Something For The Humans and Something For The Dogs

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Hello!

Today, is a great day, would you like to know why? There are two National Holiday’s to celebrate! Now, to be fair, there are usually multiple holidays that occur on the same day but they just don’t really lend themselves to be celebrated in the way I share on here, if that makes any sense.

Anyways, the holiday’s we are celebrating today are National Cherry Pie Day, which I will be sharing a recipe for very shortly, and National Love Your Pet Day, which I will be sharing a safe food list for dogs, in case you wish to share some of your treats with your best friend.

There’s not much info to share about Cherry Pie Day, so we’ll just celebrate by having pie, which can you ever go wrong with pie?

As far as National Love Your Pet Day goes, just love your pet perhaps a little bit more than the everyday love. Maybe a few extra treats, more cuddles, maybe another walk or a longer walk. This is for every pet, dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, fish, snake, lizards, soft, scaley, furry, imaginary, rock. Anything and everything pet wise should be celebrated! A helpful suggestion, if you have a dog that loves whipped cream, go through any Starbucks drive thru and ask for a Puppa-Cino, basically a tiny cup filled with whipped cream. Our black lab, Calypso, LOVES going for a ride to Starbucks. While she’s out for a ride, our sensitive tummy, Indiana, get’s two little ones at home since she can’t handle riding in the car. Or if your four-legged best friend can’t handle the dairy, make them some delicious all natural dog treats, or buy them from my mother and I’s dog biscuit barkery (www.waggingtailsbarkery.com) .

Without any further rambling, here’s the Cherry Pie Recipe:

Pie Crust:

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2/3 Cup Shortening
  • 5 to 7 Tablespoons Ice Water

In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle flour mixture with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, while tossing and mixing lightly with a fork. Add water until dough is just moist enough to form a ball when lightly pressed together. Shape dough into 2 balls. Flatten ball to ½ inch thickness, rounding and smoothing edges. Roll 1 ball lightly on floured surface from center to edge of circle 1 ½ inches larger than inverted 9-inch pie pans. Fold pastry in half; place in pie pan, unfold; fit evenly into pan. Do not stretch. Trim bottom pastry even with pan edge. Roll out remaining pastry; set aside.

Filling:

  • 2-(16 oz.) cans pitted Red Tart Cherries, Drained
  • 1 ¼ Cups Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Margarine or Butter

Heat oven to 425 Degrees F. In large bowl, combine cherries, sugar and flour; toss lightly to mix. Spoon into pastry lined pan. Dot with margarine. Top with remaining pastry; fold edge of top pastry under bottom pastry. Press together to seal; flute edge. Cut slits in several places in top pastry. Bake at 425 Degrees F. for 35 to 45 Minutes or until juice begins to bubble through slits in crust.

 

Safe Foods For Dogs:

  • Lean Meats
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Watermelon (No Seeds)
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Green Beans
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Plain Baked Potato
  • Cooked White Rice and Pasta
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honey Dew
  • Sunflower Seeds (No salt)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Huckleberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cooked Chicken
  • Cheese
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconuts
  • Grass
  • Chickpeas
  • Buckwheat
  • Oats
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sugar Free Yogurt
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Kiwi
  • Pumpkin Squash
  • Ham
  • Bacon

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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If You Can’t Be A Pineapple…

You can at least eat some in a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, in honor of today’s holiday. Today is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake day, just to clarify, haha! Don’t want it to get confused with the not so national holiday that today, 4/20 is special for.

Anyways, you’ve just read your way into a baking tutorial, that’s right, I will be talking you through how to make a delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

 

First You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 Cup Margarine or Butter, Melted
  • 6 Canned Pineapple Slices, Drained
  • 6 Maraschino Cherries, without stems
  • 2 Eggs, Separated
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • Whipped Cream, optional

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Heat oven to 350 Degrees F. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and margarine; blend well. Spread in bottom of 9-inch round cake pan. Arrange pineapple slices and maraschino cherries over brown sugar mixture. Set aside.

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In small bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add sugar; beat well. Add flour, baking powder, salt and pineapple juice to egg yolk mixture; mix well.

In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.Fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan covering pineapple slices and cherries.

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Bake at 350 Degrees F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan 2 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Serve warm with whipped cream.

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Enjoy!!