A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

I love cooking !

I love watching (and especially smelling) Mum and Dad cook, and  I aways get to lick the bowls, it's yummy ! Yesterday it was my turn to try cooking, so Mum got me a hat and an apron.

I have everything I need, so I can mix the ingredients.

            Mum, can you help me, I can't see anything !                                      That's better !

            Now be patient, it hasn't finished cooking !                                         It's ready now !

This is yummy !

Make a nice dish for your loved ones, you don't have to be a chef to make something yummy. It's so much fun to try a new recipe or to make up your own recipe and then share it.

And now my Dad would like to share a recipe for escargots.

                             No, no this type of escargot,                                            that one !

Everyone in the house loves them and whenever anyone eats one, I look at them with my puppy eyes - they can't resist and give me a piece, but don't tell my vet, he wouldn't agree !

Ingredients :


 2 eggs, completed with milk up to 300 ml

 1 teaspoon salt

 75 grams sugar

 75 grams margarine

 450 grams flour

 2 teaspoons yeast


 250 ml milk

 2 egg yolks

 75 grams sugar

 20 grams cornflour

 Vanilla

 120 grams sultanas soaked in water


Put all the ingredients for the pastry in a bread machine and choose the dough program.

To prepare the filling, heat the milk and vanilla until it boils, then cover the saucepan.

Then, beat the sugar into the egg yolks in a large bowl and add the cornflour; pour the milk into the bowl while mixing with a whisk. Put this mixture in the saucepan, heat it up while whisking until it thickens.

When the dough is ready, shape it into a rectangle with a rolling pin; spread the filling and add the sultanas.

Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees.

Roll the dough, cut in into pieces about 3 cm wide, put them on a tray covered with baking paper.

Mix an egg and brush it on the escargots.

Let them cook for 20 minutes.

Enjoy !

Don't forget to send me photo(s) of the season of the place where you live - it can be a flower, a landscape, a bird, whatever you love - you can be in the picture but you don't have to be. I will put them in the blog next week.


Maggie Mae and Max said...


You are such a cutie patootie in your chef's hat and apron. I thinks you should haves your own cooking show too.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Bella -

I bet next your going to write a book called 'Bella's Secret Recipes - what every westie needs to know about making that perfect treat' ... !

houndstooth said...

Bella, you have to be the cutest cook ever! Mom nearly melted into a puddle of goo! We'll have to try to get that recipe made to taste it.

I'll remind Mom and Dad that I need my picture taken by the pink daisies today!


Scooter said...

You do make a great cook. I too like to help out the munchkins when they are cooking with Mom. I usually get some licks too and love the finished product the best!!


Anonymous said...

Bella! Yes, yes! You most definitely need your own cooking show. Cook Along with Bella! Oh, it would be a hit for sure!

Those escargot dealies looked awfully dee-lish! But my mom's eyes glaze over whenever there's more than 3 ingredients involved. So coulds you send me some please? Just address it to Mayzie Dog, Collie-rado, USA. The mailman knows where I live.

Wiggles & Wags,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Bella, you are so cute in your outfit!! I wish you could come cook for us because mom sure can't cook good (dont' tell her I said that please). Have a great meal and a great day! Lots of love, Holly and her mom Debbie

Molly the Airedale said...

You are as cute as a button, Bella! You could be in movies!
The escargot looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bella!
Sure you cook in style!
I love your picture!
And thanks for sharing the recipe... those escargots sure are delicious!
Kisses and hugs

little princess Luna~ said...

hello bella--i am so sorry i have not gotten back to you~!
but oh my~! aren't you adorable~!! :)


bichonpawz said...

Hi Bella! Our human sister has a dog named Beemer that looks like you!!! He is a WestiePoo, but he loves to dress up in clothes too!!

You sure are cute in your cooking outfit!! We will have to become a follower now as we think this will be a very interesting blog!! We found you through Dory's Backyard!!!
xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Teddy Bear said...

Bella, you are quite the chef! Those look delicious!

Teddy Bear

Martha said...

Hi Bella, you look very professional as a chef. Loved the pics as usual!
Thanks for the recipe although probably too many calories for our mum who is trying to lose weight!
Sounds wonderful
Martha and Bailey xxx

ocmist said...

You would look great as a cooking show host, and the Bella's Cookbook idea is a great one, too! Grammy says she will have to look up a program that translates those measurements into English... American measurements... because they look great. We aren't even sure what a sultana is... As long as it isn't raisins cause they are toxic to dogs. Dates maybe? We always get a taste of stuff even if it does have raisins because they give us parts without them in it! Bet it smells wonderful over there when you are making them! The Country Corgi Pups

Oskar said...

My mom person thinks that your kind of escargots look much better than the snail kind!

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