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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Treats

I’m a pretty lucky girl when it comes to the people I’m privileged enough to call my friends. They’re a really loyal, loving bunch, and I know I can depend on them when I need them the most. Whether they’re offering an open ear, a good laugh, or a shoulder to cry on, I know they’ll always be there for me. Some of them will even give me a big kiss if they know I need extra cheering up, or even if they’re just really happy to see me. Usually, though, it’s if I have food they want; they will do just about anything for a treat.

Before you get any ideas, let me clarify that within my tight knit group are a few four-legged “friends.” Dogs seem to sense exactly what’s on your mind and know what kind of day you had as soon as you walk in the door. Though they can’t verbally respond or give you the amazing advice you may be searching for, they can lay their head in your lap to cheer you up when you’re in a funk or even wag their tail in excitement and take a celebratory long walk with you after you get the promotion you’ve been working so hard for.

Though they rely on us humans as care-takers, we sometimes need them just as much as they need us.  There is a reason, after all, why dogs are referred “man’s best friend.” It may be getting too hot to bake, and you may be too busy planning your 4th of July barbecue, but set some time aside to make these peanut butter and oatmeal treats for your furry friend. Since you will be loading up on burgers, corn-on-the-cob and apple pie, they should be eating well, too.  Read More…

Cherry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; who am I to skip any opportunity to eat (especially if it’s key to my day starting off on the right foot)?  Usually, I have a big bowl of cereal in the morning but every now and then I treat myself to something special. Breakfast sandwiches never fail me and a hot bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar can hold me over until my next meal of the day.

There’s one sweet treat that I indulge in very rarely, only because its addictive properties may do more harm than good in the end. Gia Pronto, a locally owned sandwich and salad spot in University City, serves an apple-cherry-walnut bagel in the morning hours of their operation. Laced with swirls of brown sugar, the bagel is reheated on a Panini press, resulting in a warm confection with an exterior as sticky as a cinnamon bun. Don’t expect to get one if you show up past 10 AM, though: these things sell like hotcakes.

To recreate similar flavors at home, I opted for a real-deal dessert that can (and should be) eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read More…

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