From the category archives:


Here is a new twist on Sweet Tea

by Sue on September 21, 2012

12 cups water

4 family sized tea bags (or 12 regular sized tea bags) of either black or green tea. Decaf is fine if you prefer it.

1 1/2 cups of sugar (or one cup agave nectar. Which is what I use)

1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice

4 teaspoons almond extract

2 teaspoons lemon extract

Optional garnishes are lemon, lime or orange slices.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and pour over tea bags. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Bring remaining 8 cups water and sugar to a boil in a sauce pan. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in tea, lemon juice and extracts. Chill and serve over ice (with garnishes if desired). This keeps well in the fridge. But chances are it will not last that long. *smile*


Peanut Butter Dog Treats

by Sue on September 13, 2012

1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water

Mix 1 cup flour with the rest of the ingredients. Stir in the rest of the flour. Knead dough and roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Then turn oven off leaving treats in oven to cool for one hour. Store in airtight container. Also freezes well.

If you have a bread machine, mix this on the kneading cycle.

Roll out dough and cut into squares using a pizza cutter.

Believe it or not, the cheaper the peanut butter the better the cookies. No matter if they are dog treats or people treats. However Smart Balance Peanut Butter works great too.

Sussie, Gunny, Rainy, Lucy and Squeaky.