Shih-Tzu Saturday

Shih-Tzu Saturday #6

I hope everyone had a merry, merry Christmas yesterday.

Can’t blame a girl for looking for more gifts. Caught Susie checking out the Christmas tree after all of the gifts were opened.


Six-Sentence Sunday

Six-Sentence Sunday #4

Happy Sunday! Phew. It’s been a busy time here between Christmas baking, Christmas shopping and revisions. I’m soooo close to finishing the revisions and then I get to tackle the Great American agent hunt. 🙂 That means I get to write a synopsis. WooHoo!!!!! (FYI, that was a sarcastic WooHoo) But I’m not going to think about that now. Nope, not going to think about it. I’m going to focus on this quick snippet, six sentences from my current WIP.



Sally’s frown deepened. “Because of her we did not even rank in the top twenty-five community gardens in the state.”

“This isn’t the time nor the place to discuss this. Elaine has been invited. If she shows up we’ll just have to deal with it,” Audrey said.

“Letting the inmates run the asylum,” Sally muttered as she marched back to the living room.


Shih-Tzu Saturday

Shih-Tzu Saturday #5

Sometimes it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Case in point. One sleepy Susie while the rest of us were up and about…okay, Billy wasn’t up and about really, he was lounging on the sofa in the living room. Our Shih-Tzus really aren’t morning dogs. I guess that’s a good thing.



An unexpected visitor

Over the summer we had a visitor at work. This bear was making his way through several towns and decided to stop by our office.


Breakfast, Recipes

Eggnog Pancakes

Add a little festive to your next breakfast. Begin with a basic pancake recipe, pour in some eggnog and call it a holiday! For some more fun, kick up your syrup with some fresh cranberries. Boy, if Santa knew this was on the menu for Christmas breakfast he wouldn’t be returning to the North Pole so quickly.

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Eggnog Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6-12
Start your day with these yummy festive pancakes. If Santa knew you were making these on Christmas morning he would stay for breakfast.
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. In separate bowl, mix the eggnog, eggs, and sugar.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until the batter is evenly moistened. (Note, the batter will not be smooth and that's okay).
  3. While the batter rests, heat a griddle over medium heat. Butter pan and then when the pan is heated, four the batter onto the cooking surface. Use the spoon to gently spread the thick batter.
  4. Flip the pancakes when they're covered in bubbles and the underside is nicely browned. Cook the other side for about half as long. Serve immediately with syrup.
Cranberry syrup: Depending how many pancakes you make, this syrup can be adjusted. I used 1 cup of cranberries with 2 tablespoons sugar and two tablespoons of cranberry juice and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. This is such an easy recipe you can adjust it for taste. I also added regular syrup to my servings.

Pancake yield: It depends how big you make them.