“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, January 16, 2010

What's pink and white and sweet all over - Miss Camille Suzanne on Pink Saturday



Yes, I am crazy in with this cat. I found her at our local shelter - sick, full of ear mites with an eye infection so horrid that she could barely open her beautiful eyes. Only eight weeks old and already abandoned and so, so sick.
 
Miss Camille Suzanne is a real princess and she knows it all the way from her little pink ears to her tiny pink toes. She runs the house and lets the dogs know who's boss any time they ask!

  
Would I ever give her up? Sure I would - do you have a million dollars? And - for the dog folks - I have two dogs that I adore - a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd Dog

It's Pink Saturday, after all, so I have to leave you with something pink to bake up for your favorite Valentine, don't I? This one looks difficult but really it isn't at all. You use refrigerated pie crusts so a lot of the work has already been done. Believe me, you will make friends and influence people with these little gems


Raspberries 'n Cream Cheese Jamwiches

Ingredients

1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 (10-ounce) jar seedless raspberry preserves or strawberry jam
1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
1 tablespoon butter
Red sparkling sugar (optional)

Preparation

Unfold pie crusts on a lightly floured surface, and roll to press out fold lines. Cut with a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Reroll remaining dough, and repeat procedure. (There should be a total of 46 pastry hearts.) Brush 1 side of each pastry heart with egg white, and sprinkle evenly with granulated sugar. Place pastry hearts on 2 ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 400° for 7 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove hearts to wire racks, and let cool.

Stir together cream cheese, powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, and almond extract until blended.

Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on unsugared sides of half the hearts; spread about 1/2 teaspoon preserves over mixture. Top with remaining hearts, unsugared sides down.

Microwave white chocolate morsels and 1 tablespoon butter in a glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until melted. Stir until smooth. Place mixture in a small heavy-duty zip-top bag; seal bag. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag, and drizzle over tarts. Let cool completely; sprinkle with red sparkling sugar, if desired. Place in candy boxes, if desired.

Be sure to stop by Beverly's HOW SWEET THE SOUND so you can browse dozens of gorgeous blogs created by the most talented ladies who are 'showin' their pink' today!

A WORD ABOUT REDUNDANT OVERKILL! There are so many participants on Pink Saturday that asking us to enter codes only to find out that you are going to moderate the comment as well is OVERKILL. Please do one or the other. Doing both serves no purpose and causes people to leave your blog frustrated about the hoops they had to jump through. I visit each and every blog - it is frustrating to say the least. 

One good way to speed the process for all of us on Pink Saturday would be to remove all barriers to comments for the day only. Wouldn't that be nice?


60 comments:

Elena said...

Sorry, I had to race past those jamwiches - they look too nice & I can feel myself putting on weight just looking at them, lol.

Miss Camille is such a sweetie - she deserves to be pampered.... and that's something coming from me who loves pooches.

Happy pink saturday Mimi - have a lovely week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Bird learning to fly... said...

Mimi,

That is puuuurfect!!! :D

And what fab recipe!!!

susan said...

Mimi- I am not a cat person but Camille Suzanne is beautiful--she might change my mind! Love her name! I am printing your recipe--looks and sounds fabulous. I truly enjoyed your music--I remember seeing "A Summer Place" in the back seat of the car--at the drive-in with my parents! I'm sure they thought I was too young to be interested--couldn't take my eyes off Troy Donahue :) I enjoyed my visit with you!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I am a cat person and adore your little furness! Thanks for rescuing her. With so many little critters in shelters, I can never figure why folks feel they have to buy their pet from a breeder for a gazillion bucks. Pedigree certainly doesn't insure a smart, healthy or loving pet, as is evidenced with your Camille Suzanne and my Suzie! Did I tell you I think your kittie is adorable?

Protege said...

You have an incredible talent in processing, presenting and arranging pictures. I am in total awe every time. Speechless.
Adorable cat! What a true beauty. Coincidentally I posted a picture of Batcat, my beloved cat, today. He and your kitty would make a great pair.;)
Have a lovely Saturday,
xo
Zuzana

Nancy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Such pretty cookies.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Thank you for saving Miss Camille Suzanne. (Hope I have the name right.) I'll never understand why people think it's OK to dump animals. Wish we could save them all! She was a perfect choice for Pink Saturday.

Marilyn said...

Your Sweet little kitty looks like my precious Duke who passed at the age of 18 in 2001. They could have been twins from the color to the shape of their faces. I miss him so much....
She is so-o-o-o Beautiful!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

stefanie said...

I love your sweet kitty, she is gorgeous and takes really good pictures, I think you are right, she knows she is special...we get all of our pets from the shelter too.

Dogmom Diva said...

Mimi, Miss Camille is adorable, so pretty and I bet very sweet, and she loves you for rescuing her. Rescues know when you have saved them, they just DO.
I am with you, I hate typing in codes and captchas..blah..I disabled mine, if someone posts something that bugs me I will just delete it..I say no barriers to posting at least on Saturdays!
Have a great one and stop by and say hi!

Barb

Mumsy said...

Yummy jamwiches! And adorable, cuddly cat!

BethieJ said...

Mimi your cat is BEAUTIFUL!! What great photos of her!! and those Raspberries'n Cream Chesse Jamwiches look FABULOUS!! I must print that recipe!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Kate @ Sensational Color said...

You feline friend is just perfect and so lucky to have found such a warm and welcoming home. Thanks for stopping by my blog on this very Pink Saturday!

Pam said...

Thanks for the recipe and the photos of your lovely Miss Camille.

Happy Pink Saturday.

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Sending fairy magic and buttefly wishes to you and Ms. Camille Suzanne (LOVE the name) for a purrrrfect day!

xoxo
~Kitty Kellie

Shabbychicdiva said...

So adorable!! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Pink Saturday. I hope your day is lovely. Winona

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Mimi! I DO, I DO, I DO LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to come here whenever I can! Your sweet kitty, Camille Suzanne, is absolutely ADORABLE, and I have a hard time imagining you would ever really take even the million dollars for her! (0; Love the recipe you share here today too! Thank you, and can't wait to try them! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Mary said...

What a gorgeous cat. She is perfect for Pink Saturday.

She'sSewPretty said...

Miss Camille is the prettiest pink addition to Pink Saturday. Aren't you lucky to have her!
Have a wonderful pink weekend.

GypsyNurse said...

Mimi~ you know I am lovin your post!!!! CAT CAT CAT!! I feel like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's ~ not only my name..but have 4~ along with a Golden and a Bernese Mt. Dog!
Happy Pink!
xo
Cat

Sares said...

What? You hate word verification?Me too! it can become very frustrating after a while, bless your heart for visiting each and every blog!

Your kitty is the most gorgeous pink and white creature! She looks well loved and adored. She must be lots of fun to photograph. Your recipe looks quite delicious on this cold and rainy day. Happy Pink Saturday Mimi and good luck with your comments!

Shopgirl said...

Miss Camille is really beautiful. And you take such lovely pictures of her. She always looks pretty on pink day. I love the story of how you found her, so many sad stories about animals. But Camille has a happy ending....you love her.
I am not going to think about the
jamwitches. Now I am thinking about them..
Love, Mary

Terry said...

How beautiful you kitty is. She looks like such a sweetheart.

Have a great Pink Saturday. Terry

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Thank you for loving this beautiful sweet Camille kitty! She is a precious gift and you have taken her into your heart! Hugs, Coralie

melissa said...

Your little kitty is just beautiful. So glad you were able to give her a home.
Fabulous recipe too!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Love the cat! She's beautiful! The cookies look quite yummy too!

Happy Pink Saturday,
Jacalyn

Deborah said...

I am with you on the comments Mimi. It is redundant, overkill and super annoying. I love your kitty. She is absolutely beautiful. I had to run past those cookies too :)
Deborah

claudie said...

Right on MIMI with your comment on comments. I'm with you. I'm having such a hard time today with verifications....good on you. Your BUBBLIN' OVER aren't you? lol
Did I tell you that Camille was my daddy's first name? Yup that's right. LOVE YOUR FUR BABY.
Ok time to go and have a cookie...Oh nearly forgot. Randy now also has a KING GERMAN SHEPHERD. What a good boy he is. I have a picture of him on one of my posts. I think you would love him.
Happy PS Mimi
Love Claudie
xoxoxox

claudie said...

I just read your comment and Randy highly agrees with everything you have said.
Thank you MIMI again for your expertise.
Love You
Love Claudie
xooxox

claudie said...

Ok I'm back again too funny. My comments take awhile to download..there you were on my blue post.
Unfortunately their is no name on it sorry Mimi. I found it at a consignment store when I was in Vancouver in Dec. I feel in love with it.
xoxoxo

Grace said...

Beautiful cat! Great recipe printed it for when I lose weight! lol Happy Pink Saturday Grace xoxox

Ginger said...

Mimi thanks for stopping by to see me! I love your beautiful kitty just lovely. And your recipe looks like winner. Think I will try this one for my daughters birthday Feb. 6. Thanks!!

Ginger

Lisa said...

Hi! Love visiting your sweet kitty! Yummy recipes here, you have given so many I am behind on trying them! I'll just come back and search your blog if I need a recipe! hehe
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa
( I agree about the word verify AND moderation. I had to switch to moderation and took the verify off. Mostly because the verify is sooooo annoying!)

Ruth said...

A purrfect puss! She can come and live with me any time she likes!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh not even for a million dollars would you give your baby up!!! Miss Camille is very beautiful and I can tell that SHE knows it!!

Now, I'll have to try those pretty little calorie free cookies soon!! Mimi, you are so BAD for my diet!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooh FAB post... adorable kitty and yummy treats!
ENJOY!

Atelier de Charo said...

Delicious!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!

LaVerne said...

Mimi, thanks for dropping by on Pink Saturday...the pictures of your sweet kitty are great...animal pictures can be such a challenge. I love that you rescued her...

jeanne said...

Awwww Mimi, your cat is beautiful. Who could resist those eyes on you just pleading for help. You are a special person to take that sweet kitty in and make her well.

the bakes goods are so yummy. a 'sweet' idea voe valentines.

Hugs, Jeanne

jeanne said...

Opps, The...for
sorry about the errors.Jeanne, again xoxo

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Oh, Mimi... Miss Camille is absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn't give her up for even a Million dollars. I love, love her. What a sweet, sad story. So wonderful for both of you that you found her and rescued her. I love my kitty, Janie beyond words. She was a ferral cat rescue at 3 weeks old. We got her at 7 weeks. She's a brown tabby. So cute. I too have a dog. Nice to visit and we greatly appreciate that you take the time to visit us! We love your pretty blog.

Mermaid Debbie

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Oh, and the treats look amazing. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

LV said...

I can easily see why you were attracted to the little kitty. She is so cute and looks like she has eyes of a different color. Her nose is the best.

Marie said...

your kitty looks like a snowball with dots of pink. she's beautiful sure glad you gave her a loveing home.
blessings
marie

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Mimi!!!

Love your Camilla! WOW! What a beauty!!!!! She would have my heart too....what a CHARMER!

These cookies are so dainty....beautiful just to look at!

Thank-you for your kind comments!

love, kelee

suesueb said...

Your cat is beautiful! All my pets are rescued animals too-my son found my cat in a box when he was just a couple of weeks old and now he's 13! My d-i-l is a vet so we all have rescued dogs too. Happy pink week-hope your weather improves!!

Meg said...

Loved the post and I will be back to copy the recipe. Thank-You Meg

Candy said...

She does have a look that she rules the roost. And my printer is going with that recipe as we speak. YUMMO!
Now that should bring a little sunshine to your gray days.
We finally got sun yesterday and it does lift the spirit.
Hoping it will shine on you soon ;-)

Sarah said...

Camille Suzanne is the cutest little kitty. I've always wanted a snow white kitten. But alas I don't have a million $$$. I'm happy she has a good home and someone who adores her. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Sarah

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Your cat is so beautiful! And the cookie recipe looks to die for! Thanks so much for sharing it! Will pu this on my Valentines list of things to do! Hope you are having a great Pink Saturday! Sherri : )

bette said...

lovely post. i'm not fond of cats but i love to see pictures of beautiful cats - just like yours.

thanks for sharing a lovely treat. it sure looks yummylicious! happy hearts day!

{{{hugs}}}

Becs said...

Hey there girl, how are ya? Happy Pink Saturday (I know it's Sunday) I had alot of projects to get done...so I am behind on my visits. Is my blog post friendly? ANyway, I love that recipe, will have to try it! Talk to you soon...Becs

Vicki said...

Hello, Mimi,
Miss Camille Suzanne is a beauty! Thank you for taking care of her and seeing that she is restored to her health. Also, thank you for the delicious recipe, sounds very easy! Have a blessed weekend! Vicki

Regina said...

Its so cute! How wonderful.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Great post Mimi.
Happy weekend.

Susie Jefferson said...

Hi Mimi

I adore your totally cuddlesome cat! She's gorgeous!

RE your comment about the Captcha code - I totally agree, and am very saddened that I've had to put it back on. My email address got hijacked so I spent most of yesterday doing damage limitation. So I'm now moderating AND have word verification (which I will take off again in a week or so, once the hackers get the message). So I apologise for that.

Of the two, I think the Moderate all Comments is the best, as I have still seen spam on blogs where the word verification is on but then the comment allowed to go straight to the blog.

Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday!

Mary said...

I am so in love with your beautiful, sweet, precious Camille. I thank God you rescued her and that she is living the life she deserves...of being loved and cared for and pampered.

Thank you and Happy Pink Saturday~

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Miss Camille Suzanne is quite the little ham isn't she? LOL but then again, I am a sucker for pictures of family cats! She is so pretty!

I couldn't agree more with your take on leaving comments. It drives me crazy to have to "jump through hoops" just to leave a comment on someone's post.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful cat, yummy sweets and a very nice pink post! Thanks for the recipe!

GWENDOLYN said...

Your cat is beautiful, she is lucky to have found you. Your cookie treats look scrumptious. I could not agree more with you on the comment forms.
Blessings!
Gwen

Amisha said...

Camille Suzanne is a true queen! She looks lovely. And just the sight of those cookies is making me drool. I've got to try them out