gastronome
bacon and cheddar dog cookies

since i have a little time on my hands i thought i would try making some doggie cookies. i purchased 4 special cookie cutter, 3 really small, fire hydrant, kitty, and bone and a larger 3" paw.

i altered it, this way

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cups soy flour
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup bacon fat
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup cheddar cheese

directions mix ingredients together throughly. roll out on a foloured surface to 1/2 - 1/4" thickness. bake for 20-23 minutes on a greased cookie sheet in a 325 degree oven.

i think they need more bacon grease or something in them. the dogs look at them as if they are health food snack. will have to work on it. if anyone has any suggestions I am open to them.

it took a little bit, the dogs love them. trillian tried to climb onto the counter to help herself. the only thing that should be changed is cooking them longer.

Posted by karine at 04:48 PM

Cat Treats

So not everyone on the list has a dog, or is into making doggie treats. This is a recipe for a cat treat that came from the same list as the others.

The following recipie given to me by my buddy Joanne AKA "catlady" who does rescue work. With a minimum of 10 felines in her house at all times, she swears by these treats as a way of getting the fussiest kitty to take a nibble.

Cat Treat
2 small cans, Salmon
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 Egg
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chicken broth

Mix all of the above ingredients together in a bowl. Knead and add more flour or broth to form a dough isn't very sticky. Roll out to a thickness of 1/4" . Place on a non stick baking sheet. Use a knife and score the dough horizontally, then vertically to make a grid of squares about 1/4". Don't score score the dough right through. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until fully baked and crisp Let cool, break into bits and store in an airtight container

Posted by karine at 01:19 PM

Liver Brownies


1 1/2 cup rye flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4cup cornmeal
1 pound, chicken liver
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/4 cups veggie broth

Boil liver in 1 1/4 cups of vegetable broth for 8 minutes Puree liver and broth in a food processor . Add dry ingredients to liver and add additional water if necessary to make a thick, gooey consistency. Pour into a greased 9 x 12" baking pan Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes Cut into small squares and refrigerate or freeze

Posted by karine at 01:16 PM

Liver Training Treats

I spoke with Meriko awhile back about wanting to make my own treats for my dogs. I was going to try a batch then post them. I got lazy. Never made them. I have a couple dozen recipes I have picked up on various mailing lists.

This one comes from the K9Kitchen list which is focused on diet.

The following recipe is donated by Brigitte Wiatowski. As the proud owner of 17 Alaskan Malamutes, Briggitte knows a thing or two about training treats!

1lb ground liver (I use beef)
1C flour( If your dogs have wheat allergies try Spelt)
1/2C cornmeal or oatmeal ( I use cornmeal)
1-3Tblsp Garlic salt ( I use 1 and grind fresh garlic with the liver)

This is all I use. You can add eggs, cottage cheese grated cheese, fruit veggies etc. This stuff is very thick like wet concrete. Spread on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for about 30 minutes. I spread mine 1/2" thick. You can spread it thinner and bake it longer and it will get more crispy. cool and peel of the sheet. break into pieces. It will store in the Fridge for 1 week. I freeze mine.

Posted by karine at 01:11 PM