The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 1/6/17




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.


Huge Inventory Reduction Sale

Up to 60% off select merchandise



Annieglass, located in nearby Watsonville, is one of the industry’s leaders in luxury-handmade glass art for the table.  Annieglass pieces are stunning and versatile and their functions are limitless. Come in and see our extensive selection of Annieglass and start your collection.



The Butter Paddle would like to extend a big Thank You to the Silicon Valley Quilts for Kids.  They generously made and donated cozy quilts for all the children at our annual Children's Christmas Party.  Their donation made the children's day very, very special!



Cuddle Barn is a leading designer and manufacturer of animated plush creations.  Their mission is only one thing: putting a smile on your face.  The Butter Paddle has a delightful selection of Cuddle Barn animals perfect for any occasion.


Inspirational Nursery Rhymes, written by local authors Jacqueline and Todd Courtney, are the world's first "self-help" books for toddlers. They are written and illustrated to teach the child positive virtues and create a limitless mindset as the child grows into an adult. Get Inspired with Max teaches the child to believe, have confidence and use ones imagination to create happiness.



Dreamfarm’s Mini Supoon is a super handy teaspoon. It has a flat squeegee tip and flexible scraping sides that make it awesome for scraping every last bit out of a jar or container. When you put it down, its head sits up so it’s great for serving dips and tapas.



Frontier Soup’s Southwestern Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix makes a satisfying meal for these cold January days.  Saffron seasoned rice, cumin, turmeric and Hungarian paprika enrich this hearty tomato-based stew with dehydrated chickpeas for quick cooking. Home cooks add Chorizo or hot Italian sausage for spicy heat.  Check out the soup mixes at The Butter Paddle.



On December 20th, the Los Gatos Town Council awarded The Butter Paddle the SMALL BUSINESS, BIG APPLAUSE Commendation for December 2016. This honor acknowledges our philanthropy and dedicated contribution to children and families in need during our 6 years of service to the Los Gatos community and nearly 50 years of service to the greater Santa Clara County community. We thank them for this prestigious award.




from The Butter Paddle Pantry


Pan Seared Steak With Raspberry Chipotle Sauce


4 (8 oz. strip steaks)

1 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. black pepper

1 tbsp. oil

1 ½ cups Robert Rothschild Farm Raspberry Chipotle Sauce


Sprinkle both sides of each steak with salt and pepper.  Heat small amount of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook 3 minutes on each side.  Pour off excess oil and add sauce to pan.  Scrape drippings from the bottom.  Add steaks back into pan for 1-2 minutes turning to coat.  Remove from heat and serve steak with sauce.

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.



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The Butter Paddle Hot Flash - e-Blast 159 - January 6, 2017