Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad at Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Wicked Walter and His Treats

For anyone who has ever loved a dog, you have to watch Jimmy Stewart read his poem A Dog Named Beau on The Tonight Show in 1981. Warning – get your hanky before you view! Then give your dog an extra hug and a treat.  Click the image below for a beautiful presentation.

Click for Jimmy Stewart’s “A Dog Named Beau”

I have nowhere near to the culinary expertise that JD has, but I enjoy making homemade dog treats for Walter, our Blue Weimaraner.  I will be routinely posting recipes that Walter enjoys consuming and I like to make. They are quick, easy and nutritious, and I am sure your dog(s) will devour them!

Walter, a Germanic name meaning “ruler of the army”, was the most dominant of the litter, and she has not changed with the passing of time.  Thus her name is quite fitting, although an intern at the vet’s office was confused when we brought her for spaying!  Full grown now, she proclaims herself the ruler of her domain by where she makes her bed and in the neighborhood by mounting any dog who questions her dominance.  Our veterinary behaviorist told us mounting is common behavior in puppies and a common play gesture in older dogs as long as it is not extreme.  Her social skills have improved, but the early days brought annoying giggles to some, and outrage to others.

expressionOften the funniest things happen in everyday life. On an evening stroll with Walter we encountered an elderly neighbor– our very own Miss Daisy– a true Southern belle and totally unflappable.  She welcomed us to the neighborhood by inviting Walter to come play with her perfectly coiffed standard poodle, Billy Boy, noting that the “boys” would enjoy her backyard, designed like an elaborate dog park.

We left Walter and Billy Boy to their own devices, chatted for a bit, and then continued our evening constitutional, promising to collect Walter on our way back.  We had barely gotten to the corner before we heard Miss Daisy shriek, “Come get your wicked dog!”

JD ran back to retrieve Walter, and returned describing an incensed and totally confused Miss Daisy, railing at Walter’s rude and inappropriate behaviorI guess our Walter showed Billy Boy who’s dominant and who’s submissive!

So our loving, but “Wicked” Walter is waiting patiently as I remove another sheet pan of Walter Wheat Treats from the oven.  To make them for your dog, just mix

2 jars of chicken baby food,

½ cup non-fat dry milk,

2 ounces of wheat germ,

1/3 cup water, ½ cup flour and

1 tsp. garlic powder

in a bowl. Mix well and roll the dough on a floured surface. Cut out a favorite pattern and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 325 degree oven until golden brown, about 30 -35 minutes.

Bone Appetit!

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Sugar-Free Sorbet With Yonanas

JD and I are ice cream addicts but we want to reduce our intake of refined sugar calories and carbs. As a nutrition coach, JD is always wanting us our diets to include more fruit. Now, we make our own 100% fruit soft serve “sorbet” in a minute—without added sugar—thanks to the Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker. Yonanas almost instantly transforms your favorite fruits—banana, berries, mango, pineapple, the whole fruit department—into a silky-smooth, healthful frozen confection. This Human Performance Inspirationalist likes that everything but the motor portion goes right into the dishwasher!

If you can’t wait another moment to order a Yonanas machine, head to Scarlett Skillet’s Store here!

Skillet Artisan Fire Oven Pizza

JD and I love old-world style pizza! We found an incredible addition to our outdoor living kitchen at Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. A gas-fired outdoor pizza oven updated in stainless steel with individually controlled deck and ceiling burners. My sexy man cooking pizza concoctions, with the flavors of fall in mind, ignite all my appetites viewing him, pizza and flames!

Click Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet image below for their visual inspirationalist presentation

image by kalamazoogourmet.com

Scarlett Skillet Pizza inspirations started from Pillsbury.com. Click here for an easy launch or use one of your favorites!

Gallery Basket One – Bon Appetite

Shitake “Bacon” at Diane, A Broad


Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta at The Curvy Carrot


Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey at Food Bridge


Butternut Squash Pancakes with Sorghum Syrup, Toasted Pecans at Happily Edible


Onigiri, also known as rice balls at Just One Cookbook


Vinegret at Red Star to Lone Star


Chicken Panzanella Salad with Pumpkin Dressing at Strands of My Life


Amazing Pumpkin Pie Streusels at I Adore Food


Salmon Salad with Sweet Accents at Every Food Fits


Deviled Pears with Pistachio Cream at Table for 2

Male Photography – Appetizing

Click introductory photo below for an artistic presentation by Visionmachos.

Eyes on Phellaz Protraits

Male Art Gallery – the male art form is NOT put on the back burner at Scarlett Skillet.

Historians believe the birth of our  Western Civilization started with the ideals of Greek Art. Appreciation for the natural male form, as an art, Ancient Greeks actually used a complex ratio of symmetrical measurements based on the male body. Based on science, earliest Greek Art mathematically calculated sexual attractiveness and reproduced it using various mediums.

Considering all the images I have pondered in my lifetime, I always have a sensual captivation ignited by the imagination behind the camera lens.  Photograph images, pencil art, and brush strokes inspire us, but none like the human form.  The power of the male form has been captured and celebrated for centuries.

I hope to build an assembly rejoicing the human male body.  If you are a photographer or artist, please feel free to contact me with your work or ideas at scarlettskillet@yahoo.com.  I am constantly seeking for images or art that captures the subtle nuances and beauty of the male form.

There are some that find this type of forum offensive.  There is not any room for tunnel vision when visiting Scarlett Skillet, but there is plenty of opportunity to appreciate. If the male body offends you, please consider leaving now. Otherwise, please enjoy this introductory start with some masculine black & white photographic masterpieces.