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Bad Dog

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits penny

I should have known she was trouble from the beginning. She was brought into the University of Tennessee Veterinary Hospital as a stray with a badly broken leg and proceeded to jump off the gurney and run on three legs down the hallway.  

The first time I saw her she was a mangy mess sitting in a cage with that broken leg. She scooted over to me, licked my hand and I was smitten. Little did I know that she would turn out to be the world’s worst dog! I don’t think she had even been in a house before, she was scared of the vacuum and just about everything else. She quickly learned that my bed was a much better place for sleeping, the trash can was full of snacks and those big brown eyes could get her out of trouble.

For 13 years, I have never known a better friend. She was my first baby, my family when I lived far away from home, a protector when my son was born and a shoulder to cry on when my ex moved on. She’s the dog that sheds all over my house, snatches food off the counter, knocks the pillows off my bed and keeps me up at night snoring but that’s just who she is and I love that about her. She gets around pretty good for a 91 year old girl and continues do whatever she wants…and I let her.

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits.
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  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 1 tbsp baking powder
  3. 1 cup peanut butter
  4. 1 cup milk (skim or lowfat)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine whole wheat flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, using a mixer, combine peanut butter and milk until well blended.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture. It will be a stiff dough.
  5. Roll out dough to about 1/4" thickness and cut out cookies in desired shape.
  6. Place cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes.

 Peanut butter

Peanut butter mixture


rolling out dough

cutting cookies

baking cookies

Sweet pea

Peanut Butter Dog BiscuitsA batch of these peanut butter dog biscuits don’t last long. Sweet Pea sits in the kitchen until she thinks she’s eaten every last one.



Old Faithful

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

“It’s not that chocolates are a substitute for love, love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let’s face it, more reliable than a man.”

- Miranda Ingram

For better or worse, in sickness and in health, these little gems are tops on my list of comfort foods. Since I can remember, a batch of this 5 minute miracle can make even the worst day seem a bit more bearable.

Next time you are faced with a broken heart or a bad case of PMS, head straight to the kitchen and in 5 minutes you’ll be on your way to a happier place!


2 tbsp butter, unsalted

1 cup sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 1/4 cup oatmeal, quick cooking

Over medium-high heat, combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir well until butter is melted. Stirring occasionally, allow to come to a rolling boil. Once a rolling boil starts, let cook for exactly 2 minutes.

After the mixture has boiled for 2 minutes, remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal.

Quickly drop spoonfuls of mixture onto wax paper. The cookies will harden as they cool.


In the event of a chocolate emergency, don’t even bother dropping onto wax paper, just dive in with a spoon.

If you can wait until the cookies cool, top one with a spoonful of peanut butter.

Need more chocolate, this recipe can easily be doubled.