This is a partnered post and by posting I’m entering to win a family trip to Orlando.
Last week before I went on my Star Wars Press Trip, I received a surprise box from the people over at Pup Star World Tour. Miles and I did a box opening video of the Pup Star World Tour contents.
After making the video we realized we could enter to win a vacation for our family to go to Orlando, and noticed that there are a few ways you guys could win as well. But first, let me share this Pup Star World Tour inspired recipe that Zoe made with a tiny bit of unorganized help from her brother Miles.
Chinese Not Almond Cookies Recipe:
So these cookies were supposed to be made with Almond Extract which we do have, but I was busy working so the kids made them with Vanilla instead. Then Zoe made RUM Buttercream icing, with Rum Extract.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, 1 egg white
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup water
optional 1 cup sliced almonds
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a different bowl. Add to creamed mixture and beat until thoroughly combined.
Take a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Gently flatten with the bottom of a drinking glass. Or roll them out and cut out different shapes
Sprinkle each cookie with almond slices gently pressing almonds into dough (We didn’t do this step Zoe has friends with nut allergies).
Gently brush egg white mixture over cookies
Bake 14-16 minutes or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned. Let sit for 2 minutes before placing on wire racks to cool completely.
Then she made an icing recipe we found of Food Network, but she added a teaspoon of rum extract.
4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup whole milk
2 egg whites
In a large bowl, beat all of the ingredients in an electric mixture until thick and glossy. Add more powdered sugar if the icing seems to thin.
My kids have seen every Pup Star and Air Bud made movie. They love every one of them, I think they have seen them more than once even. So I know they will be watching Pup Star World Tour during their next sleep over.
How You Can Win:
Now, To share with you how you can win prizes thanks to Pup Star World Tour on Netflix. Pup Star World Tour has partnered with Extended Stay America Hotels to offer an awesome prize. The pet-friendly hotel chain is proud to always roll out the welcome mat for pets, and it is even more proud to roll out the red carpet for this exciting partnership! The spin on pup-ular TV singing competitions invites families on an action-packed adventure alongside the series’ beloved talking (and singing) dogs. ‘Tiny,’ the adorable singing Yorkie pup, packs her bags for an epic trip and Extended Stay America is along for the adventure as the hotel makes its on-screen debut in several scenes throughout the film, which you can see here. Proud pet parents can submit photos of their beloved pooch at www.ESA.com/pups.
The PUP STAR celebrity panel of judges will narrow down the entries to 26 finalists, with the grand prize winner to be decided by consumer vote. The grand prize winner will receive star treatment, including a trip and a walk on role in an upcoming Air Bud Entertainment movie where they will visit the set, meet the cast and enjoy a backstage tour. The contest’s 25 first prize winners will receive free hotel stays at Extended Stay America, and of course, their pups are invited too!
Pawsome Pet Photo Tips
Pet parents know it can be ruff capturing a pawsome photo of their four-legged family member. Extended Stay America has teamed up with Air Bud Entertainment and PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR on tips for capturing the perfect pup photo and avoiding any photo faux-paws:
- Focus the eyeline: Can’t get your dog to look where you want? Hold up a treat to guide their focus while you take the shot.
- Turn off your flash! The flash may alarm your pet, so try to use natural light. If you’re shooting in the middle of the day, look for a well-shaded area.
- Let your pets get comfortable: Move slowly, give commands calmly, and don’t be afraid to get physically down on their level to make them feel safe. And if they’re curious about the camera, it never hurts to let them examine (smell) it for themselves.
- Go for the eyes! You know how much emotion your dog can convey with just a glance, so get those expressions – and especially those eyes – front and center.
- Auto focus: Set your auto-focus to servo mode if your pet is moving. And they probably are.
- Relax: If you’re not relaxed, your dog won’t be either. This should be fun for both of you!
- Pay your talent: Don’t be stingy with snacks! Reward your dogs for cooperation, and a photo shoot can be fun for both of you.
- Tell a story: Is it a photo of a dog sitting next to a door, or a photo of a dog patiently waiting for their beloved owner to return? A good photo inspires a story in the viewer’s mind. Look for situations, actions, and compositions that accomplish this.