The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 03/6/2020



The Butter Paddle is a fund-raising arm of the EMQ Auxiliary, which has served the needs of local children in crisis since 1934.

100% of the profit from the shop is donated to Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst.



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The "Ambrosia" ceramic mix-and-match collection from Certified International displays colorful watercolor art by Susan Winget. Fruits from the orchard and vine adorn every item and the hand painted 3D fruit basket cookie jar is a decorative yet functional addition to any home. Durable earthenware.



Nothing says Easter like bunnies, chicks and colorful eggs! Lori Mitchell takes all these themes and has created the cutest bunny kids with big ears, children sitting on eggs, and of course little chicks and bunnies that will just be the perfect addition to your Easter vignettes! 

//  MeraVic offers a cute way to incorporate the popular gnome theme into your home decor for spring or anytime. The adorable gnomes bear long beards and bunny ears for a whimsical appearance, and some have dangly legs for hanging over the edge of a shelf, mantle, or table. Weighted bottoms offers stability.

What could be cuter than the frolicking bunnies on Michel Design Works "Bunny Hollow" design? Generously sized melamine serving trays are both stylish and useful. Food and dishwasher safe. Also bearing the sweet design is a rectangular pillow, soaps, soap dish, lotions, and soy candle.


Earth & Vine Red Pepper Ancho Chili Jam

Sweet California red bell peppers are slowly simmered with smoky ancho chili to create this bold, yet mild burst of flavor. The perfect pairing with cream cheese, Brie, horseradish cheddar, goat cheese and more. Top burgers, meat loaf, chicken, lamb and salmon. Great with eggs. Delicious and versatile.


//  Creamy Pesto Cheese Torte


1 pound cream cheese, room temperature

½ cup butter

1 cup traditional pesto, homemade or store bought

½ cup toasted pine nuts

1 jar E&V Red Bell Pepper & Ancho Chili Jam

Spring-form pan or cake pan medium sized

Preparation Instructions

Whip cream cheese and butter together until creamy, add pesto and pine nuts and mix just until incorporated.  Line a spring-form pan or cake pan with plastic wrap and press mixture into mold.  Cover and chill overnight. Unmold torte on a plate large enough to fit with extra room around the edges, top with Earth & Vine Red Bell Pepper & Ancho Chili Jam.  Serve with baguette slices or crackers. Yields 12 appetizer servings.


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Thought you should know...

Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst, is California’s largest and most comprehensive social services agency for children and their families. The private nonprofit, headquartered in Campbell, California, has helped children in crisis for more than 150 years. The agency’s mission is to do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build communities and advocate for change.


Uplift Family Services serves more than 30,000 children and their family members annually. 

The Butter Paddle - Hot Flash - e-Blast 239

March 6, 2020