For the Dogs: Homemade Peanut Butter Treats

Happy Tuesday!

Anyone else feeling like this?

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We were so lazy during this three-day weekend, it’s going to be a challenge getting going this morning!

Today’s post is all about the pooches. When I have time, I love making homemade snacks for Jersey and JoJo. I like knowing exactly what ingredients are in them and it also makes me feel like I’m doing something extra special for them, even if they have no idea!

The recipe I’m sharing today is what I used to make one of the two homemade treats that Jersey and JoJo gave to their doggy friends for Christmas. I even included a shot of the gifts all packaged up — they were fun to put together.

This recipe, and the second that I’ll share on a different day, were like doggy crack. Jersey would go outside to “do her business” like 10 times a day, which is unusual. Well, it didn’t take too long to figure out she just wanted to “earn” a treat. Such a stinker!

Homemade peanut butter treats with oats

Recipe from A Cozy Kitchen

Ingredients

-1/2 cup of peanut butter (I used the creamy kind)

-1/4 cup honey

-1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil (or olive oil) I really wanted to find a recipe that included coconut oil since it’s good for dogs… and humans!

-1 cup chicken broth

-1 cup rolled oats

-1 cup whole wheat flour

-1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2-Whisk together peanut butter, honey, oil and chicken broth.

3-In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal.

4-Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

5-Place dough on flour dusted surface. Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick.

6-Use a small bone cookie cutter to cut out cookies. On A Cozy Kitchen, she used larger cookie cutters for larger dogs (5″ dog-bone shaped); I used 1″ little hearts so they were pretty small.

7-Put cut-out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

8-Bake for 14-16 minutes.

9-Transfer to a cooling rack.

10-Give a sample to your favorite taste-testers!

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Don’t they look delicious? Ha ha! A few of the dogs we gave them to (I’m talking to you, sweet Mackie!) were a little picky and all the dogs LOVED them!

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Oh, and isn’t my sous chef just the cutest?

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Hope your furbabies or favorite doggy friends enjoy them!

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

-Lindsey

 

Five Things for Friday

Happy Friday!

We saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 last night! Oh. Em. Gee. LOVED it! Hopefully, I’ll get to see it again…and again…and again. I was so happy for finally see the last film in the series, but sad it’s over. Jason really enjoyed it, too, as it had it all: laughter, tears, suspense. Anyone else see it and love it?

Here are your Five Six Things for Friday!

IMG_2746A beautiful morning in NOLA along the river.

CarnivalSpent a little time on the Carnival Cruise Line’s Elation yesterday morning. The Saints and Carnival are teaming up to fight hunger with Second Harvest.

IMG_2763Loved The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2…and its SnapChat filter (SN: lindsey_mitch)

IMG_2761Lobs are not best for Katniss braids [insert sad face]…still tried to rock it!

IMG_2738Stopped by Monkey Monkey Coffee & Tea this week after dropping the pups off for a spa day at All-Star Animal Clinic. The chocolate pear muffin and chai tea latte were delish.

IMG_2767Bonus pic! Jo showing off his new haircut…and sneaking in some snuggles.

Have a great weekend!

-Lindsey

Five Things for Friday

Happy Friday!

It’s been a busy week and we have a busy weekend ahead, but I’m hoping it will be a 3-win-in-1 weekend as the Pelicans play tonight and tomorrow and the Saints play at home on Sunday.

IMG_2196Class photo with mass comm students at Loyola University after a panel discussion about the importance of relationships between media/PR.

IMG_2007Happy [belated] Halloween! A picture of some work pals celebrating the holiday a day early and Ashley’s birthday a few days late.

IMG_2080LOVED walking into Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies and seeing these colorful, decorated tiles. A bright way to start the day for students and staff for sure!

IMG_2137The sweet Jersey girl made her own pillow one morning this week.

IMG_2543Special shoutout to my JoJo Bear! This week was his 4th (!!!) adoptiversary. I can’t believe he’s been a Mitchell for four years. Time. Flies.

Have a great weekend!

-Lindsey

Five Things for Friday

Happy Friday! T-minus one day until the Pelicans’ home opener! I’m really looking forward to Saturday. On Sunday, we have a Saints home game, too, so it’s an action-packed weekend. Today’s installment of Five Things for Friday includes TWO puppy pictures — I couldn’t resist snapping Jersey snuggling with her lion. She’s so cute.

DSC_0008The girl caught me snapping away while she was all snuggled up.

IMG_1700Cutest Saturday morning date ever! Baby Will [and his mom, Julie] were the best shopping buddies at last weekend’s Kendra Scott store opening.

IMG_1769Tuesday was the start of the morning show circuit to promote some of our upcoming Pelicans games – was lucky to spend the morning with some fabulous Pelicans Dance Team members, Brianna and Taylor.

IMG_1903On Tuesday, Saints RB C.J. Spiller visited a local school as a part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Campaign. SUDIA sponsored the visit and the kids were so energetic and had such a great time. Check out more about the visit here.

IMG_1755A rare photo of the pups snuggling…cuteness overload.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Geaux Pelicans & Saints!

-Lindsey

Five Things for Friday

It has been a long week! I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt so crappy for so many days in a row. I’m excited for tonight — first home Pelicans preseason game [and thankfully last one before the regular season starts].

Looking forward to a quiet weekend, however, the opening of the Kendra Scott store is tomorrow — SO excited! I have a dinner or Saturday night on the Northshore, too, but nothing too crazy.

Happy Friday!

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Fresh flowers are my favorite. The pink ones haven’t lasted too long, but the others have lasted more than two weeks!

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Had the chance to experience my first LSU home game when they played Florida last weekend. Had a blast with my better half — he had two days off in a row!

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Death Valley earned itself two pictures. Incredible atmosphere.

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Sunday lunch outside with delicious eats and fun shadows at Butcher. I had the BBQ pork sandwhich — the Smoked Turkey is usually my go-to. Both are amazing.

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Your weekly dose of Jersey & JoJo. Cuteness overload.

Have a great weekend!

-Lindsey