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My trellis addiction…

My trellis addiction…

  Every gardener loves a trellis, but I can’t seem to have enough, and how many is too many?  This past winter was a hard one, and especially rough on two of my trellises, and since the vines were planted 22 years ago, I had […]

Recycled Bicycle Wheels

Recycled Bicycle Wheels

  I love reading creative blogs, and came across The Hanky Dress Lady, isn’t that name adorable??  She made these adorable garden flowers out of bicycle wheels, I know, sounds a bit over the top, but I had to make them. I had 2 old […]

Happy 1st Birthday Abigail

Happy 1st Birthday Abigail

Today my sweet Abigail turned 1, and I cannot believe how time flies.  We rescued Abigail when she was 4 months, and she is a ball of fire, making us laugh everyday.  I tried a new recipe for “pupcakes” and it is Abigail approved  (we enjoyed them also). Abigail’s are the ones with the dog bones in them.

 

 

The recipe was very easy and the ingredients are already in everyone’s pantry.  You should stop over to this incredibly cute food blog, We are not Martha, and try this recipe out.

 

Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes
Course: Dog-Friendly Recipe
Servings24 pupcakes
AuthorWe are not Martha
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes:
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I use natural, unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a mini muffin/cupcake tin.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, old-fashioned oats, and baking powder.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together peanut butter and mashed banana. Mix in eggs.
  4. Mix in flour mixture, alternating with water, until just combined.
  5. Fill mini muffin tin cavities about 3/4 of the way with batter.
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in tin for a few minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and peanut butter and beat together until creamy.
  2. Fit a pastry bag with tip (I used a Wilton 2D) and fill bag with frosting.
  3. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake and top with an additional dog treat, if you desire.

Share your recipes with us, puppy and human, and drop us a note if you try this recipe (don’t forget the dog pictures).

Keep Calm and Pinch On…

Keep Calm and Pinch On…

    What does keep calm and pinch on mean?   Pinching people is a St. Patrick’s day game. People who wear green pinch people who don’t.  “Pinch on” simply means “continue pinching.” I like St. Patrick’s Day, but I don’t usually spend a lot […]

DIY Paper Straw Wreath

DIY Paper Straw Wreath

Project Found On: Ruffled Woman’s Day Magazine featured a paper straw wreath on their December cover in 2011, and I have been in love with them ever since. Wreaths are fun, and they are fun to make.  If you have been to my house, you […]

Easy Jelly Bean and Tulip Centerpiece

Easy Jelly Bean and Tulip Centerpiece

How cute and easy is this jelly bean Easter centerpiece? Use fake flowers, or use real flowers by placing a smaller vase with water in the middle and filling in the gap between the two vases with jelly beans.

Supplies:

  • 2 nesting glass vases or containers (such as a drinking glass), one shorter and at least an inch narrower.   I used a square container and a salsa jar
  • Jelly Beans
  • Fresh or fake flowers, I use fake because I have animals and I never know what is poisonous

I inserted the smaller vase inside, then filled the gap with my jelly beans.  Finally, I placed a bouquet of tulips in the salsa jar and that is all there is to it.

Paper Floral Wall Cones

Paper Floral Wall Cones

I love making cones out of old dictionary pages, newspapers and colored paper.  It is the perfect vessel for candy and beautiful hung on the wall with silk flowers. People sell them on sites like Etsy and Ebay, but over $10.00 for 20-25 pages made […]

A New Year and New Beginnings!

A New Year and New Beginnings!

A New Year and New Beginnings! Many of you may know me as “A Ponytail Kind of Day” on WordPress, so I hope you enjoy following me on this new journey.  With the new year, it is the perfect time to think about making new […]


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