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RED VELVET CUPCAKES &

APET'STALE

BY JILL BAILEY

Cream Cheese Frosting

PROTECTING

Puppy PAWS

Every other month our pet expert and Canine Coaches dog trainer Jill Bailey will answer your pet questions. Email her at jill@m3group.biz. For more information on Canine Coaches visit caninecoaches.com. I have heard that sidewalk salt is bad for dogs, is this true? Yes, ingredients commonly found in ice melt can be harmful to your pet if ingested. Be sure to wipe your pet’s paws after a walk. You can also buy booties or socks for your dog. There are pet-friendly, non-toxic ice melt options available. Search those out to be sure you are keeping your pet safe. And remember, even when there isn’t a lot of salt, the colder temperatures will still affect your dog’s paw pads. There are balms available for dog’s paws; check with your veterinarian for what would work best for your dog. My dog counter surfs – what can I do to stop this behavior?

kitchen, you could try having your dog hang out in the kitchen with you and reward them when they are behaving.

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INGREDIENTS • 1 ½ cups white sugar

I’m worried that my dog doesn’t get enough activity and is bored while I am at work all day. I’d like her to get more exercise, any suggestions?

• ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

There are definitely options out there: doggy daycare, a dog walker, a friend or relative that could play with or walk your dog while you’re at work. Check with friends and co-workers to see if they have any suggestions. Depending on your budget and how many times a week you’d like to do this, you can find a way that works for you both.

• 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

• 2 large eggs • 2 1/3 cups white flour • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1 teaspoon baking powder • ½ teaspoon salt • 1 cup buttermilk • 2 teaspoons red food coloring

Jill Bailey is the Media Specialist at M3 Group by day, by night she is helping train dogs for Canine Coaches! Having a lifelong love of dogs, Jill decided to get her training certification in 2012. Visit caninecoaches.com for more information.

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• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

DIRECTIONS

2 ½ cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put cupcake liners into a 12-cup cupcake tin. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter with an electric mixer on low speed for two minutes or by hand until smooth. Add the eggs, flour, cocoa powder baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined.

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions: Put all ingredients into a medium bowl and mix by hand or with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

Cathy is originally from Maryland, but has been living in the Midwest for more than 13 years. She has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family, which includes her husband, adult stepson, an adult daughter in college and a son in middle school. She has been baking and cooking for as long as she can remember in "Cathy's Kitchen." She is very excited to be able to share her recipes with other home cooks!

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In a small bowl, put the buttermilk, red food coloring vanilla extract and the white vinegar. If you need to make your own buttermilk, put one tablespoon of white vinegar in a one-cup measuring cup and pour in enough milk to make one cup. Let it stand for 15 minutes. Add the ingredients in the large bowl and beat on low speed for about one minute or by hand until well incorporated. Pour batter evenly into the cupcake liners. Bake for 18-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for about five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling. When cupcakes are completely cool, frost with cream cheese frosting. Store covered in the refrigerator.

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A behavior like this is self-rewarding for the dog. To stop it, you need to manage your dog’s environment. Keep all food off the counter, if you have to leave food out, be sure it is in a container with a lid and tightly closed, as far back on the counter as possible. Try gating off the area so they can’t get on the counter when you aren’t able to watch them. When you are working in the

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