Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hmm? What To Do? What To Do?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

You Can Suck It - Twice

It's overcast, snowing and a very nice day. Love this kind of cold because it doesn't hurt, says the indoor baker with nowhere to be.

At any rate, here are the knuckles I just finished for the pups. I can't stand the smell of them in my oven, so I grill these babies outside, in a big heavy cast iron. Before that, I roasted them in a foil-lined hog pan, but decided to use the hog pan as a toy bucket.

Below are the finished knuckles and marrow bones. Far less expensive than Tractor Supply (or overly-priced pet stores). Instead, I make these at home, from local beef.

Love that.

And that, my Boogerbutts, about wraps it up for me. Back to making my lab allergy-free, which today, is going very flippin' well. I didn't want to be a food allergy writer, but between last night's dairy-free caramel success and this morning, I've counted to ten and made my peace.

I'm gonna play, write, test and rewrite. So take that snot-filled dairy allergy. You can suck it.


NOTE: Consult your vet. As some dogs have sensitive bellies, and cannot handle these goodies.

BAKE TEMP & TIME: 400F/200C outdoor grill, about 20 minutes, turning half-way through.

GARLIC: Some add garlic to these but it is believed that garlic is toxic for dogs. 

NOTE: Fat drippings will clog and harden in sink drains. Use the fat for cooking or properly bin the lard.

QUESTIONS: Just ask or email me.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I'm a Happy Baker

Not only did I get knuckles for the pups (the butcher was out of marrow bones), but earlier today, I found organic coconut flour for a killer price.

So I'm standing in the isle, smelling my treasured bag of coconut flour and boom, a cookie formula writes itself.

Love that.

Then on the ride home just now, I wrote another cookie formula in my head. The second one has bananas and chocolate and coconut and, and oh my gosh when will it be tomorrow? Because I don't wanna do no stinkin' chores today.

I wanna bake.

But no, I'll finish dish and clean the crappers. That way tomorrow can be a full lab day. Muhahaha.

Monday, December 15, 2014

1004 Posts - Now with MORE Freezer Space

1004 posts today, right now, pretty cool, blogging is so fun, thanks bunches for reading, you're the best Boogerbutts, ever.

I'm not sure that's supposed to be one sentence, but being that this here is my blog, I'm gonna make it so.

In other news, last night I redid our bottom freezer with NEW boxes. I flippin' love it. The bottom boxes are all ingredients. The top area and side door will be for Frankenberry (Hubby), Wiggy and Bug. Now I know Wiggy and Bug can't open the freezer, but Frankeberry does okay most of the time.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shhh ... Don't Tell Tim

I've been banned to the Christmas room because Tim's out there wrapping a few goodies that came in the mail today.

What he doesn't realize is, that he left me alone with these. Not that I would open them. But I would ...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Q: Food, Allergies & Stinky Stuff

I'm having whack-a-do throat and nose reactions to all cheese, double cream and butter. I can't eat any of it, without a box of tissues. And the smells ...

Today, I made Tim's lunch with cheese.  Phew.  So Stinky. 

So for the next 44 days I'm off all dairy. Which bummed me out, at first. But after already feeling better, coupled with the stinky smell, I'm good to go.

Take the cheese, take the butter, just get it the heck away from me, PLEASE.

Now for the Friday Question bits. Do you have food allergies? If so, what ones?

Someone told me that wheat was coming for me next. I hope not but if it does, then I'll learn new baking. Because it sure beats feeling all whack-a-do.

And now, my lovely Boogerbutts, I'm off to finish working on this one cabinet area that holds the food storage containers. It's a constant battle because I love storage containers, and my storage area doesn't love me.

After that, I'm going to enjoy another fun 1.2 star Christmas movie and a nice big cuppa something dairy-free. That's right. I'm living wild over here.

Bring on the weekend.  Muhahaha.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


I'm hanging out in the Christmas Room and just finished another 1.2 star Christmas movie. Got a pup snoozin' on either side and I'm still feeling all whack-a-do.

Add to it that Frankenberry (Hubby), got hit today with a killer migraine. So, not so fun all the way around, here at The Manor.

On the upside, each time I finish a crappy 1.2 Christmas movie on Netflix, they recommend three more just like it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chicken Men

I forgot how much I hated working with celery in dog bakes. More on that another day. As today, I'm not feeling all that great due to some kind food allergy or with any luck, I'm just getting sick.

Either way, I'm off to rest.

PS: Thanks for all the wonderful comments yesterday. 

PPS: I told Bug and Wiggy that they weren't allowed in the kitchen as I baked the chicken men. See below.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Dig My New Christmas Banner

So much going on at home today.  But first, dig my new Christmas banner.  Made it last night.  I flippin' love my tablet.  Best Halloween gift, ever.

As for today, I just finished staple and fold duty for Tim's zine.  Now we're ready to ship.  So fun.  Makes me want to write and publish my own food zine.

Also today, there's a cauldron of chicken stock simmering away, as I stay home waiting for Santa's helper to drop off a few packages.  Tim said I'm not to shake them but being the brat that I am, I'm going to send him pictures and tell him that I shook them, anyway.

He'll love it.

Meanwhile right now, I'm done with the major chores and off to make chicken men biscuits for the pups.  Boy do those girls got it good.  But then again, so do I.

Thanks for reading and boogie boogie.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Your Guess is as Good as Mine

When last seen, I was in my lab baking raw pumpkin, and chopping chicken parts into smaller parts. By the time you read this, who knows where I'll be.

Maybe the kitchen. Maybe the market. Or ... very possibly, resting in the Christmas Room watching yet another fantastically crappy 1.2 star holiday movie.

So where am I?

Your guess is as good as mine. Cheers & boogie boogie.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Here's My Sunday Bake

As I write this post, my oven is filled with raw pumpkin, happily baking away. Bug is running up and down the hall like a crazy dog. Tim's got the game on, and Wiggy is hiding from her sister.

It's a good day.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Doughnut Shoppe Hangover

Is it morning or afternoon? I didn't know as I stumbled down the hall with my doughnut shoppe hangover. Thanks to everyone who played yesterday. I enjoyed reading the comments.

I'm writing to you now from our kitchen table with coffee perking for background music and Tim off to my far left, working at his desk on his zine printing press.

Beside me are almond milk and eggs getting to room temperature so I can make another box of waffle sticks for the freezer.

I usually make spelt waffle sticks but this time I'm going to give hard white spring wheat a go. I use spring wheat for cookies and I love it.

Coffee is done singing. Time for a nice quiet cuppa before I dive into waffle stick making madness.


Friday, December 05, 2014

Friday Question: Food or Seating?

After lots of shopping, and very little money spent, I stopped into the doughnut shoppe for a little hot chocolate and bagel lunch.

I had the choice to go to the shoppe downtown where the food was better, or stay here on the hill, where the food isn't as good but the seating is fantastic.

For me, better seating won because I want to sit here, fart around on my tablet and sip my crappy little cuppa hot chocolate.  As I write to you now, I'm tucked in a corner nook, tip tappin' my happy little fingers, away.

Which would you pick, food or seating?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Dear Hubby

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Just for Fun

Whelp.  I'm done with all the chores I'm going to do today. My leg is giving me the warning signal, so I poured myself a cuppa vanilla biscotti coffee, and I'm on the couch with the pups.


I'm going to put my waffle stick recipe in the pizzelle iron and my pizzelle recipe, in the waffle stick maker.

Just for fun.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Pizzelle Shoppe

I'm not here today. Well, I am here, just not here here. Nopers. If all continues going well, then I'm toggling between 1.2 star Christmas movies and chores.

Do a little, sit a little, do a little, sit a little.

Yesterday, I made almond pizzelles for Tim because today is Goody Day. Here's a shot from my Pizzelle Shoppe, as I added the icing sugar and bagged the buggers to go.

Then after our trip to Barnes, I made Pepperoni, Ham & Cheese Rolls. Today I sent Frankenberry to work with the last two. And that my lovely Boogerbutts, is a wrap.

Have a yummy day and boogie boogie.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

D-List X-Men

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Breakfast Rolls & Pumpkin up the Wazoo

Check out the rolls I made last night, before bed. I wanted to have them for breakfast today.  Good golly, they rocked.

Meanwhile, it's noon on Saturday and we're both still in our jams. Headed to Barnes if we can get our rears in gear.

Neither of us are moving fast. Tim is working on his gaming stuff and I'm writing to you. In my jams.  At my desk.

Might break out the sewing machine if he's gonna keep writing. Still haven't sewn any napkins yet. Somehow, I ended up in the lab last night, breaking down a big ass pumpkin. Cooked and baked several ways. We're talking pumpkins up the wazoo.  More on that another day.

Right now I'm gonna get dressed. I think.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Question: Who Am I?

I'm shocked that not one person wanted yesterday's prizes.  Boy oh boy.  Maybe today's winnings will be more to your liking.

Answer the question and win three toothpicks, two beetles and seventeen mostly alive, porcupines.

Good luck and boogie boogie.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Spot The Bumble

Spot The Bumble and win a lifetime supply of snowflakes and frozen boogers, freshly chipped off bus stop benches.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vomit, Poo & Heaven

Time to get serious, as I've been resting (goofing off), all ding dong day long.  Yeppers.  The only thing I did today was draw cartoons.  Watch 1.2 star Christmas movies, wash sheets (that Wiggy upchucked on this morning), and cleaned poo from the yard (not the bed).

That was my day.

Oh totally forgot, I also made chicken stock.  Now the house has a weird smell better left to the imagination.

But on the bright side, the herb and spice cabinet that I redid earlier this week, is fantastic.  I went in there today to get my chicken stock herbs, and that cupboard is heaven.

Heaven, I say.  Heaven.

Meanwhile, it took until this moment to realize that the additional vomit odor is coming from my jammies. 

This Happens to Tim

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cake - Yum!

Normally, I don't enjoy these signs but this one I like. And you know what else I like now?  If you guessed the taste of cake then you get a an A on your paper and a star on your forehead.

The more and more I bake them, learn what they are, the more I love them. And now, my own cake formulas are writing themselves.  

I'm enjoying a whole new level of baking fun.

And I love it.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Slow Boat to China

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Selfie

Saturday, November 22, 2014

True or False?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Question: Meatloaf

I've made meatloaf once before. Only then I was a veghead, so I don't know how it tasted. Now that I eat meat, I'm ready to make give it another go.

Linda adds shredded carrots to hers. That sounds yummy. The one I made had onions, garlic and celery. My next one will have carrots.

Do you eat meatloaf? Ever try carrots? What goes in your loaf? Beef? Turkey? Bean curd? Toe jam?

How about that tomato glaze thing on top? Good? No good?

Do tell.