Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I'm old enough to be a grandmother (God help me!), but Jeremy is only 20; therefore, he is not old enough to be a father yet. He is, however, the proud "dad" of a 3-month old Jack Russell terrier named Little Dude ... I am bubbe to a new grandpuppy!
Little Dude - so named precisely because he is a very little dog -- is so cute, and quite the "chick magnet". He's sweet, he's friendly, he's playful, he isn't yappy, he likes to grab hold of Jeremy's pant legs and wrestle with them ferociously, he runs back and forth and forth and back. Oy, he can be exhausting!
But I love him anyway, as he's just doing what puppies do.
As we all know, I like to feed people. I like to feed critters, too. We've never - and I do mean never - had an animal (from guinea pigs to cats to hamsters to dogs) that didn't gain weight in my household. That's just the way things are.
So, of course, I had to bake treats for my new grandpuppy! And these are very easy to make, with no specialized ingredients; they could actually be "people food," if anyone were inclined to try them.
The grandpuppy adores these, and devoured three of them as soon as they were cool enough to eat. He knows how to wiggle his way into Bubbe's heart!
Beefy Peanut Butter Doggie Treats
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup beef broth
1 large egg
2 tablespoons peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal and garlic powder. In a measuring cup, combine broth and egg; pour over dry ingredients, add peanut butter, and stir to combine everything.
Form 3/4" balls of dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork, press down to flatten the cookies a bit. Bake for 25-30 minutes until very firm, then let cool completely.
Makes 28 treats.
A reader just wrote and sent me a link telling me that garlic is not recommended at all for dogs: http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/ask-the-expert/ask-the-expert-pet-nutrition/is-garlic-toxic-to-pets.aspx. The treats should be just fine without the garlic powder, though, since other favorite flavors are still there ....
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