02 April 2014

How to make a perfect pancake every time (Wordless Wednesday)

Automated pancake flipping machine. This is why the pancakes always look so perfect!

26 March 2014

What friendship necklaces should’ve been like (Wordless Wednesday)

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I mean….really…. a good friend is always down for some pizza. This represents lifelong friendship way better than those silly hearts or puzzle pieces.

20 March 2014

Deep fried peanut butter and jelly

Deep fried peanut butter balls coated in bread and then dipped in jelly

This is exactly something I would do. Everything is better when deep fried. Fortunately for me, DudeFoods already found the problem areas and how to implement this correctly, so that means even less work for me.

I actually prefer the idea of having the jelly as a dipping sauce instead of mixed directly into the fried bread balls. This means controlling exactly how much sweetness gets added each time and there’s the added bonus of choosing some nutty, fried goodness without any jelly at all.

And then there’s the added bonus for someone who is as indecisive as I am and who loves using different sauces: I could easily have 3 different jams or jellies out with these and then pick and choose which to dip in!

12 March 2014

This may have made the Titanic accident a little less tragic (Wordless Wednesday)

Killer whale orcas swimming around the bottom of an iceburg that's really an underwater ice cream cone instead.

07 March 2014

Bacon and egg hot tub for toast people

A bowl with lots of bacon around the outside, scrambled eggs in the middle, and toast cut into the shapes of men with ketchup smiley faces. "Bacon and egg hot tub for toast men"

So this “grown man” calls it a bacon and egg hot tub for his toast people.

I’m afraid that I saw a much more gruesome scene when I first saw this picture. For starters, they definitely look like they’re screaming…likely from drowning in this ‘hot tub’. The fact that the bacon looks more like giant worms, though, or potentially a volcano of scrambled eggs…. sets more of a horror film here.

Which means ultimately, I end up imagining the scrambled eggs bubbling up like molten lava, engulfing the little toast people’s legs, while the bacon worms (Tremor-style) leap in and out of the bowl, attacking them ferociously….

Okay, so I might have some issues….

05 March 2014

03 March 2014

“People food” that’s safe for your dog, too!

For a full, in-depth tutorial and information about how I make my own dog food from scratch, check out my old post on homemade dog food.

In addition to those basics, here are some more healthy foods that are great for your dog. Just remember that you should be careful when drastically changing your beloved pet’s diet and it never hurts to consult with your veterinarian first, especially if your dog has health issues at all.

  • Yogurt – Great source of calcium, protein, and probiotics. Do NOT choose a yogurt that has sugar, artificial sweeteners, etc. Better yet, make a huge batch of your own and share with your pooch.
  • Flax seed – Good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help create a shiny coat, and fiber. Grind it first or choose a flax seed oil instead.
  • Pumpkin – Another fiber source and good for beta carotene (vitamin A) . Added bonus – they tops are fun to play with!
  • Sweet potatoes – Fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta carotene, and manganese are all in these spuds. Some dogs enjoy them when dehydrated and used as treats even.
  • Brewer’s yeast – Good for the skin, coat, and carbohydrate metabolism. Do NOT use regular baking yeast because it can make your pet sick. Beware – Brewer’s yeast can be quite addictive, despite its smelliness. Just ask my cat about her addiction.
  • Apples – Vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber are the main reasons to share your apple, but it’s also thought that the skin contains chemicals that may protect against certain types of cancer. Do NOT give your dog the whole apple, though. The seeds contain cyanide that in small quantities won’t hurt, but over time, in larger quantities, can be quite dangerous.
  • Pineapple – Good source of calcium and potassium. I’m wary of this one because of all the sugar, but in small quantities, it’s safe. Freeze it for a fun treat to cool off in the summer with.
  • Parsley – If your dog has smelly breath, this is a must. It works on humans, too, so grab a spring for yourself if you’re self-conscious about your breath.
  • Peas – Green veggies in general are good to add to your dog’s diet. In addition to adding to their food, try freezing them and then rolling them across the floor to be chased!

Do you know of any other foods that are safe and well-loved by dogs?