Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Hey Pals! Izzie here...
Here's some more info on Mum's cookies... we asked her for the recipe and she laughed... she said she didn't really use one, but she told us roughly what to tell you all... so here goes:
Moxie and Izzie's Cogilishious Cookies
1 jar of applesauce (any size you like) - we get the kind that is just apples, no sugar or any other preservatives or additives
1 jar of peanut butter - again, we get the natural kind that is only crushed or ground up peanuts
1 can of plain pumpkin (not the cinnamonie kind)
Put above listed ingredients in a mixer, using the paddle attachment, combine until smooth. Turn mixer back down to "slow" or "stir" speed and begin adding dry ingredients. We used whole wheat flour this time, although we usually use a combination of buckwheat, whole wheat, garbonzo bean as well as other flours we can find. Garbonzo bean as well as a few others are great if you are a grain-free type hound, are watching your wheat intake, or have a wheat allergy. We just slowly add the flour until a dough forms that is solid enough to come together and gets stuck on the mixers paddle. Scrape everything out of the bowl and refrigerate to make it easier to roll and cut.
Once chilled, take out sections of dough and roll-out (just as you would human sugar cut-out cookies). Cut into shapes either using cookie cutters (mum has a great little bone and a little heart cookie cutter) or using a pizza cutter. Bake on a baking sheet at 350 degrees (F) until slightly browned. Cookies will still be soft, don't over cook at this temp, they will burn. Once everything has been cooked at that temp, turn the oven on very low (200 degrees (F) or less) and allow cookies to dry out in the oven. We just pile them all in one pan at this point and stir them throughout the drying process.
It's really quite a lax recipe and its really fun to experiment with... try lots of variations, be creative!
Other things that may be added to the mix:
- blackstrap molasses (adds magnesium, calcium, and iron)
- parsley (for fresher breath!)
- oats (quick oats, cooked or uncooked)
- any type of baby food such as green beans, peas, carrots, or any protein (beef, chicken) as long as it doesn't include onion.
- pureed bananananananananas (particularly yummy, we might add)
Posted by the Corgi Girls at 10:45:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Mum was up to something... she left us and went out somewhere... must have been the store, because she came back with some bags of groceries... and something for me too... a NEW COLLAR! Yay, I hadn't been allowed to have a new collar... since, ahem, an incident back when I was a rebel puppy... I, ahem, may have incidentally severely damaged a collar... so since then I've had this indestructible hunting dog collar, which has really served me well, but the blaze orange just doesn't suit my personality enough... apparently Mum agreed and brought me home a new one!
Well, that was not the only surprise! She started opening some of the things she brought home... and using that noisy mixer thing on the kitchen counter... she had some pumpkin... and some apple sauce.... and peanut butter, YUM! She's making us doggie cookies!
After she had emptied the containers into the mixer bowl, she let us help clean-up!
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Posted by the Corgi Girls at 4:26:00 AM
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Now all our blogger pals can have fun in the snow with us! Come make a snowflake and add to the blizzard!
For those of you that haven't experienced snow... its so much fun to run around in... and try and eat... and make doggie angels in... and catch snowflakes on your tongue... and root your nose around in... and bury stuff in... yeah, we love it, although it is really nice to come back into a warm house and cuddle up with mum and papa too!
Posted by the Corgi Girls at 2:08:00 AM
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Not too much new to report on... pretty uneventful weekend, its been quite rainy and cool here in Ohio so we haven't had much outside play time... and when we do, when we come in, we have to sit in front of the heater to dry off!
So we were wondering what pups had planed for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? Any special meals? We might get some special food... but hopefully not turkey, because turkey makes you sleepy, you know... and who wants to be sleepy on a holiday! It's play time!
Love you all!
Posted by the Corgi Girls at 9:23:00 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
You have to check out this website mum found... it's very funny and cute...
"Cute Little Ickies"
Some of our favorites...
Posted by the Corgi Girls at 10:01:00 PM