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Pupcakes

1 large apple
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey 2 eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

For the Frosting
8 oz Neufchatel Cheese (lowfat cream cheese)
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2-3 tablespoons flour

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 ° F (200 ° C). Grease muffin tins.

Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, blend together the yogurt, water, oil, honey, and eggs, then stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until mixed.

Spoon into the muffin tins, filling each cup about three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let rest in the muffin tins for a few minutes, then remove and set aside to cool.

For the frosting, combine the Neufchatel cheese (at room temperature), honey, and yogurt until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken the frosting to a good spreading consistency. Frost the pupcakes and you’re ready for a doggone good party!

Makes 16-18 pupcakes. If you prefer a single-layer cake, spoon the batter into a sheet pan and bake for an extra 15-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean). Let the cake cool, then frost and decorate.

Love it when our readers email recipies to share 🙂
I will have to try this one out.

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Doggie Carrot Cookies

On this Fall day here in New England comfort food is what we strive for 🙂
So make these carrot cookies for your favorite canine and cuddle up.

You will need:
2 cups carrots — boiled and pureed
2 eggs
2 tablespoons garlic — minced
2 cups unbleached flour — *see Note
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
*or rice flour or rye flour.

Combine carrots, eggs and garlic. Mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients. Roll out on heavily floured surface and cut into bars or desired shapes. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or to desired crunchiness. The centers will continue to harden as they cool. Brush with egg white before baking for a glossy finish.

Frozen Yogurt & Peanut Butter Treats

The perfect snack to cool your pet down after a vigorous play session

Ingredients
• 32 ounces vanilla yogurt
• 1 cup peanut butter

Directions
1. Melt the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl
2. Combine the yogurt and melted peanut butter
3. Pour the mixture into cupcake papers
4. Place in the freezer

Frozen Dixie Cup Dog Treats

FROZEN DOG TREATS Ingredients: Three 6 ounce Containers of Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter (all natural w/out salt & sugar would be best) 1 Four Ounce Jar of Banana Baby Food … 1 Tablespoon of Honey (organic, local honey if you’re so inclined) Directions: In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Blend well. Pour mixture into small cups (like Dixie Cups). Place dog bone in mixture (to serve as the handle). Freeze. Once frozen, peel away paper cup and serve!
Photo: FROZEN DOG TREATS

For A Hot Weather Treat: Yogurt Pops

It’s HOT.HOT.HOT and humid in New England so this sounds divine 🙂

16 ounces plain nonfat yogurt

3/4 cup water

1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules

Instructions:

Dissolve bouillon in water

Combine water and yogurt in blender and blend thoroughly

Pour into small containers for freezing, cover and freeze.

Lazy Kitty Treat

Want to give your kitty a little sumpin..sumpin on a lazy day?

Mix 1 can of tuna with

1 teaspoon of honey and

mix with your cats regular food.

I would use half the mixture if your kitty is watching his/her waistline 🙂

Easy Recipe For Homemade Dog Treats

Easy Recipe For Homemade Dog Treats.

Salmon Treats

Use cookie cutters to create a fish shape.
It makes them tase even better!

1 can salmon with juice (8 oz.)
½ cup chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried)
1 tsp dill weed
3 eggs — shells included
½ cup sesame seeds ground up in coffee grinder
½ cup flax seeds ground up in coffee grinder
2 (or more) cups whole wheat flour — (2 to 3)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F (190° C).

Put all ingredients into a food processor and mix very well. NOTE: Pour flour through the opening while the processor is on. Use enough flour to make the dough about the consistency of a pie crust (it will roll into a ball – once it does, it’s ready to remove.)

Place on a floured surface and knead more flour into dough until it is easily rolled out. Roll out to about ¼” thick. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Poke each cookie with a fork once or twice, so that cookies will not puff up. Bake on cookie sheets that have a nonstick spray coating.

Bake for 20 min. Turn and rotate cookie sheets, then bake about 10 more minutes.

Cottage Cheese Balls

Ingredients:

2/3 Cup cottage cheese

6 Tsp. milk

6 Tsp. flaxseed oil (optional: olive oil with a sprinkling of flaxseeds)

1 egg yolk

2 Cups oatmeal

Directions: Mix all ingredients and form small balls. Bake the treats approx. 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. until the dog treats are crunchy. You could add other cheeses, liver, bacon, or ham. Let them cool and then use as treats! You’ll have one happy dog! (or more, depending on how many dogs you feed them to ;))
Enjoy this dog biscuit recipe!

Banana Bites

Ingredients:

 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup powdered milk — nonfat

1 egg 1/3 cup banana — ripe, mashed

 1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 beef bouillon cube 1/2 cup water —

hot 1 tablespoon brown sugar Instructions:

Mix all ingredients until will blended.

 Knead for 2 minutes on a floured surface.
Roll to 1/4 ” thickness.

Use a 2 1/2″ bone shaped cookie cutter (or any one you prefer).

 Bake for 30 minutes in a 300 degrees oven on ungreased cookie pans.