Friday, January 30, 2015

What made YOU smile today? (Cookie recipe)

While the cold wind blew the snow around,  I baked up some Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies.

              Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. powdered cloves
1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup seedless raisins (optional)
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 cup rolled oats

Measure together first 5 ingredients. Mix together in another bowl the butter, sugar & egg. Cream together.
In another bowl, combine applesauce and soda. Blend into creamed mixture alternating with dry mixture. Fold in raisins (optional)  walnuts and oats. 
Spoon onto greased cookie sheet or use parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. They should be golden brown.

I think you'll enjoy these with your tea. :)

Yesterday morning, before heading over to visit with Barb, I had a little visitor drop in. I asked her to make something for Nan to hang on her fridge so she got right to work. This is very new for Gwynn, as she is just going on 17 months.

Nan wrote her name and she made some squiggles. Two hands work better than one. :)

I weighed Annie and she is down another 1/2 pound. She is rockin' her new bod and celebrating by napping in front of the fire. She's not on a diet but the dry food upstairs for Ray & Joe is put away now after breakfast and only brought out at dinner time. You see, Annie made it a personal challenge to see how much food she could sneak. Hence, the weight gain.

Joe in the sunshine.

My orchid opened up to the warmth of the sun.

Thinking about how good food and friendship is so important.

(Barb's home-made pea soup and bread)

Hope you had a 'smiley' day.

Stay toasty,


  1. The cookie sounds tasty!

    At that age, it's a good idea to be introducing her to things like those animal displays- can't think of the proper term right now- they're fun for her, but also educational.

    Annie's got a good idea. Napping by the fire is such a good way to spend an afternoon. And Joe looks quite graceful.

  2. Those cookies look like old fashioned goodness! Yum!

  3. Well your post and photos made me smile lol . My Miggs and the birdies make me smile every day ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  4. That is great for Annie that she is losing a little weight for her better health. I am glad she is doing well.

    Oh, that Joe. I am so going to miss that face. But maybe sometimes you will post a photo of him for us when you visit your daughter.

    Love the orchid. So beautiful!


  5. The cookies sound and look delicious.. Thanks for sharing the recipe..Annie is doing great now that the food is out away.. What a lovely orchid, great post and photos. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. The orchid is gorgeous! Cats in the sun...sigh....and cookies! Perfection!

  7. What made me smile today? Your funny kitty sticking his tongue out at the weather, "BLAH!" and your beautiful little Gwynn, she is so adorable. So Annie was overweight and put on a diet? My cat Boris is so fat I am beginning to wonder if HE is a SHE with kittens in the tummy... But he is so active,as an outdoor kitty, his appetite is amazing.

  8. Yum, I'm heading your way! I'll go to the ends of the earth for the perfect oatmeal cookie!

    Gwynn is adorableQ
    Mary x

  9. Oh dear.....look at that bread♥️
    Linda :o)

    1. I forgot!!
      Gwynn is cuter than ever♥️
      Those eyes are so beautiful...
      I feel better now....
      Have a great day!!

  10. The bread looks YUM and I'm definitely giving those cookies a try.... thanks for the recipe....