whole wheat flour

For Lola

I like to think that anyone who reads my blog regularly knows how much I adore my dog, Lola.

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She’s my buddy. I take her for rides in my truck, walk her, cuddle her, and talk to her. She has me wrapped around her finger. Or paw? Or leash?

Whatever the case, I decided to take my love to a whole new level. I made Lola homemade dog treats!

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Honey Cinnamon Dog Treats
Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 large egg
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl stir together milk, oil and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir until just combined.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough into a rectangle that measures roughly 8×14-inches. Cut the dough into small shapes with a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or with the rim of a glass.
4. Place cookies about 1/4 inch apart on baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. This recipe makes about two dozen biscuits. I advise storing them in a sealed container in the freezer.

Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe is super easy and delicious. It can be made vegetarian or vegan by using a vegetable-based condensed soup, soy milk, and by using lentils instead of chicken.

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Ingredients:
1 16oz bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
4 chicken breasts (about 1 pound), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 cans (10 3/4 oz) Campbell’s condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper

Biscuit Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup milk

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425* and grease a 9×13 glass dish with cooking spray.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, until thoroughly mixed. Pour into glass dish.
3. For the biscuits, stir together the flours, baking powder, and salt. Combine oil and milk in a measuring cup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring just until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
4. Drop the biscuit dough by spoonfuls onto the pot pie.
5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Funny picture of the day:

Jimmy and I went to Cabela’s in West Virginia over the weekend. Basically, Cabela’s is a store that sells outdoors equipment and clothing for sports like hunting and fishing. The store has hundreds of taxidermied  animals all over the store, including a whole section of taxidermied deer.

We saw deer in every position: standing, jumping, laying, sitting, etc.

I think this position was my favorite though…IMG_4674A deer scratching its head. Really?! That made me laugh so hard.

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