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Homemade Treats for Our Four Legged Friends! ~Kerry

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We had a special visitor this weekend, Michael’s Kansas Cousin, Leah, and her husband Dan, along with their super sweet dog, Hombre!  We had not had a visit with each other since 1991…long overdue.  It was such fun to catch up, share memories, laugh together over home cooked meals and discuss the old fashioned way of life…  You see, Cousin Leah enjoys doing most things from scratch as well.  We shared tips on homemade soap, cobbler, pie crust, kombucha, keifer and then we got down to one of Leah’s real loves, making homemade dog treats for her buddy, Hombre.

So of course, one thing lead to another and our discussion of making dog treats, turned into a post to share with all of you.  We have tried making treats for our fluffy friends a couple of times, only to have them turn up their nose at all of our hard work.  But I have to say, they were a hit with Theodore at least!  Ben was still too nervous from the afternoon’s thunder storm to try them yet!  But he hid them on his bed for later!  Leave a comment and let us know what you think or if you have any dog treat recipes to share!

IMAG2868  Katie & Theodore

Banana Peanut Butter Treats (crunchy)

1 banana  1 C. garbanzo bean flour  2/3 C. rolled oats

1/2 C. dried parsley  3 T peanut butter  1 egg, beaten

Mash banana, add other ingredients, mixing well. Place by spoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet. Press flat with wet finger. Bake @ 300, 40-45 minutes. Refrigerate.

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Pumpkin Drops (chewy)

1-1/2 C. garbanzo bean flour 1/2 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. nutmeg

3 T. applesauce 1 egg 1/2 C. pumpkin

1 T. molasses 1/2 C. water

Mix together until smooth. Drop onto greased baking sheet. Bake @ 400, 12-15 min. Refrigerate.

Salmon Bites (full recipe makes 36)

1 C. poached salmon (flaked)  3 eggs w/shells  3 C. flour (garbanzo)

Mix eggs with shells and salmon, then add flour to form a dough. Roll into a couple of logs and refrigerate for a bit. Slice 1/3″ thick and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes at 380. Let cool. Store in fridge. Can cut recipe in half.

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Sweet Potato Chews

Slice potatoes lengthwise, 1/2″ thick. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at lowest setting (170 degrees) for 12-24 hours. Store at room temp. in airtight container.

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Leah says that these dried Sweet Potatoes are great in place of rawhide treats!

photo (61) Benny says yum!

~Here’s to Our Four Legged Friends, Ben & Theodore!

Kerry

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