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Photos: Lily’s 9th Birthday

January 20, 2018 |  by  |  Photos  |  No Comments

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

It’s Lily’s 9th Birthday! Well, it was on January 18, 2018. She’s a Great Dane who is full of spunk and excited to turn 9. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably already seen these, yet they’re too good not to share here, too. Let’s check out the past year for Lily!

I remember back in June, when we were in Glacier National Park in Montana with Lily, a lady came up to us and just started hugging Lily. Her Great Dane was at home and too unwell to travel. I asked how old she was – 9 said the lady. Later on when Bryce and I were by the fire I got excited – do you think Lily could live to be 9??!!? Neither of us thought it would be possible, yet here she is, a 9 year old happy Great Dane. Who, I should mention, travelled to BC this past weekend.

She is flat out one of the greatest dogs (Bella was awesome, too). The neatest part about Lily is how much she loves being the centre of attention. We didn’t ever really know this until she became our only dog, yet she likes the spotlight. Here are 9 photos of Lily over the past year – it was a great one.

The Past Year

The photos above was taken on Thursday morning, the day this pup turned nine and in true Great Dane fashion, she’s stretching and being bashful.

Below, Lily and all her stuffies. She is ridiculously spoiled.

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Rice on her nose – what? I have rice on my nose? She didn’t eat one day in July so we gave her some rice – hoping it would entice her to eat. Well, it did and after looking at us the next meal, like ‘ah, where’s my rice?’ we’ve been giving it to her ever since.

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

A fall walk around the property. She loves living in the country.

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Slobber on her face? I told you she likes to play!

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Glacier National Park travelling on the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. Lily loves car rides!

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

On the deck, protecting the property. This is how she spends her days when we are home and it’s even slightly warm out. She loves nature.

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Lily in the City of Yellowknife Visitor Centre smelling a polar bear. This pup braved the cold and had an adventure of a lifetime.

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

That’s us almost a year ago in Yellowknife. Staying warm in the Arctic winter.

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Overall, the past year with Lily has been so much fun. We hit up Dairy Queen yesterday to celebrate this one of a kind pup! Thanks to all of you who love her and love all dogs – dogs are the best, aren’t they?!

Lily’s 9th Birthday

Lily loves ice cream! And will casually stare down the drive thru attendant while waiting.

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Feeding her a cone is so much fun – pure awesomeness. Happy Birthday sweet pup – congrats on being 9!

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Lily's 9th Birthday: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for visiting and celebrating with us!

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Recipe: Chili Chocolate Cookies

January 17, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

Chili Chocolate Cookies: 3ten.ca

Have you ever heard of hot chocolate cookies or Mexican chocolate cookies? Well, these chili chocolate cookies are similar to those, yet way better in my opinion. They bring together the heat of chili with the richness of dark chocolate. You need to use at least 70% dark chocolate, otherwise the balance is off. Okay, let’s get baking!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of both cinnamon and chili powder
  • 3/4 cup coco mix
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate

First, gather all of your ingredients. Mix together the first 5 ingredients. Sift them well. Then, melt the butter and coconut oil. Mix well and add in the coco, vanilla and the egg. Then, add in the sugar to the butter mixture. Lastly, mix the dry into the wet. Stir well until all combined and mix in the chocolate shavings last.

Roll into a log and cover with plastic. Set in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Once your dough as set, slice into 1/4 inch pieces and bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees.

Chili Chocolate Cookies: 3ten.ca

Dust the finished cookies with powered sugar or coco power – or both!

Chili Chocolate Cookies: 3ten.ca

Done! Time to eat up.

Chili Chocolate Cookies: 3ten.ca

I find these cookies so addictive – they offer a nice richness of flavour without being overly sweet. Be careful though, that dark chocolate is rich!

Chili Chocolate Cookies: 3ten.ca

Chili Chocolate Cookies: 3ten.ca

Thanks for visiting and happy baking.

Recipe

Recipe: Chili Chocolate Cookies
 
Prep time
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Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of both cinnamon and chili powder
  • ¾ cup coco mix
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. First, gather all of your ingredients.
  2. Mix together the first 5 ingredients. Sift them well.
  3. Then, melt the butter and coconut oil. Mix well and add in the coco, vanilla and the egg.
  4. Next, add in the sugar to the butter mixture.
  5. Lastly, mix the dry into the wet. Stir well until all combined and mix in the chocolate shavings last.
  6. Roll into a log and cover with plastic. Set in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  7. Once your dough as set, slice into ¼ inch pieces and bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. Dust the finished cookies with powered sugar or coco power - or both!
  9. Done! Time to eat up.

 

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Recipe: Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

January 13, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles: 3ten.ca

Cookie time! Time for snickerdoodles. Bonus part, they’re gluten free. One of the tricks to snickerdoodles is the browning of the butter. It takes time and patience, so free your self of responsibilities and head on over to the stove and get baking!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup of slated butter
  • 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 large eggs and 1 yoke
  • tablespoon of vanilla

Gather all of your ingredients.

In a large skillet melt the butter on low-medium until it’s nutty and brown. Don’t leave it, you need to keep whisking it so it doesn’t burn.

Then, add in the sugars and remove from the heat. Whisk in the eggs, vanilla and yogurt. Then add in all the dry – keep whisking until it’s all combined.

Roll into a large ball and chill for 6 hours, or overnight.

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles: 3ten.ca

Once the dough has been chilled roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll them in a mix of cinnamon and sugar (ratio 1:2). Set the oven to 350 degrees.

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles: 3ten.ca

Bake for 10 minutes – then let them cool for at least 10 before you eat them. They’ll be soft and chewy, totally yummy.

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles: 3ten.ca

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles: 3ten.ca

These are some of my favourite cookies. Gluten free snickerdoodles – so tasty!

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles: 3ten.ca

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles: 3ten.ca

Grab a cup of tea and enjoy a cookie – stay warm, it’s cold out there! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you soon.

Recipe

Recipe: Gluten Free Snickerdoodles
 
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Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups of gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup of slated butter
  • 1¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 large eggs and 1 yoke
  • tablespoon of vanilla
Instructions
  1. Gather all of your ingredients.
  2. In a large skillet melt the butter on low-medium until it's nutty and brown. Don't leave it, you need to keep whisking it so it doesn't burn.
  3. Then, add in the sugars and remove from the heat.
  4. Whisk in the eggs, vanilla and yogurt.
  5. Then add in all the dry - keep whisking until it's all combined.
  6. Roll into a large ball and chill for 6 hours, or overnight.
  7. Once the dough has been chilled roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll them in a mix of cinnamon and sugar (ratio 1:2). Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes - then let them cool for at least 10 before you eat them. These gluten free snickerdoodles will be soft and chewy, totally yummy.

 

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