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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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Serious Sara

October 1, 2008
Serious Sara

Serious Sara

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