Monday, August 18, 2008

Baking with Mom

Mom and dad attended pawties this past weekend! Saturday they pawtied with Sarah who is leaving to go to Scotland for 5 years to study to become a vet! Mom baked the Army of Four's Lemon Oatmeal bars! Mitch has no problem sucking on lemons but you all know that I absolutely HATE them to pieces!

We both got to lick the batter off the spoon before they went into the oven and unfortunately mom didn't take a picture of them when they came out of the oven! They were very, very yummy and there wasn't one left when mom and dad left the pawty Saturday night!

Sunday morning mom made blueberry buckle for Scot's pawty! Scot is leaving for college any day now! We both got a taste of this batter too!

Somebody has to do the job so we sort of appointed ourselves official taste testers! You can't see it but mom is holding 2 spoons in her hand. One is the batter and the other one is the batter topping! We both sampled each spoon to make sure it's fit for Scot's guests!

This is the blueberry buckle just out of the oven!

We're hoping that when mom cuts into it we can each have a taste!

We got our wish! Can you see the buckle in Mitch's mouth?

Open wide! Here it comes!

Here's the recipe if anyone would like it~

Blueberry Buckle

Cream by hand 1/4 cup shortening, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk, 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Mix in 1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries!

Spread into a greased 13" X 9" pan and sprinkle with crumb mixture.

Crumb mixture: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup shortening.

Bake 350 degrees for about 30 minutes our until the edges turn brown. Cool and eat! yum

So until next time.............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. That looks so yummy. It's tough to be a taste tester isn't it?!?

  2. Oh wow! I'm so going to ask Mom to bake one too so I can taste test it! hehe! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Maggie and Mitch! You guys look like you enjoyed the foodies so much I'm feeling hungry now...*grins*


  3. look at mitch! he's on heaven! how i wish mom would cook more often so i could steal from her.

    wet wet licks


  4. Hi Maggie & Mitch! That Blueberry Buckle looks really yummy! We don't really like raw blueberries, but we think we'd like to try them baked!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  5. Awww Mitch your eyes look funny when you eat it a bit tart matie lol. Tess likes a bit of lemon too.
    Thanks for the recipe. You know how D loves a recipe!!


  6. What an awesome job. I wonder if mum will let me have the job too! Hey Mitch, isn't the lemon a wee bit sour?

  7. I can not believe Mitch eats Lemons! That is absolutely fantastic! Does he pucker? lol

    The recipe sounds divine.. I may just have to pull out my apron and give it a whirl! Thanks for passing it along.

  8. Thank you for the recipe, we will get our hooman to try it very soon. Won't be sucking the lemons though.
    Molly and Taffy

  9. Good evening m & m.
    The lemon seems to be sour.
    Eyes swim.
    Blueberry Buckle is savory.
    I want also ..sweets.. to eat.
    However, it wants you to make it and it wants time. :)

    from loved ume tyan

  10. Maggie and Mitch you are very lucky dogs! Oooohhh yummy! Getting to be the official taste tester of your mama's baked yummies! My mama has gotten lazy (shhhhhh...don't tell her I said that cuz I love her but...) she doesn't bake too often like she used to. And Blueberry Buckle! YUMMY!!! Mama said her mama used to make that every summer for special treats.

    Hey...maybe you post and photos will score me a taste of some yummy treats!

    If I haven't told ya lately, I love your blog and you both are pawsome pups!

    Woofs and slobbers from your Newfie pal,
    Gabe (and in spirit, Bella too!)

  11. Gee M&M...

    Looks like a lot of tastin' 'n lickin' goes on around there... we always get ta lick the dinner plates clean if there's not anythin' that would hurt us there...'n that's an important job too. Why, think of all the time it saves Gram since she rinses off every plate anyway before puttin' it in the wonder Pap can never tell if they're clean or dirty in there....yer Mom is pretty good ta ya both.....

    Dewey Dewster here.....

  12. Those treats look very yummy. How lucky of you to be a taster. Our girl is afraid of her oven, so she never bakes anything for us to taste.

  13. Ooh! Tasty! Mom just bought some gluten free baking mix so maybe if we ask real nice she'll mix up a batch for us and our friends! It sure looks delish!

    I'm glad you got to party and feast. That's what the weekends are for, right?

  14. Your Blueberry buckle sounds pawsitivly scrumptious. I think my mom is going to have to make some!


  15. Maybe if I am REALLY really nice this week Mom will make us a batch!!

  16. hi maggie and mitch!
    what great pictures and recipes!
    you totally made us smile!
    we have an award for you on our blog today.
    m & e

  17. Those are great "lemon eyes" hahahahaha ... your expression says SOUR all over it! The buckle looks delicious. Booker got a pancake this morning, with syrup and butter. That was a special "hurricane" treat. We should have had blueberries to put in the batter!

  18. OMD that looks so yummy...I just LOVE bleuberries...they are just my favorite. That pix of Mitch licking the lemon is funny...his eyes look buggier than mine - LOL.

    Lots of Licks, Ruby

  19. Maggsie!

    I LOVE it whenever you open your mouth all wide like you're going to swallow your mama's hand. Our girl used to bake, but not so much any more. Maybe Stella & I could come live with you guys for awhile.

    I wonder why Mitch likes the lemons and you don't? You're related, so it's a little mysterious.

    Goober love & smooches,

  20. Oh My dogness
    Youw house must be the best smelling place awound..flowews and fwesh baked yummies..thewe is nothing bettew!
    I hope the hooman pups have a gweat time in those faw away places!
    smoochie kisses

  21. I have to show this to Véronique. I absolutely want to try this fubulous Blueberry looks so good !.... I wish Véronique would be a better cook, but...well she isn't....
    Kisses, Faya

  22. Looks liek you were very busy. I help my Mom with the baking, too. It'd be really embarassing if she went to share her goodies and they didn't taste good.

  23. Mmm that sounds so good.. We will have to send mom to the store..
    Yepper we made it to the lake.. We were some very Happy Heelers....

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  24. your hoomans are the best!

    they're so wonderful to you! it makes me smile and my heart happy!

  25. The wild blueberries are in season here right now. Maybe we can get some and make that buckle. But will it be strong enough for my collar?


  26. You are making me very hungry ...



  27. Hi Maggie and Mitch,

    I don't care for lemons. But I do thing the Blueberry Buckle looks just yummy. Your mommy must be a great baker. I will have to tell my mommy to bake it for me.


  28. you two are the best taste testers in all of the DWB! your mom is a good cook. you make us drool with envy.


  29. I think my Mom is gonna try out those Oat Lemon Bars!

  30. Hm, I left another comment earlier, but it didn't show up. I had said that your Mom should create a new recipe blog!

  31. Yummy! Stella is quite jealous right now.

  32. We are seriously jealous over here. I can't believe you get to try all this stuff and all we get are crappy broccoli stems when Mom makes salads.

  33. Hey can you ask your mom if you can use frozen blueberries in that if you defrost them first? We have all that stuff. Mom might even make that.

  34. Yeah, if I can get Mom's attention maybe she'll make us some buckle too. I can dream can't I??? We all love blueberries maybe I can talk her in to it. Looks yummy!

    (who sleeps 10 time longer than Mom gets to!)

  35. w00f's maggie and mitch, yummmmies u git sum pawsome cant git my mama to bake anything...she says she gonna git the receipe and try it...

    b safe,

  36. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    I love Mitch's face in the first picture!
    Yes, you are so lucky being the testers in the family!
    Kisses and hugs

  37. Oh Yummers...that Blueberry Buckle looks so good...we wanna get Mumsie to make it for us!

    That pic of Mitch with the lemon is hilarious! We love how you can see the white in his eye!!! He looks amazed at how awful it tasted!!! Are the lemon oat bars hard to make???



  38. That looks delish! We're going to get mum to make some!

    Izzie loves lemons, can you believe that?!

    M & I

  39. Ooh that looks yummy!

    Congrats on winning the medal! Such a cute picture of Mitch!

  40. Blueberry Buckle? Sounds irresistible! Should ask Mommy to try & make it someday hut I know it will turn out to be a disaster. You know her... That's a wide mouth you have there Magz!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  41. You guys are such a help with all the taste testing to make sure mom gets it just right.

    Nice chompers!


  42. Mitch, looks like your eyes are ready to pop out of your head hehehe I love that picture!