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Peanut Butter Pops

In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter with a little water or half a mashed banana. (The water and banana aren’t essential but help with freezing consistency.)
Spoon the mixture into the cubes, or drop onto the tray just like you would cookie dough.
Freeze. If you need to reuse the tray right away, pop out the cubes and store them in a bag or container in the freezer.
Serve. Turn any hot dog into a happy camper.

Coconutter Treats

Did you know?

At 58% fiber, coconut flour has 10 times more fiber than wheat flour and more than twice as much fiber as wheat bran!
Coconut flour is naturally sweet, so you can use less sugar in baked goods.
Coconut flour is low carb. Using it in baked goods lowers their glycemic index and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Coconut flour is rich in protein.
Coconut flour is grain- and gluten-free.
Coconut flour has only 120 calories per 1/4 cup.

Grain Free Coconutter Cookies

The ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon molasses

The directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Sift the coconut flour into a medium bowl. Coconut flour tends to be clumpy, so you may need to use a spatula or spoon to break up the clumps in your sifter.
Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well, until a soft dough forms.
Using a small cookie scoop or rounded tablespoon, drop dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
Press a fork into some coconut flour so that it doesn’t stick to the dough. Then use the fork to gently flatten the cookies in a criss-cross pattern.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until the bottoms begin to brown around the edges. Do not open the door. Turn the oven off and allow the cookies to sit in the warm oven for 1 hour.
Cool completely before serving to your dog.
Makes 18 cookies

Frozen PB & Yogurt Treats

1-32oz. container of vanilla yogurt
1 cup of peanut butter
1. Put the paenut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted.
2. Mix the yogurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl.
3. Pour mixture into cupcake papers and freeze.

Homemade bird food for our outdoor friends

I’ve never paid attention to the birds outside in regards to feeding them. I have several friends who can tell
the name of every bird that lands in the yard, a tree or rest upon a telephone wire.
If you are one of those kind folks who hangs feeders, provides fresh water, bless you and here is a recipe
involving a cocunut for a base…who knew.
I’d love to hear your stories if you try it out.

Fat & Sassy
2 parts suet, lard,bacon drippings or saved kitchen fat
1 to 2 parts yellow cornmeal
Dash of salt and sand
1 part fine cracked corn, mullet or hulled sunflower

Melt suet over low heat. Allow to cool and harden, then heat again. Stir in peanut butter and other ingredients,
reserving some of the corn or seeds. Allow to cool somewhat and pour into molds or form into balls.
Roll balls into loose corn or seed.

Hanging Heaven
3 parts suet
1 part cornmeal
1 part peanut butter
1 part brown sugar
1 part raisins, dried cherries, etc.
1 part mixed seed or broken nuts
Sprinkling of sand
1 or more coconuts, split in half

Melt suet, allow to cool, then re-melt. Stir in other ingredients. Cook until the mixture is the consistency of porridge.
If too thick, add small amounts of water or milk; if too thin, add flour. Pour into coconut halves.
Hang coconut halves from tree limbs or eaves.

Frozen Dog Treat

2 ripe banana
3 T. peanut butter
2 tsp. honey
24 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt
Instructions:
Microwave the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl until melted. Blend all of the ingredients together thoroughly, then freeze in ice cube trays or cupcake tins depending on the size of your dog. Pop treats out of tray for your pet’s enjoyment!