Tuesday Top Ten: Dog Treat Recipes

I was cleaning out the basement over the weekend and came across a copy of the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook (by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff).  So, here are the ten recipes I thought sounded the best.

10.  Cheesy Apple Nips:  Mix together 3 oz cream cheese and 2 oz bleu cheese.  Core 4 medium apples and place cheese in the hole.  Chill 2 – 4 hours, then cut into wedges to serve.

9.  “Chow” Down Cheesy Casserole:  Preheat oven to 350.  Mix together 1.5 pounds browned ground turkey, 24 oz tomato sauce, 2 cups water, 1/2-tspn oregano, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 8 oz. egg noodles.  Pour mixture into an 8′ greased round cake pan.  Bake 50 minutes.  Top with 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese and bake another 10 minutes.  Cool before serving.

8.  Gracie’s Slobber Gobbler Loaf:  Preheat oven to 350.  Combine 2 pounds ground turkey, 1 egg, 1/2 cup quick-cook barley, and 1 cup quick-cook oats.  Mix thoroughly.  Spoon into greased loaf pan and pat down.  Spread 6 oz. of tomato paste on the top.  Sprinkle with 1/2 Tbspn parsley flakes.  Bake 1 hour, 15 minutes.  Cool and cut into slices.

7.  Salivatin’ Salmon Roll:  Drain and flake 2 cups canned salmon.  Combine with 8 oz. cream cheese and 1/4 tspn. beef broth.  Chill at least 1 hour.  Shape into a log and roll in pecans and parsley.  Slice and serve.

6.  Biscuit Bites:  Preheat oven to 450.  Sift together 2 cups flour and 3 tspns baking powder.  Cut in 1/4-cup vegetable shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add 2/3 cup skim milk and stir with a fork until mixture forms into dough.  Turn onto a floured surface and kneed 10 – 20 strokes.  Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness and cut out circles.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Mix together 8 oz. cream cheese, 4 oz finely chopped mushrooms, and 2 tspn parsley.  Place about a tspn of the topping on each biscuit.  Bake 12 – 15 minutes.  Cool and serve.

5.  Corn dogs:  Preheat oven to 350.  Mix together 2 cups cornmeal, 3 Tbspns vegetable oil, and 1/2 cup cooked rice.  Pour in 1.5 cups boiling water and stir well.  Form into 3-inch patties.  Bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes.  Cool and serve.

4.  Oatmeal Pure-Bread:  Dissolve 2 packages active dry yeast in 1/2-cup warm water.  combine 1 cup quick-cook oats, 1/2-cup molasses, 1/3-cup vegetable shortening in bowl.  Add 1.5 cups boiling water.  Stir, then cool to lukewarm and stir in 3 cups flour.  Add eggs.  Stir thoroughly.  Add yeast and 3 more cups flour.  Mix well. Cover tightly and place in refrigerator overnight.  Turn onto well-floured surface and shape into two loaves.  Place in greased loaf pans, cover with a clean towel.  Allow to rise in a warm place for 2 hours – until double in size.  Preheat oven to 350.  Bake 45 minutes.  Cool and slice.  (For this much work, I’d feed this one to my kids!)

3.  Fleas Navidad Nibblers:  Preheat oven to 350.    Mix together 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, 4 cups whole wheat flour, 1 Tbspn baking powder, 1 Tbspn cinnamon, 1 Tbspn nutmeg.  Stir in 2 Tbspns honey, 2.25 cups water, 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1/8 tspn vanilla, and 1 egg.  Spoon into greased or lined cupcake tins and bake 35 minutes.

2.  Let’em Eat Cake:  Preheat oven to 350.  Mix together 3 cups whole-wheat flor.  1 cup dried bananas, and 1/2-Tbspn baking powder.  Mix in 2 cups water, 1/4-cup mashed banana, 1/4 tspn vanilla, 1 egg, and 2 Tbspns honey.    Pour into an 8″ greased cake pan.  Bake 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Beat together 8 oz. cream cheese, 3 tspns carob powder, and 2 tspn vanilla.  Spread over the cake.  Decorate with pieces of crushed dried banana.

1.  Hearty Hound Loaf:  Preheat oven to 350.  Combine 1.5 pounds ground turkey, 1 egg, 1 cup cornmeal, 1/2 tspn sage, 1/4-cup finely chopped green bell pepper, 1/2 cup corn, 1 med tomato, chopped, 6 oz. tomato paste.  Mix well.  Pack into greased loaf pan.  Bake 1.5 hours.  Cool and slice.

Let me know how you like them!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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2 thoughts on “Tuesday Top Ten: Dog Treat Recipes”

  1. I found my dogs own recipes along with this menu:

    Deep Fried Insects
    “Deep fried spiders, flies and cockroaches lightly seasoned with dog hair ”

    Main Course
    Dug up Squirrel
    “Squirrel, harassed and buried for 3 days. The squirrel is the glazed in saliva and warmed in a dog bed for 5 hours. Served on a bed of wild grass and complimented by a health portion of cat coughed up hairballs”

    Vanilla Ice Cream.

    It is recommended to serve the main course with a glass of 3 day old chilled oak water (Water acquired from the base of an oak tree).


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