25 March 2014

Baking for Puppy: Peanut Butter-Banana Bones

So, I told you the basic Peanut Butter Cookie recipe was versatile. Didn't believe me did you? But it is!

See, with just a quick adaptation you can make them into Peanut Butter and Banana treat that your doggie will love!

Bones!

Peanut Butter and Banana Bones:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Ingredients:

1 cup Oatmeal
1.5 cups wheat flour (or coconut or rice flour)
1/2 cup ground flax (if you don't have this just go ahead and add more oatmeal & flour)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 ripe banana
1 cup hot water

Mix it up. Roll out (add a little flour if it sticks). Cut out with your doggie bone cutters.

That's it!

The Inspector is on the Job!

Same baking as the cookies: Bake for 45 minutes. Then turn off oven and let sit for a few hours (or move to a dehydrator). If cookies still seem soft after an hour or two, go ahead and turn the oven back on to 350 bake for 10 minutes, then shut off. Don't open the oven and let them cool.


Crunchy Goodness

24 March 2014

Looking for something fun and different to do this weekend? Don't want to leave your dog behind?

Then check out this great event put on by the Greenville Road Warriors: Pucks & Paws. (Scroll down to March 30- it is kind of hidden).



YOU get to enjoy a great, local sporting event. YOUR doggie gets to enjoy it with you! Sounds great to me.

You can even sit with dog friendly folks with Rocky Creek Veterinary Hospital. They have an event set up for Pucks and Paws on Facebook. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling Zach with the Road Warriors at: 864-420-6307.

21 March 2014

Baking for Puppy: PB & Oatmeal Cookies

Looking for a never-fail, so-good-for-puppy, SUPER-EASY treat recipe? Well, here is one so simple, you probably have all the ingredients already at home!

Plus, just think of all the additives you're leaving out of your dogs diet! Who wants that!

Yup. She's drooling!
As a bonus, this recipe is pretty basic -- you can doctor it up with whatever your doggie loves. Pumpkin is easily substituted for the Peanut Butter. Go ahead and swap some coconut flour for the wheat. Add in unsweetened coconut for a really yummy treat.

Peanut Butter Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Ingredients:

1 cup Oatmeal
1.5 cups wheat flour (or coconut or rice flour)
1/2 cup ground flax (if you don't have this just go ahead and add more oatmeal & flour)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/3 hot water

Don't think too much. Just dump everything into the blender and start mixing away! You'll know the dough is the right consistency when it is play-doh like. Pretty stiff and not sticky at all.  I like to roll these into balls and flatten the top with a fork - just like Mommy's favorite Peanut Butter cookies!

Peanut Butter Cookies for (Wo)Man's Best Friend!

Bake for 45 minutes. Then turn off oven and let sit for a few hours (or move to a dehydrator). If cookies still seem soft after an hour or two, go ahead and turn the oven back on to 350 bake for 10 minutes, then shut off. Don't open the oven and let them cool.

Oh! And watch out for thieves!



Stop! Thief!





Out and About in Greer, SC WITH the puppy: Strip Club 104

In honor of spring, it's about time to be out and about... and by that I mean EVERYONE in the family should be out and about. Including the puppy!

If you're looking for a great outdoor venue for dinner in Greer, you really can't go wrong with Strip Club 104. Check out our review of the great view and service on Adventures in Beer (hey, we love beer too!).

I can't wait to get out and about with the Pup!

05 December 2012

Mickey Swirl Cookies

Mickey Swirl Cookies

What would Christmas be without a bit of Magic on top?? 



A good friend (thanks Diane!) pointed out this awesome cookie idea on DisneyFamily.com last year. I used the sugar cookie recipe they suggested (here), but left out the peppermint.

No lies - these are tedious to make, but really - can they be any cuter? And if you're a Disney nut like me, they are a must have!!



Andes Mint Cookies

Andes Mint Cookies

Minty Chocolatey Goodness - what else do you really need??


Preheat oven 350.

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1.25 cups Andes baking bits
Melt butter and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Cool slightly. Place in bowl.

Mix in egg, sugar, vanilla & peppermint extract. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Fold in 3/4 cup Andes candies pieces. 

Form into small balls. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. 

Cool. 

Melt remaining Andes and dip each cookie into melted candy. Cool. 

Jello Spritz Cookies

Jello Spritz Cookies

Passed on to our family years ago by a good friend, these have become a holiday tradition. 


(Ok, I admit it. This year I was lazy and rolled these into balls instead of making cute little trees. Call me lazy... )

Preheat oven to 350.

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pk jello (I like lime for green, cherry for red)
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg. Mix in jello, baking powder and flour.

Use spritz maker to shape cookies - or if being lazy - roll into balls, then roll in extra sugar. 

Bake for 8 min. You don't want these to really brown - if they do, they've gone too far.