The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 3/1/18



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.




The newest addition to the Annieglass Mod collection, this large oval serving bowl is a gorgeous statement piece for your table. Enhancing the Annieglass modern minimalist collection with a pop of drama, this generously sized oval is just right for dining, grazing, and serving. Available in 24k gold or genuine platinum.

Hot Flash Correction:

The Hot Flash Editor apologizes for incorrectly labeling the leather bracelets featured in the Feb. 15, 2018 newsletter. This beautiful line of jewelry is from Joan of Artware, and we are happy to feature new pieces from this designer in future newsletters and at The Butter Paddle. Please drop in and try on a distinctive piece of personal art from....




Safe, soft and huggable, these cuddly companions are always ready for your little one's every adventure. Embroidered eye and nose details and surface-washable for easy cleaning, these Baby GUND products put a smile on little faces and give Mom "peace of mind". Appropriate for all ages.



You will go nuts over these savory nut mixes from Clif Family Kitchen in St. Helena, CA. Smoked Spanish Pimento Toasted Almonds and Rosemary Roasted Almonds & Pistachios come packaged in signature gift bags and make easy appetizers or perfect hostess gifts.



These cheery, resin ducks from Raz Imports are not afraid of a little March rain shower! Add some sunshine to your decor with these delightful webbed-feet darlings.



Two sets of snaps take the baby through two sizes of growth! Three rows of snaps adjust the amount of fabric needed so that the bodysuit and pants “grow” with your baby offering up to 6 months or more of wear! The fabric is made with 200 GSM Luxury Combed Cotton that gets softer with every wash. Combined with a coordinating MIRACLE BLANKET they make a perfect baby gift for about $50.00.


from The Butter Paddle Pantry




1 lb. Chicken breasts or thighs, boneless and skinless

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup Robert Rothschild Farm Blackberry Chipotle Sauce

1 Tbsp. Olive oil 1/2 large Red onion, thinly sliced

1 Carrot, cut julienne style (matchstick)

1/2 cup Corn, frozen

1/2 cup Black beans, rinsed

Whole iceberg or bibb lettuce leaves


Season chicken with salt and pepper. Sauté in a non-stick skillet until cooked through. Remove from pan and let rest 5 minutes. Heat oil in the same pan over medium heat. Sauté onions and carrots until soft, 7 - 8 minutes. Stir in corn and black beans and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set mixture aside in a large bowl. Cut or shred chicken into bite size pieces. Add to the vegetable mixture and stir in the Blackberry Chipotle Sauce to combine. Spoon some of the chicken mixture in the center of a large lettuce leaf. Fold over one side and roll to wrap chicken mixture inside.



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 and working at 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 provisional class now! More information is available at the store, on our website or by contacting EMQ Auxiliary Vice-President / Membership, Bobbi Stek, at


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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.

The Butter Paddle - Hot Flash - e-Blast 189  

March 1, 2018