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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our Creative Readers

We've been posting lots of recipes and crafty items lately to help with your holiday planning. I guess it worked because you've been baking and sewing and you've agreed to share with the rest of us.

Don't these look good enough to eat? These are from Freyja and Scout and they say they taste as good as they look. Here's the recipe.

Peanut Butter 'n Pumpkin Dog Cookies

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin
4 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix well. Dough should be very stiff. If it's too stiff, you can add a little water or applesauce. Roll dough to 1/4". Cut into desired shapes. You can make these a little thicker but you'll need to adjust the cooking time. Watch carefully!

Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes.


There's another happy dog who's been helping in the kitchen. Here's Lucy with some of her homemade cookies. I'm going to make these for Samba. Ginger is supposed to be good for an upset tummy and Samba's medicines are upsetting hers.

Gingerbread Mailmen

1/2 cup molasses
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt

In medium mixing bowl combine molasses, honey, water and oil. In another bowl mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt.

Stir flour mixture slowly into molasses, mixing well.

Divide dough in half, shape each piece into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4" thick. Cut into shapes and transfer to lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until firm and lightly browned around edges.

Have you seen those neat bandanas that slide over the collar. You don't have to tie them so you don't get your pup's hair caught in the knot. They aren't as bulky and uncomfortable around the neck as the big knotted ones. Well, on Ernie and Sasha's blog their crafty Mom shows how to make them. She has a great tutorial that's easy to follow and now we can whip them up for all seasons and holidays.

Here is handsome Ernie modeling one for us.

Sasha is wearing hers, but doesn't care for the modeling part. Very good job, guys.

Thanks to all of you for sharing your ideas. That's why we started Dogs-N-More, so we could share ideas, recipes and information, pictures, announcements and more. Let us know what you'd like to read about in the coming year. Have a wonderful holiday with you pets and come back to visit often.


  1. Sissy says we'll be making the pumpkin peanut butter cookies in the morning...

  2. Those goodies look so tasty & we can almost smell them. Think we'll talk Mom into making both of them. Mom says thank you for posting about the scarves/bandanas. They really are easy to make & being reversible makes them even more fun.
    Thanks & Tailwags
    Ernie & Sasha & Mom

  3. Lucy would like to give a testimonial for the gingerbread cookies. She thinks they are delicious and she recommends them highly!

  4. What a splendid idea this is! Now that I have a grip on myself from reading the Rainbow Bridge thing, I am going to try some scarves and some cookies (for the freezer). Sue has mentioned this blog to me, but I didn't quite understand its purpose. I'll visit everyday!

    Jo and Stella


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