Tuesday, May 29, 2012

cat tidbit and let's bake cookies

Tea in my new (old) teacup. It is tea for one but there is never a lack of company around here.

Royal Vale

I'm not a 'sweet' lover. I like salty & savory. When I make a cookie,  I don't like it to be really sweet so this recipe is one I make often. This cookie goes great with tea.

                       Applesauce Oatmeal Cookie
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 raisons (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 raisons (optional)  walnuts and oats. 
Spoon onto greased cookie sheet or use parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. They should be golden brown.
These are similar to a Hermit cookie. They are soft, moist and you can add whatever you want to them.

Cat tid-bit...
a white cat with green, brown or gold eyes will hear fine.
a white cat with 2 blue eyes will be stone deaf.
a white cat with 1 blue eye and 1 other colour will only be deaf on the side of the blue eye.

Oh that Lily...always in my jewelery box
She has 2 green eyes and hears just fine (when she wants to ;-).

I'm joining up with some parties today. for Tabletop Tuesday.

hugs, Deb


  1. Beautiful kitty! I love that teacup with the cottage design. So lovely. And I'm a big fan of hermits so I just might have to try this recipe.


  2. Love the vale teacup. I really like teacups with scenes. Applesauce oatmeal cookies sound yummy and love the kitty plate. Lily is so beautiful she deserves a little bling! :D :D :D

  3. Didn't know about the eye color in white cats.

  4. The cottage on the teacup reminds me of my Grandma's cottage.
    In my opinion cats make bling look better rather than the other way round!!
    Jane x

  5. A nice teacup -- love the cat plate! And the cookies! I'm like you I don't like them too sweet!

  6. Oh those cookies look yummy! I had a white cat that was deaf and she got out of the house and I never found her. Boy did I cry over that loss! I just kept praying someone took her in. Lilly is gorgeous in her jewels! Hugs, Linda

  7. Hello Deb,
    I've had a few white kitties and they've all had beautiful green eyes. I never knew about the blue eyes. One learns something new everyday, they say.
    Love your cottagey teacup! Cottages are so charming; especially on a teacup! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Hope you have a delightful day; you and your kitties!


  8. I love your Cottage teacup and saucer. Applesauce oatmeal cookies sound good.

  9. I love your cottage teacup So cute! Those designs are always a favorite! I didn't know that about white cats. Most cats are deaf...unless they want something, as you say! LOL!

  10. Deb, I come from a family of dishaholic cat-lovers, and I too have a weakness for white dishes and like my sweets not too sweet. I don't currently have a cat, so I enjoy cats vicariously. Glad I found your blog through your comment at Cozy Little House.

  11. I love that teacup pattern. I remember it from a family member from my childhood. I didn't know that about the colour of a cat's eyes. Pamela

  12. Hi Deb,
    I didn't know about white cats' eyes, so I loved to learn about it and your white cat is lovely!
    Thanks for the lovely tea with the delocious looking cookies and the beautiful cottage tea cup.

  13. I think your dear kitty has the same hearing issues as my Emma (yorkie), she seems stone deaf if you are calling her for anything other than food!
    I adore your Royal Vale "cottage" cup! I love this series, and some day I will spot one in an antique shop and bring it home. It is such an sweet design. And who wouldn't feel English drinking tea in it?

  14. Thank you Deb: I can't wait to make these as I don't like things too sweet any more..Pretty Lily. Do you know why that strange hearing thing is?..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  15. I love yoru new teap cup..and those cookies sound yummy too..course mine would be with milk.;) and I didn't know about the colored the same with dogs too.,;) I think its just the blue thing..our mini aussie has one brown eye and one blue eye..they have never told us if he is deaf in one ear..we are assuming he hears just fine..when he wants too,;) have a wonderful week and give your babies a love for me.)

  16. Hi Deb, It's such fun to visit you for tea! You always have little cuties running around, anxious to be in on the action. Your tea cup is just adorable!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  17. I couldn't stop precious. Your tea cups are beautiful too....Love the shots of your home and family.