The quilt measures 64" x 71"


This is a favorite Pinky treat.

June Mara’s Doggie (and Human) Oatmeal Cookies

 June wrote:  "Here's the recipe for the oatmeal cookies I make for the dogs. They absolutely love them. I sometimes also add some peanut butter (about 1/4 to 1/3 cup) at the same time as I add the bananas. I use an electric mixer, which makes it really quick and easy. Let me know Pinky's response when you make them. I've had sick dogs who wouldn't eat anything, but would eat these cookies. I've tasted them too. They are good."

Dry Ingredients                                       Wet Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour                                        2 or 3 ripe bananas
1 tsp cinnamon                                        1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 tsp salt                                                1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup sugar                                            1 tbsp molasses
1 3/4 cups oatmeal (uncooked)             1/3 to 1/2 cup water
                                                                    1/4 cup peanut butter
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together.
  • In another bowl, mash the bananas (add peanut butter, if using).
  • Then add the egg, oil, molasses, oil and water.
  • When well blended, stir the dry ingredients into the banana mixture (don't overmix).
  • Grease a cookie sheet. Arrange by teaspoonfuls. Bake until the edges are brown. 
Candy says:  I baked them for about 20 min.  They are not a crispy cookie.  I freeze and take out as I need them - one or two at a time.  I think it makes about 4 dozen teaspoon-sized cookies.  Pinky says to enjoy!! For every 2 that I give Pinky, I eat one... She watches me like a hawk when I approach that cookie jar of hers.

Pinky decided to taste the blueberries  rather than wait to
bake them.  She has no self-control!
She would never make a good canine model. Can't sit still for too long and prefers the disheveled look since she always messes up her face right after I comb it. Alas, the modeling life is not for her.

I should have put this recipe in the blog earlier in the season when blueberries were more prolific.  Sorry about that.

Aunt Bernie’s No Bake Blueberry Pie
4 Pints blueberries
1/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup water

- Ready made Graham Cracker Crust or baked pie shell 
- Mix together 1/4 cup water + cornstarch 
- Mix 1/4 cup water + 1/4 c sugar + 1 pint blueberries 
- Add cornstarch mixture & sugar, water and berries
- Cook until thickened (approx. 7-10 min) 
- Mash the berries to make a sauce mixture
- Remove from heat and cool 10-15 min.
- Then add the remaining berries and mix carefully until the 
   berries are coated
- Put in a piecrust - I use graham cracker ready- made 
- Cool for several hours in refrigerator 

It's quick, easy and DELICIOUS. I was skeptical at first, but it is a very refreshing desert on a summer or Indian summer day.  I've actually just made the filling and put it in ramekins and cooled in refrigerator for an hour or two.  Add Cool Whip or Vanilla Ice Cream - Yum!


1 comment :

  1. We definitely have to get our mom to make us some of these cookies! yummmmmmmmmmm