My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cheesy Dog Treats

Don't you just hate people that talk about their pets and kids all the time. The only thing worse is looking at a friends vacation pictures. Especially when they have been to the islands and you are up to your butt in snow. Well I'll try to keep the pet stories to a minimum and I have no kids, but I do love other peoples kids and I love my animals. All my sweet doggies are rescue animals, Harry, Mazzy and Annie I will include pictures later. but you cannot be too careful about dognaper's. Yes, I do cook for my doggies, horse (Wolf), pony, (Napoleon) and donkeys, (Pepper and Candy). For now I'll just share the doggies favorite treats. So much healthier and cheaper than Milk Bone, which they hate. I make the same treats for my equine friends, just in a larger size. However they prefer muffins.

Cheesy Dog Treats
1 cup rolled oats (such as Quaker, not instant)
1/3 cup margarine (the only time you will see me mention margarine)
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar or honey
2 teaspoons chicken of beef flavored instant bouillon
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 - 3 cups whole wheat flour

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
Grease cookie sheets (2) or line with parchment paper
In large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough.

On floured surface, kneed in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 or 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. I use small rounds or heart shapes, sometimes. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large dog biscuits or 8 dozen small dog biscuits.

You can get adorable doggie biscuit tins and biscuits cutters from or

So it is a boring post. How exciting can a dog biscuit be!

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