Golden-Doodle Carrot Sorbet

WHEN can I eat it?

So this last minute post for this week comes in because I had to use up some carrots on the fly. So I made the pups some (what I am calling) Golden-Doodle Carrot Sorbet (because it’s golden).

 
 
 
This recipe was seriously soooo easy you simply must make it for your pups sometime. If you have food processor it’s more of a snap. Just pile your “ice cream” or “sorbet” ingredients into a mini food processor and blend. Once everything is in pop it in the freezer and blend it about every hour or so until frozen. Then lets your pups have a scoop on a hot day .
 
 

carrot, yogurt, honey, everybody in the pot :)

 I went with simple veggie and yogurt because that’s what I needed to get rid of. The biggest thing to remeber when putting these things together is the list of dangerous foods for dogs (here’s a link for a list of good and bad).

Always ready to catch a kamikaze carrot...

The second thing to think about is amounts, homemade dog treats are generally not the time to go “double dutch” aka just a little at the time. My dogs have iron guts so they have yet to have any tummy trouble with goodies of any kind. Still they only got about 1/4 cup of frozen carrot sorbet tonight and the rest was saved for another sunny day. Whoops just realized I let them have dessert before dinner….I don’t think they minded much ;)

 

Didn't take him long :)

 

Little sis liked hers too, sadly she doesn't have the self control to sit and ake pictures : /

So what kind of  “sorbet” will you be making for your kids on these dog days of summer?
 
 
  
 
                                                                          Golden-Doodle Carrot Sorbet
 
   1 c. Carrots shredded
   1 c. Plain Yogurt
   1 t. honey
   1/2 banana
 
  – Combine all ingredients in a food processor blend, freeze, repeat till frozen then enjoy*.
 
* I piped the kids ice cream out in an attempt to make it look like poop a little more fancy  and used a tiny pinch of  flax seeds for sprinkles :)
 
 
 
 
 

Even did the Elvis lip begging for more <3

Peanut Butter Cookies

When can I eat them?

Ah the joys of cookies in the afternoon, not for me but Lincoln! I have made my fair share of snikerpoodles and every time my dogs go out of their mind excited. If you have pets and you enjoy baking you should definitely do a google search and try out your hand at being a total “Betty Barker”

All you need for cookies

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This recipe read as super simple and I liked that. It also included ingredients I was happy to serve the pups (whole wheat flour, flax seed, peanut butter) with few what I call “extras” from my people pantry (i.e. baking soda, sugar etc.). It didn’t take all too long and since the ingredients are relatively cheap I can now make oodles of gourmet looking dog biscuits that ensure wags and kisses every time.

Be warned it takes some muscle

 

Make sure it's Parchment, otherwise you'll be sending smoke signals like I did by accident :(

 

Upon baking I was very tempted to go in search of clever doggy friendly frosting but then in lue of comments about their shelf life decided against it. I have also opted to keep them in the fridge because in the past I have had the gross realization that food without preservatives will inevitably mold. I also made a slight addition to the recipe and added some honey, which much to my delight didn’t seem to hurt the recipe at all. In fact the dough was so spongy and dry the addition may have actually helped out a bit. I also contemplated the substitution of low sodium chicken stock/broth for water but that lead me down a whole-nother road of subbing the peanut butter for pureed pumpkin to make a more Thanksgiving-y sort of treat…so instead the idea was catalogued for future trials. Either way both Lincoln and Audrey were absolutely delighted to be taste testers. The only real trouble I had was picking which pictures to post, how many pictures of your adorable babies is excessive?

Mmmmm I'm sorry no pictures now, I have cookies

 

Can I lick the spoon? Please ...

 

 

 

  Peanut Butter Cookies

Original Recipe from Dog Treat Recipes

 

2 c. Whole wheat flour

1 c. Rolled oats (plain oatmeal)

2 T. Flax seed (ground or whole)

1 1/4 c. Warm water

1/4 c. Peanut Butter

1/8 c. Honey

Preheat oven to 350

-In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients.

-Add Peanut butter and mix (doesn’t have to be perfectly mixed)

-Add water and honey and mix until begins to form a ball, then roll/knead into dough.

-Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters or cut into small squares that are bite size for your pup.

-Bake for about 20 minutes then turn oven off, let the cookies rest in oven for 10-20 mins.

 

A heart for my heart <3