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Month: September 2009
We brought Danger home just 1 week before Thanksgiving when he was just 8 weeks old.
We named our little furry Danger because of the adorable little fur mask framing his eyes. He cried the first few nights missing his brothers and sisters, but then he realized how much we loved him, and how good he had it.
He has it sooo good.
Puppy Pumpkin Cake
I sandwiched this recipe from two wonderful recipes: Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting from Doggy Desserts by Cheryl Gianfrancesco to make a yummy cupcake for Danger to enjoy on his special day.
P.S. I highly recommend this Doggy Cookbook!
¼ cup honey
¼ cup oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
Simply add all ingredients together and mix until smooth
Pour into cupcake liners, ¾ full, makes 5 jumbo cupcakes or 10-12 regular size
Bake at 375F°, 20-25 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch
Transfer to wire rack to cool
8oz. cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon honey
¼ cup oil
Beat with mixer until smooth and creamy
Frost cupcakes as desired
Based on Danger’s reaction, the cake was delicious! Both he and Tipsy (at least what Danger didn’t steal from her) loved their special treat, but Danger’s favorite part of his birthday has always been opening presents. He actually understands the concept that there is a prize underneath all that pretty paper, and frilly ribbon.
See exhibit A:
Not only does Danger survey the present, but after he makes the initial attack, he methodically determines which piece of the present must be attacked next to unveil the enclosed gift before proceeding. Notice when he takes a moment for meditated sniffing of the new guest before accepting his prize?, priceless!
We got to celebrate with my sister and her family, and her boys especially loved experiencing and seeing the novelty of an animal enjoying the same things they do! We left the pumpkin cake for the furries to enjoy while we consumed an amazing peanut butter cake with smooth ganache frosting! (Don’t worry, I’ll share that recipe soon enough!)
… why, to the Checkered Umbrella Boutique of course!! The checkered umbrella boutique was founded by Nettie Barnett and her daughters who were all energized to release their creative wiggles.This the is the first boutique for Nettie and Co. and it sure to be a […]
My sister and I went blackberry picking a few weeks ago to a little u-pick in Payson. It was bittersweet; sweet because I love to pick berries, bitter because I’ve never had to pay for blackberries before, ever (yes, that’s another plug for Oregon). It’s not that I’m cheap, it’s just that I wish I had a cute little blackberry patch all to myself to produce all the limitless berries I could ever want!
You can see from this picture how excited I get picking fruit – hair all disheveled, but look at that smile!
I knew before we went exactly what I would be doing with all the tempting, black, ripe berries I brought home – saving them!! (I told you I was stingy with food I can’t reproduce.) I intended to save them for an express purpose, to be revealed at a later date… oh the suspense!, can you stand it?
…but one pint of berries, I reserved for ice cream.
Marshberry Ice Cream
½ pint of blackberries
½ cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup mini marshmallows
2 ¼ cups heavy cream
¼ cup water
Add all ingredients into a blender and purée until smooth
Transfer to a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat
Cook for several minutes, and remove from heat
Let cool for 10 minutes, then add remaining ½ pint of blackberries and ½ cup mini marshmallows and stir to melt slightly
Churn according to maker’s manufacturers instructions, or churn by hand.
His application to join Staten Island’s Elite Rescue 5 team was accepted. His life long dream was realized.
Whitford was a member of Manhattan’s Engine Co. 23. As the chauffeur of his firefighting brigade, it was his duty to remain with the truck… but when news received them of the attacks on the World Trade Center neither him, nor any of the six members of his company hesitated the call for rescue.
His wife Renee remembers his fighting and captivating spirit. “He was incredibly happy. That’s why he didn’t stay with the truck. It was in his blood. He was a rescuer,” she said.
Timothy and Mattthew will grow up knowing that their father valiantly died while trying to save others at the world Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
Whitford graduated from Tottenville High School in 1989 in Staten Island as the 3x PSAL Wrestling Champion in his weight class from 1987-1989. He went on to study at Seton Hall University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, graduating in 1993 with two Eastern Regional Wrestling Championship Titles in 1992 and 1993, and as a two-time NCAA qualifier.
It was his calling.
We will never forget.
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Daybreak is the place to be this weekend! The Spotted Zebra Boutique in South Jordan will be loaded with accessories, jewelry, candles, talented artisans – and candy,… of course! Boutique Location: 3361 Water Crescent Place South Jordan, Utah 84095 Directions Boutique Hours: Friday: September 11th, […]