Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FRESH FROM THE OVEN

Here's my organic spelt flour chocolate chip cookies using coconut oil and no eggs.  The specks are from the spelt.

This is my second batch of the day, and third batch overall.  Each time I do something a little different.  For this batch I flattened the dough and used a semi-sweet chocolate.  But really, any dairy-free vegan chocolate would work, too.

So much fun.

PS: I didn't get any dog bakes done.  Just these Tim treats.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2 Weeks Behind? Yeppers, That's Me

No kitchen floor for me yesterday.  And today, all that good sunshine is gone.  So change of plans and I'll work on something else.  The good news is, this week I'm getting back to writing the doggy treat book.  Though I don't have a name for it yet, I am excited to get back to work.

Dig me, I am TWO WEEKS behind.  Which really, isn't the end of the world but I feel like I need to get back to the work, writing, testing and and all that good stuff.

So that's where I'm at today.  What's on your plate?

PS: I made these for the girls awhile back.  Oats and peanut butter really work well in a dog treat and dig that design.  It's a cavity pan I got on sale and with a coupon.

PPS: The image expands.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rootin' Tootin'

I'm back from the chiropractor and feeling rootin' tootin' good.  In case you're not sure, rootin' tootin' is a few levels higher than good, and just at the borderline of obnoxious. 

Even though my energy levels are excellent and I don't hurt, I'm still supposed to rest.  Only what I really want to do is take advantage of the bright sunlight, and clean my kitchen floor.  Probably give Ethel a good scrub and prep supper.

Meanwhile, over the weekend I was strong enough to make dough, and this week the goal is to get back to writing those puppy bakes, as I am TWO WEEKS behind.

That about wraps it up for me.  And in case you missed it, Tim gave me a pecker at Barnes and Snoopy ate his best friend.  Now I have to go rest, but as soon as I'm done with that, I'm scrubbing my kitchen floor clean.

Cannot wait.

Pepperoni & Cheese Rolls (cooling)



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Don't Eat Your Best Friend


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Now with More Pecker

So my husband who thinks he's funny, printed me a new batch of bake sheets.  Imagine my surprise when I opened my bake book in the brightly lit and crowded Barnes Cafe.

Pecker.  


Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Question & GIVEAWAY

Howdy Hello & Happy Friday.  My question today is how long have you been blogging? My blog turned 4 this past October.  Tim's blog just turned 5 today. 

Do you see yourself blogging five years from now? 

I see myself blogging for the next year or two.  Beyond that, I cannot say for sure.  I'd like to start writing food videos.  I think that would be fun but I'm also a big chicken.

So ... my Boogerbutts.  How long have you been blogging and how long do you see yourself continuing to blog? 

Also, Happy Blogger Birthday to Poopyhead.  Click Tim's Giveaway to enter and don't worry, he really likes being called Poopyhead.  You can even call him that on his blog and still win.  Cheers and boogie boogie.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

True or False?


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Goodbye Ass Dialing - Hello Wilma

Yesterday Tim paid off Wilma.  Our zero interest loan is now closed and we own the washer outright.  So happy.

I love this machine.  

Meanwhile, after shopping around for a new no-contract phone (we had Straight Talk), we settled on Net10 for 25 smackers a month, no hidden fees, no contract, no bullshit.

Which is what we like.  I can't ever see going back to contract phones after being free of them.  No way.

There's a few plans to choose from, including a $20/30 day unlimited carry over.  Tim's job gives him a $20 monthly allowance on mobiles, which would leave us owing only $1.20 in tax for 30 days.  That's pretty good.  Just have to see how many minutes we really do use, since we share the phone.

Either way, it's goodbye ass dialing piece of crap phone and hello Wilma, the best washer in the entire trailer park. 

It's gonna be a good day.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fire & Ice

Today I'm sore and achy.  Think it might be the snow and ice cold air, aggravating my spine.  The plan was to go couponing but for right now, I'll wait it out and see if it gets warmer.

If not, I'll stay by the fireplace in the movie room.  Here's the picture from the couch.   If my blog had sound, you'd hear the popping fire and crackles as the wood burns.

Tim teases me but I tell ya, I love to make tea, curl under a blanket and read by fake firelight.  Meanwhile, I just looked outside and the flakes are bigger now.  I forget if that means more or less snow.  Either way, it's cold.  Burrr.

How bout you?

Got snow today?  Ice?  Rain?  Cold?  Or sunshine?

Monday, April 14, 2014

I Can't Think of a Post Title (again)

Our weekend was non-stop working on the house.  Gotta say, I'm loving the new movie room and the new office is huge.  For the first time in 11 years together, we now have all our writing/publishing/zine/gaming/coupon stuff in one space.

We still have more work to do, but the bulk of the job is done, and these rooms are up and running.   So cool.

Also cool, my spine is doing better.  Still have to rest today but that's okay because the girls at the chiropractor's office gave me a new stack of coupons, and soon I'm going to eat chocolate chip waffle sticks - in the movie room.

Thanks to Elsie for giving me the idea.  I tell ya, I make chocolate chip pancakes all the time but it never dawned on my to add chocolate to waffles.   Never even thought of it, until she mentioned it in Friday's Question.

So thanks Elsie, because I am diggin' the combo.

Only I don't have a picture because the waffle stick iron is preheating as I type.  Meanwhile, you Boogerbutts have a safe and healthy fourteenth day of the fourth month.

PS: I am also down to a 4 in severity of the spine, which is very good.  When the doctor told me I was a four today.  I said, "You know, I feel like a four today."

Feels good.

These don't taste as good as waffles.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Please Help! Ants Every Flippin' Where

We have a nasty bunch of big fat juicy black ants, every flippin' funkin' where.  I kill them, and turn around and nine more appear.  We get them each spring but this spring, they're bigger, and far more aggressive.

Does anyone else have this problem and if so, have you found a safe way of getting rid of them?  Safe as in areas by food and dogs.

Happy Sunday.  Thanks and boogie boogie.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday at The Manor

It's a beautiful sunny day here at the Manor and we are in flip-flop mode.  We're moving Tim's office to the living room and by time we're done, we'll also have a cozy little movie room.

So excited.

That's about all here.  Just eating a wee bit of ice cream, then back to a flippin' floppin' good time.   Well, not really, it's a lot to move to rooms like these BUT, come Monday, we'll be all set. 

What's on your to-do list today? Anything fun?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Question: Waffles and/or Pancakes?



There's two plates in front of you.  One with homemade waffles.  The other with homemade pancakes. 

What do you do?
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I'm Outta Jigs - But at Least I Don't Hurt

I am dragging my butt today and I wish that I wasn't.  So my big plans are to watch I Love Lucy on DVD, clip coupons and keep sorting through paperwork.  The more stuff I ditch and shred, the closer we get to flip floppin' these rooms about.

Meanwhile, my spine doesn't hurt today.  If I weren't so tired, I'd be dancing a jig.  But since I'm out of jigs, please enjoy the guest post I did on Tim's blog yesterday.

Only bummer, the printer turned out to be crap and Espon is sending us another, along with ink.  So right now I have two printers in my living room, along with a box of damaged wedding anniversary gifts from Amazon (also going back).

But on the bright side, the bills are paid, the dishes are done, and I don't hurt today.  Silver lining?  You betcha.

PS: This episode makes me happy.  I love when Lucy says,



Wednesday, April 09, 2014

We're Flip Floppin' the House

I'm excited because we're moving the office into the living room and the living room into the office.  But first, I've got paperwork piles to sort, shred, ditch or save.

Once we finish all this ticky tacky stuff then we'll be able to flip flop the house, which gives Tim more room to work on his publishing stuff, and a nice little movie room for us.

Anyway, that's it from me. You Buttfaces, have a fun day.

PS: Thanks again to Martha for the great clown image from yesterday's post.  If you haven't already, please check out her blog, she's funny and is also married to a greatest guy in the world.  We're two rootin' tootin' lucky chicks.

PPS: Also, if you have leftover carrot and celery juicing pulp, it goes great into a hollowed bones, then frozen and enjoyed later.  Takes the girls awhile to eat them, and there's no waste, or extra cost for treats.  It's a win, win.

PPPS: Now I'm really going ....

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

True or False?


Monday, April 07, 2014

Tim Turned into an Etsy Girl

Even though I wish we had one more day to celebrate our wedding anniversary weekend, I'm still excited to get crackin' on this brand new week.  As of this writing, I am only 7 dog treats away from reaching 20.

WooFlippin'Hoo.  

Meanwhile, check out these Wonder Woman pens, Tim got me.  They arrived on the 4th, perfect timing. 

But before that, we were headed out to see Captain America's early 5 dollar show, when our wiper motor crapped out.  168 smackers later, we had a new motor but missed the movie.  With the rain, followed by snow, we couldn't head out so we snuggled in for the day.  For supper I made a killer sage and butter gravy with chicken and mash.

Saturday and Sunday we hit Barnes.  And somewhere during the weekend Tim turned into an Etsy Girl and built his store GM Games, and set up his YouTube channel.  We also put into motion, a plan to rearrange the entire trailer to better suit our writing/video goals.

Very excited.

All in all, a very good wedding anniversary weekend.   How went yours?  Got any goals you want to share with us?

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sock Puppy Sunday


Saturday, April 05, 2014

This Guy Really Hates Clams


Friday, April 04, 2014

I've Got My Monkey Buddy

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Today I Made Organic Beet Root Powder

Right after I juiced the organic beet roots, I took the pulp, put it in the oven on the lowest setting and baked it.  I was curious what would happen and boy am I glad that I did.

It tastes so good.  Just like beet root slices that have been fried, but without the heavy oil and salt.  So flippin' good.  I'm excited to bake with this.  I can use a powder in a bake without messing up the liquid weight.  So fun.

Or I can use it as coating for something.  More fun.

Although, I keep eating it so I don't know how much powder I'll have left.  Actually, it's not powder just yet.  But it will be once I run it through a machine or smash it with a rock.


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Look What I Didn't Pay Anything For

I paid zero OOP for all this stuff.  The razors are cheaply made but I love them.  And the body wash is the kind that Tim digs.   But guess what's better than using overages, sales, and coupons to snag FREEBIES?

If you guessed being strong enough to go shopping again, then you get an A on your paper and star on your forehead.

Hot dog, I'm back.  Rah.


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

So Flippin' Good

Bug stole my spot.  Here's my breakfast.  Won't be around much this week.  Still resting, but able to walk better.  Getting in some kitchen and coupon time.  Rest the rest.   Good luck to all you AZ Heads.  That wraps it up for me.

PS: Tomorrow will be 94 days posting in a row.  10 to go.

PPS: For supper last night, I lightly boiled frozen shrimp (which can be gross), in my homemade spicy veg stock.

So flippin' good.

PPPS: Now I'm really going ...

Monday, March 31, 2014

10 Formulas Done

Good Morning Buttfaces.  Hope you all had a fun weekend.  We did, can't believe it's over.  Always goes way too fast.

Meanwhile, last week my spine acted up and I missed two days of working on the doggy treat book.  Thankfully, on Saturday I was able to make up my time.  The first photo is a Crunchy Corn Cookie and the second is Ham & Rice Crackers.  Both pup-friendly, and super fun to bake.

And that makes 10 new formulas.  I'm at the half-way mark.  Woohoo.  Go me.  I'd do a little boogie but I can't move so well today, so I'm headed to the doctors this morning for a crack.  After that, no computer.  Just lots of rest on the couch, surrounded by pups, and clipping coupons.

Catch y'all tomorrow.  Cheers and boogie boogie.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

DIABLO FOR DISHES

Yesterday I traded Tim, Diablo for Dishes.  He didn't want to go out on a Saturday and I didn't want to do dishes, so on my way to get bacon, I hit GameStop.  Dig the cover of Diablo.  This game was made for him.

Meanwhile, it's Sunday and not only do we have uncured bacon, but we also have killer blueberries for the waffles.  I love blueberry waffles.  Do you like blueberry waffles?

Okey-doke.  We're hungry.  Time  to make waffles and bacon.  Or maybe I'll make bacon and waffles.  Really, it could go either way.  Cheers and boogie boogie.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I Want Bacon

The question is, how much do I want bacon?  Enough to get dressed and hit the market on a Saturday? And this is yummy uncured bacon where it isn't overloaded on salt.

So flippin' good.

In other news, Bug got up last night and I pretended to be asleep, and instead of her normal antics, she jumped back in bed.  Even better, I'm not all spinal sore from lack of sleep.

So maybe I will go get that bacon.  Goes great with waffles.

What's for breakfast at your house?

Friday, March 28, 2014

I Almost Don't Want to Blog, Today

I'm tired from trying to get Bug to stop this crazy new thing of hers.  Recently, she started getting up at all whack-a-do hours of the night.  Then she runs up and down the hall.  Followed by crying.  Let her out and she sits.  Bring her back and she does laps around the house, over the bed, over Tim and back down the hall again.

It's not fun.  Good things she's so flippin' cute.  As it has saved her butt many a time.

Anyway, I'm tired again today.  This is what I look like.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

704 Posts & Wonder Woman Pig

Check out Wonder Woman Pig.  How cute is she?  Tim got her for me.  And for the Spring Equinox he got me a Wonder Woman flash drive so I can keep all my food photos in one place, instead of jumping from computer to computer.

I love that man.  He's what I call, a keeper.

Although, I've had the thumb for a week and I still can't open the package.  I think about opening it, but then I chicken out.  But I love that Tim got it for food photos.  So sweet.  Almost makes me feel bad about what I put in his lunch.

Meanwhile, thanks to all my regulars for sticking with me.  I appreciate your time, comments and fun personalities.  You're the best bunch of Boogerbutts, ever.

Cheers and a great big boogie boogie.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baked Pecker

This is what Tim did to the Peanut Butter Man.  I was making these for the pups and I walked away from my bench and when I got back, bam, there's a pecker.  So I baked that sucker (a little too long), and now I can't bring myself to feed it to Wiggy or Bug.  So he's still sitting in the tin, all alone because his buddies already got gobbled up.

Maybe I'll put him in Tim's lunch for tomorrow.  As a surprise.  Shhh ... don't tell ...


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Curve Ball Kitchen

Yesterday I started my bake session late.  This, along with a few curve balls, made me cranky.  Regardless, I still had to write food so I did and boy, do I LOVE these peanut butter dog biscuits.  Somewhere between the size of a nickle and a quarter, these babies make for fantastic training treats.

So excited.

Only problem, is they're a bit crumbly.  Just enough to require another draft, which I'm happy to do.  For me, writing food is a curious process of different stages that in the end, all come together.  I love that.  Love it.  Love it.

Meanwhile, on the human side, I tested a combination of spelt flour (ancient grain), along with strong flour (higher protein/gluten flour), into a flatbread (or wrap), and it was yummy.  Next round I'll change the percentages and eventually, go full spelt.  Tasting each time I go and noting texture, easy of use and all that good stuff.

I love this.

And that wraps my post for the day.  I'm headed to the kitchen to make pizzelles, both human and puppy-safe.   I'm excited because if all goes well, we're hitting the Barnes cafe bar tonight.  Tim writes and I study food.  I just made myself giggle.  Because if I'm not writing/testing food, I'm reading or watching it.  I might have a problem.  But that's okay.

Happy Tuesday and boogie boogie.

Here's the fork design, two ways.

Monday, March 24, 2014

I Started My Day, Grumpy

I started work late today, and that made me grumpy.  But on the good side, I hit my goal last week and wrote five new dog treat formulas.  By the close of 28 days, I want 20 treats DONE.  That includes full write-ups, notes and multiple testings, on each. 

Another good thing is this Monday, the fears I had last week have completely dissolved.  Maybe they'll come back, maybe they won't.  Either way right now, my focus is solid.

Get this project done to the best of my ability, and sell it.  So with that, I best get back to work.  You Boogerbutts have a good week, and boogie boogie.

PS: Last of the evil Jalapeno Cheetos with lunch.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Don't Throw Anything at Me

Here's what I learned.  Housework never ends.  Instead, I keep finding more things that need done.

Meanwhile, it's Sunday afternoon and we never made it back to Barnes, but we did have a nice day home.  And don't throw anything at me, but last night I wished for one big snow storm, for today.

Also, I wish I didn't like these crunchy treats but I do.  Cheddar Jalapeno Crunchy Cheetos.  I can't help it.  I'm a sucker for anything with the word jalapenos.

So flippin' good.

That's all from me.  Off to the corner to get the Sunday paper, and see if there's any good coupons, or ... I'll just go play in the kitchen.

Really, it could go either way.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Groggies

Oh my gosh, it's Saturday and I'm groggy.  Was yesterday too.   I hate being pooped on the weekend because these are the days off I have with Tim.  So I'm gonna get up, make some pizza dough, and snap out of the groggies.

Is groggies even a word?


Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Question: Grain Mill

Do any of you Boogerbutts own a grain mill?  This past week my food processor stopped grinding flax seed and yesterday, it barked at me for wanting rice flour.  So today, I'm looking for a grain mill that will fit both our budget and our small kitchen.

So far, I've found The Country Living Grain Mill which is wonderful and has a lifetime warranty but priced at 400 bucks.  The Victorio Delux rings in at about $84, and makes a finer grain, but does a overall slower grind.  There's also the Wondermill, which I'm still learning about.

So today, I'm in the market for a grain mill that will fit both our budget and our small kitchen.  If you have one, I'd love to hear about what you like and/or dislike about your mill.

Thanks and boogie boogie.