The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 2/1/2018


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.





 Looking for that perfect gift for your special someone this Valentine's Day?  From chocolates to jewels and decorative delights! We have it all!



This scent is simple, and that’s why it’s so popular. Toasted sugar takes over at first with hints of tobacco and fig revealing themselves in a lighter way, usually lingering for a while after you wash your hands or blow out the candle. Stop by The Butter Paddle to experience the entire No. 9 collection of luxurious products.


...for your dog with these vanilla dipped dog bone treats from Gosanko! 



A new fragrance from Rosy Rings is "Sunday", perfect for busy women feeling Sunday is the best time to relax, take time for oneself and start the week refreshed. Each candle contains scent all the way through, and larger ones contain flowers and fruit in an artful design.


NEW IN 2018!


Viterra provides a precious selection of art glass for homes and collectors, with a perfect fusion of art, function, craftsmanship and beauty. Designed by Erica Friedman, each handmade and mouth blown item shows pleasing, unique variations and is a joy to hold—and to own!



from The Butter Paddle Pantry

Pineapple Beef Stir Fry


2 lbs. Beef top sirloin steak, sliced
1 cup Robert Rothschild Farm Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Sauce
3 tsp. Olive oil, divided
6 Carrots, sliced on the diagonal
2 Onions, halved and sliced
2 Green peppers, julienned
1 cup Snow peas
3 cups Pineapple, fresh, diced


In a zip lock bag, add steak and Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Sauce. Place in refrigerator and marinate for 15 minutes. In a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons oil. Remove and reserve excess sauce from beef and add beef to wok. Stir fry until beef is no longer pink. Remove from wok with slotted spoon and set aside. Add remaining 1 teaspoon of oil to wok, along with carrots and onions. Stir fry for approximately five minutes or until crisp tender. Add green peppers and snow peas and stir fry for an additional 3-4 minutes or until vegetables have reached desired tenderness. Add reserved Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Sauce, beef and pineapple to wok and heat through. Serve stir fry over rice.



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.


Uplift Family Services serves more than 20,000 children and their family members annually. 

The Butter Paddle Hot Flash - e-Blast 187 

February 1, 2018