Friday, May 13, 2011

Foodie Friday - Going to the Dogs Treats Recipe

I meant what I said about "Going to the Dogs"!  :-)  This week's Foodie Friday is FOR the dogs in honor of our little Bentley graduating from Beginner's Obedience Classes.  He had the best trainer in the world...Allison, owner of Dogs Gone Wild.  Don't you just love that name? 

This is Bentley with Allison at the end of class... he had a ball!  She's the best trainer for teaching dogs and their owners what I call "life skills"...not just sitting, staying, and coming but things that may save their lives as well.  She's got a great easy going personality that relaxes both the dogs and their owners.

Here's Bentley and me (love the knee brace!) going through his heeling and sitting routine at class.  His tail looks like a little flag, doesn't it?  LOL

We made these yummy treats to share with the class...and they are yummy!  DH actually munched on one on the way to class...they smell as good as they taste and they're gluten-free!  Yes, I ate one (or two) as well.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bacon Treats

I found the recipe online but can't remember soon as I remember I will link it up.  Super quick and easy to make.

1 c. oat flour (I made mine using the food processor)
1 c. brown rice flour (I milled mine in the elec. grain mill but it took a long time)  You may also use reg. or whole wheat flour if you're not worried about them being gluten free.
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 T. honey
1 egg
1/2 c. water
2 pieces crisply cooked bacon, crumbled very well
1 carrot, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except for the flours, mix until well blended.  Add oat and brown rice flours and mix again until all the flour is incorporated.

Roll out between two pieces of parchment or waxed paper or on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thickness.

Cut into squares or use a dog bone shaped cookie cutter as above.

Bake until crisp...Now here you will have to use your judgement.  The original recipe said to bake 20-25 minutes but I baked them a bit longer.  Cool in oven, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store about a week's worth in a tightly sealed container and freeze the rest until needed.  (you can also share them with your doggie friends.  They will love you for it!)

Our dogs loved them!!  Here's Bentley waiting for them to come from the oven.  He could smell the bacon and peanut butter and it was almost more then he could bear.

That's how It felt like when Blogger decided to break down on everybody.   I stayed up late last night to make a card for Off the Wall Craftiness' Color Challenge OTWC#52 then couldn't get it posted or linked...bummer. Sorry, Kim...I tried.

Here's my card anyway . I thought those great nautical colors needed to have a boat to go with them! I hand stitched around the sails and boat for more definition. Love this Sailboat shaped card from the Cutting Cafe, it's one of my favorites!

Card Template/Sentiment - The Cutting Cafe Sailboat Shaped Card
Paper - Papertrey Ink
Accessories - needle/heavy duty thread

Have a great weekend!
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Regina Easter said...

well there isn't anything more sweeter then this cute shaped it bd girl...hugs

Mary J said...

Great card Charlene! I love bright colours so I love it!"

Well on on the graduation! Those biccies look yummy - will have to try making them for our Labradors - although they are happy eating anything at all, lol!!!

Have a great weekend honey!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I loooove your little boat shaped card,'s just tooo cute with the bright, happy colors and the awesome stitching!!!! Your little pup is adorable, too...congrats to him for graduating from the class!!! I'll have to share the recipe with all my granddogs...the treats sound yummy!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh, Bentley is adorable, Charlene! How fortunate you are to have a great trainer.
Your sailboat card is so dadburn cute!! I love your choice of colors and dp.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Love love love this shape card. The colors are super fun!

Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} said...

Came across your recipe at Ask Chef Dennis' feature, and I can't wait to try these! I have three dogs and they would love me SO much for these treats :) I pinned this recipe, can't wait to get bakin'!

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