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ImageAndi
Dec 30, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Doggie liver treats

Preheat oven to 350'f. Prepare a large baking pan with parchment lining. (I use a big jellyroll pan,. You can use a couple smaller pans if you wish. You don't need to buy a pan for this, just grab something from your collection.) You can grease the pan instead if you prefer.

Liquefy 1 lb of liver (chicken, beef, whatever kind you want) in food processor. I know, it looks horrible - note to the faint of heart, I think it smells even worse when it is baking.

Add an egg (Use just the inside , not the shell. I clarify this because a ditzy neighbor made a batch with an entire egg - shell and all. Her dog ate the treats with the shells -but her dog also ate cat poop from her litter box.) Pulse until blended.

Add potato flakes until mixture is about the texture of biscuits/dumplings. The original recipe called for flour, but Winston is allergic to grains. You can try flour instead of potato flakes - or a mixture of flour, oats, potato flakes or whatever you think your dog will like.

Drop bits of bloody batter on the pan as if you were making cookies. you can make whatever size you wish - from tiny to biscuit sized. I use a teaspoon for Winston's treats.

Bake about half an hour until well done, literally. When sliced, they should be brown to the center, not red at all. Larger treats may require a longer baking time. Take them out of the pan right away because they tend to stick. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. You can freeze part of the batch if you wish.

While baking, turn on a fan and open a window, weather permitting. Take care not to trip over the dog in front of the oven waiting for the treats to be done.
ImageAndi
Dec 30, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Turkey Gobbler Dog Treats

1 lb. fresh ground turkey (NOT spicy turkey sausage). You can try other ground meats also.
1 cup potato flakes (The original recipe had 1 cup oatmeal, fyi)
1 egg (sans shell, of course)
1/2 cup parmesan (or other cheese or mix of cheeses)

Mix all ingredients together using hands and pat into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool. Cut into thick strips. It has the consistency of meatloaf. It crumbles a bit, but Winston doesn't mind.

If you want to fuss a bit, cook the loaf for 20-25 minutes. Slice right away. Cut slices into strips. Bake again on a cookie sheet lined for 5-10 minutes until well done. These hold together better, but make a bigger mess in the kitchen and dirty more pans. Winston likes them no matter how i bake them. I suspect he would eat the batter raw if I would let him.

Just a reminder, be careful not to trip over the dog in front of the oven. Let treats cool before letting your dog taste any. You don't want him to burn his silly tongue (pugs are so cute when they lick their chops)
ImageSharon
Dec 30, 2015 10:19 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thanks Andi.

Whew. I wish I hadn't read that liver treat recipe this early in the morning. Gag and gag. It's no wonder dogs love it, but yuck.

Betcha the brownies are deathly rich. . . Yum.
ImageSharon
Dec 30, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
But I will for sure try the turkey strips. Bet Sunshine will love that and if I can get up enough nerve, I'll try the liver treats too.

Love your doggy descriptions.
ImageAndi
Dec 30, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Fishy cat treats

Substitute canned tuna, Mackerel or Salmon for the ground turkey.

Bake in loaf pan or other baking dish. Slice and rebake.

Cool and refrigerate or freeze treats.

I make these in smaller batches using smaller pans. Since the fish isn't raw, it doesn't take as long to cook.

Note: My cat liked the dog treats and my dogs like cat treats. Use any ingredients the pet likes (and isn't allergic to) and cook raw meat thoroughly.
ImageAndi
Dec 30, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I didn't try the brownies. I don't like marshmallows. Everyone else seemed to like them. I concentrated my calories on the baked brie in puff pastry. One guest was upset because the brie wasn't cream cheese. I hope he didn't notice me almost shooting red wine out of my nose with that comment. He was hoping for some concoction made using cream cheese and "puff in fresh" dough (whatever that is) and jelly.

The liver treats are awful, but winston likes them. He gets excited when I take out the food processor or the big pressure cooker because I may be making treats or food for him. he is not pleased when I use the food processor to cut onions for my own meal. If he smells cut raw onion, he grumbles and leaves the kitchen.He waits on the carpet outside the kitchen (which is softer than the runner in the kitchen, but not as soft as his pillow which he has been known to drag to the kitchen if I am cooking a long time or roasting a chicken).
Imagenap
Dec 30, 2015 2:53 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Thanks, Andi. I don't intend to make any of the pet treats, but I loved the commentary. Hilarious!
ImageAndi
Jan 7, 2016 4:10 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Thanks, nap.your friends must thing Americans are strange, fussing over animals who live better than some people in other countries.

Another healthy dog treat is dehydrated thin strips of meat or veggies. I don't have a food dehydrator (the xbf "borrowed" mine to dry audio tapes). I have sliced sweet potatoes very thin, basted them with chicken fat and dried them in the oven. They sell dehydrated chicken and veggies in some pet stores.
Imagenap
Mar 15, 2016 7:49 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
7-Up cake.

~ http://www.food.com/recipe/7-up-bundt-cake-31500

And what could be easier than a 2-ingredient cake?

~ http://ladywiththeredrocker.com/2012/02/13/two-ingredient-ca...

Peach Cobbler anyone?

~ http://www.food.com/recipe/peach-cobbler-31901
ImageArleneB
Jun 6, 2016 7:32 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Had our garden club tour yesterday with a pot luck after. Someone brought a kale slaw and I loved it. I don't like kale. So happy I have found a way to eat it that I like.

Easy to remember too. Just shredded kale, onions and carrots. Can add bacon if desired. Dressing is one, two, three. One part honey, two parts red wine vinegar, three parts mayo. Gonna make it this week when the kale is ready. I picked it pretty hard on Friday. I may not have any to take to market this week if we eat it all. Hilarious!
ImageElena
Jun 6, 2016 9:09 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Thanks Arlene. I will definitely make that tomorrow. We bought several packages of kale from the Amish a few days ago and I look forward to making this slaw. I love easy recipes too....No hassle and lots of fun eating....My kind of recipe.
Imagevic
Jun 7, 2016 3:36 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
YUM!
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Imagevic
Jul 31, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

The meat sauce

1 lb ground beef – onion - garlic
¼ cup whipping cream - 1 - 24 oz spaghetti sauce

Saute onion and garlic and add hamburger. Drain when cooked. Add pasta sauce and whipped cream.

The Spaghetti

1 lb uncooked spaghetti -½ cup butter - ¼ cup fresh parsley or dried - ½ cup Parmesan cheese - 4 eggs

Cook spaghetti al dente. While spaghetti is cooking, in one bowl, whisk eggs, Parmesan, and parsley. In another large bowl, cut up the butter. When spaghetti is drained, pour over butter and pour egg mixture over spaghetti and stir quickly until well coated.

The White sauce

1 – 8 oz cottage cheese - 1- 8 oz cream cheese - ¼ cup sour cream

While spaghetti is draining, add all white sauce ingredients to spaghetti pan and put back on stove with burner off or on low until all is combined.

Grease 13 x 9 pan

Put a layer of spaghetti on bottom
Spread with white sauce
Another layer of spaghetti
Spread rest of white sauce
Pour meat sauce over this

Bake 30 minutes at 350, remove, add 4 oz each of mozzarella and cheddar, shredded or whatever cheese you prefer. Return to oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly
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ImageElena
Jul 31, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Sounds great Vicki. Thanks for posting this recipe.
Imagenap
Jul 31, 2016 12:38 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Sounds wonderful, but very rich. Lots of "cream." Heavy cream, sour cream, cream cheese. Plus butter and cottage cheese. I think I gained a pound just reading the recipe! Hilarious!
Imagevic
Jul 31, 2016 12:46 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
it's definitely heart attack on a plate Whistling
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ImageArleneB
Jul 31, 2016 1:27 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Yes, but interesting so I'll have to try this one. Sounds easier than lasagna, something my family loves.
Imagevic
Jul 31, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
My sister said she will never make lasagna again because this tastes so much like it and she thought it was easier.
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Imagevic
Aug 30, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Sharon's Shortbread - YUMMY!

(Keep in mind this recipe is for Shortbread, not Shortcake and there is a difference, especially in texture. Shortbread doesn't rise at all and it must be made with all butter OR half butter and half coconut oil. It's the butter that makes the texture unique.)

2 and a half cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
I cup of softened butter (I used half butter and half coconut oil)

Mix the sugar with the butter/oil
Slowly add flour and blend/cut into the oil.

Form the thick dough into a ball and press it onto a 9"x13" baking pan, fluting the edges like a pie crust. Try to make the entire layer of dough into an even spread on the baking pan. Prick all over with a fork. Lightly sprinkle a little bit of sugar across the dough.

Bake for about 45 minutes until lightly golden brown in a preheated 300* oven.

Let cool, then slice into squares of any size. Mine is always about 1/4 inch thick when done.

Same thing for crackers except leave out the sugar and replace with a little bit of sea salt and/or herbs. You can also add tiny shreds of cheese to the dough mix for crackers. Crackers won't be crisp except around the edges unless you use a larger pan and spread the dough more thinly. Crackers should be slightly sliced when just out of the oven while dough is still soft.
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Imagevic
Aug 30, 2016 10:06 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Sally's Shortcake

Dad's Shortcake

2 c. flour
5 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. shorting
2/3 c. milk
Mix dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening. Add milk gradually to make a soft dough. Dump and spread in an 8'' round pan. Doesn't need to be greased.Bake 425° for 15 minutes or till browned a bit.
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