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My Dog Story & Favorite “Puppy Chow” Recipe

By Anne Badanes, The Pajama Company Holiday Editor

Have you ever noticed how people resemble their dog? A lean neighbor with long spindly legs is accompanied on her morning runs by a greyhound. My size zero athletic trainer has a new three legged Chihuahua puppy that she named Trinity. Tiny Trinity began as a rescue pup but now hops up the stairs oblivious to her missing leg. We had an English Cocker Spaniel with unruly hair who ate anything in sight and escaped from the house to socialize in the neighborhood cul de sac. I fear he took after me.

I was constantly apologizing to my neighbors for his wandering spirit and his obsession with their compost pile. At Christmas time, I attempted to make peace by giving them yummy bags of homemade Puppy Chow, a fun and sweet gift for dog lovers and those whom your dog may “love”.  It is super simple to make and easy for kids to help make!

Ingredients:

1 stick of margarine

½ cup of peanut butter

6 ounce bag of semi sweet chocolate chips

1 box of Crispix or Rice Chex

2-3 cups of powdered sugar

A LARGE Brown Paper bag from the grocery store

Melt the margarine, peanut butter and chips in a large pan on top of the stove. Stir it regularly so it doesn’t burn. Take if off the stove top and pour the box of cereal into the mixture. Mix with a spoon to coat the cereal with the chocolaty mixture. Meanwhile, put the confectioners’ sugar into the paper bag. Pour the coated cereal into the paper bag and shake it around gently. The sugar will stick onto the coated cereal.

You can serve this tasty snack in a big bowl immediately or store it in a sealed container. I put about a cup of it in a small cellophane bag and tie a bow on it for my neighbors. Even though our dog died several years ago, puppy chow is part of my annual baking. My neighbors still love getting it.

As for my athletic trainer, I am buying her pajamas with dogs on it. She prefers sleep to sweets.

 

 

 

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Spring Pajamas Are Here!

Finally, finally it’s spring and we are ready to celebrate the season with new cotton pajamas!  Cool cottons are lightweight and comfy for warmer days and nights.  We love all our new prints and think you will too!  Pajamas are a perfect way to express your personality and celebrate what you love.  For pet lovers…we have pajamas, for wine lovers…we have pajamas, for beach lovers…we have pajamas, for sports lovers…we have pajamas, for food lovers…we have pajamas.  We all lead busy lives so time to lounge is cherished.  We think jumping into wonderful, cheerful, soft pajamas makes our down time just happier and more relaxing.  Here are a few Spring Pajamas we love today.

"Fairgrounds" from Munki Munki $94

"Meow" from PJ Salvage $52

"Peace Love & Happy Hour" PJ Pant from Be As You Are

"Cupcakes" from The Cat's Pajamas $86

"Sailing Dogs" from Hatley Nature $34

"Carolina Paisley" from Bedhead $142

"Tennis" from Munki Munki $94

"Book Lover" from Frankie & Johnny $64

"Whales" from Munki Munki $94

We think pajamas are just for you and are a fun way to show what you love.

Celebrate Spring with Pajamas!

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