maddy’s magically delicious dog treats

Maddy’s Magically Delicious Dog Treats

After watching all current seasons of The Great British Bake Off / The Great British Baking Show available to us on Netflix, we’ve (and by “we”, I mean mostly Ryan…but I have helped and done some baking myself through the process) been baking regularly in our home – homemade breads (thanks to Bread Baking for Beginners), various sweets and desserts (i.e. lemon lavender muffins, peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, etc.), our current favorite biscuit recipe, and even dog treats. Maddy approves this message!

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we thought it would be fun to bake some homemade dog treats in the shape of shamrocks…and hearts and starts – which may remind you of one “magically delicious” cereal you may have sampled or seen before. And so that’s just what we did and here’s the recipe we used:

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups oat flour (we used a Vitamix to grind rolled oats into oat flour)
  • ~1/4 cup oats
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix pumpkin, egg, and peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Add oat flour, then oats to form a dough.
  4. Place dough onto a lightly floured counter and roll to about 1/4″ thick.
  5. Cut shapes out.
  6. Place on lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350º for about 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool (on a cooling rack), and store in an airtight container for freshness.
Maddy’s Magically Delicious Dog Treats
and here we have Maddy exhibiting an incredible amount of self-control and making funny faces while waiting for me to say “ok” so she can eat that fresh-baked, homemade treat
#bordercollie #bordercolliemix #puppydogeyes #glbcr #greatlakesbordercollierescue
don’t worry, she’ll get plenty of treats – she’s knows what she’s doing making this face and flashing those puppy eyes at us

by Valerie | 03.09.19 | Marvelous Maddy, Recipes | No Comments »

happy bananaversary

celebrating our 17th anniversary today #anniversary #love #loveofmylife

We recently celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary; I am endlessly thankful for my marriage and the partner I have in Ryan! We enjoyed some delicious dining out last weekend (Bigalora for brunch, Cafe Zola for dinner, and the Allen Rumsey Supper Club for drinks) and treated ourselves to a yummy recreation of our wedding cake for dessert (Cakes by Rubina).

cheers to 17 years! 🍸 #allenrumseysupperclub #cocktails #martini

Happy bananaversary

by Valerie | 01.16.18 | Around town, For Funsies | No Comments »

doughnuts & ice cream

National 🍩 Day #nationaldoughnutday

Happy National Doughnut Day! I celebrated with a maple nut doughnut from Washtenaw Dairy, but sprinkles always look like a party so I couldn’t resist using that one for my photo here.

And yesterday we enjoyed an ice cream social at work…yep, it’s been a good week for desserts!

ice cream social #joblove

ice cream social #joblove

by Valerie | 06.03.16 | For Funsies | No Comments »

Christmas cheer

another Ryan Molloy original, coming to a mailbox near you 😊

Our Christmas cards (another Ryan Molloy original!) are in the mail and, short of treating myself to a glass of soy eggnog,  I am ready…bring on the Christmas! I’ve got a whole box of holiday movies ready to be watched; here’s a few of my favorites…

Thinking of doing some holiday baking?

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!

by Valerie | 12.18.15 | For Funsies, Holidaze | No Comments »

peppermint bark

Peppermint Bark

We filled our weekend with some holiday shopping, picked up some beautiful Amaryllis and satsumas, saw the Wayne County Lightfest and the Walk of Trees in Plymouth, stopped in Dundee at River Raisin, bowling with friends, and we finally made that peppermint bark.

The peppermint bark turned out great! We melted dark chocolate to make the first layer, let it dry, then melted and added white chocolate (both with some peppermint oil added) for the second layer, topped it with crushed candy canes, and then drizzled it all with white and dark chocolate. Yum!!!

Candy Canes

Tempered Chocolate

Amaryllis

Wrapped & ready

by Valerie | 12.22.14 | For Funsies, Holidaze | No Comments »

Making whoopie

…pies, that is; we took our first crack at making whoopie pies over the weekend and they turned out great. Full disclosure – it was a box mix, but the fact that we had to add our own fresh ingredients, combine them all, and then bake and assemble these ourselves justifies our calling these homemade in my opinion.

Happiness is…

  • I’m not sure what this says about me, but Songza has a playlist called “Grandpa’s Naptime” that I rather enjoy.
  • I discovered a new-to-me song/band this week – Michigan by The Milk Carton Kids.
  • A simple, easy pasta dinner at home with a good glass of red wine and homemade whoopie pies for dessert.
  • Ryan dancing in the kitchen.
  • Helix marathon, on my couch, under my electric blanket, in front of the fireplace.
  • Sending Valentine’s Day cards in the mail.
  • Yellow parrot tulips, white alstroemeria, and yellow daffodils in my house this week.

by Valerie | 02.09.14 | Around our home, For Funsies | No Comments »

They all have names?

I had no idea there were so many named Keebler Elves and that one of them, Roger, is a jeweler. Why do the Keebler Elves need a jeweler? Some of them have names that make a little more sense to me, given their occupation, like Fast Eddie here; Fast Eddie wrapped the products, of course…and I’m willing to bet he wrapped them fast.

by Valerie | 09.03.13 | For Funsies | No Comments »

Bloooberry

I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday morning at Dexter Blueberry Farm with friends. July is blueberry time in Michigan; they are delicious and available at local farmer’s markets and farms all over the area. A couple weeks ago, we made a blueberry tart with this recipe and it turned out pretty great, especially considering we’d never made a tart before.

by Valerie | 07.27.13 | For Funsies | No Comments »

Sweets so good it’ll make you want to cry…in a good way

If you’re in Ann Arbor on a Wednesday afternoon, do yourself a favor and stop by the Farmer’s Market and visit the Flour Lab booth. Buy something, eat it, and you will not be dissapointed. Seriously, this stuff is so beautiful and so good it’ll make you want to cry…in a good way!

by Valerie | 06.30.13 | Around town, For Funsies | 1 Comment »

“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.”

Tomorrow is Ryan’s birthday and we had a pre-celebration with a cheeseburger cake last night. When we saw this in the dessert case at Whole Foods, we couldn’t pass it up – it’s a cake…that looks like a cheeseburger! And we just so happened to be grilling hot dogs & bratwurst for dinner, so it had to go home with us. Wimpy would have been proud; Wimpy loves his hamburgers. Mmmmm, delicious cheeseburger cake…

by Valerie | 06.05.13 | For Funsies | No Comments »

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