Monday, August 10, 2009

Do you have a "Furry One" and need some good Recipes???

I have 3 "Furry Ones" and 2 kitties beside my youngest sons kitties and our 2 feathery friends. I love, love, love animals and like to keep them happy. Sooo, here's some recipes that I use to try to please them. Some I have to say they "LOVE" and others that I actually just looked up on the Internet for you to try. So please, let me know how your "Furry Ones" dislike, like or just go "Wild" over these recipes.
I'm starting off with one that my Rocky, Sweet Pea and Lily just loveeee. It's:

Mutter Butter Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
2 T. Oil
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup water
2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
Optional: 1/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350
Combine: Oil, peanut butter and water. Add flour one cup at a time, knead into a firm dough. Roll 1/4 in. thick and cut with cookie cutter. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Basic Yeast Dog Treats
Mix together
3 1/2 cup unbleached flour,
2 cup whole wheat flour,
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup skim milk powder
1 tablespoon (or 1 package) dry yeast
3 1/2 cups lukewarm chicken or meat broth
Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm chicken or meat broth. The richer this broth is, the better your dog will like the biscuits. Let yeast broth mixture set 10 min. Then stir in flour mixture. Roll resulting dough out 1/4" thick. Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough. Brush biscuits with egg wash. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 300* for 45 min. Then turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening. Makes 60 medium-sized biscuits.

Beefy Biscuits
2 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4cup wheat germ
2 teaspoon beef bouillon powder
1/2 teaspoon yeast extract (adds additional meaty flavour)
Mix above ingredients in a medium bowl.
Add: 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon cooking oil and 1 cup hot water.
Stir well. Roll out on a well-floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Place on ungreased cooking sheet. Bake on center rack, (275 F. or 140 C) for about 2 hours until dry and very hard. Let stand overnight to dry thoroughly. Makes 10 big bones and 14 puppy bones.

Now here's some dog treat recipes that contain meat or dairy:

Cheesy Dog Biscuit Treats
Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats (such as Quaker)
1/3 cup margarine
1 cup Boiling water
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons chicken or beef flavored instant bouillon
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 - 3 cups whole wheat flour.
Directions;
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough.
On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes on until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large dog biscuits or 8 dozen small dog biscuits.

Bacon Flavored Dog Biscuit Treats
Ingredients:
Yield: 40 dog biscuits
5 cups Whole wheat flour
1 cup Milk
2 Eggs
10 tablespoon Vegetable oil or bacon fat
1 pinch Onion or garlic powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Cold water
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil to grease pan
Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease cookie sheets.
Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into two-inch balls. Bake biscuits at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let them cool, then store in an airtight container.

Microwave Dog Biscuit Treats
Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup dry milk
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup shortening
1 tablespoon bouillon granules
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon sugar
1 egg slightly beaten
1/2 cup hot water
Directions:
Combine flour, cornmeal, milk, oats and sugar. Cut in shortening. Add egg, bouillon and hot water. Knead 5 minutes.
Roll 1/2-inch thick and cut out into favorite shapes. Microwave at 50% power for 5 to 10 minutes, rotating plate. These don’t last long, so make a bunch.

Here's a couple of recipes for the "Vegetarian Furry One" in your family:

Veggie Thins Dog Biscuit Treats
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cups dry milk powder
2 tablespoons dry milk powder (+ more)
1 vegetable cube -- or packet
1/4 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons boiling water (+ more)
1/4 cup safflower oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar not packed
1/4 cups carrots, shredded or -ground
1/2 egg or egg substitute
Additional small flour for dusting
Variation: -garlic powder
Directions:
Preheat oven 300 F.
Dissolve veggie cube or packet in the boiling water.Mix dry ingredients; mix wet ingredients separately, except egg. Pour wet ingredients into dry; mix lightly. Add a well in the center and add the egg. Mix.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface, sprinkle a little flour on top. Roll out to not more than 1/8". To avoid dough sticking to rolling pin, sprinkle a little flour on top of dough. The key is not to use too much flour. They will puff up otherwise.
Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes., turn them over and bake another 10 minutes.
Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Veggie Dog Treat Recipe
Yield: Makes 48 medium dog treats
Ingredients:
9 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon yeast extract
3 cups water
Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare cookie sheet lined with parchment/baking paper
Mix first 4 ingredients. Add approximately 3 cups water, 1 cup at a time until dough pulls together. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead into a pliable dough. Roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Alternately you can grease the sheets if you wish.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until firm and browned. Leave in oven to cool overnight or for at least 8 hours so the treats become hard and crunchy.

Now here's just some random recipes for all your "Furry Ones"...

Liver Dog Treats
1 pound raw liver (any kind) blended into a paste
1 egg
1cup flour
1/2 cup corn meal (or flour)
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon brewers yeast (adds a nutty flavor)
Mix well and bake at 350 for 1/2 hour for chewy treats, longer for crisper treats.

Bread Machine Chicken Flavored Treat Recipe
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup Bread or all-purpose flour
2 cup Whole wheat flour
1/4 cup Non-fat dry milk powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Yeast
Use dough cycle. Roll dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters or a pizza cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place about one hour. Bake at 325-degrees for one hour. When all are baked, turn off oven and leave overnight. Store in airtight container.


Flea Hater's Dog Biscuits
(Brewers yeast is a natural anti-flea remedy)
Makes about 5 dozen bone biscuits
1 cup flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup brewer’s yeast (available at health-food stores)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, chopped medium, or 1 teaspoon powdered garlic (optional**)
1/2 cup chicken stock plus 3 tablespoons for basting
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Mix flour, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, and salt together in a medium bowl. In a mixing bowl, combine oil and garlic. Alternately add 1/2 cup chicken stock and flour mixture in 3 parts; mix until well combined. Knead about 2 minutes by hand on floured surface; dough will be sticky.
2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out about 3/8 inch thick. Cut out bone shapes; place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, rotate baking sheet, and baste with remaining 3 tablespoons chicken stock. Bake 10 minutes longer. Turn off oven, leaving oven door closed. Leave pan in oven for 1 1/2 hours longer.

Bow-Wowser Dog Treats
Yield: Makes about 30 3" x 1/2" dog treats
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons bouillon (chicken, vegetable or beef)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon brewers yeast
1 tablespoon dried parsley (or use fresh, finely chopped)
1 cup of boiling water
1/3 cup of butter
1/2 cup of milk
1 egg
Directions:
Preheat Oven Bake at 350°F (190°C)
Line cookie sheets with parchment*

Cluck-A-Doodle-Doggie Treats
Ingredients:
2 cups Flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons fresh, chopped parsley
1 cup cooked chicken livers, chopped
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine flour and cornmeal in a bowl. In a large bowl add the egg, oil and broth and mix. Add the flour mixture about 1/3 at a time and mix well between additions. Add chopped chicken livers until well incorporated into a stiff dough. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and kneed for about 1 minute. Roll out to a thickness of about 1/2". Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake treats for about 15 minutes or until firm.

Parmesan Snaps Dog Treats
This is a good recipe to use up left over bits of Parmesan cheese. If you are going to buy some just for the recipe just purchase the least expensive domestic cheese.
Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats (such as Quaker)
1/3 cup margarine
1 cup Boiling water
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 teaspoons chicken or beef flavored instant bouillon
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 - 3 cups whole wheat flour.
Directions:
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, parsley, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough.
On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes on until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large dog biscuits or 8 dozen small dog biscuits.

Whole Wheat Flax Dog Treats
Yield: Makes about 36 3" x 1/2" dog treats
Ingredients:
2 7/8 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons flax seed
3 eggs
1cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup powdered nonfat dry milk
1cup water
Directions:
Preheat Oven Bake at 375°F (190°C)
Line cookie sheets with parchment*
Combine wheat flour, bread flour, wheat germ, salt, and brown sugar, and flax seed in mixing bowl. Stir in eggs and vegetable oil.
Dissolve dry milk in water then incorporate the mixture.
Mix to form a very firm dough that is smooth and workable. Adjust by adding a little extra flour or water as required.
Cover the dough and set aside to relax for 15-20 minutes.
Roll the dough out to 1/2″ thick. Cut out biscuits using a bone-shaped cutter 3″x 1.5″ Place the biscuits on cookie sheets lined with parchment (*or you can bake on greased cookie sheets).
Bake the treats for approximately 40 minutes or until brown and hard. Let treats cool, then store in a tightly-sealed container.

Now because of what my dear friend, Silke posted on her great blog Metamorphosis last week and told everyone of a another wonderful blog down to earth I now have another fantastic recipe for my lil sweeties and they sooo much appreciate and loveeee yous for it! So if you would like another recipe, please go to links posted.

Here's a couple of good tips:
Storing Dog Treats:
In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies. That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions. If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses some vegetable oil or shortening. Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates.

Refrigeration and Freezing:
Refrigeration will prolong the life of more fragile dog treats. Make sure to store in a tightly sealed container or zip lock bag. You can also freeze most treats in zip lock freezer bags. Allow to thaw completely before use.

Now I can't forget about our lil kitties, so here's a couple of Cat Treats for your purrrrfect lil ones.

Cat Cookies
1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup soy flour
1/4 cup Lactaid milk or Acidophiles milk
1/3 cup powered milk
1 egg
2 tbsp. Wheat germ
2 tbsp. Molasses
1 tsp. organic catnip
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Lightly flour a rolling pin. Roll out the batter on a greased cookie sheet. Cut into half inch pieces. Bake for 20 to 22 minute. Allow to cool before serving. Store leftovers in a airtight container in a cool place.

Tempting Tuna Treats
Makes 55 to 65 marble-sized treats
Ingredients:
1 3-ounce can albacore tuna in water or oil, undrained
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/4 cup water
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, use a fork to shred the tuna into small pieces.
Add the remaining ingredients, mixing well. The dough will be sticky.
Flour or oil your hands so you can handle the dough and form the dough into small, marble-sized balls.
Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet, and use your fingers to gently flatten them.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until the bottoms of the treats are golden brown.
Flip the treats and bake for another five to 10 minutes or until both sides of the treats are golden brown.
Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

You can watch a video about this recipe here.

Here's something that I do hope that none of us will ever have to use on our precious "Furry Ones" but just in case we do...

Bathing Solution Bath (for a Skunk Sprayed Furry One)
1 Quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Liquid Detergent
Follow with tap water rinse (lots of water), repeat if necessary.
Use Caution!!!
Be careful around the dog's eyes as this is a potent formula. Don't use a higher than 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution as it may burn. Mix it fresh, use it and discard it. If you store this mixture in a closed container it will explode. The hydrogen peroxide may bleach the coat (think bleached blond) so be careful on those black dogs. The less time the solution stays on the less likely for bleaching. But ultimately the choice is yours -- a bleached beauty or a wrinkled nose.

I do hope that all your "Furry Ones" loveeee these Recipes! Till next time then we bid you a Woof woof and Meoooooowwww from all of us "Furry Ones" here at Bobbi's, The Bead Goes On...
Hugs and dogs and kitty kat kisses...

10 comments:

LDWatkins said...

But those sound sooo good! I would eat them. LOL I will definitely try some of them. Most of the ones I've seen before didn't sound like these. Hugs,Lynda

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Thanks for stopping by.
I will try some of those recipes for my furry friends.
Bobbi I am so sorry but I already have my 3 recipients for Play It Forward . I got them last week when I did the post on the Play It Forward Logo.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Wow, great recipes! I just noticed the photo of you and your mother! You're both beautiful!
Darla♥

Merci-Notes said...

HI Bobbi,
Gee! I just saw the "button" thing in your side bar telling about my Blog celebration and give away!!!
This is So amazingly nice of you!!!

Did you notice my blank blog! I do like a clean look but I do not know how to put up "buttons" when I would like to... My daughter helps me... I have to wait for here to have a moment in here very busy life.

I do have a question:
Our Cat is over weight and wants to eat every time I make a move! I am thinking of playing with him every time he wants to eat.. I will not get a thing done! ahaha
Any suggestions!?

Hugs,
Mary
P.s.
I love that you came to congratulate the winner of the give away!!!!!

Mary said...

These recipes are wonderful, Bobbi! We always make homemade doggie food, but haven't mastered the treat department yet. Our little Gracie is very finicky, and won't eat anything in a package...good for her! She thanks you in advance, for what mommy is going to make for her! The photo of you and your mom is precious...I miss my mom, too.

Cindy said...

Hi Bobbi,
Those are some good recipes,I will have to print them out. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog, I so enjoy your visits. We just got back from our mini-vacation and it was so nice to get-away. I am tired though and will need some time to get caught up on my blogging. Take care my friend, Cindy

Bobbi said...

Hi Lynda, always so nice to see you! Don't eat these Sweetie lol I know that some of them sound good but I'm not to sure how they'd be for people. lol You're so silly. lol It's great to be able to laugh...thank you! I hope that you have a great day!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Hi Theresa, thanks so much for stopping in today, very nice to see you! I hope that your "Furry Ones" enjoy these treats!
Oh, that's fine, I had never heard of that before, maybe next time. Thanks though for letting me know! I hope that you day is a wonderful one!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Hi Darla, Great to see you1 Gosh Sweetie, thank you so very much! (this is me blushing)
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Hi Mary, very nice to see you today! aww, thank you so much! That was one very beautiful Cottage that you made! You're very sweet, I just thought it would be nice to say Congrats to the lucky person that won your fantastic Cottage, I'm sure that she'll love it and give it the best of new homes.
You know what, for buttons on the sidebar, just save the picture you want by right clicking on it and then you'll see a box that comes up and it'll say some things and find "save as", save it lets say in your documents of your computer. (you can put it in your pictures or wherever n your computer that you want) Then when you're done using it just make sure to delete it. Now, go to your layout page, then click on Add a Gadget, then a page will come up, on that page scroll down it until you see Picture, then click on that. Then a page will come up and you will see browse (From your computer: ) click that and find the picture that you had put in your documents. Then at the top where it says Title, you name it what ever you want, the the same goes for Caption. The caption will actually be in the part where your picture is. Click save and it'll be on your sidebar. Now, on your layout page on the right hand side, you can move it now to where ever you want it on your side bar. I hope that helps you and that you understand my bad instructions. lol
Now...as far as your kitty, I have one that's over weight also, she loves treats! I try to ignore her when she begs but honestly that just doesn't work and I always give in. So, if you find out a way to not feed them all the time, pleaseee you let me know. lol I hope that you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping in!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Hi Mary, so good to see you! I just love your blog! I hope that your Gracie loves these treats! Thank you so very much Mary for your kind words! It's hard, I know it is for me! I was the only child and my mom was my very best friend and I miss her so! I'm so sorry to you for your loss of your mother, I feel and know your pain.
Big hugs to you...
Bobbi

Hi Cindy, great to see you today and thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that your "Furry Ones" will enjoy all the treats! I love to stop in at your blog, your home is just beautiful and you always make me feel at home! I'm happy to hear that you had a good mini vacation, it's always so nice t be able to get away for a few days or so. I hope that you have a wonderful day! Stop in anytime!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Merci-Notes said...

Hi bobbi!
thank YOu for all of the help with buttons!
I am going to paste and vopy your directions.. somewhere.. for reference and then try it out soon!!!

Hugs,
Mary

Sashindoubutsu said...

Wow this is so cool! Hmmm... I wonder how they taste like. Ooops, I will leave it to my dog, Luigi :)

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