Day 23 of NaBloPoMo

Hello!  :D


<3  Feeling overflowingly happy today, so I just wanted to share the joy.  ^-^

http://www.rdio.com/artist/Paris_Hilton/album/Paris/track/Nothing_In_This_World/  Click this link.  ^_~  Press play.

Make some hot cocoa!

(Original recipe makes 4 servings)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1/3 cup boiling water

  • 3 1/2 cups milk

  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.  Enjoy!
Get a blanket and a good book.  :)  (Or the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who)
Be happy~~~

Hot Chocolate!

That is what this post is dedicated to.

8 oz. 2% low-fat milk
8 oz. water
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. sugar
1 dash cinnamon (optional)
1 Heat up water and milk in a ceramic cup very hot in microwave or on stove.
2 Add both cocoa and sugar.
3 Stir well and serve.  Serves 1.





3/5 cup milk (divided)
1/6 cup white chocolate chips
whipped topping
sugar (crystals)
candy sprinkles
1 In a small sauce pan combine 1/4 cup milk and chips.
2 Heat over medium heat, whisking until chocolate melts.
3 Stir in remaining milk and heat to warm.
4 Pour into 2 or 3 glasses.
5 Garnish with whipped topping and sugar crystals and sprinkles.  Serves 1.







I <3 Hot Chocolate…




~ Mousepaw




Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup.

So Wonderful!! Just cocoa, sugar, water, vanilla, and a lil’ salt.





Eggshell Brownies

Wow. These are so cool! I have to try them.



With Easter on it’s way, I thought I’d share a really neat recipe I came across- Eggshell Brownies. I have not made these, and am not sure if I will have time to before we go on our road trip to Arizona over Easter weekend. But somebody needs to try these! These would be the perfect thing to serve as dessert at an Easter meal or if you have family/friends come over this weekend. If you do, let me know how it goes!

Follow the recipe here.

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Linked In: Winter edition!

Here are a few links for the yuletide season.

#1. http://www.gift-ideas-for-kids.org/

If you just don’t know what to get the child or teenager on your list than here is an accurate list of gift ideas for that  lucky newborn to 18 year old.  Very good list, it even organizes the gift ideas by price!

#2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/may/12/best-childrens-books-eight-twelve-years

It’s not exactly a winter link but a perfect list of books to read next, or if your a gift giver, a good list of books to give as a gift to the reader in your life.

#3. http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Simple-Dollar/2011/1202/Ten-free-winter-activities

Not really a list of winter activities but more like indoor ideas to keep you (mostly) off the couch. ;)

#4. http://party.kaboose.com/seasonal/winter/winter-party.html

This one is good because little kids and toddlers can play these games and  make these crafts without destroying everything in sight and wrecking your project. Believe me, I know how annoying that can be. :)

#5. http://kidscooking.about.com/od/holidayandpartyfood/tp/Holiday-Recipes-for-Kids.htm

Recipes for when it’s too cold to go play in the snow, or for when you’re warming up from a snowball fight.

#6. http://www.accuradio.com/more/accuholidays/

Last but not least holiday music to listen to while your wrapping gifts.

If you Homeschool, these are good ideas to keep you busy during “recess” or winter break.

See ya!

Your friend, Mousepaw

May your days be happy,

your heart be light,

your Christmas merry,

and your new year bright.

More Doggy Recipies

Loosey-Goosey Chicken Fix

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup cooked plain white rice
1 cup cooked plain carrots
1 cup non- or low-fat cottage cheese

For dogs that have had a bit too much ‘stuff’ that they’re a little bit ‘loose.’ (Get it?)

Boil chicken breasts in a small amount of water until done; chop.
Cook carrots in a small amount of water until tender but not mushy.
Mix both with the rice and cottage cheese. You may want to add some broth from the meat or carrots if it seems too dry.
A nice plain meal to get your baby ‘firmed up.’ Keep any leftovers in the fridge.

Optional flavorings (add 1 if desired): 1/4 cup mashed banana; 1/4 cup mashed or chopped plain potatoes; 1/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese.

Remember to go easy since you’re trying to get their little tummies back to normal!


Bacon Biscuit Yummies

Talk about good! My puppy, Vida, can’t get enough of these homemade dog treats!


2 eggs
1 c. milk
½ c. water
10 TBSP bacon fat, melted
5 c. whole wheat flour


First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your cookie (or baking )sheet.

In a good size bowl, beat the 2 eggs. Stir in the water, bacon fat and milk until everything’s well blended.

Slowly stir in the flour until you have a nice, stiff dough.

Using your hands, roll the dough into 2 inch balls.

Place the balls on the lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool & Serve!

By the way, you’re going to want to store these bacon-flavored biscuits in the fridge.

Makes 25 dog biscuits.

Number three:
Microwave dog biscits
If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, but still want to treat your furry baby to a bit of homemade goodness, then this recipe for dog treats will be right up your alley!


2 c. whole wheat flour
2/3 c. chicken or beef broth
1 large egg
3 tbsp. quick cooking oats


1. To start, crack the egg into a mixing bowl and lightly beat it.

2. Next, stir or whisk in the chicken/beef broth.

3. Stir in the whole wheat flour.

4. Mix in the oats.

5. Now, form the mixture into a ball. You can either roll out the dough or take it by spoonfuls and place it on a microwave safe plate.

6. Microwave in batches* for 5 minutes on high. Add more time, as necessary, depending on how powerful your microwave is.

*The reason for the batches is that you don’t want the biscuits sticking together, so leave some space in between them on the plate used for microwaving.

Voila! Cool and serve. That was easy, right?!

More recipes at this awesome site:http://www.dogtreatrecipes.org/category/quick-and-easy

Kitty Recipies

Easy as cat food pie.

Kitty Kisses

1 Can of cat food
Ziploc bag with the corner cut
cat nip (optional)

Put cat food and optional cat nip in A blender or food processor and mix until it looks to be like frosting.

Put the mixture into the Ziploc bag and squeeze little droppings, or “kisses” onto a cookie sheet and bake in 300 degrees F. Time depends on how big the kisses are. Small are about 15 minutes.

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Mmmmmm… Catnip.

Fabulous Fishballs

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3 baby carrots, cooked until soft
16 oz canned tuna in olive oil, drained
2 oz cooked herring, skin removed
2 tbl whole grain bread crumbs or oatmeal
2-3 tbl grated cheese
2 tsp brewer’s yeast
several pinches of chopped catnip
1 egg, beaten
2 tbl tomato paste (not ketchup)

Preheat the oven to 350 Farenheit. Mash the carrots with the fish, bread crumbs or oatmeal, cheese, brewer’s yeast, catnip, egg and tomato paste to an even paste. Mold into small balls and put on a greased baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking frequently: the fishballs should be golden brown and feel firm. Cool thoroughly



Cats will love this one!

Better Than Grass Salad

1 small carrot peeled and grated
1/4 cup peeled and grated zucchini
1/2 cup chopped alflafa sprouts
1 tsp. finely chopped parsley
1/8 cup chicken stock
1/4 tsp dried or fresh catnip

Combine veggies in a medium bowl. Add chicken stock and toss. Sprinkle with catnip and serve at room temperature.
Store left overs in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Says the lucky Cat.

Please Comment and like!

P.S. More here: http://www.divinerecipes.com/recipes.cfm/cid/20/cat-treats-recipes


Doggy Recipies!

Hey Everybody,

I’ve got some dog treat recipes to share so here you go.

The first one is good for when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands.

15 Minute Liver Treats

1 lb chicken livers
1 cup flour
1 cup corn meal
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Egg

Place chicken livers and liquid in blender, liquify. Add egg, mix a minute more. Pour into bowl. Add flour, corn meal and garlic powder. Mix. Spray jelly roll pan with pam. Pour mixture into pan. Bake 15 minutes in 400 degree hot oven. Cut into small squares while still warm. Keep in freezer to prevent spoilage. dogs love them frozen.

Cool Huh!!

For my next treat I will give you the recipie for peanut butter patties.

Peanut Butter Patties

1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup peanut butter (crunchy works great)
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup regular flour
1 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup oats

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix liquid ingredients together well. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients bowl and mix thoroughly until smooth. Roll into a ball; place ball on floured surface. Roll out to 1/2″ thickness. Cut into desired shapes (bone-shaped cookiecutters work great!). Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 20 minutes; turn off the oven and leave the biscuits in there for one hour to harden.


And the third and final Doggie Icing.

Doggie Icing

Around 20 small bones (treats)
1 banana
Luke warm/hot water

Cut bones into 3 quaters. Put all pieces into bowl of luke warm/ hot water. Let soak. Check every 5 minutes. Drain water when soft. Use masher to mash bone pieces into a soft mush. Place mush into food processor (if have one, if you don’t, you must use masher). Add 1/4 bannana, 1/4 cup water. *If too watery, add more bone mush* Food process the mush for less then one minute. Take out of food processor. Put into a bowl. Put the “icing” on the special dogs cake!


P.S. there are more recipes at http://www.thepoop.com/pooppantry/