Homemade Healthy Doggy Treats

Homemade Healthy Doggy Treats-If you have a dog I’ll bet it’s a very special dog. Maybe,,no,no,, absolutely, the best dog in the world. Right? Well your super special dog deserves some super special treats. I found this recipe on a site called “The Cookie Rookie”. Becky Hardin does a great job on her really good web site. Thank you Becky!

This is our super special pup, well, old gentleman doggy, Bubba.

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We were giving him “Beggin Strips” for reward and training treats. He started to show blood in his urine. The vet said it could be a stone or a tumor and put Bubba on some meds. I googled the hell out of all the possible causes. One was the preservative that a lot of the dog treat manufacturers add to give them longer shelf life. So I started making our own healthy treats for Bubba. He REALLY likes them and his urinary tract problem is starting to go away.

 

Snuggling our great granddaughter Ava.

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Chillin’ out on Mommy’s lap.

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Playing soccer.

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Okay, now for the treats. They have peanut butter and honey in them so your super special pup will love them. Bubba scarfs them right up.

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Set your oven at 350°F/175°C. Put all of the ingredients except the water in a bowl and mix them all together.You could use a countertop mixer with a dough paddle, a food processor or just a large cooks spoon. Add the water a little bit at a time until you have a ball of dough.

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Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly flour it.

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Put the ball of dough in the pan and pat it down flat. Then with a rolling pin roll it out to about 3/8″ thick.

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With a pizza wheel or just a butter knife or even cookie cutters cut up the dough into the size that you want.

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Here they are ready for the oven.

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Put them in the oven and bake ’em for about a half hour or until they are as golden brown and as crunchy as your puppy might like them.

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Let them sit and cool off then break them up and give the first one of the Homemade Healthy Doggy Treats to your to your super special pup!

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Keep them in the fridge in a sealed container or bag.

If your dog is allergic to wheat flour, rice flour will work just fine. Just add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder to the recipe.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Set your oven at 350°F/175°C. Put all of the ingredients except the water in a bowl and mix them all together.You could use a countertop mixer with a dough paddle, a food processor or just a large cooks spoon. Add the water a little bit at a time until you have a ball of dough.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly flour it. Put the ball of dough in the pan and pat it down flat. Then with a rolling pin roll it out to about 3/8" thick.
  3. With a pizza wheel or just a butter knife or even cookie cutters cut up the dough into the size that you want. Put them in the oven and bake 'em for about a half hour or until they are as golden brown and as crunchy as your puppy might like them.
  4. Let them sit and cool off then break them up and give the first one to your super special pup!
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  5. Keep them in the fridge in a sealed container or bag. If your dog is allergic to wheat flour, rice flour will work just fine. Just add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder to the recipe.
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You can substitute canned pumpkin for the peanut butter.

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Gluten Free Flatbread from Yogurt and Almond Flour

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If some of your family and friends should eat gluten free this is one of the gluten free bread recipes that I make for Gammy every night. Out of all the gluten free flatbread recipes that I make for her this is her favorite. It’s easy and so good that I even  sometimes steal a little bite.

Put a skillet on at medium high and generously spray it with oil. You first need to put about a tablespoon of plain or vanilla yogurt in a small bowl. Add about twice as much almond flour and the pinch of baking powder and mix it together.

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Then add the garlic powder, grated parmesan, salt and dried basil. Sometimes if I need to get out of trouble I add some chopped up sun-dried tomatoes. Gammy likes that. Mix it up and it should come together in a ball. Add more almond flour or a little more water in very small doses if it is too soft or too dry and mix again. When you have a ball of dough put it on a surface that you have dusted with almond flour. 

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Flatten it out with your palm and fingers and use a spray oiled pancake flipper to carefully put it in the pan.

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Give it about five minutes and slide the flipper under it and take a peek. It should be firm enough to let you carefully turn it over and give the other side the heat. When it is browned and firm remove it to a rack or a couple of rolled up towels to cool off and firm up some more.

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There you have it!! Gluten Free Flatbread! It’s healthy, it’s easy and  it’s good!

 

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  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and generously spray it with oil. You first need to put about a tablespoon of plain or vanilla yogurt in a small bowl. Add about twice as much almond flour and the pinch of baking powder and mix it together.
  2. Then add the garlic powder, grated parmesan, salt and dried basil. Sometimes if I need to get out of trouble I add some chopped up sun-dried tomatoes. Gammy likes that. Mix it up and it should come together in a ball. Add more almond flour or a little more water in very small doses if it is too soft or too dry and mix again. When you have a ball of dough put it on a surface that you have dusted with almond flour.
  3. Flatten it out with your palm and fingers and use a spray oiled pancake flipper to carefully put it in the pan.
  4. Give it about five minutes and slide the flipper under it and take a peek. It should be firm enough to let you carefully turn it over and give the other side the heat. When it is browned and firm remove it to a rack or a couple of rolled up towels to cool off and firm up some more.
  5. There you have it! It's healthy, it's easy and it's good!
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Cheater Cannoli

I’ll bet that you love cannoli. I’ll also bet that you have never made them. I agree. Who wants to fry those tubes in deep hot oil? I thought this was my brilliant idea until I read up on cannoli and found out that starting in the 1930’s people that were as lazy as me had started making them with pizzelles.

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First you are going to need a pizzelle iron.  You can find them at Bed Bath and Beyond or Kohlers or click on the link for amazon. We have always had one. Sometimes the grandkids help me make a batch of pizzelles and they take home a bag of them, covered in powdered sugar. Plug in the iron and set it at about 3/4 of the way from lowest to highest. Wipe off the cooking surfaces and spray them with oil. spray again for each batch. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove. Mix the flour and the baking powder in a bowl and set aside. Put the eggs and the sugar in another bowl and whisk together or do it with a hand held mixer for 2-3 minutes until it thickens up. Slowly add the butter and the vanilla mixing as you go. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix it all together. You can over mix this so just get it smooth. Add a dollop of the dough to each hot spot. You will make some too big and some too small until you get the size right for your pizzelles. The pizzelle iron that  these links take you to has a light that tells you when the pizzelles are done.

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When they are done lift them out with a fork and right away wrap them around Cannoli tubes set them on a mopeen, er, towel with the seam side down and a weight on the top like the cooks fork and the honing steel you see in the pic.

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It just takes a couple of minutes to cool off and keep their shape as you are cooking up the next pair.

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When you are done making your tubes. You make the filling. It’s super easy. Just mix the powdered sugar and the ricotta cheese together. Add some extras if you want. The most common is chocolate chips then comes ground up pistachios. You can add just about anything. We’ve seen them with cherries, raisons, chopped up walnuts and on and on. Or, you could just use the filling with nothing else added.

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Enjoy! With some espresso and some samboca.

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Prep Time 10 minutes
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  1. First you are going to need a pizzelle iron. You can find them at Bed Bath and Beyond or Kohlers or click on the link for amazon. We have always had one. Sometimes the grandkids help me make a batch of pizzelles and they take home a bag of them, covered in powdered sugar. Plug in the iron and set it at about 3/4 of the way from lowest to highest. Wipe it off the cooking surfaces and spray them with oil. Respray for each batch. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove. Mix the flour and the baking powder in a bowl and set aside. Put the eggs and the sugar in another bowl and whisk together or do it with a hand held mixer for 2-3 minutes until it thickens up. Slowly add the butter and the vanilla mixing as you go. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix it all together. You can over mix this so just get it smooth. Add a dollop of the dough to each hot spot. You will make some too big and some too small until you get the dollop size down pat. The pizzelle iron that these links take you to has a light that tells you when the pizzelles are done.
  2. When they are done lift them out with a table fork and right away wrap them around Cannoli tubes. Set them on a mopeen, er, towel with the seam side down and a weight on the top like the cooks fork and the honing steel you see in the pic. It just takes a couple of minutes to cool off and keep their shape as you are cooking up the next pair.
  3. When you are done making your tubes. You make the filling. It's super easy. Just mix the powdered sugar and the ricotta cheese together. Add some extras if you want. The most common is chocolate chips then comes ground up pistachios. You can add just about anything. We've seen them with cherries, raisons, chopped up walnuts and on and on. Or, you could just use the filling with nothing else added.
  4. Enjoy! With some espresso and some samboca.
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