Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin Treats

Remember Roasting Pumpkins? I've been using those pumpkins all fall making pancakes for my two-legged kids. But, I finally got to cooking pumpkin treats for any four-legged kids that happen to come Trick-or-Treating this week.

These are really easy to make. They have four ingredients (five if you count water). All you need is:

2 c. of pureed pumpkin
1 tbs. of canola oil
5 c. of flour
1/3 c. dry milk powder 
approx. 1/3 c. water

Step 1: Throw all your ingredients into a bowl.


Step 2: Start by mixing with your spoon. Eventually, this will become difficult and you will need to work it together with your hands. You should end up with a ball that looks something like this: 

If your dough is not forming together, you may want to add a bit more water. Only add SMALL amounts at a time. Remember you can always add more, but you can't take it out! Too much water and you'll have a sticky mess. Don't worry if you have a few crumbs in the bottom of your bowl:

Step 3:  Flour your surface and start rolling out your dough.

Step 4: Take your favorite cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place them on a greased cookie sheet. 

Step 5: Bake at 350 for approx. 10-15 minutes, or until they start to turn golden brown. Once golden, you can either take them out of the oven or turn off the oven and leave them in until the oven cools. Leaving them in the oven will result in a crunchier treat. 


Sunday, October 20, 2013

New Friends

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring -- it was peace. "

-- Milan Kundera

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Halloween Costumes!

I have been randomly posting dog costumes on Facebook that I find on Pinterest. This week, I decided to go all out and browse etsy for my favorite costumes and post them on here! (Hopefully, they will give you some ideas for our Howl-ween Party on the 30th!!!)

Here they are:

Monster Costume by PetitDogApparel

Odie!! (We are big Garfield fans in this household) By HeavenlyPet

Could this picture possibly be any cuter?? Dinosaur Costume by IronicEmbroidery.

Despicable Me Kyle by ZayaLosya.

I think this is the cutest picture ever as well... by HandmadeMonster

Remember!!! Howl-ween Party on the 30th with prizes!!! (Refreshments for the fourlegged are provided by us!)