By Chef Joey
It is never too late to stop and smell the pumpkin bread – or to help a pup in need and make some healthy snacks for him. For your pups, too. I recently had to rescue a pup that was the victim of someone moving out and leaving him behind because he could not take him to his new residence …
So literally I was “Off to the Rescue!” While driving home I realized I did not have any treats to acclimate the new dog to my surroundings, so I stopped at the market and picked up a few things to make “treats.”
These dog treats are easy, quick and inexpensive to make. I made peanut butter balls …
… and simple dog biscuits. They both took less than an hour to make.
Peanut Butter Balls are the easiest!
32 ounces vanilla yogurt
1 cup of peanut butter
Melt the peanut butter in your microwave oven or in a pan until soft.
Add the yogurt and mix together.
Pour the mixture into small cupcake tins with paper liners and freeze!
2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 bouillon cube of beef or chicken (or sub ½ cup stock)
½ cup hot water
Dissolve the bouillon cube in the hot water.
Add the ingredients and mix/knead well for a few minutes.
Form a ball with the dough and roll out to ½-inch thick.
Cut the dough into bite-sized strips, according to your dog’s size.
Arrange them on a cookie sheet and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
You can fold in SAFE DOGGY ADD-INS to your biscuits, like bacon bits, more broth, wheat germ, cheese etc.
HERE’S A TREAT FOR US HUMANS…
Bread pudding or warm breakfast French toast!
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups soft bread cubes – any kind of bread (about 8 slices )
1/2 cup raisins or Crasins or both, if desired
Whipping cream, for garnish as dessert or …
… 1 package 8 oz cream cheese 1 cup confectioners sugar and 2 cups milk
Heat oven to 350ºF. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat until butter is melted and milk is hot.
In large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Mix in bread cubes and raisins.
Stir in milk mixture.
Pour into ungreased deep round pan.
Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes.
For dessert: Serve warm with the whipped cream.
For breakfast: Heat milk and cream cheese in a pan. Stir until thick; add the sugar and drizzle on top of your portion.
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