I was inspired to make some treats for my dog, Pluto after seeing the annual dog Halloween costume parade at Tomkins Square Park while visiting New York. It was a beautiful fall day with many adorable dogs and creative costumes! My favorite was Borat. Here is a link to my photo album with pictures from the event: Parade pictures The dogs seemed so proud and happy to show off their costumes! They were definitely trained to wear the costumes with some very yummy treats. Evermore Pet Food had a booth set up with some samples for the dogs. The samples looked like Pâté. I decided to make some Liver Treats when I returned back to Boston. I also found a Pumpkin Peanut Butter biscuit recipe. Pluto loved both. The liver treats were difficult to stomach while preparing. I will spare you from seeing pictures of ground up raw meat being spread onto a baking dish. Not very appetizing for sure! This was my first time cooking liver. The recipe requires that you blend the liver. It looked like a liver milkshake. Again, I will spare you... unless you really need to see the pics for the recipe. I will provide them upon request. The smell while cooking is pretty distinctive and not pleasant. Windows were opened even though it was cold outside! Pluto was loving it. Dogs will go crazy for these treats. They are great for training if you can handle the prep! The pumpkin peanut butter biscuits are great for a fall themed gift. Play around with the recipes and add different ingredients. Dog treats are very easy to make. Both recipes will make enough to last for a while. I may never purchase dog biscuits again and have fun while creating my own!
|Borat stole the show!|
Tasty Liver Cookies
(adapted from adogbog.net)
1lb raw liver
1 1/2 cup flour (Whole Wheat)
1/2 cup whey powder
1/2 cup whey powder
1 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350. Liquify liver in blender. Pour into a large bowl and add remaining ingredients. The original recipe calls for 1 cup of cornmeal. I did not have any and decided to use a little more flour and some whey flour. Spread the meat mixture into a greased baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes until fully cooked. Remove from pan and cut into pieces using a cookie cutter or with a knife. Keep refrigerated.
|Cutting the giant cooked liver slab|
Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Biscuits
(adapted from allrecipes.com)
21/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients together. Dough will be dry. work until well blended. Roll out to 1/2 inch and cutout shapes using a cookie cutter. I found some great dog bone cookie cutters at KitchenWares. Bake on a silpat or greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes until biscuits are hard.
|Pluto really enjoyed the treats!|