Today I have something different for you! Never done before on The Petite Mrs or my other blogs under different names. I want to try recipes, DIYs and more other deep topics that you might all enjoy!
You see, last night I was stuck in a huge blog rut and reaching out to a dear friend Tausha fron Taush .O I really wanted help and want to make my blog quality over quantity. She gave me an idea to make homemade dog treats. So I looked on Pinterest and decided to try one out for myself. I am a Pinterest addict however I do not try Pinterest activities much, or ever-at all. Sooo… I dove in and found one very simple and I knew my dogs would love it!
Here’s the link, just in case but I’ll have everything mapped out and visually as I did it.
This recipe is stupid easy, super fast and my dogs loved it~
So last night, I headed to the store and grabbed a bag of 100% Whole Wheat Flour and a few cans of meat type baby food (turkey, beef, chicken).
I spent less than 8$. I went to Walmart-the baby food was .90 cents and the flour was like 4.00. I didn’t have any at home but you can most likely use any kind of flour, wheat germ or rolled oats in the other recipes I saw.
Today I cleaned the counter surfaces to I’d have a place to work and it would be clean. I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and let it preheat for 6 minutes (which is my automatic on my oven).
I got everything together and I started by measuring out two cups of flour and putting that in a mixing bowl.
All your ingredients : baby food, flour, mixing, directions and a surface for rolling dough out on
This was a print out off the website where I got the recipe. I tried to make it big enough so you could see them.
baby food, meat flavors beef, chicken and turkey.
mixing bowl with measurements
Gold Medal, 100% Whole Wheat Flour
Measuring one cup of flour at a time (2 cups)
Going on to the next step, Baby Food
Scraping the glass jar of baby food. Use any baby food your dogs would like: I might try sweet potatoes next time.
(if I tried this again I would put the baby food in first and maybe only use a cup to a cup and half of flour; mine were too dry and had too much flour to be consistent with dough)
They came out good but the dough was too dry and you could tell. I actually used all three baby food jars which is over the 5oz directions but I think they still came out good. Like I said LESS FLOUR next time.
I mixed the dough and tried to incorporate all ingredients equally and form to make a dry/stuff dough. I also used my hands to mush it all together. You need a little squish for them to bake right, so again, I think 2 cups of flour is too much…
Next I formed them and placed them on a cookie sheet and I used tin foil to line it- which worked good, I didn’t grease it or anything and they didn’t stick at all. I just was out of parchment paper.
When I was done placing them on baking sheet (I had enough for 2 cookie sheets and baked them at the same time) about an inch apart or less-then I stuck them into the oven. Timer on for 25 minutes! They don’t expand they just need room to not stick together. I also followed the directions to make them thin and flat enough to bake all the way through, no thicker than a half inch.
And then we waited….. 🙂 It was very hard because the kitchen smelled like turkey and beef!
(they kept wandering in and I think they knew what was going on for them.
25 minutes later….
I also made sure to let them cool for about 10 minutes…
we liked them, we rreally really liked them!
hey sister, if you don’t want that, I’ll take it!
Seems to me, they liked them. Scarfed them down and ate them up! Success!