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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fruit cake-yay or nay

Wuf wuf, my peeps!
Charcoal here.
How are you doing?
My Mommie is busy, 
and I am not getting enough 
lap time.

One of Mommies team members asked a WUF-Y 
question on her fb page--
fruit cake--yay or nay!

she might as well have asked-
Coke or Pepsi

We all know the answer is 
Dr. Pepper...
wuf is me.

You might be surprised to know that 
I am adopted.

The night she brought me to my new home from Kentucky, she had a Dr. Pepper that she would not share with me.
I wasn't sure about this woman, yet.
So, after trying all the way to my new home to get a wittle dwink, she took me and IT into the house. She put the Dr. Pepper down.
Well, I am a smart pup, sooooooo I knocked it off and got me a nice drink...and I cleaned her floor, too!

My Mommie tells me that my Grandmommie LOVED fruit cake, and she made fruit cake cookies most every year...I thought I would share a recipe for you...cause I WUF YOU.

Fruit Cake Cookies

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup candied red cherries
1/2 cup candied green cherries
1 cup dried pineapple pieces
2 cups pecans, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Add eggs, salt, vanilla, lemon and cinnamon and mix until well incorporated. Slowly add flour and mix well. Fold in fruit and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

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I just want to remind everyone that this time of year is tough on many people.  It has one of the highest suicide rates of any season.

I see my mommie crying cause she misses her family, 
but don't tell her I told you. 

She isn't alone, because the holidays bring tears for many.
Show compassion for those that are alone.
Those that are caretakers.
Those that are struggling--many times, you will NEVER know they are having a tough time.

People GIVE at this time of year, but don't forget that HELP is needed all during the 12 months of the year.

If you see a need, HELP.

So, let's just take a few minutes to see some of our 
Folk Art and Primitives and More Team members.

Darla is another team leader, but she is tuckered out, and has her shop on vacation...lol
I will catch her later!!

Here is my Grandmother's favorite pie that she would make for company.  She would put it in the oven as they sat down to eat and it would be hot by the time for dessert!
This Fudge Pie is crustless and you will WUF it.

AND I am pretty sure that WOMEN started the idea that dogs can't have chocolate, so they don't have to share....wuf, is me...SO, here is my Mommie's favorite Pie.

ME?  I am just going to have some

Remember to have Compassion this Holiday Season:
Don't huff and puff at the cashiers
Don't join in with other customers to complain about them, either.
Remember, that EVERYONE is doing the best they can.
Don't take those annoying deep breaths when someone in front of you is going too slow for you.
Don't Judge the homeless or those scruffy-looking people.  You have no idea of the heartaches they may face.
Be thankful for what you have, cause it could all be taken away in a split second.
Spread LOVE, JOY, CHEER...
Embrace the meaning of GIVING for this season and spread it past December.

Oh, leave a comment and tell us if you like fruit cake! It will be fun to see!

Merry Christmas...I WUF YOU!♡


  1. Replies
    1. Ha ha ha...You and Denise will be eating it all!

    2. oh YUM...MORE for Jan and myself - YAY!!! heehee

    3. Thank You so much for the Fruit Cake Cookies recipe! I am for sure going to make these, Wish you ALL a very Merry Christmas and
      2017 Be a Year Full Of Love,Joy, Health,and Creativeness ! (((Hugs)))) Sherrie SympleTymes

  2. Cute post! I'd have to say, I don't think I've ever had fruit cake before!

    1. You aren't old enough, then .I think people finally discovered they can give gifts better than that. When I was little, you either got/gave a Clayton's (or claxton??) Fruitcake or a blue tin of King Leo Peppermint Sticks! Lol

    2. You're right! When people didn't know what else to gift, you got a fruitcake. That one fruitcake probably got regifted quite a bit before someone finally kept it. LOL

  3. Beautiful post Charcoal! You've talked about some very important things:-) And thank you for sharing the yummy recipes and beautiful items from faap. I hope Santa Paws is good to you this year:-)

    1. Wuf wuf...sending you some wuf! Every day is Christmas for me...bark bark bark bark bark :)

    2. Wuf wuf...sending you some wuf! Every day is Christmas for me...bark bark bark bark bark :)

  4. Wonderful post into your past Charcoal. :) I love fruitcake but do not make it often. Thank you for the reminder to be compassionate too. This time of year it is easily forgotten.

  5. 'Troublemaker' here, haha. Your mommie of course KNOWS I LOVE fruitcake. Please tell her thank you for me for sharing her fruitcake cookie recipe, I'm going to have to make some this season since no one regifted me with their unwanted fruitcake.

  6. Thanks for your awesome blog. I don't enjoy fruitcake but my dad does. I love making one with him every year.

  7. Love fruitcake!!! Will have to try the cookie recipe. Thanks for showing off my candy canes Charcoal!!!May be something a little extra in your stocking!!! lol

  8. Charcoal, you are so good at these blog posts! I like fruitcake once a year!! Thanks for reminding all of us about patience, kindness and helpfulness in this season of giving and sharing :)


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