A few weeks ago my dog had asked you all for a couple dog bone recipes…we got over 50…so thank you. While my mom was here(also a dog owner) I mentioned to her that I wanted to start making my own dog bones. She was very much on board with this and also wanted to make her puppy some as well. So after the Easter dishes were done we set out to make dog biscuits. We originally were only going to make two kinds but then my mom realized that we didn’t use the molasses, and darn it all, we bought molasses just to use in these biscuits…so we made three kinds. As I suspected, the peanut butter kind were by far my puppy’s favorite…however, both dogs loved all three kinds and gladly ate them whenever they were tossed their way. I can not for the life of me remember who gave me what recipe so if you recognize one you submitted, please let me know…or if you know where it was from.
Quick Hockey Update: Calgary lost their first game…apparently they were confused and thought it was a scrimmage game and played like they didn’t give a crap. I cussed so much during that game that I was pretty sure the police would be at my door…my neighbors thinking domestic violence, not a hockey game. They play Sunday morning and they best pull it together by then!!!
My Sabres however, were indeed aware that they were playing in a playoff game and won. They play again in a couple of hours and I am hoping for the best.
In case you were wondering what I am stuck eating now that one of my teams has won…that would be quiche. Not a good choice for my waistline/heart…but I will hopefully not get sick of it as quick as I did with pea soup.
Note: Some people feel garlic is bad for dogs. Don’t use it then. My vet as well as two other vets(who are friends) said the small amount of garlic would do nothing. This person tells me by recommending these treats I could kill your dog. I got another email telling me that cornmeal and wheat is bad for your dog and will cause tooth decay. I also got reprimanded for using peanut butter because dogs might be allergic to nuts. So please, for the love of God don’t make these dog biscuits.
Molasses Dog Biscuits
2 cups cornmeal
2 Tablespoons molasses
2 cloves garlic
½ cup chicken broth
½ cup powdered milk
Preheat oven to 400º. In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Roll this mixture out ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes or shape into dog biscuits by hand. Place 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Dog Treats
2 TBSP flaxseed meal
1 TBSP olive oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup oatmeal
2 cups whole wheat flour
Mix all the ingredients together. Roll on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thick, adding flour or water as needed. Cut with a cookie cutter(we just make squares). Bake at 300F for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the treats for several hours or overnight in the oven.
Soy Flour Dog Bones
2 TBSP soy flour
2 TBSP wheat germ
2 TBSP instant nonfat dry milk
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBSP water
1 tsp chicken flavored granules
2 cups whole wheat flour
Preaheat oven to 350F. Use ungreased cookie sheets.
Break eggs into a large bowl and stir until blended. Add the soy flour, wheat germ, dry milk, salt and water; and stir until smooth. Add the flour and mix into the egg mixture; you can do this with a spoon, but your hands work better. The dough will be stiff and dry.
Remove the ball of dough to a working surface; pat into a rectangle 3 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick, then cut itno bones 3/4 inch wide…we made smaller ones than that…basically cut those in half. Place 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes on one side then flip and bake for another 15-20. Remove and cool on racks.