Posted: February 9, 2013 at 2:34 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK DEAR HELOISE: Just wanted to say “Thank you!” In a past column, you suggested adopting shelter dogs. My husband and I recently adopted a 10-year-old poodle mix from our local shelter; she is absolutely the sweetest dog we have ever had. The day we adopted Molly May was to be her last day in the shelter, and I am so glad we were able to save a doggie life. Please keep asking your readers to check out their local shelters to adopt, and to spay or neuter their pets.
- Emily Sargent, Borger, Texas
DEAR HELOISE: You have published recipes for specialty coffees. I love to make them, but I lost my recipes. I would love to make some for my co-workers. Would you reprint a recipe?
- Patty Allen, via e-mail
DEAR READER: I’m glad you enjoy the coffee recipes. One of my favorites is Heloise’s Chocolate Extract Coffee. It is easy to make. Here’s how:
For 1 cup of coffee, add a couple of drops of chocolate extract to taste. For 8 cups, add 1/2 teaspoon extract to the pot. For 24 cups, add about 1 1/2 teaspoons.
You also can use other extracts. Try vanilla, almond, peppermint or your favorite flavor. Did you know that you can make iced cappuccino by pouring one shot of freshly brewed espresso over ice and adding 3 ounces of cold milk? Spoon milk on top to create a layer of foam. Sweeten to your taste.
DEAR HELOISE: A couple of years ago, we were hiking in a forest, and I fell and twisted my ankle. We had limited supplies and no ice available, but in our cooler were cold-drink sleeves (coozies). I slid the cold sleeve over my foot and onto my ankle. It helped address the swelling quickly and provided comfort to my ankle without slipping off.
- Bobbie Ann, Girard, Ohio
DEAR HELOISE: We have a lot of family members in other states. When birthdays or holidays roll around, I receive numerous e-mails asking what to get my children. While presents are not necessary, I found it easier to make an online wish list. Some of the major online-shopping websites allow you to make a wish list, which others can view online. They even can purchase and ship the item with just a few clicks.
- A Reader in Washington
Send a money- or time-saving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000; fax to (210) 435-6473; or e-mail Heloise@Heloise.com
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