Pawty Recipes

First, let me bark out loud thanks for all the kind Gotcha Day greetings to my sister. You made her day very special and mom and I appreciate Blogville’s kindness. Hey, it’s Sam here. Mom promised to share her treat recipes with everyone and we can’t believe how many of you want to try them out.

The good news is they are super easy to make. A while back mom posted the “Unleash the Quiche” recipe from Rachel Ray. You can read about it here. Mom modifies the recipe since she’s a vegetarian and never has meat in the house, other than dog food. I know…we’re so deprived.

Vegetable Quiche Muffins

Whisk together 4 eggs with a splash of milk (we don’t do a lot of milk either so you can either just do a splash or 1/4 cup like Rachel’s recipe calls for. Mom then added a couple of tablespoons each of (a) chopped carrot bits (b) chopped frozen green beans and (c) cheese. Mix together and pour into greased muffin tins or paper baking cups. We made 6 muffins. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  That’s it. Didn’t I say it was easy? It took mom longer to clean up then it did to throw these guys together.  And the good news is you can substitute any dog appropriate veggie for the carrots or green beans or even add some meat. {Drool}

Coconut Oil Dog Treats

These were even easier to whip up with only 3 ingredients. Take 1 cup of peanut butter (make sure it doesn’t contain Xylitol-that stuff is deadly for us fur-kids) and 1 cup of pure, unprocessed coconut oil. The recipe mom used also called for 1 tsp. of cinnamon but mom used to make dog treats for sale and some dogs aren’t all that keen on a heavy taste of cinnamon. She only added around 1/4 tsp. Melt the coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Add the peanut butter and cinnamon and stir until mixture is nice and smooth. It should be somewhat thick but pourable. Pour mixture into silicone ice trays and freeze until solid. We are keeping them in an air-tight container in the freezer. If you’re stingy like my mom, just give one treat with meals. The brown part is the cinnamon which tends to settle at the bottom of the mold.

Mom snagged those adorable silicon paw print and small bone molds from Amazon but you can use plain silicon ice-cube trays as well.  Aren’t they as cute as a certain poodle you know? Let us know if you make these and what you and your pup thought. They really couldn’t be easier to make and the rewards for your pups of these healthy treats / meal-toppers are what it’s all about, right? These guys earn my 4-paw seal of approval so now all that left to do is eat.🐾🐾

Live, love, bark! ❤︎

 

58 thoughts on “Pawty Recipes

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  2. Molly O'Hara

    Those sound yummy! Callie’s first gotcha-day is coming it and I was trying to think of a way to make a dog healthy cake-type thing because I want to be super nerdy and have a pawty with friends. Do you have any recipes or thoughts?

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  3. Amy

    Lucy LOVES coconut oil even more than meat, and peanut butter (we get natural with nothing in it but peanuts). So I will have to get me some of those adorable silicone trays and make her and Riley up a batch!

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      They are totally adorable. They made me squeal with delight when I saw them and wished the poodles liked ice cubs. Sam always looks at ice cubes like “well, what am I to do with that hard water thingy?” BOL Luckily now I can make coconut peanut butter treats in them.

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  4. maxwellthedog

    Shiver me timbers! Today being Talk Like a Pirate Day I just have to say those are arrrrguably the tastiest looking treats I’ve seen in years, matey dog. Definitely better than arrrrrtichokes. And no arrrrrtifical ingredients. Arrrrrtisinal cookies, ahoy.

    OK I’ll stop now.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      That was my initial reaction (besides the peanut butter provides all the flavor dogs want anyway), but ended up adding a little which made them look pretty for uprights. The coconut oil helps with any dry skin, too. Good luck. No doubt Portia and Ottie love the gourmet treats their mama makes them.

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