Cooking for Pets

chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)April 13, 2008

Gingerbread Mailmen

1 cup molasses

1 cup water

6 cups all purpose flour

1 Tsp. cinnamon

4 Tbsp. chopped fresh ginger

1 Tsp. salt

4 Tbsp. honey

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 Tsp. baking soda

1 Tsp. ground cloves

1/2 cup raisins


In a med. bowl combine the molasses, honey, water and oil. In another bowl mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Stir this gently into the molasses mixture. Make sure to mix well with a wooden spoon. Divide this dough into four.

Make each piece into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-5 hours. Next preheat oven to 200° F. Grease two cookie sheets. Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut dough with cookie cutter.

Bake 10-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly brown.

Makes 24. *~*~*~*~*~*~*

Peanut Butter Doggy Biscuits

1 cup peanut butter

1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 Tsp. salt

3/4 cup cold milk

Combine the flour with the baking powder and salt. Add milk and peanut butter and stir to form a dough. Roll out the dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350° F for 20 minutes or until brown.

Makes 42 cookies. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Kitty Catnip Cookies

1-1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup soy flour

1/4 cup water

1 egg

2 Tbsp. wheat germ

2 Tbsp. molasses

2 Tbsp. margarine

1 Tsp. organic catnip


Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl combine all the above ingredients. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll out batter onto a greased cookie sheet. Score into 1/2" pieces.

Bake for 20 minutes. Cool and break into pieces.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. ===================**==================

Someone gave me these and others last week. We haven't made them yet but will this week.

Anyone have some recipes they have tried?


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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

"Anyone have some recipes they have tried?"

(Doing my best Arnold Horshack impression)

Ooooo! Ooooooooo! Ouuuu! Here's an original family recipe:

1- jigsaw puzzle piece

Drop key ingredient on the floor and serve at room temperature to the first passing pup. It's a GREAT treat.... or so they think.


    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 8:46PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

I'm afraid all I have are suet recipes :^). The standing joke in the family is that the birds get fed better than the humans.

But I think I just might have to try the kitty catnip cookies .... something tells me I will have two helpers though!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 11:17PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Thanks Semper. I, Miss CleOH, knew you could offer a great recipe. Ya know, that puzzle piece serving can also be used for cats. Generally they chew it more than the fast running pup leaving 1300 pin holes in that one key piece.

You have a suet recipe, Jeanner? With all the feeding hoards we have at Camp Nappy, I sure could use those!


    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 7:24AM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Braided Seed Wreath for Birdies

1 lb. frozen bread dough
peanut butter
wild birdseed


Roll out dough into a 30 inch rope. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into thirds lengthwise and braid. Place braided dough on greased baking sheet. Form a circle and seal edges by pinching together. Cover with clean towel and let rise one hour or until double in size.

Bake at 350° F for 20-30 minutes or until brown. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool. Spread peanut butter on top of the wreath and sprinkle with birdseed.

Hang outside for the birds to enjoy.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 7:39AM
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VERY timely recipes, Chicka! My folks' pug, Malone, is on a diet (he's down 5 lbs. from 28, YIPPEE!), and NO MORE human food for him! (I'VE been telling Mom that for years, but it takes a stern vet to get the point across, I guess....) Mom's been giving him a bit of small-sized dry food as a between meal snack, but I think he would LOVE some of these healthy goodies! He also just had 8 teeth pulled, so not sure how well he'd do gumming hard biscuits....LOL

I hear puzzle pieces are high in fiber, too, not unlike those cardboard wrapping paper tubes! :D


    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 9:10AM
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isis_nebthet(8b/11suns SoCA)

One tub of chicken livers hidden about to keep it interesting

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 12:13PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Here ju are Mr. Malone...

Puggy Rice Cakes :-)

2 cups cooked rice
4 Tbsp. corn oil
2 Tbsp. baking powder
6 egg whites
2 cups low fat milk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 200° F. Line 36 muffin tins with paper liners. In a large mixing bowl combine rice, milk and oil. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into mixture. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff. Stir 1/3 of whites into the batter then fold in the rest of the egg whites. Mixture will be thin after doing this. Put batter into muffin tins with a spoon.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until muffins are light and puffy.

Makes 36 doggy rice cakes.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 10:33PM
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You're so sweet, Chicka! Unfortunately, Pugsy Malone is allergic to rice. LOL!!! Figures, huh?

It's ok. He's learning the fine art of funky shui, a.k.a., practicing self restraint whenever human food is being prepared. He's at step 2, where yelling at Master gets one nowhere in this dog-eat-whatever-he-wants world. :D


    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 9:20AM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

Dang Devil Dogs!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 9:39PM
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LOL!! Looks like that TV commercial for paint colors where it shows missing parts of nature....


    Bookmark   April 17, 2008 at 9:28AM
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