Thursday, November 29, 2012

Homemade Dog Biscuits Recipe


If you love your pets like me, what better way to show them than by making home-made treats!  You can also add other ingredients to enhance their flavor and/or to promote health (examples:  wheat germ, garlicbrewers yeast, yogurt, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, etc.).  By making your own treats, you know exactly what goes into them.  And if you have a finicky eater or your doggy has a sensitive tummy or allergies, you can customize your treats just for them.  There are tons of recipes and information on-line, so do your homework and come up with what works best for you and your dog!

You can use any shape cookie cutter you already have, or, you can purchase a dog-bone shaped cookie cutter at your local kitchen supplycraft/hobby or on-line store!


Better Than Store-Bought: Homemade Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

½ cup water
2 eggs
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons peanut butter
½ cup canola oil
2 cups whole-wheat flour

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then stir to combine (mixture will be thick). Sprinkle flour on a countertop and roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it is between ¼ and ½ inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut out biscuit and place on a well-oiled baking sheet.

Bake biscuits at 400F for 20 minutes (or until hard). Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Recipe courtesy of:  http://www.takepart.com/video/better-store-bought-homemade-dog-biscuits

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veterans Day





U.S. Navy 1982-1986

VF-124, F-14 Tomcat Squadron

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wild Bird Treat Mix in a Quart Jar

This would be a neat gift for friends and family members that are bird enthusiasts! 

Wild Bird Treat Mix in a Quart Jar

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup small mixed bird seed
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups quick oats

Directions:
  • Layer cornmeal, wheat germ, bird seed, raisins and oats in order given (starting with cornmeal), in a 1 quart wide mouth jar pressing each layer very firmly before adding next layer. 
  • Decorate jar and attach a recipe card with the following instructions:  
  • "WILDBIRD TREATS"  
  • Empty all ingredients from jar into a large bowl, mix.  
  • Add: 3/4 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy, and 1 cup water.  
  • Mix very well.  Add more water, if necessary, to make a stiff dough.  
  • Spread in a 9"x13" baking pan.  
  • Use knife to cut bars into 2"x4" bars. Leave bars in place.  
  • Bake at 250 degrees F. for 45 minutes.  
  • Leave in pan to cool.  
  • Cut into bars along cut lines.  
  • Feed wild birds one bar at a time.  
  • Keep remaining bars refrigerated until needed.
Recipe courtesy of:  http://www.food.com/recipe/wild-bird-treat-mix-in-a-quart-jar-136395

Tuesday, November 6, 2012