Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dog Treats

My Pokey Little puppy recently had surgery.  To our delight he has been cooped up in the house with orders to be still.  mmmm hmmmmm He's a dalmatian- hence jittery.  We decided to make him some tasty doggie treats for his convalescence.  I remembered I had a recipe for dog biscuits and it seems I made some just a couple of years ago.  Anyway I found the recipe.  It was from a 1995 issue of Good Housekeeping.  Yeah that was just a couple of years ago.

We made up a batch, they were really easy and, well almost tasty.  Yeah we sampled one.  So?  Here's the recipe in case you want to try.

1 1/2 c flour
1/4 c uncooked oatmeal
1/4 c honey crunch wheat germ
1/4 c peanut butter
1/4 canola oil
1/4 c honey
1 t baking powder

1.  In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, mix 1 cup flour with remaining ingredients and 1/2 c wateruntil well blended.  With spoon, stir in remaining 1/2 c flour.

2.  Preheat oven to 350.  With floured hands on a floured surface knead dough until it holds together.  Roll to 1/4 inch thick.  Cut out with bone shaped cookie cutter.

3.  Bake on large ungreased cookie sheet for 20 minutes; turn oven off.  Let cookie sheet remain in oven 1 hour.

4.  Cool on a wire rack.  Store in an airtight container.

NOTE:  They were a little overdone so I would shut the oven off after 15 minutes.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Is This Pottery Barn? DIY Halloween Food Tags Tutorial

I was perusing pinterest for some new Halloween ideas because, as you know, it's too early for Halloween..
I saw this cute idea and quickly pinned it.  YES!  It said it was Pottery Barn but I couldn't find it on their website.  Anyway it looks cute.  Looks like chalkboard paint on Halloween shapes to be used as food tags for a party.

So it gave me the idea to use some silhouettes I recently found at dollar tree. 
I glued one onto a stick I found outside.  Then I wrapped a spool with some black fabric.

 Use chalk to label. Insert stick into the spool and there you have it.  Try to imagine it surrounded by festive pumpkins and junk like that.  They also had other shapes like crows, and spiders.  I think using a mix of these would look really good.  And you can't beat the price.
spool...already had it
fabric....was a scrap
stick.......on the ground

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's Too Early

I know, I know it's too early for Halloween but at my house we're already in the groove, baby!