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Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

November 22, 2011

Our dog loves pumpkin! I had some canned pumpkin in the fridge and was tired of stirring it into oatmeal and yogurt, so I thought I’d share it with her by baking some pumpkin dog biscuits. Sara’s not a picky eater, so almost everything gets a good review, but she did seem to especially enjoy these. They’re very crunchy, so it took her a little while to eat one, and since I know she likes pumpkin, I’m sure she enjoyed every bite.

This would be an ugly cookie, but it's a dog biscuit!

Recipe notes:

  • The recipe says to roll the dough to 1/2″ thick; I made them thinner and they still seemed pretty thick.
  • Mine stuck to the pan a little bit; next time I’d bake them on parchment or a silicone mat.

You can find the recipe here on the Every Day with Rachael Ray website. I bet your dog would appreciate a special Thanksgiving treat!

One more please!

I’ve got a lot going on in November! I’ve scheduled a few posts, but I won’t be getting around to everyone’s blogs this  month. I’ll catch up with you in December!


Dog Biscuits

April 24, 2009

You’ve seen Bo, the new dog in the White House, right? Bo already has his own Wikipedia entry. Bo gets a lot of press. I thought that our Portuguese Water Dog, Sara, should get a little press of her own, so I made her some dog biscuits and asked her to be my taste-tester.


Taste test notes: Two paws up! Why don’t I get to eat the whole batch at once?

I tried to get a picture of her eating one, but she’s fast. So here’s a picture of her when she’s not eating a dog biscuit.


Recipe Notes:  I cut the recipe in half and used an egg yolk for the half an egg. Using a 2.5″ bone-shaped cutter, I got about 25 biscuits. Since these were small, they were very crunchy after baking for 1.5 hours.

Dog Biscuits

Recipe adapted from IKEA

3 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 275°

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, mix the flour, oats, wheat germ, and dry milk.  In a blender or food processor, blend the water, peanut butter, and egg until smooth, then mix into the dry ingredients. The dough will be stiff.

On a floured cutting board, roll the dough to 1/2 inch thick.  Cut into desired shapes.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 1 1/2 hours.  For crispier biscuits, bake an additional 30 minutes.


First Dog?

January 12, 2009

Barack Obama is getting closer to a decision on the First Dog…and the Portuguese Water Dog is one of the top two!  If Sara could vote, she’d certainly be in favor of a PWD in the White House. Actually, she’d probably volunteer to move there herself if she could!


The full story is here on the New York Times site.


Serious Sara

October 1, 2008
Serious Sara

Serious Sara

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