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So far Heloise has created 19 blog entries.

Lucy Belle

Linda M. sent a picture of her gorgeous, smiling German Shepherd, Lucy Belle, playing in the yard with some colorful balls.

Linda M. sent a picture of her gorgeous, smiling German Shepherd, Lucy Belle, playing in the yard with some colorful balls.

2019-03-22T06:23:16-04:00March 23rd, 2019|

Chloe and Dora

Susan K. in Rochester, NH sent a picture of her two  Oriental Shorthair cats, Chloe and Dora, who appear  to have merged into one.
Susan K. in Rochester, NH sent a picture of her two Oriental Shorthair cats, Chloe and Dora, who appear to have merged into one.

Susan K. in Rochester, NH sent a picture of her two Oriental Shorthair cats, Chloe and Dora, who appear to have merged into one.

2019-03-22T08:02:06-04:00March 16th, 2019|

Office Dog

Today's Pet Pal is one of our Office Dogs catching a snooze.
Today's Pet Pal is one of our Office Dogs catching a snooze.

Today’s Pet Pal is one of our Office Dogs catching a snooze.

2019-03-22T07:46:38-04:00March 9th, 2019|

Louie

Marjorie M. in Seabrook, TX sent a picture of Louie, her gorgeous all black Bombay cat, who is friendly and talkative. Here, he is enjoying his new bed, on the desk in Marjorie’s home office!
Marjorie M. in Seabrook, TX sent a picture of Louie, her gorgeous all black Bombay cat, who is friendly and talkative. Here, he is enjoying his new bed, on the desk in Marjorie’s home office!

Marjorie M. in Seabrook, TX sent a picture of Louie, her gorgeous all black Bombay cat, who is friendly and talkative. Here, he is enjoying his new bed, on the desk in Marjorie’s home office!

2019-03-22T07:47:30-04:00March 2nd, 2019|

Sophie

A reader sent a picture of her gorgeous, long-haired, green-eyed cat, Sophie, sitting on the front porch railing with beautiful, long white whiskers! Sophie’s the welcoming committee, apparently!
A reader sent a picture of her gorgeous, long-haired, green-eyed cat, Sophie, sitting on the front porch railing with beautiful, long white whiskers! Sophie’s the welcoming committee, apparently!

A reader sent a picture of her gorgeous, long-haired, green-eyed cat, Sophie, sitting on the front porch railing with beautiful, long white whiskers! Sophie’s the welcoming committee, apparently!

2019-03-22T08:29:38-04:00February 23rd, 2019|

Red Velvet Cake

A Perfect Dessert Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Heloise Red Velvet Cake Recipe
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In 1995 I asked my readers for a Red Velvet Cake recipe that had been a family favorite of a reader who lost it when her house burned down.

Who knew this was such a popular cake recipe? I had loved it as a child and remembered how delicious it was, but could not find it in my cookbooks. So I turned to my wonderful readers, and boy did they deliver! Here is the quick version that is a snap to make.

  • 1 (18.25 ounces) box yellow cake mix
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup low-fat or regular buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces red food coloring

1. In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix and only the ingredients listed above (do not add the ingredients listed on the cake box). Check the box directions to see how long you need to mix the batter and then bake according to the directions on the box for the size pans you are using.
2. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, run a dull knife around the edges, then carefully turn out onto a cake rack or plate to finish cooling.

CREAM CHEESE ICING

Heloise Red Velvet Cake Recipe
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  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 box plus 2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Using a mixer, blend all of the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. You can add one or two drops of red food coloring for a pink icing, or leave it white for the traditional one.

Heloise tasting four versions of Red Velvet Cake sent in by more than 15,000 readers!

Heloise tasting four versions of Red Velvet Cake sent in by more than 15,000 readers!

2019-03-22T07:50:31-04:00February 2nd, 2019|

Smudgie

Trina S. shared a picture of her kitten “Smudgie“,  adopted from Animal Care Services in Long Beach, California. Smudgie loves her red yarn toy

Trina S. shared a picture of her kitten “Smudgie“, adopted from Animal Care Services in Long Beach, California. Smudgie loves her red yarn toy.

2019-03-22T07:51:49-04:00February 16th, 2019|

Chipper and William

Pamela G. in Menifee, CA sent a picture of her two furry family members, Chipper and William, in their dog beds, each with a new toy from Santa Paws!

Pamela G. in Menifee, CA sent a picture of her two furry family members, Chipper and William, in their dog beds, each with a new toy from Santa Paws!

2019-03-22T07:52:28-04:00February 9th, 2019|

Dixie

Meet Dixie. She was rescued by firefighters during the fires in Northern California, and was adopted by Nancy J. once she made a full recovery.
Meet Dixie. She was rescued by firefighters during the fires in Northern California, and was adopted by Nancy J. once she made a full recovery.

Meet Dixie. She was rescued by firefighters during the fires in Northern California and was adopted by Nancy J. once she made a full recovery.

2019-03-22T07:53:08-04:00February 2nd, 2019|

Angel

Sharon B. in Houston, TX sent a picture of her brown and black,   long-haired Chihuahua, Angel, resting on top of her snuggly toy zebra – too cute!

Sharon B. in Houston, TX sent a picture of her brown and black, long-haired Chihuahua, Angel, resting on top of her snuggly toy zebra – too cute!

2019-03-22T07:53:51-04:00January 26th, 2019|