Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Going Bananas in Memory of Sugar #TastyTuesday

Thank you for all of the lovely birthday wishes yesterday. I am blessed with wonderful family and friends.
In loving memory of Sugar the Golden Retriever
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.
Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie love Cooking for Sugar recipe book
   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.
The red monkey knows love is making Banana Buttons for your pup
   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
Peel your banana from the "bottom" like monkey do!
Helpful Hint: Peel your banana the same way monkeys do it. Pinch the bottom and pull down for a perfect peel. 
Slice bananas 1/8" thick for dehydrating
                        Slice bananas approximately 1/8th” thick.
Arrange banana slices where the air can circulate around them for quicker dehydrating
 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.
~Helpful Hint~
*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.


  1. The mama made some of that tasty snacks Sugar's mom shared... and then she ate it alone... she is a shell-fish... naaah wait... she is selfish...

  2. The Banana Buttons look so yummy and they're so easy to make! Hugs to Sugar's peeps♥

  3. What a sweet idea to remember dear Sugar. We love dried bananas, but they disappear so fast into our tummies, Mom usually just gives us regular bananas!

  4. Oh, Sugar would've loved your Banana Buttons! I think we need to get a dehydrator and try to make some homemade treats.

  5. Those banana buttons do look delicious! What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful girl!

  6. I bet I'd like em, but my momma probably won't make em for me since bananas make her feel sick (somefin bout banana-flavored medicine as a lil girl).

  7. You've inspired me to dust off the dehydrator! I think it's time for some banana buttons :-) And, thank you for the reminder about Rosalyn's book of delicious treats!

  8. So sorry to hear about your friend, Sugar. (Joey dog loved bananas. Ghostwriter always gave him the last bite of hers.)

  9. This was such a great post, I remember that Sugar sooooooooooo loved her bananas!! xoxo DakotasDen

  10. I need to try these for Luke, he just loves bananas.
    Sugar's smile will be the biggest thing that we will remember about her. It seemed so rare to see a photo where she wasn't smiling! I wish I'd gotten an opportunity to meet her in person.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  11. And you know I don't have the cookbook (cause cats are finicky eaters) but nearly everything Sugar showed on her blog is as good for 2 leggers as 4 leggers.
    Hugs Madi's Mom

  12. maybe we should get mom to get some bananas for us
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. Banana buttons. Sounds easy enough.... MOM??!

    Love and licks,

  14. Over our YEARS of Furendship with Sweet Sugar and her mom... OUR mom has made MANY of Miss Rosalyn's Delicious recipes. OH how we miss our Beloved Furend.

  15. What a great way to remember Sugar. We'll miss her smiling face.

  16. What a beautiful way to honor Sugar and her amazing life. My heart bleeds for Rosalyn and her family. My childhood dog Ginny was a Golden mix who was with us for 17 incredible years. I think that's why I always love Goldens. I still say they're the best breed, and Sugar was Best In Breed when it comes to Goldens. I'm grateful I had the privilege of meeting Sugar at the BlogPaws conference and getting to know her through Rosalyn's amazing writing. She really was a Rock Star of dogs. We will miss your Golden Smile, Angel Sugar.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  17. Sugar loved bananas and cooking with bananas. A wonderful tribute to her!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. Oh Sugar looooved her nannas!!!! And her blueberries, butts I thinks those would roll off your dehydrator thingie! BOL Those do look amazin'! Maybe my lazy arse Ma can use the cobwebby oven to makes me some of these......
    Ruby ♥

  19. This was so sweet and those banana buttons looks dewicious!! We will sure miss Sugar :'(

    Matt & Matilda

  20. Banana Buttons look like a great recipe we'll have to try. I haven't had a chance to buy Sugar's cookbook but I'll be getting myself a copy from Amazon. This is such a nice tribute -I will miss her too.

  21. We used to make dehydrated bananas years ago and after the sweet potato dehydration experiment, I may need to get that appliance out again! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for sharing your friendship with sweet Sugar. We didn't know her that well, but clearly discovered everyone loved her, that famous Sugar smile and the generosity of her mom. We send our own broken heart pawdolences to her furmily. 💔


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