Friday, December 5, 2008

Our Mom and Dad

Mom is still away in Florida so we can post pictures of her and she won't even know it! hehehehe
If she were here, we'd be in deep doodoo!

Awhile back Eduardo posted a beautiful picture of his mom and dad and pretty much tagged us all to post pictures of our hoomans! These pictures were taken at my sissy's wedding in June of last year! My mom and dad hardly ever get dressed up so this picture is a real treat! Mom is even wearing make-up!
Come on, everybody! We want to see your moms and dads!

Lots of you have been asking us to post the cheesebread recipes so here they are. This one is the darker one that has gluten. It's called Cheese Batter bread~

4 1/4 to 5 1/2 cups sifted unbleached flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
2 packages active dry yeast
1 cup milk
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, coarsley shredded
1 egg, at room temperature

Sift and measure 5 1/2 cups flour. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, mix 1 3/4 cups flour, the sugar. salt and yeast. Place milk, water and butter in a small saucepan over moderately low heat and heat until liquids are warm (butter will be entirely melted and temperature should be about 125 degrees F.) Gradually add liquid to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes on medium speed of the electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula. Add cheese, egg and 3/4 cup flour, or enough to make a thick batter. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Gradually stir in just enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff batter; batter will leave sides of bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place (mom turns the oven light on inside the oven and leaves it on the whole time), until double in bulk, about 50-60 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Stir batter down with a spoon and beat vigourously for a half minute. Turn batter into 2 deep, greased, 1-quart casseroles. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until done. Remove from casseroles and cool on wire racks. Makes 2 loaves.

And this is the gluten-free Cheesebread loaf, the light bread of the two~

1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup potatoe starch flour
1 Tablespoon xanthan gum
1/2 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 package dry yeast (about 1 Tablespoon)
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Approx 6 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese

Using an electric mixer, combine all ingredients. Dough will resemble a thick batter. Scoop it into and oiled 9X5 inch loaf pan and smooth the top. Spray or brush top of dough with a light coating of olive oil. Loosely cover top of pan with plastic wrap and set aside to rise until dough is even with top of pan, about 1 1/2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove plastic wrap and bake break until golden brown for about 58 minutes. Remove bread from pan and set aside to cool.
Note: All of the flours and the xanthan gum can be bought at a health food store.

We miss mom and we know for a fact that she misses us! We can't wait for her to come home!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. Boy oh boy!
    Your Mom and Dad are gorgeous, happy and beautifullllll! No wonder that you two are super cute too.
    They knocked out Angelina Jolie &Brad Pitt right there!
    I give them 10.
    Oh, I see that my mom is anxiously searching all her files to look for something, some pictures maybe?

  2. Those are great pictures of your mom and dad, M & M! And thanks for the cheesebread recipe! We're hoping we can get our mom (or maybe dad) to make some for us!

    We hope your mom is still having fun in Flor-i-duh! It HAS to be warmer there than in CT (or Georgia for that matter)!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  3. that is a lovely pic of ur pawrent.. but too bad, i don't hv a dad to show

  4. your dad & mum look lovely ! Thanks for sharing the recipe !

  5. Those are wonderful photos of your Mom and Dad, Maggie & Mitch! Thanks for sharing with us the recipe for the cheese bread! I'm going to ask Mom to try it out...hehe!

    Hope your Mom will be back soon...=) Have a great weekend!


  6. Hi Maggie & Mitch
    You have very nice parents. They look very happy and in love.
    I copied the cheese bread recipes.
    Thanks for sharing them.
    Hope mom is home soon.
    Love Ruby

  7. your mom and dad are gorrrrjus! and thank you for the cheesebread recipe.


  8. hi maggie and mitch!
    what great pictures of your mom and dad!
    thanks for sharing the recipes!
    m & e

  9. They looked soooo loverly together! I think I will ask my Mom to try out your Cheesebread recipe. Sounds absolutely deeleecious!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  10. My momma likes those wedding pictures. People always look so pretty. Your mom's dress is amazing and the lavender vest on your dad rocks too.


  11. Your mom and dad make such a nice looking couple! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope your mom comes back soon and brings you lots of treats!

  12. hi M&M, your mom and dad are lovely looking humans. we know they are great because you tell us all the time.

    we're gonna post a photo of our mom too. it's funny!


  13. Awwww, you Mum and Dad are beautiful! Great photos, even if your Mum doesn't think so ;o)
    M & I

  14. Your parents are so pretty! I am sure you have seen my mom. She insists on including herself in MY blog... I know yall will be happy when your mom comes home!!

  15. The photo's of Mom & Dad are wonderful - they look so smart.

    Just think of the re-union fun you'll have when Mom comes home.

    Love, pats & pets

  16. Not long till your Mum comes home now. Has your Dad been feeding you lots of nice goodies?

    Thank you for showing us the photos of your pawrents they were lovely. Hope your Mum doesn't find out! tee hee.

    Have a great weekend.

    Molly and Taffy

  17. What a lovely couple. My hoomans are scary looking. They are not of this world, you know.
    The crazy old lady says she has a whole set of interchangable bamboo circular needles. She also says that she has no desire to go on a plane, though will probably have to when Peanut's dad returns from Iraq.

  18. WOW -

    No wonder woo two are such lookers - you pawrents are too!

    PeeEssWoo: My mom breaks khameras....or at least that is what she's told me!

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you like my portrait of Rosie. What a bunch of stunners you all are! -- Airedales and parents!

  20. oh my they are so handsome and pretty, or pretty and handsome, whichever way you look at it.

    I will put a pic on my blog of my peeps, tonight.

    Even though my J said my new blog was not going to get pawsonel! However they are out tonight, so I can do what I want!

    By the way, we got your lovely card and today..........we got your parcel!!!!!! I will be posting about it over the weekend.

    Thank you so much, it meant a great deal to us all!

    You are very kind peeps and pooches, and not only that, you are lovely, jubbley Airedales!

    love and licks, and watch out for my peeps pics!

    by the way your Ma and Pa are so glamourous!


    Marvn xxxxx Who is on his own tonight and in charge of his own blog!! Yay!

    pee ess, there is some very, very exciting news coming up soon, about my Jeannie! Watch out!!!!!

    Yay! I am bursting with excitement, I may spill the exciting beans over the weekend.........

    Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  21. oh my Jeannie is just back, and she wants to know if she can use the bread recipe in her breadmaker, she thinks she can possibly convert the ingredients?

    I have no idea what she is barking about, as long as I get some crumbs!

    Your Glam Mama, can email my Mama who is not so glam, with any tips.........

    Marvin who is no longer in charge of his bloggy!

  22. Hi Maggie and Mitch,
    Your parents look so posh!
    That cheese bread recipe made me drool. I told Nelly about it and her tail would not stop wagging.
    I don't know if I can get my mum and dad on my blog (they're a bit camera shy) ... I'll try.
    Hard headrubs
    Finni xx

  23. Your Mom and Dad look great! I don't know about posting pictures of my mom and dad. If I post a picture of Mom I might not get treats for a very long time. I'll see if I can sneak some in though.

  24. Hi Maggie and Mitch,

    You humans look so beautiful. I think your mum is pretty, do you think she will be interested in me?

    We will try to bake the cheesebread and will let you know the result (Paws crossed).


  25. What a lovely picture of your mom and Dad. Mom doesn't like her picture taken but we have posted a few of dad.
    We are going to get mom busy making that bread it looks really good..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  26. Gosh it's really great to see pics of your mum & dad. Thanks for posting them and hopefully your mum wont get the cranks when she finds out hee hee.

    Thanks for the recipe. Your mum sounds like a brillo cook.


  27. Don't Worry Maggie and Mitch! Your Mom will come home again soonest everest! OMG! What goodest pics of your MOM and DAD! :)


    Putter ...:)

  28. Your people look smashing. I hope that you didn't get any dog slobber on their nice clothes.

    I would love to taste some cheese bread. Thanks for the receipes.

    Your friend,

  29. we blogged about your gift today!!! and your hoomans look fantastic!

  30. OOhhh what a lovely couple they make!! You must be missing her,but it is good that you are there to help your Dad( like in the kitchen and the pizza parlor and stuff) That recipe looks YUMMYY!! Love and kisses A+A

  31. Love the photos. You should get dressed up more often. Improve the world!

    Hey, don't you mean "dog treats" instead of "bread"?

  32. Great photos of your humans! We are posting a photo of Madison's humans ... when they were in KeY WesT!

  33. Your mommy and daddy look wonderful!

    Thank you guys for the recipes! Can't wait to try them out!!!

  34. Wow M&M...

    What beautiful parents ya have....all dressed up fer sissy's wonder ya miss yer Mom....Gram should try that cheese bread sometime...she hardly ever bakes anythin' other than cookies anymore...but we sure love those cookies...

    Dewey Dewster here....

  35. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your Mom and Dad! They look great!
    I am sure your mom misses you too!
    Kisses and hugs

  36. What a lovely picture of your mom and dad!

    We miss your mom too. Hope she'll be home soon!

    The cheese bread sounds really yummy!

    Have a great weekend now!

  37. Maggsie & MitchMan!

    Your mama is GORGEOUS and your daddy is so dashing in the photos from your sissy's wedding! I bet your mama looks just as gorgeous with or without makeup!

    We're going to try the cheesey bread recipe. I better get myself some of that!

    Goober love,

  38. Good evening maggie.
    It is an appearance of a wonderful tuxedo.
    The family picture is wonderful.
    I feel the beginning of event to romantic Christmas.
    The weekend of , and put together.. at the time of a warm family. :D

    from loved ume tyan

  39. Thanks, Maggie and Mitch, for visiting my blog.

    My Mom and I love to bake bread, so we will probably make the cheeze bread. She said batter bread is easier on the paws.



  40. Hi Maggie & Mitch,

    Your mum & dad look lovely.

    We are glad you posted the cheese bread recipe, it looks yummy.

    Holly & Zac

  41. Your mom is beautiful!

    Boy n Baby

  42. Maggie and Mitch!!

    You mom and dad are boootiful people!! They look so lovely together! :)

    Happy belated barkday, Mitch!
    Happy belated blog anniversay!!

    A lots to celebrate! :)

    Momo & Pinot

  43. You know how people are always saying dogs and their people look alike? Well, let's just say your parents definitely look like Airedale parents, tee hee! :-) j/k

  44. By the way, you know how there are some businesses where customers order homecooked meals and the meals are baked with love? Your Mom should have a business like that! I bet she is an awesome cook! If we lived nearby, my parents would love to pay your Mom to cook some really delicious home made meal and desserts and snacks for us, then my parents don't have to cook after work. My parents aren't good cooks, too.

  45. Oh two did a fab job postin' on ur culinary skills...and what a handsome couple ur peeps make...

    We hope ur mom gets back soonest, cuz we know how much ur missin' her!!!

    Um...we wish we had some homemade breadie in the bread box!!!

    Love you both...

    Lacie et al!

  46. Those are great pictures of your mom and dad!! You must be proud to have such good-looking parents!

    Thanks for the cheesebread recipe. I'll have to try it!!

    T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel

  47. wow, now we know where you take after your good looks. we don't have a mum and dad so we cant join the show and tell. :(

    you are all so lucky to have parents who know how to bake. you must really miss your mum. we miss her too.

    hope the both of you have lots of fun with dad while she is away.

    drooly kisses,


  48. Your humans are VERY good looking, and they sure do look HAPPY! We are sure you miss your Mom like crazy!

  49. We have an altogether different problem: Our Ma is ALWAYS in the picture, haha! Your hoomans look gorgeous :) I bet your Mom won't mind that you posted this beautiful photo of her.

  50. Your pawrents look stunning all gussied up!
    thanks for sharing!

  51. Hi Maggie and Mitch,

    your mommy and daddy look very nice! Thanks for sharing! We have seen your handsome daddy before (also his TV clip) and it is nice to see your beautiful mommy too!


  52. what lovely pics of your mom and dad. And those recipes sound very taste - now we're hungry so we're going to go demand some treats.
    Abby, Rosie, Gidget, Angel and Lola