Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp + $150 Gift Card to Whole Foods Giveaway


Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp |

A few weeks ago I made creme brûlée. Do you remember this? Let me preface by saying that whenever I shoot my recipes, Amelia is right there because she’s always hoping and praying that I drop something so she can swoop in and eat it. She’s eaten A LOT of things normal dogs haven’t eaten. There was this one time a tortilla chip fell out of a bra (I was going through a rough time)  and she ate it within seconds of it falling onto the floor. We’re best friends.

Anyway, so I poured a few teaspoons of sugar on to each custard and ignited the torch. Right when the flame started, Amelia went and bolted to the bathroom where she started peeing (sorry I said “peeing” on a food blog but it’s a part of the story!). I quickly realized that she is petrified of the torch. So, I put it away and haven’t brought it out since, but now I think she’s confused that the torch is the same as my camera. Whenever I shoot recipes and pull out my camera, she goes and hides under the couch.

I’ve tried everything: putting snacks next to the camera, placing the camera next to me to show her that look, it’s fine, it’s JUST A CAMERA! It’s times like these that I wish I was Cesar Milan. I’m not sure how to make her not scared of my camera. I don’t want her all stressed out, especially since I practically shoot recipes on a daily basis.

If you have tips, I’m ALL ears.

Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp |

Today, we are continuing ICE CREAM WEEK with this Cherry Ice Cream with a Whole Wheat Crisp. It’s fruity, sweet and creamy with a salty, slightly sweet crisp topping. HEAVEN.

ALSO, a giveaway with Whole Foods Market! If you’ve visited your local Whole Foods recently, you’ve probably noticed the cherries. They’re insanely amazing right now!

This giveaway is for a $150 gift certificate. To enter, do this:

1. Follow A Cozy Kitchen on Facebook.

2. Leave a comment below telling me if you’re a dog person OR a cat person OR both (some people are both). If you don’t like dogs or cats, no judgement here!

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at noon PST.


Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp |

Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp |

Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Streusel

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serving Size: 1 1/2 pints of ice cream


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 sea salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 pound cherries, pitted
  • 2/3 cups whole wheat flakes
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces butter


  • To a medium saucepan, set over medium low heat, pour in the heavy cream, sugar and pinch of sea salt; stir until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  • To the jar of a blender, add the cherries and milk. Blend until very smooth about 1 minute. Place a sieve atop a large bowl and pour the puree through it, discarding the pulp. Add the sugar/heavy cream mixture to the bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until very cold, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Churn the mixture in the bowl of your ice cream maker, according to your machine's instructions. Serve immediately for soft serve or alternatively transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight.
  • To make the streusel, start with preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Add the whole wheat flakes, sugar, all-purpose flour and salt to a medium bowl and toss together. Using a box grater, grate the cold butter atop the flour mixture; using your hands, break up the butter and distribute throughout. Pour the streusel on the prepared baking sheet and transfer to the oven for about 15 minutes. At the 15-minute mark, toss the streusel once and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the streusel from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet.
  • Add a small handful of streusel to the bottom of each bowl, top with a few scoops of ice cream and top with another handful of streusel.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Streusel
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Giveaway sponsored by Whole Foods Market!

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  • Reply Yehsong August 6, 2014 at 12:10 am

    BOTH! I used to just be a dog person but now I find cats to be rather sweet and low-key.

  • Reply Laura August 6, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Historically, I’d say I was a cat person, but I’m really into dogs lately. So I suppose I’m both!

    (I followed you on facebook too!)
    Thanks for all of your great recipes!

  • Reply Riddley August 6, 2014 at 3:23 am

    A dog person! Although I do have a cat, too, who I absolutely love. But most cats “meh” for me.

  • Reply Averie @ Averie Cooks August 6, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Both! Following you on every channel and pinned:)

  • Reply Sarah August 6, 2014 at 4:11 am

    A dog person! (Who loves all the Amelia photos and stories. Hope things get better with the camera!)

  • Reply Danielle August 6, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I’m a dog person all the way!

  • Reply Esti August 6, 2014 at 4:57 am

    I’m definitely a dog person! I love labs! : )

  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 6, 2014 at 5:06 am

    This looks fabulous! I haven’t bought cherries yet this summer (I know, whaaaat?!) because they’ve been pricey as usual but I feel like I need to cave in this weekend and get some because they’ll be gone soon! As for the dog/cat thing, totally a dog person! I’d love to get one now but unfortunately my single working girl lifestyle just isn’t conducive to it right now. One day! 🙂

  • Reply grace August 6, 2014 at 5:06 am

    if there’s a cat in the room, i’m a cat person.
    if there’s a dog in the room, i’m a dog person. unless it’s a yappy dog. i don’t condone yappiness. 🙂

  • Reply Suzi S. August 6, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Dog person for sure! Love my labradoodle!

  • Reply Morgan August 6, 2014 at 5:13 am

    I am very much a dog person! But I of course love BOTH my fur babies, a dog and a cat

  • Reply jen August 6, 2014 at 5:14 am

    i would say dog person–i like that dogs are more likely to get attached to you and be affectionate! but, my landlord got a kitten around the time i moved in, and she’s growing on me… 🙂

  • Reply Alyson August 6, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Definitely a dog person! Wouldn’t have made it through law school without her. (But who doesn’t love sweet kitties?)

  • Reply Mary G August 6, 2014 at 5:19 am

    I am a rescue person so I love them both. I have been banned from the local humane society by my husband even though our little 5 pound deaf and almost blind yorkiepoo was his most recent gift.

  • Reply Steph August 6, 2014 at 5:21 am


    I’m definitely a dog person (the bigger the better!), but a 400 sq. ft. walk up in NYC would be torture to have a dog in there, so I’m holding off until we get a little more space. 🙂

    Cats get a bad rep because they can be standoffish, but I can definitely get on board with a cat who has a great personality.

  • Reply Gal F. August 6, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Dog person! I have a corgi named Bucky 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie August 6, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I could never choose between dogs and cats, I love them both!

  • Reply Stella August 6, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I’m neither a cat nor a dog person. I really don’t like either at all (Thank you for not judging). My sister is an all-animal lover so I’ll ask her about the camera situation and report back if she has any good advice.

  • Reply Cindy M August 6, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Definitely a cat person 🙂

  • Reply Liz S. August 6, 2014 at 5:57 am

    I’m definitely a dog person!

  • Reply Amy | Salt and Honey August 6, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I love anything with fur. That being said, I have two cats. They’re much easier when you live by yourself. I don’t have to worry about rushing home after work to let them out to pee (yes, I said it too…)

  • Reply cori August 6, 2014 at 6:17 am

    We have 2 cats and a dog and I tend to gravitate towards my pup 🙂 But love them all

  • Reply Alissa August 6, 2014 at 6:17 am

    I’m mostly a dog person but like cats too. I don’t think my Newfypoo puppy would appreciate me getting a cat though

  • Reply Lisa August 6, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Definitely a dog person… watching my puppy on a webcam at doggy daycare. I would say I’m a tad crazy. 🙂

  • Reply Nancy August 6, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Dog person. Corgi person, to be more exact. My husband and I had our corgi, Lucy, for seven years. We had to say goodbye to her last month as she was diagnosed with kidney disease and her health severely declined. She was the best dog I could ever ask for and we miss her dearly. I love seeing photos and hearing stories of Amelia on your blog. Corgis are a very interesting breed and so loving. Lucy was tentative about strange things like Amelia with the camera. It’s one of their many quirks!

  • Reply Amanda August 6, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Dog person, for sure! Liked you on FB.

  • Reply Molly August 6, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I’m a dog person!

  • Reply Ileana August 6, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Dogs! Maybe that’s because I had an aunt with about a dozen cats at one point. There was a ROOM for the cats.

  • Reply Robyn August 6, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Definitely dogs! Cat’s are alright, but they make me sneeze so that takes most of the appeal away.

  • Reply Caitlin Cress August 6, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I am a puppy and kitten person… not so much into their adult counterparts. 🙂 Although I would like to snuggle Amelia.

  • Reply Alex August 6, 2014 at 7:05 am

    i like both!

  • Reply Renee August 6, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I am both a dog and a cat person–I have two cats and a puppy! Now if I could just make them get along somehow..

  • Reply Kaitlin August 6, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Both! I always had both growing up but only have 2 cats now.

  • Reply Emily August 6, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Both!! I only have a cat because I don’t have enough time to devote to caring for a dog right now, but I would absolutely adopt one if I did 🙂

  • Reply Kelly D August 6, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I like you on FB(Kelly D Saver). I am more of a dog person, but I only have a cat right now.

  • Reply Mary Aaroe August 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Dogs! but only because I’m allergic to cats ><

  • Reply Anna August 6, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Totally both! We have an adorable cat, but I grew up with dogs and would love to have a dog one day!

  • Reply Jennifer s August 6, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Dog person!

    From my vast experience watching the dog whisperer, you are doing the right thing by trying to create a positive experience with the camera. I would try to reward her when she comes to you and move progressively closer to the camera, does that make sense? It will take time and tons of patience.

  • Reply Brielle August 6, 2014 at 7:36 am

    dog person for sure! but I do enjoy some cats… they have to be dog-like though…

  • Reply Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion August 6, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I’m Canada and I’m sure I can’t enter you wonderful contest. I have been looking for a simple cherry ice cream and you came to my rescue.
    BTW I am so a Dog person!

  • Reply HS August 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I am a dog person.

  • Reply kristin August 6, 2014 at 7:59 am

    i would loveeee some cherry ice cream. (also, dog person.)

  • Reply Sophia August 6, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Both! Dogs seem to have that inconditoonal and trusting love with their owners to where they would follow them to the ends of the earth while cats make you work for it. Both types of love are satisfying, plus who doesn’t love furry cuddles?!?

  • Reply Sarah Jane Jennings August 6, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Definitely a dog person!

  • Reply Barb August 6, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Definitely a dog person

  • Reply Jenna August 6, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I’m definitely a dog person, but I enjoy OTHER people’s cats 😉
    As for Amelia being scared of the camera, I have no idea what to do about that because my dog is scared of it too! In almost every picture taken of him, with the exception of surprise shots, he looks absolutely terrified. Makes it really hard to show how cute he is, lol!

  • Reply sandov3r August 6, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I’m a cat person at heart but dogs have really grown on me in the past few years. In other words, I’m finally starting to “get them.” Also, thank you for not making us jump through dozens of hoops to enter. I’ve liked you on Facebook and will be crossing my fingers…!

  • Reply Sarah H.P. August 6, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I follow A Cozy Kitchen on Facebook and I’m a total dog person! Although I do like cats too!

  • Reply Jamie August 6, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I love cats and dogs! Especially the fluffiest ones.

  • Reply Dena August 6, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I have to agree with Grace!! Haha..My cat would say I’m a cat person. I don’t live with a dog but mutual love with the ones I know.

  • Reply Jessica August 6, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I am so much of a cat person that when we decided to get a dog, I wanted one smaller than my cat. I love him to death, but am still struggling with the fact that he doesn’t purr!

  • Reply Rachelle August 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I’m very much a dog person, but I like cats if they are personable and friendly. I just go gaga over doggies 🙂

  • Reply Dana August 6, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Dog person!

  • Reply Hannah August 6, 2014 at 9:12 am

    cats are the cutest!

  • Reply Breanna August 6, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Dog person! I grew up with cats and like them fine, but after getting my first dog a few years ago I can’t imagine being without her.

    Also, I have no suggestions for Amelia’s fears – I’m still working on the terror my pup has of a big yellow cup. WTF?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

      HAHAH! The big yellow cup! Amazing. Dogs are so weird.

  • Reply Noelle (@singerinkitchen) August 6, 2014 at 9:17 am

    YUmmy! I am neither. I wish I could be but I just do not like animals. I like babies though, does that count? LOL

  • Reply Stephani Dempsey August 6, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

  • Reply Marie D. August 6, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Cats are O.K. but dogs are the very best of God’s creatures.

  • Reply Taylor @ greens & chocolate August 6, 2014 at 9:22 am

    It’s so funny what animals are scared of! My dog is TERRIFIED of my big blue exercise ball…like she won’t even go in the basement where I store it and gets as far away from it as possible when I bring it upstairs. That said, I’m totally a dog person 🙂

  • Reply Nicole S. August 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I follow on Facebook and a proud German Shepherd owner!

  • Reply Emmaline Walden August 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Definitely a dog person!

  • Reply Joanna August 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    All cat over here! Dogs are too…needy.

  • Reply Lisa August 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Both! My dogs bring me joy, my cats bring me peace.

  • Reply Mary Ann August 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Seriously, I prefer a walk in the woods with a dog above anyone or anything else!

    Happily owned by 8 rough collies, only 8 😉

  • Reply Mary G August 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Since I am a rescue person Iove them both. I have been banned from our local humane society by my husband who by the way brought home gifted me with a little 5 pound deaf and almost blind yorkiepoo. Got to love them both.

  • Reply Shelly Z August 6, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Cat person even though I’m now allergic. I didn’t use to be.

  • Reply Holly H. August 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I am a dog & bird person. If your dog only has issues
    with cameras & torches, trust me, it could be a LOT worse.

  • Reply Eileen August 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Man, Facebook giveaways! What if we aren’t on Facebook? Oh well. 🙂 I heart dogs and cats both, but the dogs are probably going to win out one of these days. And that ice cream does sound spectacular!

  • Reply erin {yummysupper} August 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Hey there lovely, so sad that little Amelia is now afraid of your camera! And I’m guessing the camera is in hand most days as you’re shooting your book. Shucks. I wish I had a clever tip for you two.
    I’m so darned excited for your book!

  • Reply Jasmine Tang August 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Dog person all the way. My sheltie is my bb

  • Reply Rebecca August 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I’m a total cat lady, but I also love dogs! Your posts of Amelia make me want to add a Corgi to my pet family!

  • Reply Kim Henrichs August 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I follow on Facebook! And I’m totally a cat person. I have a dog and I love him, but I’ve always rescued and fostered cats and they have a special place in my heart.

  • Reply Jessica August 6, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I’m a dog person! I have a wee little chubby puglet who is just the best! 🙂 He and Amelia should be friends.

  • Reply Mitra T August 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I am a dog and cat person. I love all furry pets!

  • Reply Aaron August 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Definitely a dog person. Love my coonhound mix, Queenie.

  • Reply T.R. August 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I love both. Though my top priority is my little one, a 6 year old Pomeranian named Zoe.

  • Reply Mia Thomas August 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Hey there!
    I am such a dog lover.

  • Reply Brittany August 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I’m a dog person but who could resist a cute kitten?

  • Reply Afton S August 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

    A dog person! Grew up with 3 corgis 🙂

  • Reply Tali Myers August 6, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Hadn’t been a dog or cat person until very recently, but it is getting harder and harder to resist dogs!

  • Reply Jennifer Davis August 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Have to say I’m a dog lover, and I have to say, Amelia is SUPER cute. XX

  • Reply Alicia August 6, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I love both! I currently have a cat who thinks it’s a dog so I’m getting the best of both worlds 😉

  • Reply Elena August 6, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I am a cat person 🙂

  • Reply Deb August 6, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Totally a good puppy dog person! I love your site, insight, stuffs in general and your Amelia so hard! It makes me happy. 🙂 <3

  • Reply Mendi August 6, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Cat and dog person. I’ve had both.

  • Reply Caitlin August 6, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I’m a cat person 🙂 my family has 5 of them!

  • Reply Rosie August 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I’m following you on Facebook! I love both kitties and doggies, altho don’t have either right now.

  • Reply mary carpenter August 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Doggy person!

  • Reply emily August 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

    dogs x 100! I don’t get cats.

  • Reply Lee August 6, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Definitely a dog person. My life would not be complete without at least one dog and preferably two.

  • Reply Rachel August 6, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Definitely a dog person!

  • Reply Jenine August 6, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Both! I have 2 cats and I’d really love a dog. My apartment building won’t allow dogs though 🙁

  • Reply Jacqui August 6, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I am DEFINITELY a dog person. But I have been known to like selective cats… just not cats as a whole species.

  • Reply Shari August 6, 2014 at 11:32 am

    100% dog lover!

  • Reply Danielle L. August 6, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I’m definitely a dog person. My pug also patrols the kitchen when I’m cooking.
    As far as the camera thing – maybe try keeping it out around her and not using the flash for a while and giving lots of treats? If she gets used to the sound without the scary flash and there are treats involved, slowly integrating the flash again might be easier? Good luck! (Dogs are odd. Mine still thinks I’m about to get killed if a doorbell rings on TV.) 😀

  • Reply Nicole August 6, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Definitely a dog person. Funny thing is, only had cats growing up until we got our first dog when I started high school. I don’t know…dogs love unconditionally, cats seem to love conditionally….haha! But cats that act like dogs are awesome!

  • Reply Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming August 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    both!! but i do have to say, i would pick a puppy first 🙂

  • Reply Stefani August 6, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I’m a dog person, 100%! My dog’s peeing response is triggered by way too many things (mostly the buzzer), so I totally understand your dilemma! Unfortunately, I don’t have a good solution for you (clearly). Also, he’s 4 and way too old to still be doing this.

  • Reply Hannah Gingerich August 6, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I’m a dog person, but somehow I’m living with three cats…

  • Reply Jen @ Fresh from the... August 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I am very much a cat person! Always have been, suspect I always will be. Though I do enjoy cute puppies.

  • Reply Kari M August 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Dog person! No contest!

  • Reply Lauren G. August 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Dog person, for sure.

  • Reply Megan August 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    While I do love cats, I am definitely more of a dog person. My parents have an English Bulldog and he is possibly the best thing ever.

  • Reply Nicole August 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Definitely a dog person. From a behavioral standpoint try continuing to pair your camera with a positive reinforcement (food). Keep at it, eventually she’ll catch on and realize the camera isn’t a scary thing- it’s something that leads to treats!

  • Reply hilda torres August 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    dog person but dont have any at the moment

  • Reply April @badgerkitchen August 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I think I am both! My first pet was a cat and I’m pretty much in love with her after 6 months, but I would love to get a dog too! Ideally get a puppy and a kitten so they can grown up together and be best friends. Lots of adorable kitten and puppy snuggles because what is cuter!

  • Reply Christy August 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I’m definitely a BOTH person, but I currently only have dogs. Neither dog is a cute corgi pup! But, they are still muttly and adorable.

    • Reply Christy August 7, 2014 at 5:27 am

      Oh, and I totally follow you on FB (Christy Land).

  • Reply Iris R. August 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    That ice cream looks so good. Anything with streusel = automatic winner.

    I could only have cats when I was growing up, so I like them just fine. But I am, hands down, a dog person. I wanted one since I was three (and had just seen 101 Dalmatians), so adopting my pup last year literally accomplished a life-long dream. A very hairy, drooling, whiny dream…

    I think you’re on the right track with Amelia and associating the camera with good things. Sometimes that sort of conditioning just takes a ridiculously long amount of time.

  • Reply Sarah VM August 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I’m a dog person! This ice cream looks so good!

  • Reply Kelsey Newell August 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I love dogs & cats, but only the nice and cute ones. 😉

  • Reply Loren August 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Both. I love seeing my kitten and puppy cuddle up on the couch!

  • Reply Kim of Mo'Betta August 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I’m a follower on FB & definitely a dog person! I have had at least one dog throughout my life, and usually 2. I’ve had a couple of cats when I was younger and they both ran away…hence why I know I am a dog person 😉

  • Reply Dani August 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Dogs forever and always! I am planning on getting one of my own in the next year or two, but I would be lying if I didn’t look here or your instagram for periodic Corgi fixes! 😉

  • Reply Kat August 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I am totally a dog person, but may have to become used to cats when my boyfriend moves in. 🙂

  • Reply Abby August 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Dogs are essential for a happy life, in my opinion. My husband and I’s pup Tessa has a personality and a voice and completely makes us a family!

  • Reply Sheila K. August 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I am most definitely a cat person (and my cat said to tell you that he is most definitely a mommy’s boy!)!

  • Reply Malinda August 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Absolutely a dog person. Although, I am crazy allergic to cats, so I haven’t been able to experience their redeeming qualities. 🙂

  • Reply Kelly August 6, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Dog dog dog. Tummy rub parties all day every day.

  • Reply Carly August 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    When I was little I was a MAJOR cat person (and I have all the cat paraphernalia to prove it), but now that I am older I think I am more of a dog person. However, I don’t know for sure, as I’ve always been allergic to the dander in animal fur and so I have never been able to have a pet 🙁

  • Reply Ellen August 6, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Dog person! But a snuggly cat can be fun too.

  • Reply lori August 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I’m both….they’re completely different pets. Of course, our cat acts more like a dog, no litter box, she goes and stands at the door when she needs to go out.

  • Reply Donna L August 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I am definitely both.

  • Reply Natalie August 6, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Dog person!!! 🙂

  • Reply Kristina M August 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    i am definitely a dog person! my family has been rescuing dogs since I was a kid and I can’t help but love all of them 🙂

  • Reply Katie August 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    That ice cream looks great! I have been on a major cherry kick lately. I am, and always will be, a dog person.

  • Reply Allison August 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I am a dog-lover!! My 5 yr old chocolate lab and my 6 mnth old chocolate labradoodle have my heart <3

  • Reply Kristen August 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    It would have to be dogs all the way!

  • Reply Allison August 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Def a dog person. Our 4 year old doodle is the light of our lives! He brings more joy than I can imagine. And he encourages me to walk more so I can eat more ice cream!

  • Reply Mary August 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I’m a facebook fan!
    I have a cat currently, but LOVE both cats and dogs.

  • Reply mecauley August 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Who could choose?! I love both!

  • Reply kelly smith August 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Both! I’ve got 2 dogs and a cat.

  • Reply Lisa August 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I’m a dog person – I’m super allergic to cats and I just don’t “get” cats or their appeal

  • Reply Rachel August 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    A dog person. Allergy to cats

  • Reply Shannon August 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    dog person, hands down! we just moved to a house with a yard, so i am counting down the days until we get one 🙂

  • Reply Carmen August 6, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Both! I would love to live on a farm with a bunch of animals. I live in SF with a dog. It’s really very similar.

  • Reply Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps August 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Lol oh no!!!! Poor thing, dogs can be so finicky about certain things, wish I had some advice for you!

  • Reply Gina M August 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I am a dog person. 2 dogs at home with me. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  • Reply Kristina August 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Both- dog loves hikes, long walks and occasional kisses but the cat loves cuddling.

  • Reply Gwyn August 6, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Totally both :). I’m an equal opportunity animal lover!

  • Reply marisa g August 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I’m a dog person for sure!

  • Reply Kate August 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Dog person hands down. And kind of an anti-cat person (sorry!!)


  • Reply Sam August 6, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    This looks delicious! I’m more of a dog person.

  • Reply Alyssa August 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    RUFF RUFF. I’m a dog-lover who has only had cats…never once a dog. it’s a sad tale that I hope to make happier soon.

  • Reply Olivia August 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I am such a cat person! So much less effort and far more entertaining.

  • Reply Denise Wilson August 6, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    DOG! I have two siberian huskies 🙂

  • Reply Sylvia August 6, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    As a child I was scared of dogs, but now I have grown to like them much more than cats 🙂

  • Reply Hannah August 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Both- and mine even get along!

  • Reply Emily N. August 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I’m not really a cat or dog person.

  • Reply Nitika D. August 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Definitely a dog person!

  • Reply Alaine August 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I like OTHER people’s cats. I am not really a pet person. But definitely not a dog person at all.

  • Reply Heather August 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Dog person, definitely!!!

  • Reply Andrea August 6, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Historically a cat person, but lately I can’t get enough of French bulldogs!!

  • Reply Christy Spurlock August 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I follow on facebook

  • Reply Christy Spurlock August 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I am a cat person!

  • Reply solducky August 6, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    We have one of each, but I am more of a cat person!

  • Reply Kari Zimmerman August 6, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I’m a dog person all the way!

  • Reply Lindsey August 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I am most definitely a dog person!

  • Reply Mary Beth August 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Adrianna, these shots are beautiful and I’m so sorry to hear that Amelia is terrified of your camera! I coincidently just started Cesar Millan’s book “Cesar’s Way” today so I’ll let you know if there are any tips. 🙂

    I’m also embarrassed that I’m just now “liking” A Cozy Kitchen on Facebook! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time but I’m clearly not well-organized when it comes to social media.

    Anyway, regarding your question about cats versus dogs, I have always been a cat person. But we have a husky puppy (7 mo) who I adore now too, and who has made me understand dogs a lot better. So I think I’m both now. 🙂

  • Reply Teresa Rivas Ugaz August 6, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I’m more of a cat person but I like dogs too. In an ideal future, my hypothetical tabby cat (KnutMaximillianFranzAlexanderFerdinand aka “Franz”) and my hypothetical dog (Nymeria! Hi ASOIAF/GoT fans out there <3) will be BFFs.

    P.S. I know that this giveaway is probably for only US residents, but I just wanted to share with you those crazy names :p

  • Reply Tina M August 6, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    follow you on facebook. I’m a dog person.

  • Reply jacquie August 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    more of a dog person but will take any 4-footed critter.

  • Reply Elle August 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I am an all around animal lover so I pick both! I have a cat and dog, both rescues and they are both special in their own ways.

  • Reply Elle August 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I follow on Facebook.

  • Reply e michelle August 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    dog person all the way…we had a cat when i was little a siamese but all she did was poop on my clothes!

  • Reply Sara / Matchbox Kitchen August 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I love both cats and dogs! Though I am a bit partial to cats because I currently have two.

  • Reply Susan DeVaux August 6, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Dog person! I like you on facebook!

  • Reply Carolsue August 7, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I love all animals. But I guess I tend to be more of a cat person.
    I like you on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson

  • Reply Olivia August 7, 2014 at 2:49 am

    definitely a dog person!

  • Reply annette turello August 7, 2014 at 3:06 am

    both have 3 cats,2strays that visit everyday,3 dogs that are rescues,and any stray that walks by my hse…

  • Reply Sheila K. August 7, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I follow you on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

  • Reply Stephanie August 7, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I have two kitties but i also love dogs!

  • Reply Yesenia August 7, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Dog person!!!

  • Reply Alison M. August 7, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I am 1000% a dog person!!!

  • Reply Dee August 7, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I am more of a dog person but I do appreciate cute cats too! 🙂

  • Reply Corisa Jubinsky August 7, 2014 at 7:23 am

    liked! … and definitely a kitty lady 🙂

  • Reply shaunie August 7, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Follow you on fb as

  • Reply shaunie August 7, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I would have to say that I am a dog and cat person

  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz August 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I like you on facebook as Amanda Sakovitz

  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz August 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I am definitely a dog lover!

  • Reply annemarie August 7, 2014 at 8:44 am

    a dog person for sure!

  • Reply Thomas Murphy August 7, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I Follow A Cozy Kitchen on Facebook as Thomas Murphy

  • Reply Thomas Murphy August 7, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I am a dog person

  • Reply Lynn @ The Actor's Diet August 7, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Funny I should read this now b/c I just posted an epic pic of my dog with the neighborhood cat (who looks like MJ when he turns into a werewolf in Thriller) on Instagram this morning:

    But dog person. All the way. I’m allergic to kitties.

  • Reply Cakey August 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I love kitties, but those adorable Corgi toe pictures may just convert me! 😀

  • Reply Sandra August 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Dog more than cat

  • Reply Sandy August 7, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Definitely a dog person!!! love pugs and pitbulls and mastiffs <3

  • Reply Leigh August 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I love ’em both!

  • Reply Dana August 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I grew up with a cat who acted like a dog, so I think I’m a cat person. But my husband insists cats are jerks and loves dogs. I don’t really mind either, but I like them to be mellow and affectionate either way 🙂

  • Reply Rebekah August 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

    dogs are nice.. but I’m totally a CAT person!

  • Reply Sarah in Miami August 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I’m a former cat person, converted to a dog person…I guess I like them both!

    PS~ That mint chip recipe you just posted has forced me to go to the grocery store on the way home so I can make it!!

  • Reply Chris Gee August 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    im a dog person!

  • Reply Carissa August 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I’m a cat person, although some dogs lately have made me squeal over their cuteness!

  • Reply Patricia August 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I love both cats and dogs. We have both.

  • Reply Hannah T August 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I have never met a dog I didn’t instantly love.

  • Reply rachel August 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Cats!! But certain dog breeds are okay, too 🙂

  • Reply Natalie August 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    BOTH! 🙂

  • Reply Adrienne August 7, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I like to say I am both a dog and a cat person, but I lean a little towards cats… They are just so cute!

    As to Amelia and her camera fear, try practicing being around the camera. Go to a spare room, bathroom, etc. and just put the camera out within sight. Then give her lots of love and attention and maybe some treats (not too many, those things can have about a million calories, not good for her cute doggie waistline). Practice this for a good chunk of time (10+ minutes) every day. As she gets more comfortable around the camera, gradually interact with it more while still loving on her. Eventually she will associate the camera with loves and attentions and treats. Its kinda important to go a little slowly with this, and if she backtracks on progress, just start over. Hope this helps!

  • Reply Kaity August 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    We have 1 black cat (a very spechial cat) named Indiana and I recently convinced my parents to get a Westie puppy named McIntosh. I want a puppy to entertain Indy, but we’re waiting until we move into a house!

    Btw! Love crisp on ice cream; crunch is a necessity!

  • Reply Lydia W. August 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve always been a cat person but I would love to eventually get a little canine friend!

  • Reply latanya August 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I like you on facebook.
    I’m not a cat nor dog person

  • Reply Meg G. August 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I’m a dog AND a cat person! Grew up with a cat in my family, and now have a dog with my fiancé!

  • Reply Chelsey Jones August 7, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I am a dog person, but I do like cats too. I just prefer dogs. 🙂

  • Reply Kim Kohrt August 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I have to say that I’m totally more of a cat person. I dated a guy who said I was 90% for kitties and 10% for dogs. I hear you on ridiculous pet fears. My cat is afraid of my swift. It doesnt make any noise, it just goes around and around in a circle when I wind yarn. But she is terrified. She runs and hides whenever I use it. Animals. What would we do without them. This ice cream looks fabulous!

  • Reply Alexis Kerr August 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Total dog person! Have had dogs my whole life.. I currently have a Blue Heeler and he is amazing!

  • Reply Rebecca August 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Cat! Lucky for my new kitten Kismet!

  • Reply Dianne Hall August 8, 2014 at 12:20 am

    cat person!

  • Reply Carla S August 8, 2014 at 2:55 am

    I’m a dog and a cat person.

  • Reply Catie August 8, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Dog person all the way! My dog is my heart and soul.

  • Reply M'lissa Morgan August 8, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Definitely a cat person! Check out my profile picture on Facebook, now that I have liked your page :), it is of my 16 year old Siamese name Pouncita or Bossitia when she is ruling the household. Have a wonderful day! –M’lissa

  • Reply Kristen D. August 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I liked you on facebook 🙂

    I grew up with cats but I am in LOVE with corgis. Can’t wait to get a dog of my own!

  • Reply livivua August 8, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I really not much of a pet person but I do like dogs

  • Reply Samantha August 8, 2014 at 10:14 am

    grew up with and love both : )

  • Reply Amanda J August 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I am a dog person all the way. Maybe a bit partial since I have the best most cutest most smartest dog in the world.

  • Reply Beth August 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I was always a dog person, my preference further confirmed after my new kitten attacked my mom and I when I was a little girl. But then I fell for a cat guy, moved in with him and his two cats. And although I’m still more of a dog person, I have loved those two kitties, one of whom passed on a few years ago and I wept for days.

  • Reply Mareike Adams August 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I love dogs, have been since I was a little kid and had a giant irish setter who helped raise me.

  • Reply Margot C August 8, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Dog or cat person; I am both!

  • Reply Rachel August 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I don’t think my dogs have any irrational fears, but when it comes to thunder, they are terrified! The poor guys hide between my feet or run to the basement. But, when it rains, the wimps refuse to go on walks. I’ma dog person, but I have had my fair share of cats. I am a teen, so I like the unwavering loyalty of a dog, but admire the independence of cats.

  • Reply Stacey Roberson August 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I’m a dog person. Love our puppy dog!

  • Reply Bunny SE August 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Cat?! I’m a kitty cat! And I dance dance dance, and I dance dance dance! =^___^=

  • Reply Susan Christy August 8, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Like you on Facebook.

  • Reply Susan Christy August 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I was a cat person for years, until I got a dog. Now I want every dog I see and love the two I have.

  • Reply Colleen Boudreau August 9, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I’m basically a crazy cat lady in training lol!

  • Reply Zsuzsa August 9, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I like dogs, but prefer to live with cats.

  • Reply Nellie August 9, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Definitely a dog person!

  • Reply Ashley H August 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I’m more of a dog person.

  • Reply Sarah August 9, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I am a dog person (I have 3 of them 🙂

  • Reply jessica August 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I like you on FB and I love dogs!! I love your Amelia stories. I especially love when she is swimming in the pool. Adorable.

  • Reply Riley Wofford August 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I love both! I have a sweet little Shih Tzu and a group of stray cats outside that I feed! This ice cream looks delicious!

  • Reply Loryn August 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Hi friend! I am mostly dog, but I have this cat that I just love more than anything else in life. She’s not like other cats. She is purely superlative. Xoxo

    Ps) I’m “Lozza Lozza” on Facebook, because as a teacher, I needs hide my true identity. Obvi. 🙂

  • Reply barbara n August 9, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Sorry allergic to cats and have never owned a dog!

  • Reply Bethany August 9, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    totally a dog person, but strangely, I own cats! I love them, but there’s no pet like a dog… (just don’t want to walk the stairs to my apartment every time they have to go out!)

  • Reply Meredith August 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I thought I was solely a dog person, but in about a year, a cat has truly won me over.
    He’s the best.

    So I reckon I’m both.

  • Reply Nichole August 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I’m a dog person but I have a weakness for kittens!

  • Reply Stephanie August 9, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I’m a cat person but I do appreciate dogs. Cats are more low-maintenance, softer, and they smell nice (go ahead and bury your face in one to test this, just avoid the butt and mouth and you’re golden). My grandpa’s van still smells terrible even years after his dog has passed.

    – Steph

  • Reply Kristen August 10, 2014 at 1:33 am

    We’re all dog people here.

  • Reply Ryan August 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Dog person, all the way. Sadly, with the career I want, I think I’ll have to go the cat route 🙁 I’ll just get a really, really large cat and pretend it’s a dog.

    Also, the chip falling out of a bra sentence is probably my favorite thing that I’ve read all week.

  • Reply meredith m August 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Im a huge dog person – im not a fan of cats since im allergic

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  • Reply Lauren August 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I’ve always thought of myself as a dog person, but recently I’ve kind of fallen in love with kitties probably because I realized I’m much more like a cat. Therefore, me and cats kind of just run on the same wavelength. The same chill wavelength.

  • Reply AlexisB August 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I liked you on FB

  • Reply AlexisB August 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I like both cats and dogs, but prefer cats.

  • Reply Alicia August 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    We have two dogs and one cat at our house 🙂

  • Reply Emily August 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    i like them both the same amount… i swear that’s not a cop-out! i just want a house full of dogs and cats that are all best friends

  • Reply Annette August 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I’m a cat person – have three (one of mine died 10 weeks ago).

  • Reply Kimberly C August 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I am a dog person all the way, dogs rule!!!

  • Reply Shannon August 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Hello, dog ONLY person!

  • Reply Meredith August 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I like both dogs and cats!! I do prefer dogs, but I love the personality of my cat!!
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  • Reply Ashley Nathalie August 11, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Haven’t been to Whole Foods in a couple weeks 🙁 but I do remember the amazing cherries about this time of year last year. THE Best. Anywaysss I’m a dog person through and through! I have a 10 month old husky and she is the cutest 🙂 I will say though I caught puppy fever when I first saw Amelia’s puppy pics!

  • Reply Kayla August 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I have always had dogs in my family so I am definitely a dog person. I don’t really like cats but some cats really sen to like me. Strange.

  • Reply Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files August 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Oh Im a cat person thru and thru! My cat runs and hides from the vacuum but what cat doesn’t?! Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card!

  • Reply Ciana Simpson August 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Definitely a dog person!