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Kidzworld Kitchen: Canine Cuisine

If you are a lucky dog owner you’ll understand the unconditional love and happiness that a furry friend can bring to your life. They are waiting there for you every day just hoping for some snuggles and, just maybe, a yummy Scooby snack!

Commercial dog treats can be full of additives, chemicals and synthetic ingredients that aren’t so great for your little buddy. But did you know you probably have everything in your pantry to whip up some tasty, nutritious dog snacks? Ensure your canine family member is eating well and make his day with these straightforward recipes for treats, cookies and even doggy cupcakes!

Birthday Pupcakes

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 2/3 cup ripe mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or peanuts

Frosting:

  • 2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoon carob flour (Hint! May substitute with wheat flour if carob is not available)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Decorations (Hint! Feel free to decorate your pupcakes with dog friendly ingredients such as parsley, drizzled honey, chopped peanuts, grated carrot or other dog treats)

 

Instructions:

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In mixing bowl, beat together mashed banana and butter until creamy
  3. Add eggs and water and beat well
  4. Slowly stir in dry ingredients and beat until smooth
  5. Add nuts
  6. Spoon batter evenly into oiled and floured cupcake pan
  7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes
  8. Cool on wire while preparing the frosting

Frosting:

  1. Blend all ingredients thoroughly
  2. Spread on thoroughly cooled pupcakes
  3. Decorate

 

Liverwoof Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw liver, chopped
  • 1 + 1/2 lbs. white flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 bouillon cubes, (beef or chicken flavored)
  • 1 cup water (approx)
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease baking sheets with vegetable oil or cooking spray
  3. Chop the liver finely (by hand or in food processor)
  4. Mix flour and oats, crumble in the bouillon cubes, add eggs and liver
  5. Add enough water to make a firm but slightly sticky dough
  6. Roll dough out on a floured surface about ½” thick
  7. Cut out shapes in the cutter of your choice or use a pizza cutter to cut squares
  8. Bake for 1 hour
  9. When cooled store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

 

Peanut Butter Snickerpoodles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375'F
  2. Grease baking sheets with vegetable oil or cooking spray
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon
  4. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead
  6. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown
  8. When cooled store in an airtight container

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Ruff Ruff!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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JennyD

JennyD wrote:

delicate to doggies
commented: Wed Sep 25, 2013

hugebear

hugebear wrote:

i loves this :) woof
commented: Wed Sep 25, 2013

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

sounds delicate
commented: Sat Sep 07, 2013

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InternetOwl
What part of it are you scared of? Is it eating in public and around other people, or just eating in general?  What it might be, if it's eating in public you don't like, is social anxiety, or social phobia. You should ask your doctor to check, because if it is, they can offer you ways to help. For instance, they might recommend therapists or group sessions to help ease your fear.  Even if it's just a phobia or, in unlikelier circumstances, an eating disorder, you should still go to your doctor or a therapist so you can try to overcome it. Try doing things that calm you down before these situations as well, like exercise, reading or listening to music (I'm not sure what relaxes you but sometimes these help). Also, you should try to slowly get used to the situations. So don't force yourself to eat straight away when you're out, but slowly start doing so whenever your comfortable with doing so. Unlike your mum wants, you can't just "stop" being scared because that's not how it works.  But right now, please don't force yourself into any of these situations. It's not good for your mental health to be forced to face a phobia of yours often. 
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Dear Dish-It, Within the last few years I have felt a bit sick and shaky when we go out to eat. It's not so bad when it's a carvery lunch or something at a pub, but settling down for a chocolate brownie and a milkshake shakes me up. Don't get me wrong, I love going out with Mum, but it's just sitting down and taking a bite. I want to chuck it in the bin. I love eating brownies and stuff at home and I'm pretty healthy. But I refuse to go to the town before lunch in fear. Mum told me I got to stop this or I'm going to develop a terrible phobia.  Please help! ElfyKathy, worried
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She isn't jealous she is just dissappointed that you chose to get lessons when she did to get better . She had to get better to catch up to you so you can enjoyher as your best friend. Then you went ahead and got lessons as if you needed them. She is just upset that you showed off a talent that she didn't have. And she tried to get better to impress you but you got better as well. Which kept her at the stage she will always be at my best friend sings way betyer than me but I try. 
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