Zeus: Welcome To Law Enforcement!

“Here’s something right up our alley,” Bernie says. “Thanks to Katy McGinty at the Desert Sun. Seems they’ve got a new member of the K-9 squad, namely Zeus, a good-looking two-year-old. Rick Daniels, the city manager, is a big fan on canine units. ‘They not only track down, but you’ve got someone who takes off running, and they’re not going to outrun a 120-pound German shepherd.'”

No news there. Chasing down a perp: it doesn’t get much better than that. So much fun, but the best moment is when they’re running their very fastest and they take a quick glance back and see: you’re right on their heels! The look in their eyes! Just one of the reasons this is the best job in the world.

Welcome BearSpiritDog, Audio Fan, Holly.


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173 Responses to “Zeus: Welcome To Law Enforcement!”

  1. OleyHowlers
    9:11 am on April 20th, 2011

    Good morning Chet!
    Great to see Bear’s pic on the Friends page.
    We have our own canine unit here in Oley. Due to budget cuts, there was a big push to fire him!!! We said that you never fire someone who is doing a great job and also putting his life on the line every single day. Mom talked to each supervisor and got them to agree that Jack stays! They found other things to cut instead.

  2. Sam
    9:18 am on April 20th, 2011

    Last year there was a robbery near our house. The perps ran to our house to try to get in, but the four-legged policeman held them up against our house until the two-legged policemen could catch up. Great dog!

  3. Melanie
    9:34 am on April 20th, 2011

    Good for you OleyHowlers!

    Sam: I can see you holding a robber at bay! Fierce Princess!

    For some reason, people who don’t know us tend not to come up to the house.

    Eagle update: They made it through the storm!
    Here’s the update on their blog. http://raptorresource.blogspot.com

    Patsy is barking at me because I’m not eating my breakfast fast enough.

  4. dawson
    9:41 am on April 20th, 2011

    Good morning everyone. I’m going to ride the bike to work…very carefully.
    Canine law enforcement. I’m all for it.

    OleyHowlers: Tell your mom, way to talk some sense into them.

    LizF: Glare ice is smooth as glass.

    CHarris: I usually shuffle on ice but as almost all the ice and snow had melted I thought I was safe. I was walking along on the dusting of snow when I hit a low spot on the sidewalk where the water had collected then froze overnight. Whomp. Even an hour later that ice was water again.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:51 am on April 20th, 2011

    Good morning!

    Dawson, glad you are moving a little better today. The bike ride will probably help the muscles, but be careful.

    Another cold icky day here. Should start warming up after today, but more rains are coming too. We want Spring!

  6. OleyHowlers
    9:57 am on April 20th, 2011

    Its gloomy here. Typical early Spring…mist in the air…no sun. But the peas are coming up! And the lettuce survived the cold!!

  7. OleyHowlers
    10:03 am on April 20th, 2011

    Melanie, Thanks for the Eagle update on the snow/ice storm. Who knew eagles were such caring parents?

  8. B.Stover
    10:22 am on April 20th, 2011

    Chet: I can’t wait to read about your next chase with a perp. I like Zeus’ name.

    Good morning to everyone. Cold, windy and rainy here. I walked between rain drops…no ice. Hope Wolfie’s mom and Dawson are feeling better.

    I think that Sam was referring to the police dog who held the thief at bay until the police got there. However, I’m sure Sam can be just as fierce as Princess is in THAT.

  9. B.Stover
    10:24 am on April 20th, 2011

    BearSpiritDog is beautiful (as are all the others of course).

  10. Mollypop
    10:43 am on April 20th, 2011

    Dawson – Dr. Mollypop suggests that you do NOT ride the bike to work today. You need to take it easy and take anti-inflammatories like Aleve for a couple of days. Your healing will be better.

  11. B.Stover
    10:48 am on April 20th, 2011

    I’m not sure about copyright protection of cookbooks. In academia we have what is called “fair usage.” As long as the source is cited and is not used extensively, you have not broken copyright law. CHarris said she will look into it. Perhaps Wookie’s dad knows.

    Liz: If you recommend PDF than I agree with that. Thank you for organizing and designing the Plunderers cookbook.

  12. Sam
    10:48 am on April 20th, 2011

    Melanie, I was asleep when the perps were apprehended since it was 5:30 in the morning, but if I had been awake, I would have nipped their ankles big time!

  13. Melanie
    10:49 am on April 20th, 2011

    Zoë is contributing Dan’s two other books “White Wings” and “Second Chance” to the silent auction! They will be autographed!

  14. B.Stover
    10:51 am on April 20th, 2011

    SH: I believe the PA book that Rio is reading is Revolution #9.

    I want Dan’s books!!

  15. BearSpiritDog
    11:03 am on April 20th, 2011

    K-9 Units are the best! They put their heart and soul into their jobs and, yes, their lives on the line every day.

    O.Howlers: Good for your Mom in convincing the others to keep Jack!

    Thanks to Liz, B, Barb&Maggie, T&G (and of course, Rio) Our great Cookbook is soon to be a reality! This will make a wonderful keepsake and gift.

    I hope all of you who have experienced ill health and accidents are on the mend. Sending healing thoughts your way.

    The weather here has improved considerably over the past few days. Will try to send some your way!

  16. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:10 am on April 20th, 2011

    I previously was stationed at an outpost of the Police department, and I tell you, I let no perps into our area. I was ready for some leg chomping, if the situation had arisen. Min-pins are deceptively fierce. Think dobermans in a handy travel size.

  17. Barb & Maggie
    11:19 am on April 20th, 2011

    Barb does not have great tech skills, but would be glad to help on the cookbook, in a low tech way. I don’t think we have to worry much about copy right problems, espceiclaly if we are just doing it for ourselves. If we want to mass market, that might be a differnt story. I am picturing this as more of a fun, good memories type of thing for the Plunderers.

  18. OleyHowlers
    11:21 am on April 20th, 2011

    For the cookbook, we can offer up our recipe for Garlic Pretzels.

  19. Siber-H
    11:50 am on April 20th, 2011

    My tribe doesn’t do police work unless it is for the Canadian Mounties.
    All police dogs should have the protective vests just like the two-legged law enforcement guys/girls have. Civilians sometimes have fund raisers to get the police dogs the vests.

    Thank you Stover for the book title. Little did I know when I was looking at the photo of the pug bobble head that I would need to remember the title of the book beside it.

    Sunny and 80 degres here today…blasted climate.

  20. Wolfie
    11:54 am on April 20th, 2011

    We need a name for our cookbook.

    Chet’s Chefs?

    damson, you amaze me. My big accomplishment today was showering and getting dressed! I am feeling quite proud of myself.

  21. Wolfie
    11:56 am on April 20th, 2011

    Macy, tell us more!

  22. Siber-H
    11:58 am on April 20th, 2011

    BearSpiritDog is very beautiful!! Mom and I like to think of you as our time traveler…that is such a neat description.

    Macy, I am worried about Texas…good grief. The fires are really bad but maybe you will have a couple of decent weather days for fighting the fires.

  23. Wolfie
    11:58 am on April 20th, 2011

    Who is damson? I meant to say DAWSON.

  24. Barb & Maggie
    12:03 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Chet’s Chefs. We likey! With this creative bunch, there will no doubt be more offerings.

    As far as the cookbook, we had a thought that perhaps Barb could collect recipes, then send to Bee to check and edit, then Liz could do the final work, putting it together and adding all the artistic part.

    Can’t wait for tonight’s finale. Lots of chocolate, hopefully (for the two-leggeds)!

  25. Barb & Maggie
    12:04 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Wolfie, Not to worry, just one letter flipped upside down!

  26. OleyHowlers
    12:34 pm on April 20th, 2011

    What time are the desserts tonite? We want ice cream !!!

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:39 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Damson!….snort! heh!

    Chet’s! …Chefs!….sniff!…I don’t like it. None of us here are chefs….grunt!….I doubt Chet will be adding any recipes to the book….snort!

  28. Melanie
    12:51 pm on April 20th, 2011

    That iPaw will get you everytime!

    Plunderer’s Nonblunders?

    Just came back from the Walk / Run. We decided since it was drizzling not to take the Pack to the swimming hole. So Rosie ran herself ragged, found the dirtiest mud puddle she could find and laid herself down in it.


    The Pack is now outside chewing on bones. Hopefully they will get washed off.

  29. B.Stover
    12:57 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Spence and Admin: Eric Foner’s The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for history.

  30. B.Stover
    12:59 pm on April 20th, 2011

    I like the title Chet’s Chefs. (Many of us are “chefs” when we want to be.)

    Barb: That sounds like a plan. Should we send you recipes via email?

    Why does Revolution #9 remind me of a song?

  31. Wolfie
    1:36 pm on April 20th, 2011


    Deserts!! I can’t wait to see what”s on the menu!

  32. Wolfie
    1:51 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Bee….are you thinking about the Beatles by any chance?

  33. Siber-H
    1:59 pm on April 20th, 2011

    I’m thinking about desert.

  34. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:25 pm on April 20th, 2011

    oK, so the police outpost was actually the city animal shelter, but it IS run by the police department, so…. And I still stand by my description as me being a Doberman in a handy travel size. Just look at these teeth, and the fierce face. Well, imagine a snarling wolf and you are close. rrrah, rrah

    And dessert should always be eaten before the meal, when you have plenty of room for it.

  35. OleyHowlers
    2:48 pm on April 20th, 2011

    We love Chet’s Chefs, altho Mom says she would be hesitant about that because it would probably contain stuff like how to find old burnt hot dogs lying around, or pizza from the compost pile, or other (to her) unappetizing food ideas.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:50 pm on April 20th, 2011

    SiberH!…Are you going to watch the third game with the Giants? …snort!…It starts in a few minutes. I will have to listen to it with my little headphones because the TV is off…grump!

  37. Siber-H
    2:52 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Yes, I am going to watch the game…have arranged my life today so I would be home this afternoon.

  38. Wolfie
    3:13 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Although I am not much of a baseball fan, we only live about 3 hours from San Fran. I am not going to gloat but dad said something about bringing a broom.

  39. Wolfie
    3:18 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Macy, you make me laugh!

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:19 pm on April 20th, 2011

    SiberH!….Good! I didn’t want you to be out digging holes or sumthing while they were playing…heh!

  41. Melanie
    3:30 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Snicker . . .

  42. Siber-H
    3:41 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Cute…very cute

  43. BearSpiritDog
    3:43 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Cookbook! Wolfie: We think Chet’s Chefs is a greatt name! Barb, Please post info for submission of recipes. Rio had mentioned including a picture with the recipe – let us know what you require.

    Natasha: We all love you – how could you think otherwise? How was the Wedding? And who was your date?

    Looking forward to the fabulous desserts on tonite’s menu!

  44. BearSpiritDog
    3:49 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Macy! A doberman in travel size! Love it!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:51 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Rockies!…My team showed up for the game today!…snort!… They look like their old selves again….Wooooooo!

  46. B.Stover
    4:11 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Yes! The Beatles’ “Revolution” (not “Revolution 1”). Thanks Wolfie.

  47. Siber-H
    4:12 pm on April 20th, 2011

    My thoughts exactly, Rio.
    I think Bill is at the game today.
    The Borozi’s date…It wasn’t me!!

  48. B.Stover
    4:13 pm on April 20th, 2011

    I’m finally going to watch “The King’s Speech” (which should be in italics but I’m too lazy) On Demand.

    5:15 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Bear, We think the wedding that Natasha is going to is on the 29th of April, in London, but she is being very secretive about it!

    Ok, we told you we were low tech, so if we post our email address, then you guys just need to send the receipe and we can print, right? Then, if the photo is sent in jpeg we can save it to My Pictures, or print it. Shoule we print everything and save till we get all of it, and then mail hard copies to Bee? Someone with organization skills, please advise!

  50. BearSpiritDog
    5:16 pm on April 20th, 2011

    B! Just watched The King’s Speach last night on dvd. Great movie!

  51. BearSpiritDog
    5:28 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Maggie, You are right, the Royals are wedding on the 29th. Thanks for the correction. (I hope we haven’t blown the Borzi’s cover)

  52. C.Harris
    5:34 pm on April 20th, 2011

    I think we would need Spence’s blessing to use Chet’s name for the title of our cookbook??? We could call the it ” Chow Hounds (aka Favorite Foods)” and dedicate it to Bernie, Chet and Snowhound Kennel with an explanation on the acknowledgement page.

  53. B.Stover
    5:37 pm on April 20th, 2011

    CHarris: Seems to me that you’re leaving out the cats.

    Liz: Should we be doing the cookbook electronically or hardcopy?

  54. Siber-H
    5:42 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Leaving out the cats? That’s okay. I like them, but leaving them out is fine with me.

  55. C.Harris
    5:43 pm on April 20th, 2011

    from copyright.gov: “Copyright law does not protect recipes that are mere listings of ingredients. Nor does it protect other mere listings of ingredients such as those found in formulas, compounds, or prescriptions. Copyright protection may, however, extend to substantial literary expression—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook.”

    This link provides a quick Q&A about the issue:

    Basically, a list of ingredients is not copyrighted. However, the way cooking instructions are written may be copyrighted (bake at 350 would *not* be copyrighted). If a bunch of recipes come from one published source, that may be a copyright infringement.

    Still researching…

  56. C.Harris
    5:48 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Oooooo…..I seek the forgiveness of all KATS on the board. They must think I hate them. First I don’t let them sing, then I don’t recognize their recipes. We all know that KATS are especially picky eaters so their food preferences are very important.

    :o3 ^:)^ :)>-

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:49 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Chow!…Hounds! I like it a lot… snort! … I think the name should have “Plunderers” in it though that would include even the Kats…sniff!

  58. Mollypop
    5:56 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Macy – I’m just watchng the news and it looks like almost all of Texas is on fire. Is it safe where you are?

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:04 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Book!….We could just call it Hey! Where’s My Dinner!….snort!

  60. Wolfie
    6:12 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Ha ha, these are all great!

    Delish Dishes

    Dining in Plunderville

    Come and Get It


  61. dawson
    6:13 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Wolfie: A slip on the ice is no where near like being hit by a vehicle. At least not in this case. I would’ve followed Doctor Mollypop’s advice if I had read it before I set off but I didn’t. The wrist feels good but I am very sore in shoulder and neck today.

    Chow Hounds and Picky Eaters by the Plunderers. The Plunderers are the authors so they don’t necessarily have to be in the title.

  62. Siber-H
    6:14 pm on April 20th, 2011

    We are going to turn off the computer and probably take it to the computer hospital tomorrow. We are getting some strange virus alerts and other assorted nonsense.

    Don’t worry if we are away for a few days.

  63. Alice M. Johnson
    6:18 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Yes the Kats are important.

    I have several recipes I can contribute when we decide how and where to send them. They are actually Staff’s but she is letting me do the posting.
    I am sure the herbs have many recipes and i wouldn’t want them to get ahead of me.

    The Twins, snort, lost big time yesterday. GO ROCKIES!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:19 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Simple!…How about simply Delish!…snort!

  65. Alice M. Johnson
    6:21 pm on April 20th, 2011

    I vote for Delish! Love that word. We can add dishes if you want as it sounds lovely but maybe we aren’t eating dishes, but food. Heh heh heh. Either way works for me.

    Because it is a Chet word and we all know it well.

  66. Alice M. Johnson
    6:22 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Rio, we are agreeing. heh heh.

  67. Alice M. Johnson
    6:24 pm on April 20th, 2011


    Wonderful food from the Plunderers of ChettheDog.com blog.
    Personal favorites from the Plunderers of ChettheDog.com blog

  68. Staff
    6:25 pm on April 20th, 2011

    We are going out with Mr.Staff’s cousin for supper. We are going to the Convention Grill and having California Burgers, and a Vanilla Malt.

    Yum Yum Yum.

    I bet Dawson would be jealous.

  69. Wolfie
    6:27 pm on April 20th, 2011


  70. Staff
    6:28 pm on April 20th, 2011


    Oh I am getting so hungry. I wonder if there is iron in Vanilla Malts????

  71. C.Harris
    6:49 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Sorry Rio…Delish! is taken by one of my favorite authors: Philip R. Craig. He wrote the J.W. Jackson mysteries and family dinners within the books were described so well that he published a cookbook of them. He died 4 (?) years ago and I miss his writing.

    Chow Hounds and Picky Eaters sound good to me.

  72. dawson
    6:51 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Delish! is perfect.
    When I get to the city I will have a California burger at the Convention Grill and a Hebrew National at the ballfield. Go Twins!

  73. dawson
    6:57 pm on April 20th, 2011

    What!? Someone has our perfect title already? I might have to order some of his books.
    I’m bidding on Dan’s autographed books.
    Staff: Can I put mom’s fish chowder in the cookbook? Even if Wolfie won’t make it.

  74. LizF
    7:18 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Good morning all. Macy, it’s so cute to think of you as a travel size doberman! And fierce – good girl.

    Barb: your plan sounds good. People email their recipes to you, you send them to B for editing, she puts them all into a Word file and emails to me when they’re ready. We should have a deadline – e.g all recipes to Barb by the end of April. B, how long would you need for editing?

    If there are photos we need to take them ourselves, that would be the only copyright issue I can foresee. But it could be done without, with just little illustrations of bowls or utensils or simple ingredients or…something (I’d use a font for that).

    The main thing is NOT to embed the pictures in the Word files, as I can’t access them. Separately or not at all is the rule.

    Chet’s Chefs is a bit tongue twistery for me. Can we play on the title of DishLickers – that’s what they call the greyhound races here, do you use it there? Dishlicking by The Plunderers of ChetTheDog.com?

  75. dawson
    7:48 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Oh. I like Dishlickers…that rolls off the tongue. How about some pot stickers too? Except I don’t actually have any recipes for pot stickers…what are they anyways?

  76. Melanie
    7:49 pm on April 20th, 2011


    We should figure something out, but don’t do that.

    Dishlickers snicker

    I also like Dining in Plunderville.

    Hey, where’s my desert? Siber-H is going to miss out! Bummer

  77. Tupper and Gilly
    7:54 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hi everyone – we are dusting our paws off on our aprons and are just about ready to bring the desserts out.
    but before we do, we would like to say that we do like the name chow Hounds and Picky Eaters. Especially since a lot of recipes we may have are specially for special diets like gluten free or low salt.
    But we will also say that for desserts, all bets are off. We didn’t go for necessarily healthy or restricted. So, you will all have to decide which ones would be ok for you, or if you need to adapt a recipe.
    we’re just really sorry Siber can’t be with us tonight….we have something special planned. Oh well, maybe Rebecca will show up.
    So, Friends, here we go – come on in and have some dessert!!!

  78. Tupper and Gilly
    7:56 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Mama thinks that when she has company, she wants time to visit with them, so most of her desserts are pretty easy to make, even if they look fancy. Hope you all like them.

    Macy’s Mini Pin-Wheels – Sweet with just a hint of sassy spice

    1 package refrigerated pie crusts (rolled or folded type)
    1 cup pecans, chopped fine
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 TBLS honey
    1 tsp cinnamon

    1 tsp lemon juice
    1 TBL honey
    cinnamon sugar

    Unfold pie crusts on square of wax paper and allow to come to room temp – about 15 minutes
    While crusts are warming, mix together the nuts, sugar, 2 TBLS honey and cinnamon.
    Gently roll the crusts into a more square shape- do not make too thin, and don’t worry too much about a perfect shape.
    Sprinkle half the nut mix on each crust. Gently push the nuts down into the dough. Using the wax paper to guide the dough, start from one side and gently roll the dough jelly roll fashion into a log with the nut mixture inside. Wrap the finished roll in the wax paper and refrigerate for two hours or more.
    Preheat oven to 375
    Remove rolled up dough from refrigerator, using a sharp serrated knife, cut into slices that are about ¾ to 1 inch thick. Lay slices on a very lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Let cool for a couple of minutes, and move to cooling rack.
    Mix 1 TBL honey with 1 tsp lemon juice. Drizzle over the pinwheels, and dust with cinnamon sugar.

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    7:57 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Professor Bee’s Pecan Pie – Grammatically correct and extra sweet

    1 unbaked pie shell (make it simple – buy one frozen or one to unroll)

    2 TBLS flour
    ½ cup sugar
    3 eggs
    ½ cup softened butter
    dash salt
    1 cup light corn syrup
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup pecan pieces
    about 20 pecan halves to decorate the top

    Non-optional options – you have to have one! Ice cream or whipped cream

    Preheat oven to 375.
    In a small bowl, thoroughly mix the flour and sugar together. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs slightly, add the softened butter and beat until well blended. Add the flour/sugar mixture, the salt, corn syrup, vanilla and pecan pieces and stir until very well blended.
    Place the pie pan with the unbaked shell on a baking sheet. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell, and arrange the pecan halves in a pattern on the top. Place in the 375 oven and cook for 10 minutes. Turn the oven down to 350 and continue to bake for 50 minutes more.
    Allow to cool completely before serving, and top with ice cream or whipped cream.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:58 pm on April 20th, 2011

    DISHLICKERS!…Pure and simple…snort!…That is Purrrfect!…heh!…Liz I love love love it!

  81. Tupper and Gilly
    7:58 pm on April 20th, 2011

    It doesn’t get much better than this – or much easier!

    Wolfie’s Blur – Berry Cobbler (You can use blueberries if your can’t find Blur-Berries)

    6 TBLS, melted
    ¾ cup sugar
    1 cup self rising flour
    1 cup milk
    1 can blueberry pie filling

    Preheat oven to 350

    Pour butter into a 2.5 or 3 quart casserole.
    Mix sugar, flour and milk, stir til smooth
    Gently, pour this mix over the melted butter, DO NOT STIR IN
    Gently, pour the blueberry pie filling over the batter, DO NOT STIR IN
    Bake for 1 hour.
    Let sit for at least one half hour if you can resist. Serve with vanilla, caramel swirl or rum raisin ice cream.

  82. Tupper and Gilly
    8:00 pm on April 20th, 2011

    sniff, sniff

    A Little Bit of Heaven
    For Bess, BearSpiritDog, FattyKitty, Peabody and all the others from the Rainbow Bridge

    2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
    ½ cup sugar
    2 large egg whites
    1 TBL pure vanilla extract
    large dash of salt

    ½ cup chocolate bits
    2/3 cup all fruit raspberry jam at room temperature

    1 package dark chocolate instant pudding mix
    1 1/2 cup milk or light cream
    3 TBLS amaretto OR 1 tsp almond extract

    2 cups whipped cream or CoolWhip
    2 TBLS amaretto OR 1 tsp almond extract

    OPTIONS – chocolate shavings, chocolate sprinkles, fresh raspberries, slivered almonds

    Preheat oven to 350. Lightly beat the egg whites, sugar and vanilla just till frothy. Fold in the coconut and salt. Press into the bottom and sides of a lightly greased 9” pie pan.
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

    Place the chocolate bits in microwave safe measuring cup or small bowl, and heat for 15 seconds, stir, heat for 15 seconds – continue until bits are melted and chocolate is soft enough to pour. Pour into coconut crust, and spread to the edges. Allow to cool.
    Stir the raspberry jam until it is soft enough to pour and spread smoothly over the chocolate. (if necessary, you can heat the jam in the microwave very briefly to soften)

    Mix pudding mix, milk and amaretto just until blended, then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. (if using almond extract, add another tablespoon of milk) Pour over the raspberry layer. Chill for at least one hour.

    Fold amaretto into whipped cream and spread over the top. Decorate with one or more of the optional garnishes.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Liz!….I am a certified Dishlicker…heh!…I lick my dish several minutes after it is completely empty…sniff!…This drives my friend crazy!….snorkel!

  84. Tupper and Gilly
    8:01 pm on April 20th, 2011

    So, this one is a little more complicated, but its worth it!

    Siber’s Dream of Alaska

    The First Part is a Meringue Shell. Don’t be intimidated -meringue is not hard to make if you follow three very simple rules.

    3 egg whites at room temperature
    1 tsp vanilla
    ¼ tsp cream of tartar
    dash salt
    1 cup sugar

    1. The eggs must be at room temperature.
    2. Use a glass or metal bowl, and wash it out first with soap and hot water. Any tiny remnant of grease or oil will keep the meringue from forming.
    3. Be sure that no yolk escapes into the whites. It is better to separate each egg into two small bowls and pour the white into the mixing bowl, one at a time. That way, if your third egg yolk breaks, you won’t ruin the whole batch. Just put that egg aside for another use, and try again.
    Preheat oven to 300. Line a baking sheet with cooking parchment or brown paper. Draw a 9 inch circle on the paper.
    In a good size mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar and salt just until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, beating continuously until stiff peaks form.
    Being sure that your utensil has no grease or oil on it, scoop the meringue onto the center of the paper circle and spread it to the edges, building up the sides to form a nest like shape. Sprinkle just a little sugar on the edges of the nest. Bake at 300 for about 50 minutes. Turn off the oven but do not open the door for at least one hour. Remove the meringue shell, peel off the paper and set on a pretty plate. Set aside for now.

    The Second Part

    1 box vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
    1 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Non Alcoholic Coffee Creamer
    (or Bailey’s Crème Brulee or Toffee Almond Cream)
    ½ cup milk
    Stir pudding mix, coffee creamer and milk together till blended, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Chill for at least one hour.

    The Third Part

    1 small cluster green grapes
    1 small cluster red grapes
    1 egg white
    1 tsp water
    ½ cup sugar

    While the meringue is baking, cut the grapes into clusters of two or three grapes, leaving just a bit of stem intact. Beat the egg white and water in a small bowl, just enough to break down the viscosity. Put the sugar in a small bowl. Dip each cluster of grapes into the egg white, gently shake excess off, and then lay in the bowl of sugar. Shake the sugar until it coats the grape cluster. Remove the cluster and set on a rack to dry. Continue to make frosted clusters, half green, half red until you have about 8 or 9 of each. Set aside till serving time.

    Assemble at the last minute before serving. Heap the pudding mix into the meringue shell, making peaks and valleys. Very lightly sprinkle sugar over the pudding “snow”. Decorate the top with the frosted grapes in pretty little jumbles. Decorate the edges of the plate with the extra grape clusters.
    This is especially pretty in candlelight, where the sugar will sparkle like snow in the starlight.

  85. Melanie
    8:01 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Once a jolly Newf Pack sat beside a big green van,
    Under the shade of a pecan tree,
    And they sang as they sat and waited for their Mattie
    You’ll come a Waltzing Mathilda with me.

  86. Tupper and Gilly
    8:02 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Whew – we made it and nothing got moderated! Dig in everyone, hope you find something you like!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:05 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Title!…This is what I vote for Dishlickers and underneath after the cover art in the “who wrote it part”, A Cookbook by The Plunderers of Chet The Dog’s Blog….snort!…Under this the link to the blog of course…heh!

  88. Melanie
    8:06 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Waltzing Mathilda, Waltzing Mathilda,
    We’ve got a party to go to you see,
    So they piled in the van and Mattie got in to drive,
    Let’s go our Waltzing Mathilda, let’s go.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Middle-Man!….Tell me why we need to send our recipes to Barb again?…snort!…Seems like we just need to send them to Stover for editing and refining before she sends them to Liz via email…grunt!

  90. dawson
    8:16 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Aaaargh! Now I will pay for my procrastination. I regret to say I am painting that bedroom wall tonight..as in, Now! I’ll have to copy the recipes and make them at another time. Enjoy yourselves everyone. Tupper and Gilly, you are the greatest!

  91. LizF
    8:17 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Wow, Melanie’s singing Waltzing Matilda!! Who knew there was a newfy version? Very appropriate with Anzac Day coming up next week. I can contribute a recipe for anzac biscuits to the Dishlickers book, by the way (thanks for the vote, Rio! Cricket does that bowl thing too).

    Those desserts sound sensational T&G. Pecan pie – yum! Hey, the first item on the blueberry cobbler recipe – is that the butter? I’ve never had cobbler, it looks deeeelish on the pics i found on google images.

    Barb, instead of putting your email up here, click on my name, go to my website and pick up my contact there.

  92. LizF
    8:18 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Well, Barb can be the collection point … rather than Bee getting everything in dribs and drabs…


  93. Tupper and Gilly
    8:18 pm on April 20th, 2011

    And before you go home tonight, make sure to grab a take home bag over there by the door. This is the end of this dinner party, and we wanted to make sure you all had favors to take home with you – don’t leave yet, but don’t leave without these:

    Cookies for Wookie – special treats for the Nation Within

    12 cups of rolled oats (this is one of the giant canisters of plain oats)
    4 cups whole wheat flour
    1 cup cornmeal
    8 eggs
    ¾ cup oil
    2/3 cup honey
    ½ cup molasses
    2 cups milk
    1 large can solid pack pumpkin or squash (not pie filling, just plain pumpkin)
    then pick one:
    4 mashed bananas
    2 cups chunky applesauce
    2 cups cooked carrots, mashed
    1 bag frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

    Dump all the ingredients into a really big bowl. Moosh it all around with your hands, breaking up the eggs, and getting the veggies between your fingers. ( a spoon just will not work here, this is down and dirty cooking) Mix and mix and mix until it is completely blended.

    Preheat the oven to 325. Spray 3 large baking sheets with no stick spray. Divide the batter evenly and pat out to fill the tray. Score the top into the size cookies you want. Bake for 1 hour. Switch trays around so the top tray is now in the middle, bottom is on top, middle is on the bottom, and continue to bake one hour more.
    Turn the oven off and let the cookies sit in the closed oven overnight. In the morning, remove from oven, and break on the score lines. Most cookies will still feel a little soft. Turn the oven back on to 350 degrees, and put any soft cookies back in the oven to dry out. Depending on how hard or soft the cookies were, bake for 45 minutes to an hour until they are completely dry and crunchy. These will last just as long as store bought cookies – except your dog won’t let them.

    There really aren’t any rules to the ingredients. You can use white flour, or half wheat, half white. You can use wheat germ, or less cornmeal. Add as many veggies as you want, and just add more flour if needed.
    Never met a doggie who wouldn’t eat these, no matter how they were made.

  94. Tupper and Gilly
    8:20 pm on April 20th, 2011

    oops – yup, we messed up on the BlurBerry recipe – the first ingredient is “melted butter”….hmmm, wonder what else we could have melted….like our hard drive???

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    8:23 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Liz – Anzac???

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:23 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Collection!…. What’s she going to do? Put all the recipes in on big file and mail it to Stover?…snort!… There needs to be a deadline for submission that’s the first thing. The next thing is what is the standard recipe format?….sniff!…Will it be Photo, Category, Recipe and then Directions?…grunt! ….Give us some rules to live by please…heh!

  97. Melanie
    8:26 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Time to grab some of that Little Bit of Heaven! Also some of that Alaska Dream!

    Oh, jeez Franklin’s jowls are cover in white! Tupper, do you have more of that stuff?

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Categories!…. We probably need some pre-defined Categories because my friend has a few she calls, “Whatever is Easy” or “What’s Left?”…snort!

  99. Sam
    8:40 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Mollypop and I have arrived. Open the door. Let us in, hurry! Food me! Food me!

  100. Melanie
    8:43 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Sam, Franklin is wearing the seat for you. If you want to ride in style just let MollyPop boost you up!

  101. B.Stover
    8:45 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Barb is going to organize the recipes. All I’m doing is editing. Liz: I need one to two days to edit.

    Grammatically correct pecan pie. It doesn’t get any better than this!

  102. Melanie
    8:54 pm on April 20th, 2011

    I love Pecan Pie. I planted Hardy Pecan trees when we first moved here. One is 15 feet high. The other is 3 feet high. It was larger until this winter. Gracie and Katy ate the branches since they could reach them. I think they were learning from the beaver.

    Wait . . . Katy! Grace! Give that pie back.

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hey!….I want something sweet and gooey!…snort!…My friend thinks I will rot out what few teeth I have left…heh!…Tonight I don’t care!…Woooooo! Dessert!. Wooooo!

  104. LizF
    9:00 pm on April 20th, 2011

    I thought those biscuits were for humans! damn…they sound delicious too. I could still try them i guess.

    Categories might become apparent as we go along – if there aren’t many soups or whatever, or there’s something that doesn’t fit into a category, they can go in a separate section – ‘Doggy Bag’ f’rinstance – up the back.

    Format: Title, Recipe. Text only.
    Deadline: 30 April.

    Barb, weed out any images. Send them separately, girls.

    T&G – Anzac day – Australia and New Zealand Army Corps – commemorates the invasion of Turkey in 1915 by A&NZ troops. War commemorative day, basically.

  105. Melanie
    9:03 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Whoa, Riö, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pug dive into Blur-berry Cobbler before.
    You’re sort of purple-y . . .

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Snort!….I LOVE DESSERT!….wuffle!…I especially love PURPLE Dessert!…snort!snort!…It’s the Rockies color…heh!

  107. Melanie
    9:20 pm on April 20th, 2011

    So that’s why you’re bathing in it!

    I wondered . . .

  108. BearSpiritDog
    9:23 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Cookbook! Bear’s head is bobbling with all the details!

    For now let’s take a break and enjoy all these fabulous desserts. I, for one, will have a bite of each & every one. And, will take back some “Wookie Cookies” & “A Little Bit of Heaven” for those who couldn’t come.

    Can’t believe our dinners sre over, but enjoyed sampling every dish. T&G’s Mama: You are a wonderful cook. The Corgis & the Herb Kats – Hosts with the Most. Thank you all so much!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on April 20th, 2011

    April!….30th!…snort!…I can tell you right now that is way to soon. My friend will never be able to cook, photograph and detail anything worthwhile in that amount of time…grunt!… Especially since she is trying to complete a Quilling project…sniff!

  110. Alice M. Johnson
    9:29 pm on April 20th, 2011

    (knock knock knock)

    Hey there, Hi there where are those herbs? Lets chow down and have a little talk…

    Hmmm chow down…? Nah, probably already been taken as a title. Besides we like DishLickers as the title.

  111. dawson
    9:30 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Medivac! Whoo hoo! I made it. Painting will have to wait. I got the call from work they needed someone to fly with a patient to Massachusetts. I said okay, if I can bail out when I see 9 or more bears at what looks like a picnic. They were desperate so they said okay. The co-pilot helped me into the parachute and gave me a quick boot because I was too afraid to jump. “Geronimo!” I kept my hand on the cord until I counted to ten very slowly, then I pulled it. Thank dog it opened. Rough landing but no worse than a slip on the ice, I guess.
    Hello Plunderers! And Dishlickers! And…is that a purple pug?

  112. AbbietheKitty
    9:32 pm on April 20th, 2011


    Let me in too. I love to eat!

    Whew, I thought that door was going to catch my tail. Although it is not as beautiful as Alice’s tail it is still very important to me. Yum! I want some pecan pie and some…drat! Rio is in the cobbler.

  113. Melanie
    9:33 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hi Alice! Did you bring Staff and Abbie?

    I saw the Herbs earlier. They were stalking Riö.

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Auction!…Just so everyone can breath a little easier about the time lines…sniff!…There will probably not be a Silent Auction in May, most likely it will be in June or July…snort!…We do want to give everyone time to ponder and come up with some good Items. Plus, we want the Cookbook to be Top-Notch just in case anyone besides ourselves wants to own one…heh! …I hope this is satisfactory with all of youse…gruffle!

  115. Melanie
    9:34 pm on April 20th, 2011


    You make the best entrances . .

  116. AbbietheKitty
    9:34 pm on April 20th, 2011

    OOOO look. The herbs are ducking Rio in the cobbler.

    teehee hee.

    Serves him right for being a pig…er pug.. Sorry.

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on April 20th, 2011

    ALICE!….Quit licking my Dish!…dammit!

  118. Mollypop
    9:37 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Melanie – Right now Sam is hiding under the table.

  119. AbbietheKitty
    9:37 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Well Hello there Dear Dawson,
    So nice to see you. I thought sure you would be painting and miss the desserts. I should have known better….

    Shall we step aside here? Rio seems to be splashing and purple is such a hard color to remove from clothing. I wonder how many baths his friend is going to give him before he turns back to his tawny shade?

  120. Melanie
    9:38 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Down came the policeman, riding on his motorcycle,
    Knocked on the Tup’s door, one, two, three.
    “What’s all this noise here, my dog, is that a purple pug?
    You best come a Waltzing Mathilda with me!”

  121. Alice Johnson
    9:38 pm on April 20th, 2011

    You snooze you lose Rio my bud.

  122. dawson
    9:41 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hello Abbie (have a tummies) & Alice (pull your tail?) Where is that cobbler? There’s a bit of hair in it, isn’t there? I guess I can pick around it.
    “Dishlickers Delish, dishlickers delish, you’ll be a dishlicker delish with me.”

  123. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:42 pm on April 20th, 2011

    T&G — love my cookies, yummy, yummy, yummy. Are the Newfs going to show us any more dance steps tonight. I thought I heard Franklin say something about the Electric Slide. Wow, boggles the mind. Wookie

  124. Staff
    9:44 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hmmm I think I will stay outside here until the police have sorted things out. Don’t let Macy near them or she will savage them like a Doberman. She’s a tough one you know. We will have to bail her out if she gets taken up by the police.

  125. Melanie
    9:46 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Up jumped good Dawson and rushed to the policeman.
    “You’ll have some pecan pie,” said she.
    And he joined in the party, dancing with a purple Riö.
    “Let’s all come a Waltzing Mathilda with me.”

  126. Melanie
    9:47 pm on April 20th, 2011


  127. dawson
    9:47 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Here’s to all the dishlickers that have gone over the bridge. You were all a little Bit of Heaven and now I will eat some of this heavenly pie and lick the dish a little while I think of you. Yummmmmmm, slurp! Ahhhh.

  128. Sam
    9:47 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Whew! I have escaped those clumsy oafs, the Newfs. I like it here under the table – it’s safe and there’s lots of food on the floor. And look, there’s a strange looking dog under here too, with a really funny hat.

  129. AbbietheKitty
    9:49 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Oh thank you for the lovely tummies Dawson. I need them. Somehow I never get enough. Have you tried this lovely pecan dessert?

    Hoo EEE look at Sammy up on top of

  130. dawson
    9:49 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hey! I want a little piece of that handsome policeman. Rio! Let go of him!

  131. AbbietheKitty
    9:52 pm on April 20th, 2011

    My gracious. Sammy is riding on top of Natasha. How did she sneak in unobserved. Nat is boosting Sam up to the table so she can grab some of Macy’s pinwheels. They are so sweet and crunchy. YUM!

  132. dawson
    9:53 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Yesh Occifer. Whatever you shay! No, I am NOT under the influence, I just had a mouth full of grammatically correct pecan pie.

  133. Melanie
    9:53 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Lovely Party, T&G, the Herbs and the Royal Mum,

    The Pack is staying late again. Hope the electric slide goes okay and they don’t take part of the deck with them.

    I’m up LATE! TTFN

  134. Staff
    9:53 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Officer dear, I have been a very bad girl. Lets go to this private little room and you can interrogate me. First we have to get rid of this strange purple pug and this bossy little blonde.

  135. Staff
    9:56 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Shoo. Shoo! Ma’m please stop smearing the office with chocolate.

  136. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Clarkson!…He’s ALL MINE!….Paws off!…snort! grunt!…Wooo!Weeee!…I’ve got a purple sugar rush going, get outta my way!….Clarkson here I come! Catch Me If You Can!…yeep!yeep!….Aaaaaargh!

  137. Alice M. Johnson
    9:57 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Heh heh.
    Staff and Dawson seem to be fighting over that cute young policeman.


  138. Alice M. Johnson
    10:00 pm on April 20th, 2011

    OH MY What has Rio done now???? I think we can call him the purple panther…snicker. And now the young policeman has chocolate and blueberries all over him…

    Oh, Not any more. The pack is… uh, how shall I put this? Well they are cleaning him up. Sort of. EWWWWWW. I think that Staff and Dawson will leave him alone now.

    Rio, maybe not.

  139. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:01 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Sam – we vill have to talk later. Now vould you pleeze get off my head, and go pick on Rio.
    Natasha is devastated that Siber is not here. Ve thought that vhen he saw us in this beautiful hat that he vould loose his heart and be in love vith us.
    So, now, ve must go pout somewhere….oh, is Volfie here…possible that Natasha can console herself after all.

  140. dawson
    10:01 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Officer! I’m an illegal immigrant with no papers! Oh crap! That purple pug is way outta my league. Guess I’ll console myself with Macy’s mini pin-wheels. Yummo.

  141. OleyHowlers
    10:02 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hello! Sorry to join so late. Looks like we missed a wild party. We’ll try all these delich sounding recipes later we think. But….where is our ice cream??? Esp. Dima…he is a ice cream connoisseur (what kind of seur is he?)

  142. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on April 20th, 2011

    LOVE!….I love love love the name Dishlickers…snort!…It’s unique and it’s Aussie born…heh!…How much better can it get?

  143. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:03 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Ve think that from now on, ve should call Rio the Purple Pant-er, snuffle grumble snort

  144. Basil and Sage
    10:08 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Sheesh – who let the dogs out??? You would think they have never seen food before! At least Alice and Abbie know how to act like ladies – good evening Ladies…can we show you our catnip mousies?
    As far as those Newfs and that horrible little purple thing…oh wait a minute – its RIO! Hahaa haha haaa – Rio is PURPLE! We always knew he had a sweet creamy center, but now he’s PURPLE. Oh gosh, where the heck is Melanie with her camera???

  145. dawson
    10:09 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hello Oley Howlers, there’s ice cream here somewhere. I heard it was mandatory.

    Excuse me while I try some of Siber’s Dream of Alaska…I do love meringue. Too bad Siber couldn’t make it.

    Wow! Are the Newf’s actually waltzing?

  146. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Purple!…The Rockies colors are Purple too!…snort!…I love Purple!…Weeee!… I want more purple cobbler! Why did Clarkson run away so fast? …grunt!

  147. Basil and Sage
    10:14 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Dawson -we think that dance is actually the Boot Scoot Boogie. Seeing Newfs do it kinda takes the magic out of it, doesn’t it?

  148. Wolfie
    10:17 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Hello, all, I hated to leave mom with a bum arm and all, even if she did leave me forever with Carol the petsitter. I am sorry to miss the party, and especially Miss Nattie. The nice ladiies at the church sent over some bbq chicken, so I won’t starve. Party, on!

  149. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Natsha!…The only way to SiberH’s heart is through the Iditarod and Alaska….snort!…Let him know you are giving your full support to Snowhook Kennels with donations, either the Silent Auction, Cookbook or just cold hard American Cash….heh!…I’m sure he will look at you with the highest regard if you do any or all of these things…sneeze! cough!

  150. AbbietheKitty
    10:19 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Tee hee

    Staff took this picture just a few minutes before Rio dove in the cobbler….

  151. Tupper and Gilly
    10:20 pm on April 20th, 2011

    So, looks like everyone is having funnn…..whoa! Is that a PURPLE pug???
    Mama is in the kitchen, sitting under the table saying “we didn’t get moderated, we didn’t get moderated” Guess she was a little worried about that.
    Did someone say Natasha was here? Where? We wanna see her!
    Dawson, how in the world did you parachute with your wrist in a sling? We think the next time you jump out of a plane, you should yell “Napoleon!!!”

  152. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:27 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Volfie – no, do not leave me dear. Ve must discuss travel plans for the upcoming vedding. Vould you like travel by first class or by private jet. Or ve could take a slow boat, and leave now….hmmm my pretty little doggie?

  153. dawson
    10:27 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Tupper and Gilly: That sling went bye-bye this morning.
    Good point about yelling “Napoleon” although I don’t think either of those guys were ever in a plane.
    Hey Staff: Can you give me a ride home when you go? I think I need a shot of insulin.

  154. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on April 20th, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!…Even Photoshopping couldn’t make me look that young again!…heh!…Although I do admit to maybe one day in my past eyeing a nice glass of wine that way….snort!…But tonight it’s all about Dessert and Clarkson! Clarkson and Dessert!…YUM!!

  155. dawson
    10:31 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Franklin finally got Sam to ride in that cool seat he’s got on his back. She looks like a real princess, with a purple mouth.

  156. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:32 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Photo!…Who is getting Clarkson’s autographed Photo? ME ME ME!…wooooo!

  157. Tupper and Gilly
    10:35 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Ummm Rio – did you say the way to Siber’s heart is through Alaska? Hmm. wonder if Mama’s recipe would qualify. We do think Siber is kinda cute. We never said so before because there was so much other competition, what between Macy and Cricket and Natasha…..but hey, if all it takes is Alaska, we got it covered. Ohhh Siiiiiigh-ber

  158. Tupper and Gilly
    10:38 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Oh Dawson – did you need a sugar free dessert? Mama has lots of recipes for those (whispering – she can’t eat sugar either)

  159. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Sugar-Free!….You should include those in the Cookbook for sure!…heh!…My friend can do the Low-salt thing modifications on her own I think…grunt!.

  160. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on April 20th, 2011

    SiberH!…He will be so embarrassed tomorrow when he reads about all you girls who are after him for a date…heh!snort! …I can’t wait to see what he says…snorkel!…I’ve never really had that problem…(((sigh))).

  161. AbbietheKitty
    10:58 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Yawn…Dawson, dear, are you ready to go. Staff is really tired now and needs too…oh OK you are ready.

    Alice! Alice Johnson! Where are you little kitty. Time to go.

  162. Wolfie
    11:00 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Nat, Why don’t we take the private Lear jet?

    Can we get Wookies grandpa to come? I hear that he gives the best tummies in the world!

    I adore a good tummy!

    Will I have time to get a tux made? Does anyone else want to come?

  163. Tupper and Gilly
    11:09 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Thank you all so much for coming these past weeks. It has been lots of fun, and we sure hope you liked the food.
    We are always playing in the kitchen and hope that some of you have recipes to share. Can’t wait for the cookbook. Its always great to see recipes from different parts of the country (and Australia too)
    don’t forget to get your bags of cookies before you go. Stay as long as you like, but Gilly is already passed out under the table, and Mama is sound asleep with Franklin as a pillow. Yawwnnn…I think that Franklin’s shoulder is looking awfully comfy too….
    G’night all.

  164. dawson
    11:12 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Goodnight everybody. Thanks for the great party.

  165. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on April 20th, 2011

    HONK! HONK!….grump!..That’s my friend out there waiting for me to go….snort!…Hmmm. How do I explain the purple?…heh!…I will tell her Alice spilled .her blueberry slurrpy on me…sniff! …That will do the trick…slurp!

  166. Alice Johnson
    11:36 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Wow, great time and I am sugared out. Good thing we have a pilot tonight and I don’t have to fly the jet home.

    Thanks so much Tupper and Gilly and you Herbs. Wonderful hospitality and we shared a lot of recipes. Hopefully they will make their way into the cookbook soon.

    Night newfs. Night Liz. Night Rio. Night Macy the (fierce) Min pin….Who’s left. Nat and Sammy, Yawn, c’mon Dawson. Home is calling me.

  167. Alice Johnson
    11:39 pm on April 20th, 2011

    Sorry Rio, but the Herbs texted your friend to warn her. She has a lovely warm bath ready for you outside the car and a great big fluffy towel for you to travel in. Heh
    You are not getting into her car in that state.

    You can try with the Alice trick, but she already knows. She is no dummy. Maybe you tripped and fell. Yes, that’s the ticket.
    Nudge nudge, wink wink…..

  168. LizF
    11:42 pm on April 20th, 2011

    T&G the food! amazing! Well done.

    I’m glad i didn’t bump into an evil purple pug on his way out and my way in…

    Clarkson looks like that guy in Blue Bloods in that picture! A bit… Very much the policeman.

    So – what’s our new deadline for recipes? I can see T&G will have NO trouble sending through a whole bunch. What about mid-May?

  169. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:56 pm on April 20th, 2011

    T&G: Sorry I’m so late getting here, but Dad had a lacrosse game tonoght. Not that I got to go, but Mom went. The good news is that the Spartans won! They started out the season rather poorly — three losses in a row. But then they came back in grand fashion — tonight marked their sixth win in a row! Now we just have to keep our paws crossed that they do well in the playoffs!

    I see that everyone did a pretty good job of eating up the desserts. I thought I’d at least get a few crumbs, but it looks like everyone licked all the dishes clean! What a bunch of dishlickers you are!!! I hope there’s at least a bag of Wookie’s Cookies left for me! They sound delish — which of the alternate ingredients did your mom use for this batch, T&G? I hope it’s the applesauce — I’m partial to apples!

  170. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:20 am on April 21st, 2011

    By the way, I like the name “DishLickers,” but did you know that you can’t copyright the title of a book? So even if there is a book out there titled “Delish,” we could still make our own book with that same title! Everyday people come in the library and ask Mom for a certain book, but nine times out of ten there is more than one book with that title. So then she has to ask for the author’s name — and nine times out of ten the patron doesn’t know it! So then it’s a guessing game — what’s it about? When was it written? Sometimes Mom has to be like a detective!

    Mom’s favorite story was one time when she was working in a bookstore and a woman came in and said, “I don’t know the name of the book or any of the authors, but there’s a romance book that has stories by three different writers, and the cover is red.” Well, Mom started looking through all the romance books, and finally came up with a book that met all the criteria. She was so happy, until the woman said, “No, that’s not it!”

    This same woman had a little boy with her — about three or four years old. The little boy asked if he could get a book, too. The woman LAUGHED at him and said, “You don’t even know how to read yet! When you learn how to read I’ll buy you all the books you want.” Mom wanted to strangle her! For not knowing the name or author, and for squashing that little boy’s joy at the thought of getting his own book!!!

  171. C. Harris
    1:33 am on April 21st, 2011

    Kirby: yes, it is true that titles aren’t copyrighted. It is just that if we can think of another title, especially one so unique as DishLickers, it would be best.

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