Monday, November 21, 2005

Holiday doggie snacks...

I recently saved a recipe from a local grocery flier called Pumpkin Canine Cookies. Since the pups were out of treats from the last time we made some, I thought I would go for a new recipe and make some festive cut-outs for them. After quickly looking over the ingredients I noticed there seemed to be way too much liquid to dry ingredients. I followed the recipe as stated and I added almost 4 cups more flour before the dough was even ready to be rolled out. I thought I missed something, so I re-read the recipe a few times and I had everything correct - maybe they left something out of the list?

I went forth and changed a couple things in the recipe and the dough finally came together. The dough was nice and soft, but not sticky. They puffed up a little in the oven, but after cooling they crisped right up. Having to add that much flour though, I ended up with a lot more biscuits than I had planned on! Although, I'm sure the doggies are very pleased with that!

They waited patiently (yeah... right) and gobbled them up after they were cool enough.

I really love the combination of flavors that comes from pork and cranberries. Easy Pork Chop Sauté with Cranberries was the lastest use of fresh cranberries for us. This was a quick dish to prepare and very tasty. The pork remained juicy with a sweet, tangy, and thick sauce on top that brought a burst of flavor in every bite. I could eat the cranberry sauce alone and be happy!

Unlike the above, the next dish took awhile to prepare. Sweet Corn Soufflé with Bacon puffed up quite well in the oven, but slowly lost some of its height while we took the picture. Gently stirring about 1/4 of the egg whites into the dense corn mixture helps to lighten the base so you can easily fold in the remaining whites without deflating them too much. The resulting dish was light, airy and a nice contrast of flavor with salty bacon paired against the sweetness from the corn.



  1. I just got the latest Gourmet, and in the seasonal cookie section is pretty good sounding recipe for dog biscuits.

    So, once I recover from Thursday's dinner, Wicklow and Donegal will be getting treats, too!

  2. More doggie snacks! This is great! Over the weekend and for WDB, I made your Garlic and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits. They were a hit in my house! Can't wait to try making the Holiday doggie snacks!


  3. Everything sounds fabulous as usualy Joe. Especially that corn souffle. Yum!!
    Can't wait to hear about your Thanksgiving adventures. Happy Holidays to you and yours and your furry friends :)

  4. Awwww... what lucky puppies! Now I wish even more that I could have a dog. *pout*

  5. What a feast of doggie treats - you could host Thanksgiving for all the pets in your neighborhood! I don't think I'd be able to resist tasting one of those myself (then again, I used to eat dog food all the time when I was little).

  6. Yum the pork and cranberries look fabulous and the doggie cookies almost make me wish I was one. Yours are very lucky indeed.

  7. Stephanie - I'll have to check out the mag and see how their recipe is!

    Paz - Glad to hear your doggies liked the snacks!

    Mona - Thanks! Happy Holidays to you too!

    Thediningdica - They sure are spoiled huh?

    Mebeth - Your so right! There was a ton of treats!

    Ruth - Thanks!