I haven’t posted any dog treat recipes in quite a while, so you are going to get two today. The first one makes the easiest dog treats I’ve ever made by far, and that is saying something.
Dog Chips: Chips can be made out of lots of fruits and vegetables. I’ve used apples, potatoes, yams, and carrots so far.
Step 1: Cut up whatever you are going to use for your chips. You want slices. A mandolin helps, but is by no means necessary. I use the “tick cut” setting on my mandolin or try for about a quarter inch with a knife.
Step 2: Lay out the slices on a cookie tray. If you have very moist fruit or vegetables, I suggest covering your cookie try with aluminum foil first.
Step 3: Put trays into the oven and set to 200 or 250 F.
Step 4: Check and flip every half hour until the fruit and/or vegetables are crunchy. This usually takes about an hour or an hour and a half. If you are doing two layers of cookie trays, it will take longer.
Possible Step 4b: If you are at a check and they are almost done, but not quite, turn off the oven and let them sit in there for another half-hour. It is impressive how quick almost done turns into burnt…
Step 5: Let cool and put in treat container. All of them that I have made have frozen really well. I can make several week’s worth of dog chips in a few hours of minimal input baking.
This morning’s decadent weekend breakfast:
I used Betty Crocker’s oven pancake recipe. Although, the one in my cookbook only calls for two eggs. I put some cinnamon in the pan with the butter.
The filling is turkey sausage (any sausage will do) and four or five medium apples. I through that in a pan and let it cook while pancake is in the oven. Once the sausage is no longer pink, I cover it and let it simmer so the apples get soft. I put some cinnamon in with the sausage and apples too. Also, since it was turkey sausage, I put in a smidgen of butter. :-)
Top the pancake when it comes out and you can add syrup or honey if you want something sweeter.
I prefer this with maple sausage, but hubs is not a big maple fan, so if you want a twist, give it a try.
This cake is perfect for beginners—it’s moist, forgiving, and easy. Jif creamy peanut butter is our favorite for the decadent frosting.full recipe here
While I tend to prefer peanut butter based dips for apples, this sounds amazing. I may have to try it.
It’s Thirsty Thursday Y’all!
Drink Recipe: Honeycrisp Apple Sangria
We’re finally starting to accept that fall is around the corner. This drink recipe will be our first to try! It’s a great combo of summer and fall - it’s sangria but it’s made with apples and cinnamon!
2 honeycrisp apples
One 750-milliliter bottle un-oaked Chardonnay
1/2 cup peach schnapps
1/4 cup orange blossom honey
2 oranges- 1 quartered
1 lemon - quartered
1 lime - quartered
2 cinnamon sticks
2 quarter-size slices of fresh ginger
3 whole cloves
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Peel, core and chop one of the apples. In a bowl, combine the Chardonnay, schnapps and honey. Add the quartered orange, lemon, lime, cinnamon sticks, chopped apple, ginger and cloves and refrigerate overnight. (If you don’t want to wait that long at least give it 4 hours)
Strain the sangria into a pitcher. Peel, core and finely chop the remaining apple. Peel, section and chop the remaining orange. Mix the apple and orange in a bowl.
On a small plate, blend the sugar and cinnamon. Moisten the rims of wine glasses and dip in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Fill the glasses with ice. Pour in the sangria until three-quarters full. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a spoonful of the chopped apple and orange.
Source: Nanny Nutmeg, Adapted from Adam Seger & Food and Wine Magazine
Is it time for dessert yet? Blueberry-Drop Biscuit Cobbler (Bon Appétit, August 2012)
I need to start making some cobbler. It is like gloriously messy pie.
I need to make these in honor of my awesome great-grandmother (her favorite candy was Rolos).
I made those Cheesecake-stuffed Strawberries.
Oh dear Odin those look good.
This recipe is for Dulce de Leche (or Confiture de Lait in French) from whole milk. I CAN NOT wait to try this. I may have to try Dulce de Leche from condensed milk first to have a comparison though.
These are one of my favorite things to make.
Easy-Peasy Dog Treat for Hot Dogs:
- a shot glass ice cube tray
- beef and/or chicken broth
- peanut butter or eazy cheese
What you do
- pour broth into the shot glass ice cube tray
- freeze your broth shot glasses
- take your frozen broth shot glasses out of the freezer and out of the shot glass tray
- fill with peanut butter or eazy cheese
- give to hot dogs
- watch the hilarity (at least my dogs are pretty funny when they eat these)