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Mar 27, 2013

This and That Thursday

First, I have to thank all of you who left such sweet, encouraging words on the last two posts!  You guys are just the best…how I wish we could all meet face to face someday!  It’s Thursday before Easter weekend and I am just blooming with things to tell you!!

The Generation Fabulous website had an incredible launch.  Make sure you visit the three posts I currently have there:
1.            So You Want To Be Fabulous?
2.            Spring 2013 Fashions Trends

Fashionable comfort is always my goal for summer.  We have brutal heat and I do teach summer school.  So, when DANSKO sent this great red sandal for me to review…I jumped for joy!!  I actually needed red and this is a shoe which will give me happy feet…remember “happy feet?”  Was it Steve Martin who gave us this pleasure?  Dansko has become known as the comfort shoe for nurses and teachers, but for those of us who need comfort for life, this is a great shoe.  The website give some important background on the company:
Husband and wife team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup founded Dansko—which literally translated means "Danish shoe"—in 1990, when Mandy found she loved the comfort of a pair of clogs she bought in Denmark but was unable to replace at home in the United States. Today, the company is an employee-owned business run out of a Pennsylvania building constructed using numerous eco-technologies, materials gathered from sustainable sources and local suppliers. The headquarters even utilizes solar energy. Additionally, Dansko has a history of community involvement, volunteerism and ethical business practices.

Finally for my Thursday Tid Bits…. A Gluten Free Cookie Recipe!!  I am really trying hard to eat Gluten Free at the moment….so, I tried this cookie (since I LOVE cookies) and it is really good.  My daughter loves one with a cup of tea.  No added sugar, no gluten, and no eggs....found HERE!

2 cups rolled oats ( choose certified gluten-free oats if baking gluten-free)
1 cup dried cranberries ( or dried fruit of choice)
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed, very ripe ( about 3 medium
) 1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, cranberries, and walnuts.
In a medium bowl, combine the banana, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda until well blended.
Add banana mixture to oat mixture, stirring to combine. Let stand 15 minutes.
Lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets.
Bake 14 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool on sheets 1 minute.
Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days (or freeze in airtight bags/containers).

I have a bag in the freezer for those moments when I just need a little touch of sweet!!

Have a glorious Thursday and make sure you
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  1. I LOVE anything with cranberries. These look scrumptious.

  2. I have a couple pair of Dansko sandals and LOVE them. They are so comfortable and have great arch support. I love your bright sandals here!

  3. Those cookies look like a very good idea Pam... :)
    Happy Easter... xv

  4. The Danskos look terrific for summer, Pam. And the cookies - well, I think I need one this minute with my morning coffee : >

  5. Cute sandals! I sure wish Dansko made wide widths (I hope they're listening).

  6. My son is trying to reduce his gluten intake. Can't wait to share this recipe with him! Thanks. Love your red sandals!

  7. After abusing my feet for so many years, I love the comfort of Dansko. Those red sandals are winners, Pam. And thank you for the cookie recipe. My 5 year-old granddaughter has a wicked sweet tooth and these will be a lovely way to let her snack without doing too much damage. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter weekend.

  8. My daughter is gluten free and always looking for recipes. Thanks. I'd love to have you link this to What to do Weekends for my followers (and family) that are gluten free. Best wishes, Linda Following you also on several platforms.



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