DOGGY DIETS - BAKE YOUR OWN DOG BICCIES

SWEET POTATOES ARE GOOD FOR DOGS TOO!

After seeing how much my dog liked sweet potatoes (skin and all), I thought I'd take a shot at baking her some dog biccies (English term for biscuits) with a little sweet potato in them. A few years ago in the King Arthur catalog I spotted some dog cookie cutters of varying sizes, sent for them and there they sat, on the ledge in my kitchen with assorted salt and pepper shakers, a kitchen witch mouse, and Apple Pie hot pads.

The recipe was easy: left over sweet potatoes, mashed banana, a little whole wheat flour; no problem, right? you guessed it -- wrong. The first ones came out looking like over blown goldfish -- and Daisy, my picky bichy-poo, chewed her best but they fought back. Still, she persevered and eventually choked them down.

The secret - roll the heck out of the dough so it's super thin. Then cut and bake. Not bad for the second try.

Next, another recipe stirring around in the ole brain, she likes broccoli and other green things (green beans, green dog bones) so we mixed some up and "viola!" as my old sailing buddy used to say. But still not green enough. Next time, maybe more greens, spinach? and less carrot.

Ingredients: Broccoli/Carrot bones: King Arthur Whole Wheat flour, unbleached white flour, broccoli, carrots, potatoes

Sweet Potato Bones: King Arthur Whole Wheat flour, unbleached white flour, sweet potatoes, bananas.

The mashed potatoes provide the liquid plus have some preservative power, but these are best refrigerated until used.


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