Sweets for My Sweet: Crunchy Honey Cinnamon Dog Biscuits

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Warning:  This is on the cusp of being wayyy too much sharing, so if you're feeling uncomfortable at any time, please skip to the dog biscuit recipe.  :)  The past few days, I've been out of sorts.  Mopey, stressed, just plain hard to be around.  That's fine.  We all go through brief periods when the world isn't all rainbows and unicorns, right?  Unfortunately, my boy's been picking up on … [Continue reading]

Italian Beefy Bites

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Confession:  I don't bake a lot of meaty treats for Sam.  With the exception of bacon, he's just not all that into meat.  But...there's something about the flavor of these little bites that makes him go wild.  Maybe it's the cheese (he's definitely into THAT).  Maybe it's the tomato paste.  I don't know.  But he'd eat half a batch of these treats in one sitting if I let him.  So...if your … [Continue reading]

Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes

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These doggy muffins are now at the top of Sam's list of favs!  How do I know?  Because he took his begging to a whole new level after I made them.  Get this...About 3 o'clock this morning, he wakes me up whining and crying.  Thinking he needs to go out, I drag myself out of bed and we head downstairs.  Instead of running to the back door, he runs for the kitchen and starts doing a happy dance … [Continue reading]

Out with the Old, in with the New!

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Notice anything different?  Yep, that's right, we've got a whole new look!  A couple of months ago, we turned 3 and I decided that a makeover was loooong overdue!  So...in honor of our 3rd birthday, there's gonna' be a few changes around here. … [Continue reading]

Cheesy, Meaty Homemade Dog Food

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This is a super easy dog food recipe that can be made with leftovers when you're not up for cooking an elaborate meal for your favorite furry family member. Ingredients: 3 lb. protein (pork, chicken, turkey or beef) 1 c. cooked green beans or peas 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 2 c. cooked brown rice Directions: 1. Cut the meat you're using into bite-sized pieces and saute over medium … [Continue reading]

In the News: Diamond Naturals Dry Dog Food Recalled

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UPDATE (5/1/12):  Diamond Pets has recalled a third type of dry dog food:  Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food.  Again, no dog's have gotten sick, but they suspect salmonella contamination, so if you've got a bag of this stuff in your pantry don't go giving it to any pups.  You can read more about the recall here. UPDATE (4/28/12): Diamond has recalled a 2nd batch of dry dog food. This time, … [Continue reading]

Easy Peasy Peanutty Homemade Dog Treats

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April 26th is National Kids & Pets Day, so here's a super easy recipe for homemade dog treats that the kiddos will surely love to help you make. Ingredients: 1 cup flour (you can use whole wheat or all-purpose) 2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs Directions: 1.  Preheat your oven to 350 and lightly grease a baking sheet … [Continue reading]

Crunchy Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

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If your dog loves crunchy dog biscuits, you should try this recipe! Not only are they easy to make, but they are made using 4 ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Easy? Check. No weird ingredients? Check. Dog approved? Oh yeah! Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 cup chunky peanut butter 1 cup milk Directions: 1. Preheat your oven … [Continue reading]

3 Cheese Dog Biscuits

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Today's National Dog Biscuit Day!  In honor of the holiday, here's a quick and easy dog biscuit recipe that just so happens to be one of my boy Sam's favs.  The recipe takes about 15 minutes start to finish and uses ingredients you already have on hand.  Does it get any easier?!  Hope your pup enjoys them as much as mine does! Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup grated … [Continue reading]

Veggie Bagels for Dogs

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Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owners Month? I'm sure you guys strive to be great pet parents all year long, but in honor of the holiday, here's an easy recipe for dog treats that will make sure that your favorite pooch is eating his veggies! Ingredients: 3/4 cup water 2 1/2 cups white flour 1/2 cup wheat flour 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg 1/4 … [Continue reading]