I don't know about you, but Fall might just be my favorite season. I love the color in the changing of the leaves, the warm scents and the cooler days. Of course Henry loves it because cooler days allow for longer walks!
I have to say though, my two most favorite things are BAKING and SNUGGLING with my dog. Are you with me?! We've got you covered on both those bases in a really fun way!
The cooler days bring out my need to bake all.the.time. If I'm not careful this time of year, my jeans might get a little too tight and we can't have that! So my solution has been to bake for Henry instead. This past weekend, I made him a yummy cookie that makes the house smell heavenly. Here's the recipe in case you want to try it for your dog:
Apple Cinnamon Drops
Homemade Dog Treats
1 large apple
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350º.
Core, slice and chop the apple into small bits. (I used my food processor.) Add the apple, honey and water and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and spices. Add to the apple mixture and stir in thoroughly. Add the oatmeal and stir until mixed well.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop dough into rounded balls about 1" in diameter. Use the bottom of a glass coated in cooking spray & flour to flatten each dough ball into a circle. Note: You can adjust the size of each dough ball to get the size of treat you want but you will have to adjust baking time up or down a bit accordingly.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and flip over on pan. Reduce oven temperature to 325º. Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes so they brown evenly on both sides. Let cool as long as your baking assistant allows and enjoy!
Makes 2-3 dozen. I like to store them in the fridge while they last.
I made a super fun little video of Henry and I on cookie making day so give it a watch?
Of course, another favorite Fall activity is snuggling up on the couch with your best friend and watching a good movie or binging the latest series on Netflix. I consider myself a bit of a blanket connoisseur so I always having one of the best to snuggle under is also a must. I don't know if it's because he's my dog or just fate but Henry is a bit of a blanket junkie too. If he sees one he can't reach, he will definitely vocalize his need for you to put it down for him.
Because of this, I designed a cute and amazingly cozy blanket that both you and your pup will love to have as party of your couch QT. It's available in 3 fab colors and cute enough to keep in any room...at least that's my biased opinion. But you can check them out for yourselves if you want too!
The Doggy Snuggle is Real
What are some of your favorite things about Fall? Drop me a comment, shoot me an email or reach out on the Socials. I read and respond to everything personally and love it all. Until next time, Happy Fall Y'All! 😉