Thursday, March 24, 2011

Help for Japan's animals.

Search and Rescue Dogs Aid Japanese Tsunami Vicitims

With canine search and rescue teams, dogs are getting the chance to do their part for tsunami-ravaged Japan. Here is how you can help.

Camp Bow Wow’s Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is raising money to support the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, which has deployed teams of search and rescue dogs to scour the wreckage in Japan for tsunami and earthquake survivors. The nonprofit will be taking donations for the cause until March 30, 2011. To donate, click here:

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Friday, February 25, 2011

This looks amazing can't wait to make them!!

Banana Whoopie Pies
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cups mashed banana (2 medium)
Preheat oven 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vegetable oil, followed by vanilla and mashed banana. Add flour mixture and stir until just incorporated.
Drop 2 tablespoon balls (approx 1 1/2-inch balls) and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned around the edges and “set” in the center.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies (1 dozen sandwich cookies).
Cream Cheese Filling
3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
4 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 – 2 cups confectioners sugar
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Blend in vanilla and confectioners’ sugar until mixture is smooth and thick. Add additional confectioners’ sugar if mixture seems runny.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Make a sweet treat for your sweet this Valentine's Day

Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes


I saw these on the Hershey's website it looks incredible!!


  • 18 to 24 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 container (8 oz.) dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • SOUR CREAM TOPPING(recipe follows)
  • canned cherry pie filling, chilled
Directions: 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with foil bake cups. Place one vanilla wafer (flat-side down) in bottom of each cup.

2. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar, cocoa and flour; blend well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in sour cream and almond extract. Fill each muffin cup almost full with batter.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; cool 5 to 10 minutes. Spread heaping teaspoon SOUR CREAM TOPPING on each cup. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; refrigerate. Just before serving, garnish with cherry pie filling. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecakes. 1-1/2 to 2 dozen cheesecakes.

SOUR CREAM TOPPING: Stir together 1 container (8 oz.) dairy sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until sugar is dissolved.

I will let you know how it turns out..

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Divorce and kids

have a very good friend going through an awful divorce and custody battle. I feel so sorry for the kids involved. This is what kids are thinking and sometimes to afraid to say.

I need both of you to stay involved in my life. Please write letters, make phone calls, and ask me lots of questions. When you don’t stay involved, I feel like I’m not important and that you don’t really love me.

Please stop fighting and work hard to get along with each other. Try to agree on matters related to me. When you fight about me, I think that I did something wrong and I feel guilty.

I want to love you both and enjoy the time that I spend with each of you. Please support me and the time that I spend with each of you. If you act jealous or upset, I feel like I need to take sides and love one parent more than the other.

Please communicate directly with my other parent so that I don’t have to send messages back and forth.

When talking about my other parent, please say only nice things, or don’t say anything at all. When you say mean, unkind things about my other parent, I feel like you are expecting me to take your side.

Please remember that I want both of you to be a part of my life. I count on my mom and dad to raise me, to teach me what is important, and to help me when I have problems.