Bacon Dog Biscuits

February 13, 2016
Bacon Dog Biscuits - Our favorite dog treats that are filled with flavor and wholesome ingredients. Your dogs will love them, guaranteed

Happy Saturday!

What are you up to this Valentine weekend?  I'm excited to ..

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visit the newest addition to our family on Saturday.

It's hard to believe three months have passed by this quickly.  If he's anything like his pictures he'll be chubby cheeked and very snuggly.  This time he may even open his eyes(!)

The drive is three hours each way .. and selfishly .. I love having the time to myself to listen to podcasts and books on tape.  A few books I've been listening to lately?  Big Magic .. The Gift of Imperfection .. and Daring Greatly

On Sunday I've been invited to luncheon at a new natural food store in Des Moines.  With a flagship location in Lakewood, CO .. they're expanding their reach of natural and organic grocery stores.

I'm honored to be on the list of Iowa lifestyle and food writers that they've reached out to.  I'm excited to see the store .. and can't wait to meet everyone

Wishing for you the happiest of weekends

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A few fun links from around the web to share ..

What Romance Really Means After 10 Years of Marriage    [via NY Mag]

This past week Food52 taught us all about the history of national pancake day.  ps:  If you'd like to experiment for your Sweetie this weekend .. these are my favorite .. and by far the most popular recipe here on the blog    [Food52]

Where were you when you heard about the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster?  This oral history offers an incredible perspective     [Popular Mechanics]

Was there really life before avocado toast? 16 Ways Dining Has Changed Since 2000     [Bon Appetit]

Because we have four cats of our own:  Genius solutions for the age-old question .. What should we do with the litter box?     [Remodelista]

Some faces in the food world we should know     [Food52]

Bacon Dog Biscuits - Our favorite dog treats that are filled with flavor and wholesome ingredients.  Your dogs will love them, guaranteed

52 Places to go in 2016    [NY Times Travel]

How to lose weight in 4 Easy Steps .. the best Medium piece I've read in quite a while     [Medium]

Whole wheat bread + hummus .. How to Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods   [NPR]

How Pastry Chefs Hide Engagement Rings in Desserts    [Bon Appetit]

The Insanely Complicated Logistics of Cage Free Eggs For All    [Wired]

Dairy .. Do We Need it?    [Food Coach NYC]

Bacon Dog Biscuits - Our favorite dog treats that are filled with flavor and wholesome ingredients.  Your dogs will love them, guaranteed

We started feeding our dogs raw dog food over a year ago .. and noticed significant changes pretty quickly.  Not only were their coats shinier .. but their demeanor became mellow and calm.

One change we never expected?  They turned up their noses at anything processed.

It's nearly sacrilegious at our house to go without a treat .. so making our own has been a great alternative .. and these are a couple of my go-to recipes

They're quick and easy to make .. and can be made ahead in batches so they're able to enjoy them for a couple of weeks.  Not only is a money saver .. but also lets me control what they're made of .. and how big they are.

A note about the flour:  I use sprouted whole wheat flour as it can be easier to digest .. although whole wheat pastry or spelt will work just as well

Enjoy!

Bacon Dog Biscuits - Our favorite dog treats that are filled with flavor and wholesome ingredients. Your dogs will love them, guaranteed

xoxo

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~ Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction .. here

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Biscuits
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup milk (or nut milk your choice)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups sprouted whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry or spelt flour)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats (regular oats, not quick)
  • 3-4 strips cooked bacon, chopped
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F
  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, add the peanut butter, milk, and egg. Gently mix until combined.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until combined
  5. Mix in the oats and bacon.
  6. (The dough will be thick and heavy)
  7. If you have the time .. I find the dough a little easier to work with if I've allowed it to cool in the refrigerator for a half our or so. If not .. it's all good if you want to start rolling the dough right away
  8. Using a floured rolling pin, roll or pat out dough to ½" thickness.
  9. Cut with cookie cutter (I prefer bone shaped), and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  10. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom.
  11. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10-12 more minutes.
  12. Allow the biscuits to cool completely before serving
  13. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
 

~ Adapted from AllRecipes .. here

Cheddar & Bacon Dog Biscuits
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 - 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups sprouted whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry or spelt flour)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F
  2. In a bowl of your mixer, combine the rolled oats, butter, and boiling water.
  3. Let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Prepare cookie sheets
  5. Add the cornmeal, beef broth, cheddar cheese, bacon, & egg.
  6. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, and blend until a stiff dough has formed.
  7. (Add additional flour, 1 or 2 tbsp at a time and blend until the dough is no longer sticky)
  8. Using a floured rolling pin, roll or pat out dough to ½" thickness.
  9. Cut with cookie cutter (I prefer bone shaped), and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  10. Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
  11. Cool before serving.
  12. Store in a loosely covered container

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