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Recipe Friday – Sweet Potato Beef Cookies For Dogs

Here is a great recipe for your doggie pals.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 C. of whole wheat flour (regular or white)
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 jar of beef and gravy baby food (organic if possible)
  • 1 jar of sweet potato baby food (organic if possible)
  • 1/4 C. milk
  • 1/4 C. water

*If your dog cannot eat beef, you can substitute for chicken baby food.

Directions

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

2. Mix flour, egg, olive oil, baby food, milk, and water together. Dough should be stiff.

3. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Using any small cookie cutters, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

4. Bake for 20 minutes.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.  Make sure before putting them in the container, they are COMPLETELY cooled.  If not, condensation that forms in the container can mold the cookies and then they must be discarded.

 

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Recipe Friday – Chicken and Rice Crockpot Style For Dogs

This is a great recipe for augmenting the food you feed to your dog.  Make sure to take into account your dog’s weight and activity level and feed accordingly:

Ingredients:
Base

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water

Vegetables

  • 1/2 lb. green beans, broken into segments
  • 1 medium sweet potato, raw, cut into medium-sized chunks (leave skin on)
  • 3 carrots, sliced into about 1″ thick rounds

Protein

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (with or without skin)

 

Directions:
1. Put all ingredients into the crockpot in the order given (layer, don’t mix).

2. Cook on low for about 8 hours, on high for about 5 hours.

3. When done, stir, breaking up the chicken into small pieces. Everything will be quite soft.

4. Let cool and serve; can be used with a quality kibble or by itself, in a serving size appropriate for your dog’s weight and activity level.

Refrigerate unused portion; keeps up to three days.

Substitutions are allowed! For vegetables, try broccoli florets, zucchini, spinach or any of several types of squash. For the protein source, beef cubes, turkey or lamb also work. Use organic ingredients if possible.

Recipe Friday – White and Black Dog Cookies Wheat Free!

These are a favorite around this house, just be sure to feed in moderation.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1 Free Range Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 50g Natural Carob Drops (1.8 ounces or almost a ¼ cup)
  • 50g Plain Yogurt Drops (1.8 ounces or almost a ¼ cup)

 

Directions

Cookies

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.

2. Whisk egg and vegetable oil in a bowl.

3. Add the rice flour to the wet ingredients and mix well to form a dough.

4. Roll dough onto floured surface to approximately 1/4 inch thickness.

5. Using a large round cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and place on lined baking tray. Repeat until dough is finished.

6. Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Place on baking rack to cool.

 

Icing

1. Melt the yogurt drops in a small heat safe bowl over boiling water.

2. Once melted use a spatula to spread over one half of each cookie. Allow to set.

3. Melt the carob drops in a small heat safe bowl over boiling water. Once melted use a spatula to spread over the second half of each cookie. Allow to set then serve.

Recipe Friday – Peanut Butter Popsicles

Now that the warmer weather is here (Hopefully to stay!) I have an easy recipe to make some popsicles for dogs!

Ingredients:

  • Half to one small jar of peanut butter
  • Half to one whole small banana
  • 2 Tablespoons of warm water

 

Directions:

1. In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter with a little water or half a mashed banana. (The water and banana aren’t essential but help with freezing consistency.)

2. Line an ice cube tray or cookie sheet with wax paper. (You don’t have to use the paper, but it can make prying the cubes out easier.)

3. Spoon the mixture into the cubes, or drop onto the tray just like you would cookie dough.

4. Freeze. If you need to reuse the tray right away, pop out the cubes and store them in a bag or container in the freezer.

5. Serve. Keep in freezer until consumed.

Recipe Friday – Chicken Carrot Broccoli Dog treats (Wheat Free)

With everything going on in the country right now, it seems trivial to be writing this blog.  I do hope that all who read this are well and safe and maybe reading this blog can be a small bright spot in what has been a very heavy week.

Ingredients
:

  • 1 Chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup finely grated Carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped Broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 cups Oat Flour

 

Directions
:

  1. In a large bowl mix in all ingredients one at a time, stirring well after each addition
  2. Divide the dough into fourths and place each ball of dough on to a piece of wax paper.
  3. Shape the dough into rolls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and wrap each in plastic wrap or foil and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. To bake, slice rolls about 1/4 inch and bake on prepared baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.
  6. The rolls can be frozen for about four weeks, if working with frozen rolls it is best to let the stand at room temperature for about 15 to 20 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Friday – Pumpkin Pupscicles

These cold and frosty treats are wonderful and will keep your dog busy (hopefully) for a few minutes at least!  Important: Make sure that you use 100% pure pumpkin and NOT pumpkin pie filling, as it contains stuff dogs don’t need and can make them ill.

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree
  • Same amount of vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

If you have several dogs, of course you can double the recipe.

 

Directions:

1. Pour pumpkin into a large bowl.

2. Fill empty can with vanilla yogurt and add to the bowl.

3. Add cinnamon.

4. Mix well.

5. Pour into ice cube tray and let freeze, or if you have molds you want to use, fill it up and freeze, then serve.

 

Recipe Friday – Oatmeal Yums For Doggies

I hope everyone had a great holiday, mine was so good, I dropped the ball last week on posting a recipe and product review!  But I am back this week to share a great recipe for homemade dog treats!

Ingredients:

*1/2 cup – 3/4 cups oatmeal (depending on how dense you want the treats)
1/4 cup powdered milk
2 small jars beef baby food (organic is best)
1 tablespoon peanut butter (either crunchy or smooth works great)

*You can also use Cream of Wheat or wheat germ in place of the oatmeal.

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

3. Shape dough into hearts, bones, or any other doggie themed treat.

4. Place on a greased cookie sheet, or a silicone mat.

5. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Cool.  Store treats in your refrigerator for up to one week, freeze any leftovers.

 

Recipe Friday- Cranberry Apple Dog Biscuits

Just in time for Christmas, here is a great recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh Cranberries
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour (if your dog has gluten allergies, you can use about 1 3/4 cups of Rice Flour or the same amount of Almond Flour, you may have to play around to get the right amount)
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. Puree cranberries and mix with applesauce. Once combined add milk, cinnamon and flour until dough is well mixed.

3. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a heavily floured surface 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter of your choice.

4. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned at the edges.

5. Cool and refrigerate.

Makes between 2-4 dozen treats, depending on the size of the cookie cutter you use.  You can store in a jar, if not used up in a couple weeks, freeze the rest.

Recipe Friday – Chicken and Rice Crockpot Style

Since it is the season for warm, comfort food and soups, I thought I would share this recipe for our furry friends:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 lb. green beans, broken into segments
  • 1 medium sweet potato, raw, cut into medium-sized chunks (leave skin on)
  • 3 carrots, sliced into about 1″ thick rounds
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (with or without skin)

Directions:
1. Put all ingredients into the crockpot in the order given (layer, don’t mix).

2. Cook on low for about 8 hours, on high for about 5 hours.

3. When done, stir, breaking up the chicken into small pieces. Everything will be quite soft.

4. Let cool and serve; can be used with a quality kibble or by itself, in a serving size appropriate for your dog’s weight and activity level.

Refrigerate unused portion; keeps up to three days.

Substitutions are allowed! For vegetables, try broccoli florets, zucchini, spinach or any of several types of squash. For the protein source, beef cubes, turkey or lamb also work. Use organic ingredients if possible.

Recipe Friday – Turkey and Sweet Potato Treats For Dogs

Here is a great recipe for your pups to enjoy the treats from Thanksgiving!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground Turkey, cooked and drained (if your dog is allergic to Turkey, you can use beef, or pork, same amount)
  • 1 large Sweet Potato, cooked and mashed
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Milk (any kind of milk will do)
  • 2 cups Soy Flour

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, stirring well after each addition.

3. Scoop 1/2 tablespoon sized balls into prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned at the edges. Cool and Refrigerate.