“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, February 13, 2010

Valentine cookies for my source of unconditonal l♥ve on Pink Saturday

Yesterday I was unsure about what I would like to share for Pink Saturday. I thought of this and I thought of that and then it hit me like a ton of kibble! Our local dog park was having a bake sale on Friday and I had promised to make some of my hand-dipped dog treats for the table. So, what would any self-respecting dog-momma make other than treats decorated and bagged for Valentine's Day. It was a no-brainer - I could make my treats and do Pink Saturday at the same time!

 

Normally I would have cropped the photo above a little closer but I wanted to show the cord to the left of the dipping bowl. One of the things that always frustrated me when I would dip cookies, candies, pretzels or dog treats was the fact that after a while the chocolate would begin to thicken as it cooled. 

On Friday I remembered that I had just purchased a new candle warmer for the family room. The light went off in my head! I could use the little warmer to keep my white chocolate from getting thick as it cooled. I am here to tell you that it works like a charm! One of my greatest frustrations had just disappeared! Now, all I have to do is buy another candle warmer for the family room!
  
  

  

My little dog cookies all decorated and ready for the bake sale. Well, not 'all' of them. Scout and Freyja made me promise to keep a few bags at home for them
 
Scout and Freyja's basket of Valentine treats! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Cuddle and kiss everyone you love - even if they do have hairy lips☺


Stop on over to Beverly's HOW SWEET the SOUND today for the list of all the blogs celebrating PINK SATURDAY today. You are in for a special treat - they are some of the sweetest bloggers in the Universe.

50 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh MiMi Sweetie...
I so love these precious little dog cookies. I bet your critters just love them. How very precious they are. They look good enough for people by jove.

Candle warmer hu? Who would have thought? I thank you for this tip because yes how many times does it harden and make it hard to finish the rest of the batch.

Oh sweetie thank you for sharing with me tonight. I love it. Have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

Cindy said...

What lucky doggies to get such beautiful and tasty treats for Valentine's Day!

Protege said...

Happy Valentines weekend to you too, the cookies look beautiful.;)
xo
Zuzana

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

The dog cookies are just darling!
HV,
Debbie@debbie-dabble

Elena said...

The doggie cookies look great.

Have a fabulous weekend - happy pink & happy Valentine's day.

ciao,
Elena :)

Regina said...

Happy PS and A Happy Valentine's day Mimi.
Such treat and a lovely post!

Lisa said...

Pink cookies can never be wrong!!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi! What cute doggie treats! I love the little quote on your sidebar which says, "A snowflake is winter's butterfly." Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bird said...

Mimi,

Happy PS my darling!!

They look very sweet and yummy, all you might want for Valentine's!!

Luckily, no-one I love has hairy lips!!! :o

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Mimi, why aren't you selling these delectable little doggie treats?
I would certainly order them!
The perfect thing for a bake sale sponsored by an animal loving group!♥

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Mimi! LOVED the candle warmer idea, and I will definitely keep that in mind! Happy Pink Saturday to you, and a very Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Love-n-Hugs! ~tina

Marydon Ford said...

G'day Mimi ~ What adorable doggy cookie creations ... they are wonderful!

Happy Valentine's
Have a loving weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

KayEllen said...

Yummy treats~~Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's weekend:)

Thanks for sharing!

Kay Ellen

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

There are going to be some spoiled dogs out there! Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

Oh those are soooo cute! They look good enough for people to eat-haha! Happy Pinks!

~*~I am The Happy Homemaker~*~ said...

Well, that little candle warmer idea was ingenious.Your beautiful blog looks like one giant Valentine;It is so gorgeous!Love the hairy lips comment you made...only in my family,it's a kitty...and, well, my husband ;P

Laura said...

Hi Mimi!
Happy Valentines Day to you and to your family and furry friends! I hope you have a wonderful day!
:)

BethieJ said...

Mimi Happy Valentines Day!! and I LOVE your idea for the choc. staying soft.. I am going to BORROW that idea.. (now to shopping and get that warmer! :) ) I must share your idea with my baking friends!!
THANKS for stopping by my blog!!
and Happy Pink Saturday on sunday! :)

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Sweetheart Mimi!

Baking is such an act of love! Taking the time;focusing on the ingredients; being conscious to the activity and the joy and blessing! We are so fortunate to have
such abundant food to share!

You are good and beautiful and true-Happy Valentine's to you!

love, kelee

Kerrie said...

Love your blogs, your Etsy Shop, your everything!! I just ordered that wonderful little puffy BlueJay!! God Bless, Kerrie

Vicki said...

Hello, dear and kind friend,
Your doggie treats are perfect for Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday! Your little doggie friends are lucky to have you for a momma. I am sending lots of Valentine happy wishes and love your way! Vicki

Shabbychicdiva said...

Happy Valentines Day!! Winona

Terri Morse said...

Mimi, those are the cutest doggie cookies ever! My Molly would help herself to a whole tray if I let her! What a great idea using a candle warmer for the white chocolate! I have the same problem when I do my chocolate covered pretzels. I think I'll visit my nearest candle shop! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Hugs, Terri

Joyce said...

Mimi- I love when you visit my blog too. You always leave the loveliest messages. I know how you feel about the long hard winter. Living in the snow belt of Massachusetts is a real challenge in the wintertime. I am so not a snow lover! I have more Pink Saturday girlie stories coming so stay tuned. For now I am California Dreaming.........Joyce

Mumsy said...

What beautiful pink cookies, and happy Valentine's day!

Icy BC said...

Wonderful looking cookies, and Happy Valentine!

crochet lady said...

Happy Valentines Day Mimi! Those are such cute looking treats and bags up so sweetly too.

LV said...

Enjoyed your pink Saturday showing very much. Sorry I am late visiting, have been without power. Thanks for your nice comment.

Dogmom Diva said...

Mimi! I love the little dog treats, oh my furbabies would LOVE to try those? Do you sell them? You should. I order dog biscuits from a bakery in Texas, all natural..I love giving them 'good' goodies.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. I did not get around to very many blogs yesterday, so trying to catch up too.
Have a wonderful week
Barb

Tricia said...

Oh my gosh! Pink Sat. doggy treats! Wow. Must have been some happy little puppies. : ) Happy Belated Pink Sat.

Blessings,
Tricia

vanilla143 said...

Looks like your puppies are much loved!

Carole B. said...

Oh, my puppy would love those cookies.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You always say the sweetest things and make me feel good.

Bless you and have a good week.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Mimi!

What an awesome job you've done on the Pup Cookies........ :-) My little Ruby Mae PetuniaBelle would just love 'em!..........

Happy Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday...rolled into one.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Susie Jefferson said...

What a genius idea - and so pretty too. Way nicer than the bone shapes everyone seems to be fixated on. And I love your new background.

Sorry for being so late - I'm really having to limit my computer time because of my eye, so I'm only managing a few blogs each session (taken me the whole weekend to visit around 20) but no way was I going to miss visiting you!

Happy PS, Valentine's Day and a freezing cold though sunny Monday morning in the UK.

Nancy said...

:-)

Bunny said...

Hi Mimi! Happy Valentine and Pink Saturday. Thanks for stopping by to see my pinks too. You are too smart that candle warmer is a great idea. I have a couple of them and if you are working away at your desk with a cup of coffee you can just sit it on your candle warmer and voila always hot coffee. I love visiting your blog. I know I have not been for a while I have been making quilts etc. Oh yes those doggie cookies must have been a great hit too cute.

Betzie said...

Hi Mimi!
Wow, what great looking doggie treats!!! My dogs would LOVE those!
Hope you had a nice weekend!

Shopgirl said...

Mimi, what a wonderful treat for your little friends. I love the whole idea.
I think you should sell them too.
I have often thought of making my own doggie treats but do not know how.
I will remember the candle warmer..I have had the same problem.
Have a great day, hugs mary

Martha said...

Lovely cookies, Mimi and very clever use of your candle warmer.
I also appreciate your support of the Humane Society and against animal cruelty. God Bless, and thank you for your P.S. visit. I'm really late after getting a cold on Saturday. My best to you and yours.

Mary said...

Doncha just love it when ya get a great idea like that?! How neat, you made doggy biscuits...I've been thinking about doing that lately for our doggy. Yours look so pretty. "...kiss everyone you love even if they have hairy lips"...too funny ;)

Candy said...

Oh Man! grilled chocolate, yum!
I am glad your heart is lightened when you visit down south where the 'winter butterflies' DON'T fly. (just read that on your sidebar)
Looks like a fun project making packages of sweet treats.
Love those little pink birds too (on the sidebar) Hey, I'm easily distracted.
Happy Monday Blessings ;-)

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Mimi, It was so nice to have you come by to visit.... I'm glad you had enjoyed yourself. I have to tell you I'm now a follower of yours due to the fact how lovely your blog is and with so much info on animals..... I very fond of them and had also rescued so many animals in my life time taking care of them and then releasing them back into the wild. God Bless for having a Big Heart for them as well..

I'm sure the doggies are going to have a yummy of a time.

Happy Happy Pinks to YOu-

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Thank you so much my friend for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments! Hope you had a Happy Pink Valentine's Day! What cute treats! I recently went to a shower where they used something similar to your warmer (not sure what it was) and they put cake icing in it for dipping fruit. They had one for white frosting and one for chocolate. Just straight icing from the can. It was really good. We're always learning something new!

Meg said...

Mimi , Your dog treats look yummy! My Sasha has never had anything that good. Poor little canine she just gets store bought doggie treats so I am not going to show her this post!!!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Blessings Meg

Fifi Flowers said...

YUMMY Valentine cookies.. le sigh... I never had any!

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Mimi,

Candle warmers and a god send aren't they? I have found they work great as encaustic warmers too.

Thanks so much for popping over. Hope your Valentine's Day was extra special. Sounds like it was for the pups. :)

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your doggie treats are so special! I have a friend who makes her doggies biscuit treats that she keeps on hand for them. Your post on fur trade was special. I don't understand why people needlessly slaughter such beautiful little creatures. How wonderful to know that some people are wising up and donating awful fur coats to such a good cause. Blessings to you dear Mimi for always having something wonderful to share. :) TAmmy

Shopgirl said...

Wish I knew more about where to send you for Victorian die cuts...I have found emages and cut them out myelf for the most part. I look for old books, google, just search. Have a good day, Mary

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday! We received a few winter butterflies this past week!

Blessings,
Sandi

© Jennifer Raley said...

I'm confused - are they dog treats or people treats? Anyway - hope you're okay - don't see a 2/20 post for Pink Sat. You won over at Beansie Babbles -- she posted that today - congrats!!! Jenn <><