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Monday, July 2, 2012

there is nothing cuter than a beagle with a puppy...

You will notice that there are MANY beagles in this post.  A real one with a beagle toy, one I sculpted with a beagle puppy on its back, and Snoopy on my shirt....somebody asked me Sunday what kind of dog I have, and I pointed to that shirt.....
OK, why did I make the fantastic sculpture here, beagle and puppy?  it is not the first time I have done that, I love the motif, sort of Madonna and child, right?  Except cuter.  Plus, as I told you last week and you see in the header, I got a garage sale beagle for pocket change last week....mine are better :)

(beagle sculpture by ME)
Penny and I go to the senior living facility today.  I was chatting with somebody who works full-time in such a place, and she also has a beagle and does "DOG THERAPY" too.  I was like
"HAWT DAMN!  ME AND MY beagle do DOG THERAPY!"  Sounds rather professional to me...

I made these fabOO cookies Sunday for our gluten free guests...vegan too! Sooooo simple and delish...recipe follows, wish I could remember where I got this from, OH WELL!

Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies
If you want these gluten-free, ensure you use gluten-free oats.
3 large, very ripe bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter, preferably all-natural (just peanuts), or almond butter
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned (large flake) or quick oats
1/3 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 – 1 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
In a large bowl mash the bananas with the peanut butter, oil and vanilla. In another bowl stir together the oats, coconut, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients along with the chocolate and stir until combined.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, or one that is sprayed with nonstick spray, and bake for 12-14 minutes, until just set. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


Barbara Rogers said...

So glad you are sharing Beagle joy with seniors weekly. Your sculpture is Beagle art and shares laughs too.

Lori Buff said...

So when can we expect a recipe book from you?

Michèle Hastings said...

i think Lori may be on to something with the cookbook idea!

Cheryl said...

Aw, you guys are awesome! I bet the dog therapy is a big hit. The receipe sounds soooo good, must give it a try!

Julia said...

Love the beagles (all of them!) As a fellow beagle owner, I am in awe of the fact that you have calmed Penny down enough to channel all of her love to share with the seniors. :) She (and you) are truly special to spend your time with others.

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