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DIY Eat- Bacon and Cheddar Muttfins

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Bacon and Cheddar Muttfins Dog Treats Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. bacon grease or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground Flax seed
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 2 large eggs

Bacon and Cheddar Muttfins Dog Treats Instructions:

Chop bacon into very small pieces.

Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl, and stir until thoroughly combined.

Spray muffin tin well with non-stick spray.

Scoop approximately 1 Tbsp. of batter into each muffin cup using a measuring spoon.

Preheat oven to 350 °.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are lightly golden brown.

Allow to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for 7-10 days or in freezer for up to 2 months.

Makes 2 dozen mini muffins.

Source: http://petcouponsavings.com/bacon-and-cheddar-muttfins-dog-treats/

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Manor Lake on Pinterest!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Have you been following us on Pinterest? Our Pinterest is full of dog safety tips, articles, DIY dog related projects and recipes, pictures of Manor Lake dogs and customer testimonials. Check out our Pinterest boards by clicking the logo below:

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Easy Dog-Friendly Banana Cupcakes!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

We love to share dog-friendly recipes out with our families so they can treat their furry friends! Check out this easy (and tasty) recipe for dog-friendly banana cupcakes!

Dog-Friendly Banana Cupcakes

Author: Emily ~ isthisREALLYmylife.com
Recipe type: Dog-friendly
Prep time:  
Cook time:  
Total time:  
Serves: 6
These banana cupcakes for dogs are the perfect treat for your pet. Top them with their favorite snack for a bit of extra fun!
Ingredients
Cupcakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T honey
Frosting (optional)
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 T plain yogurt
  • 2 T honey
  • Flour
Instructions
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine water, bananas, vanilla, flour, baking powder, egg and honey. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spoon into cupcake liners.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. When cupcakes are cool, you can frost with cream cheese frosting if desired.
Frosting
  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt and honey until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken until desired consistency.

Source: http://www.isthisreallymylife.com/2013/12/banana-cupcakes-for-dogs/

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Dog Recipe: Homemade Chicken Jerky & Sweet Potato Chews

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Our dogs just absolutely love chicken jerky, not to mention anything with sweet potato involved, so we had to share this delicious and easy recipe for Chicken Jerky & Sweet Potato Chews.

The Bark Magazine- Homemade Chicken Jerky & Sweet Potato Chews

Homemade Chicken Jerky

Dehydrating food is all the rage these days — great for summer’s fruit, berry and vegetable bounty, and for making sumptuous, healthy treats for your dogs (not to mention yourself). While it’s possible to dehydrate food in an oven, it’s much more efficient and convenient to use a dehydrator. And making it in your own home means you don’t have to worry about contaminants or adulterated ingredients. (We hear you can also make yogurt in a dehydrator — wouldn’t your dog love that!)

Here’s a recipe for every dog’s favorite: chicken jerky. Before you start, make sure you have a very sharp knife. Also, partially frozen meat is easier to slice, and the thinner the slices, the less time they take to dry.

Ingredients
• 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• Your choice of dog-friendly seasonings: parsley, rosemary, sage (preferably fresh and chopped very fine)

Directions
• Rinse the chicken breasts and remove any fat, which slows down the dehydrating process and will shorten the jerky’s shelf life.
• Slice the chicken into strips about 1/4- to 1/8-inch thick; slicing with the grain will make the jerky even chewier.
• Coat the strips with oil and seasonings.
• Place the strips on the dehydrator tray, spacing them evenly; make sure they do not touch. The drying process depends on adequate airflow between the strips.
• Put the tray in the dehydrator, turn it on and set the temperature for 140 degrees.

It will probably take between 3 and 12 hours for the strips to fully dry, depending on how thick you cut them and the exact temperature of your dehydrator. After the first hour, start checking the strips on an hourly basis. To determine the dryness level, remove one strip from the dehydrator, cut into it with a sharp knife and examine the inside. When the meat is completely dried, you won’t see any moisture and it will be the same color throughout. If it needs more time, put it back in for another hour. As it gets closer to being finished, check every half hour.

When your chicken jerky is done, store it in air-tight containers; zip-lock bags work great for this. Refrigerate the containers for an even longer shelf life.

Sweet Potato Chews
Thoroughly wash and peel sweet potatoes. Slice the sweet potato into 1/4- inch slices by cutting down the middle lengthwise.

Dehydrate at the highest setting 145-155 until done. Drying approximately 6-8 hours will leave them with a chewy texture. For crunchier treats dehydrate longer until the desired consistency.

Source: http://thebark.com/content/homemade-chicken-jerky-sweet-potato-chews

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DIY Eat- Mix & Match Dog Treats!- Modern Dog Magazine

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
We always LOVE to try new recipes for our dogs and this one is easy, low in cost, and gives you the option to choose between many different ingredients. This is especially good if you have some leftover ingredients (such as brown bananas) that you want to use up.
DIY Eat – Mix & Match Dog Treats
Healthy, fast and budget-friendly, these mix and match treats are sure to please
By Maxine Matishak

Step 1: Choose your add-in (choose just one)

  • 1/2 c sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 c tuna or salmon
  • 1/2 c canned or cooked pumpkin, puréed
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 c sardines mashed
Tip
Have too-ripe bananas stored in the freezer? Thaw one to use in this recipe! (Peel bananas & throw them in a Ziplock bag before freezing for ease of use)

Step 2: Choose your healthy flavour booster (choose 1 – 2)

  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp shredded, unsweetened coconut (soaked for 1 hour)
  • 1 tsp chia seed (soaked for 1 hour)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped

Step 3: Mix 2 cups all-purpose flour (or one cup whole wheat and one cup all-purpose if preferred), 1 egg, your choice of add-in and healthy flavour booster in a large bowl.

Step 4: Roll mixture into 1 – 2″ balls and place onto lightly oiled baking sheet. Press flat with a fork if desired.

Step 5: Bake at 325° F for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.

Step 6: Cool and share! Store in an airtight container. Treats will keep for up to a week (freeze any extras).

– See more at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/diy-eat-mix-match-dog-treats/52777#sthash.VkTTeRwt.dpuf

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Dog Recipe-Peanut Butter & Banana Doggy Bites!

Friday, January 17th, 2014
Looking for a fun weekend recipe for your dog? These peanut butter and banana frozen doggy bites are easy to make, not to mention delicious! Happy Friday and we hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Ingredients:
  • 2 – YoBaby Banana Individual Yogurts
  • 6 oz. – Planters Banana & Granola Nut Peanut Butter
You could change the flavors out easily by using a different yogurt flavor, or even using pureed fruits.
Directions:
  • Mix ingredients together with a fork until well blended.
  • Use a butter knife to transfer mixture into Easy Push Out Ice Cube Tray. You could use a regular ice cube tray, but they might not come out as easily, with this one you can pop them right out.
  • It can get a bit messy, so use the knife to run over the top on the tray and remove any excess. Also, be sure to push mixture down so that they are nice and full.
  • Freeze and enjoy! Just kidding… though it wouldn’t hurt you… this one’s for the dogs!
Source: http://www.livingbettertogether.com/2013/06/peanut-butter-banana-frozen-doggy-bites.html
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Pet-Friendly Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Thanksgiving is coming up, so why not let your dog get a Thanksgiving treat also? Below is a dog-friendly recipe for Pumpkin Pie that your dog is SURE to love!

Pet-Friendly Pumpkin Pie

Submitted by Vickie on Nov 4, 2011 @ 8:16:28am MST


Tis the season for lots of sweets and we love to share what we love with our furry friends but sometimes it just isn’t good for them – here is a dessert that is not only pet-friendly, your whole family will enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups organic pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 9-inch single crust pastry shell
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup honey, warmed slightly
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (if cream is too rich – add 1/2 evaporated milk)

INSTRUCTIONS
In large bowl, blend together 2 cups pumpkin puree, spices, and salt. Beat in eggs, honey, milk, and cream. Pour filling into pie shell.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge of pie comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Source: http://www.paws4health.com/recipe_disp.php?id=20

 

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Chicken N’ Gravy Dog Cookie- A Thanksgiving Treat!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? It is quickly approaching and I’m sure your dog wants to celebrate too so why not let him enjoy a little holiday feast too? We found this great recipe for dog cookies and gravy that will get your dog excited for the holidays!

Ingredients: 
1/2 Cup of Chicken gravy (I used ready made canned gravy)
1 Cup of Chopped chicken (I used the food processor!)
1/2 Cup of Whole wheat flour
1/2 Cup of Cornmeal
1 Tablespoon of Margarine
1 Egg (to brush on cookies before baking)

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix gravy, chicken and margarine in a large bowl. Slowly mix in the flour and cornmeal. Mix well. Roll out dough using a rolling pin. If dough is sticky add a very small amount of flour. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter. I used a Corgi shaped cutter! Place on greased cookie sheet. In a small bowl beat egg. Brush egg on each cookie. This will add extra flavor and a pretty shine (not that your pup will care!). Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. That’s it!

Source: http://bunnyroobeagle.com/chickenandgravydogcookierecipe.html

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Dog Food Recipes: Pumpkin Cheese Cups

Monday, October 28th, 2013

With the holidays coming up, I’m sure your dog could use a little holiday treat! For a delicious, tasty, and festive recipe, check out this one from The Bark Magazine!

Beyond biscuits—here’s a homemade nutritious treat perfect for those festive occasions.

Yield: About 24 mini-mutt cups and 24 garnish cookies

Dog-safe “mutt cups”
By

Ingredients
For the Cups
2 1/2 cups (310 g) whole wheat flour
1/2 cup (40 g) whole rolled oats
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup (240 ml) water
1/2 cup (130 g) all-natural crunchy peanut butter

For the Filling
1/2 cup (100 g) puréed pumpkin
16 ounces (450 g) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
Directions 
For the Cups

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Combine wheat flour and oats in a large bowl. Add egg, water and peanut butter and mix well.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough and roll out to 1/8″ (0.3 cm) thickness.
Cut out twenty-four 2″ (5 cm) circles. Use remaining dough to cut out 24 small garnish cookies (Here’s an idea: Cut the cookies into your dog’s favorite shapes.)
Spray a mini-muffin pan with oil and lightly dust with flour. Lay circles in the mini-muffin cups and press.
Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool enough to handle, remove from pan, then let cool completely.

Store in sealed container until ready to fill with cheese mixture.

For the Filling
With a hand mixer, mix pumpkin and cream cheese together until well blended.
Place cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag with a large-tip opening; you can also use a plastic sandwich bag—snip corner of sandwich baggie to create a 1/2″ (1.3 cm) opening.
Gently squeeze filling into cookie cups. Garnish with a small cookie.

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Halloween Black Cat Banana Cookies For Your Dog!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
We are all getting in the holiday spirit getting ready for Halloween! We found this great recipe that is dog-friendly and easy to make. It is sure to make your dog excited for Halloween! Happy Woof Wednesday!
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of Non-Fat Powdered Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Cup of Banana -Mashed
  • 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup of Beef Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
Directions:
Preheat over to 300 degrees.

In a medium bowl mix all ingredients until well blended. If dough is sticky, add flour until desired texture is achieved! You do not want the dough to be too sticky or it will be difficult to roll.

Remove dough from bowl and knead on a floured surface for two to three minutes. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to desired thickness. Cut out cookies with a Halloween cat cookie cutter. Honestly, you can use any cookie cutter…trust me, your pups won’t care! Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Cool completely before serving and store in an air-tight container.

Source: http://bunnyroobeagle.com/HomemadeHalloweenDogCookieRecipeBlackCats.html
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