Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Doin' Double Tuesday

Love is in the air… or is that dog treats cooking?  To your dog, it’s the same thing.  I am participating in my first Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop hosted by two awesome bloggers, Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kolchak Puggle.  Be sure to hop over to their posts.  You’ll love them!
I am posting three tasty treat recipes today.  Your best friend will know how special they are when they taste a homemade treat.  Remember, nothing means lovin’ like something from the oven!

  I have had this Liver Dog Cookie recipe for years.  My German Shepherds loved them.  I used them in training for the show ring and tricks.
Liver Dog Cookies
1 lb. Beef Liver (Frozen)
½ cup Yellow Cornmeal

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.  Blend liver while frozen at puree speed.  Add to dry mix and stir until well blended.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350˚ for 20 minutes.  Cut into small squares and store in sealed Ziploc bag or airtight container.

This cookie recipe is another that has been around for a while.  Being able to prepare your dog a homemade treat is very fulfilling.  Making them treat in cute little dog designs is even better!  Of course, for Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to use hearts.

Cutout Canine Cookies
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
¼ Cup Oatmeal
½ Tbsp. Baking Powder
6 Tbsp. Peanut Butter ~creamy
1 Tbsp. Honey
½ Cup Milk
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.  Stir in peanut butter, milk and honey mixing well.  Knead into workable dough, roll dough to approximately ¼” thickness.  Cut out your cookies with a fun cookie cutter, hearts, bones, and dog breeds are available.  Bake in 375˚ preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

For a special occasion, why not go all “Martha Stewart” on your dog?  Ha-ha!  This delicious recipe is from Martha Stewart.com and she has many fabulous recipes you can try.  I thought these biscuits sounded scrumptious! 
Dog Biscuits
Makes about 5 dozen
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup brewer's yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup low-sodium canned chicken stock, plus more for brushing
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, yeast, and salt; set aside
2. Place oil in a large bowl.  Add stock and flour mixture in three alternating batches, beginning and ending with stock.  Mix well.
3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to about 3/8-inch thick.  Shape biscuits using a dog-bone-shaped cookie cutter or by cutting around a store-bought dog bone with a butter knife.  (Make biscuits that are appropriate for your dog's size.)
4. If desired, you can spell out your dog's name or a holiday message in the dough with a toothpick (wet the toothpick first so it won't stick).
5. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets.  Repeat with remaining dough.
6. Bake biscuits 10 minutes.  Brush with stock; rotate baking sheets, and bake 10 minutes more.  Turn off oven, leaving door closed.  Let dog biscuits stand in oven to dry completely, about 1 1/2 hours.  Wrap as a gift, or store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Bentley & Pierre give all of these recipes Two Paws Up!

Tuesday’s Tails
I’m doing a double Blog Hop today since it is Tuesday.  I can’t forget all of the dogs that need “fur-ever” homes this week of love.  Today’s post is personal since this dog wandered up out of the woods to my niece’s home.  She is fostering him but need to find a home a.s.a.p.  Their German Shepherd pup just had extensive surgery and a third pup is not in their budget. 

Thanks to Dogs ‘N Pawz for hosting this wonderful blog hop! 
Please visit the other blogs to see more adoptable pets.
Be sure to look at the adoptable pets under the PetSavers tab on this page.


  1. Nothing better than a bit of baking. We all love to smell our treats baking in the oven. It can get slippery there in the kitchen with the drooling action! Happy Tasty Tuesday!

  2. Some barking good treat recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I am going to make the second recipe. They sound good enough for me to eat!

    1. Thanks! I've had the first two for a while and they are always a hit!

  4. Wow they sure do sound tasty!!!
    And best wishes for the forever homes that are yet to be found for the pups in need!!
    Have a great day !
    ((Husky hugz ))
    Frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky

    1. Thanks Jenna! I hope the wanderer finds a home. My niece just can't keep him for long. he is a cutie pie! You have a fun day!!

  5. nothing says love like liver

    retro rover

  6. With all the treat recipe you are posting, you have to make it son for your dogs. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Hope he finds his forever home soon. Golden Woofs

    1. That's what Bentley keeps reminding! Your strawberry treats look delicious!

  7. Yum. Those liver treats sound so good. I can practically smell them just reading the recipe! Happy Tasty Tuesday!

  8. Oh 3 recipes in one post! Nailah say's she approves of your generosity! :D I didn't know you used to show GSD's, how very cool!

  9. Great Tasty Tuesday recipes. will need to try. Hope that beautiful guy finds a home.

  10. Those recipes sound really yummy and I hope he finds a home soon. Thanks for joining the blog hop! Will share.


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