The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 1/5/2018



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.



Some Mix and Match from Vietri for a special Valentine's Day. Vietri’s mission is to inspire the celebration of life with family and friends through the beauty of handcrafted Italian designs for the table, home, and garden.

That's Amore!!


Limited Edition Heart from Annieglass

The 2018 Limited edition Butterfly 7-inch Heart will swarm into your heart. This collectible heart is just right for a delicate jewelry tray, makes a delightful candy dish, and is a wonderful celebration of love. At the end of the year it flies away.

Valentine Accessories for all year long…

Find the perfect handbag, scarf, jewelry, toiletries, etc. at The Butter Paddle.

Valentine Sparkle!

Liztech Jewelry is handmade in an artist studio in Pennsylvania.  The base for their jewelry is a mirrored material that will never shatter or crack.  Each piece is hand-wire wrapped, stitched, beaded, and sewn together using vintage glass stones. The Butter Paddle offers an exquisite selection of pins, cuffs, and earrings.

Frontier Soups Hearty Meals gourmet soup mixes make six to twelve servings of delicious and healthy homemade soup. Favorites: Sausage Lentil Soup, Corn Chowder, and Chicken Noodle.

For quick preparation, Frontier Soups Homemade in Minutes answer the need for convenience and nutrition without sacrificing the taste, providing four to five servings in 30 to 45 minutes. Favorites: Enchilada Soup, Tomato Basil, and Potato Leek.


Huge Inventory Reduction Sale

70% off select merchandise

70% off Holiday Merchandise


Are you interested in a being an active member of a dynamic group of women who give back to their community every day?

If yes, please consider joining the EMQ Auxiliary.  Our auxiliary operates The Butter Paddle gift shop and all of our profits are donated to Uplift Family Services.  Uplift assists local children and families in crisis struggling with abuse, neglect, emotional problems and mental illness. 

Nominations for potential EMQ Auxiliary members are accepted in September and March. New members serve a 6-month provisional/training period before attaining full membership.  All volunteers in The Butter Paddle gift shop work two 4-hour shifts per month and help with other “behind the scenes” store activities such as stock, display and store operations. They also attend a monthly “general” meeting (excluding July and August) and participate in our Auxiliary Services Committee working one activity to directly support the children of Uplift Family Services.

If you want to be part of a “hands-on” philanthropic effort, consider joining the EMQ Auxiliary.  We are recruiting members for our March provisional class now!  More information is available at the store, on our website ( or by contacting EMQ Auxiliary Vice-President/Membership, Mary Ann Rokovich, at


from The Butter Paddle Pantry



1 cup Flour
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 cup Butter, melted
1 cup Light brown sugar, tightly packed
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Robert Rothschild Farm Chocolate Caramel & Sea Salt Dessert Topping +additional to use as topping


Preheat oven for 350° F. Lightly butter an 8x8 pan. In a bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together. Set aside.

Melt butter in small pot on oven or glass measuring cup in the microwave. In a separate bowl, whisk melted butter and light brown sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and Chocolate Caramel & Sea Salt Dessert Topping and whisk. Fold in dry flour mixture.

Pour into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until toothpick tester comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes and drizzle extra Chocolate Caramel & Sea Salt Dessert Topping to finish. Cut into desired portions and serve.

Optional: Add your favorite chopped nuts to give this recipe an extra crunch!


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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 140 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 20,000 children and their family members annually. 


The Butter Paddle Hot Flash - e-Blast 185 -

January 5, 2018