender/Earl Grey tea bags into the butter pot. Do not have the stove on high and just let the tea infuse the butter ( yes like if you were making special brownies). Remove the tea bag (squeeze out all the butter) or strain the butter if you did not use bags and proceed with the recipe! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

SINGLE & READY TO MINGLE MAN KIT



This was something I did back in January- this is a super delayed post. Also sorry for the terrible phone/Instagram photos! I sort of forgot all about blogging and these are the only pictures I have of this project. 

I made this for a friend who had recently got out of a relationship to help him get back into the game! He loves How I Met Your Mother, so I got him The Playbook and made him a kit of props he would need for each play.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

PUPPY PAW-TY


Wow... I have not posted in awhile! Sorry all! Been busy with many things... including fulfilling Jack's bucket list. One of his wishes ( well alright what I assume he would wish for if he could talk) is to have a Puppy Paw-ty. 

We had it today and it was a delightful time! There was tons of treats for the pups and beer/food for the humans.


I made all of the treats from scratch and made doggy bags for my guests to take some treats home. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DOG BUCKET-LIST

This post is bittersweet. Amy recently found out one of her five dogs has a terminal cancer. So she made this bucket list for her dog Jack!


This is a great idea to make for someone when they have received bad news like this to turn it positive You can also make some natural sweet potato dog chews, or some homemade peanut butter treats to go along with it!

- Jerica-

Updated 4/24/2014


Check out his adventures (not in the exact order as his bucket list):

1. LEARN TO SWIM  


 2. GO TO THE BEACH



3. EAT ICECREAM 



4. CHASE A PUPPY - I tried to fit in as much as I can in a day for him, so I invited Snoop to the beach with us! Jack is a big dog but adores chasing puppies, I had to find one who was super playful and bold enough to be Jack's chew toy. 


5. HAVE A PAW-TY

 6. HAVE A BEER 
7. EAT A BURGER 
8. HAVE A LOBSTER DINNER --> I switched this to Rib Dinner 
 
9.  TAKE A FAMILY PHOTO - This was the closest thing we could get to a family photo. Trying to get 5 dogs to sit together in one spot is tough! 

10. HAVE A CUDDLE PARTY - We actually did this all the time!
11. MAKE TREATS - We made tons for Jack's Paw-ty. Well, I made tons and he just taste tested them.  We made sweet potato treats, carob dipped peanut butter treats, peanut butter & pumpkin pupcakes, puppy donuts, apple bacon and cheddar biscuits, and a carob & carrot cake! 

12. HAVE A MEAL OF ALL TREATS


13. EAT A JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER - we brought a jar of peanut butter with us to the vet for his last treat. He pretty much ate the whole thing. I am so grateful to have gotten to have him in my life and spend the last few months spoiling him rotten. He was the most gentle dog I have ever known - especially for how huge he was! ( He was a lot bigger before he got sick - giant dog)

14. DONATE TO AN ANIMAL SHELTER - Jerica and I walked the Furry Scurry in honor of Jack to help raise money for homeless dogs! I also donated to Fred's Fight Against Cancer, a fundraiser for a foster dog with cancer. And what amazed me so so much - was how great all of my friends and family were! Two amazing friends donated to shelters in honor of Jack as well. Thank you Sandi and Maria! 



- Amy -

Thursday, February 20, 2014

DESSERT PIZZA: FRESH BLACKBERRY, GOAT CHEESE, THYME & HONEY


Yes I just said all of that in one recipe! Don't question me!

Amy found this amazing recipe for a dessert pizza that we then made for her birthday! We ended up making it with Red Mill gluten free pizza dough mix, but of course you can use it with any type of dough. It has very interesting flavors and is not difficult at all to make, much easier than a regular pizza. We also made a ricotta lemon-almond cake and prosciutto/arugula/pear pizza, but that's a story for another day! (An aside: For all you single goat-cheese-loving ladies, check out this recipe for goat cheese alfredo with roasted red pepper!)