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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Talk To The Paw

If you hadn't already noticed, I'm leaving most of my Prudent Penny, Marketing and Writing posts for after the holidays. I don't like to talk shop over the holidays. I'm busy just like you and I prefer to read posts about fun stuff this time of year.

I am dog-sitting and Princess is a very high maintenance pooch. But she belongs to one of my best friends and I couldn't bear to see the little thing stuck in a kennel.

Tank and Iko are behaving themselves, but I have to remind Iko that our little dog-guest isn't a chew toy, even if she does squeak. Tank is the funny one though. Princess follows him around with these big cow eyes, while the Tankster plays hard-to get.

Iko, on the other hand would love nothing more than to play with her, yet she ignores him completely. Her puppy-love belongs to the big brawny guy with the attitude.

That Ditto-House post I did the other day got triple-digit hits for two days in a row. I noticed it was fourth from the top in the Google returns. Gotta love keywords.

Want an easy recipe to give as a gift? Here's my recipe for Rum Balls.

1 package (9 ounces) of vanilla wafers
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup corn syrup
More powdered sugar (for coating)

Crush the wafers. Mix with sugar, pecans, and cocoa. Blend in bourbon and corn syrup. Shape (big) marble-size balls then coat with extra powdered sugar. Store for several days before serving.

Anybody have a special recipe they like to give away as gifts? I'd love to see them!


Marian said...

Can we see a picture of Princess? Preferably with the boys, for size comparisons? :)

Maria Zannini said...

I can usually find one of Princess with one or the other, but not both. I'll see if I can get one by this weekend.

Her Highness will have a special Christmas message for everyone on December 24th too.

catie james said...

OMG - that (the Tank-Princess-Iko love triangle) is the cutest/funniest thing I've ever read! Sounds worthy of it's own romantic short story...w/Iko getting the girl and a H.E.A. sequel for Tank, of course. :)

Maria Zannini said...

Catie, don't get me started. LOL. It would make for a cute story though.