♥Thank you for all of the lovely birthday wishes yesterday. I am blessed with wonderful family and friends.♥
|Photo credit Golden Woofs: Sugar the Golden Retriever.com|
We are honoring the memory of our friend, Sugar the Golden Retriever today with a special Tasty Tuesday blog hop. Sugar co-hosted the yummy hop for a long time with her friend from Kol’s Notes. I always loved joining in the tasty fun and couldn’t be prouder to help honor Sugar today.
Sugar’s mom, Rosalyn Acero, is well-known for her culinary skills. In fact, she has written a recipe book chocked full of her original homemade treats. I was fortunate to be asked to review Cooking for Sugar and it is pawsome. Copies are available on Amazon for Kindle or in hardback. It will be a dogilcious addition to any dog lover’s kitchen.
There are so many things I loved about Sugar. I met her not long after losing my Golden Retriever, Tucker, so I was immediately drawn to her. She was the perfect example of the breed. Good natured, friendly and with a golden smile that could melt your heart. Walking around with Sugar and her mom was like being with a rock star. Everyone wanted a photo with them and they never said “no.” There were two things that Sugar was known for; her purple Pawz boots and her love of bananas. That is why we chose our Banana Buttons recipe for today’s Tasty Tuesday.
Simple Banana Buttons
Helpful Hint: Peel your banana the same way monkeys do it. Pinch the bottom and pull down for a perfect peel.
Slice bananas approximately 1/8th” thick.
Place slices on dehydrator trays making sure the slices do not touch each other. This allows the air to circulate around them.
Let bananas dehydrate until they are dried to your desired texture. The time depends on your dehydrator and how crispy your dogs likes their bananas. Check by taking one off the rack and allowing it to cool. We like ours crunchy so we dehydrate for several hours.
When your banana buttons are ready, let them cool completely.
*You can use your oven to dehydrate. Place banana slices at least ¼” apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 200 for at least 2 hours.
Psst~ They make a delicious snack for humans too.
To Rosalyn & Ron (Sugar’s parents)
Thank you so much for sharing the incredible life of Sugar with all of us. We will never forget her. Our love and prayers are with both of you at this most difficult time. ♥
Thanks to Jodi of Kol’s Notes for organizing today’s posts. You can visit these other blogs below for more amazing recipes.