Our dog, Jenny, is One Spoiled Dog.
Look at her go! She loves to chase "flying" toys of any kind! (Although the Chicken remains her favorite plaything. . .)
She gets a daily 2-mile walk with me. (And if I haven't put on my walking shoes by about 5:00 in the afternoon. . . she gets pretty agitated . . . and starts to give me "gentle reminders" that shout HEY! LET'S GO!)
And Jenny likes to eat "treats." Of any kind. Dog treats and people treats. It's hard to find a food that Jenny doesn't like (well, except celery. . . but she thought it was a worthy toy anyway!).
So, when I saw this book on the clearance table at Barnes & Noble, I bought it!
I mean, if you're going to spoil your dog. . . you might as well go all the way! So yesterday, Jenny and I busied ourselves . . . cookin' up some treats!
First, we made Beef Crunchies.
This recipe couldn't be easier! Basically, you just cut up some lean beef, and then bake it at low heat for a very, very long time (3 hours!). The smell of slow-cooking meat nearly drove Jenny crazy! She laid right next to the oven for her nap! Then, we mixed up some Basic Dog Cookies.
It's kind of funny to mix up "cookie dough" with . . . chicken broth! I really like knowing what is IN Jenny's treats, though. I like knowing there are "real" ingredients like whole wheat flour and oats and carrots and cheese. . . instead of unknown filler and "parts" that are in the dog treats I purchase at the pet store. Again, the key to baking dog cookies is low heat and a long time in the oven. The cookies were hard as rocks by the time they came out of the oven and "dried out" overnight!
The finished products. . .
got Jenny's mouth-watering approval!
I need to store these treats up high in the cupboard! Jenny has been known to eat through plastic. . .