I began cooking for my dogs years ago when one of them developed stomach issues. That also happened to be around the time all those pet food recalls began. And believe it or not, they’re still an issue. Just last week there was one, and the week before that too. I’ve spent hours in the kitchen baking chickens, boiling sweet potatoes, and making rice. Most people aren’t willing to go to that extreme, but there is something you can do to help keep your pet safe. A lot of the recalls involve dog treats. Instead of buying them, try making them yourself. A favorite of mine is peanut butter dog biscuits. They’re quick and easy. Just follow the recipe below for a healthy treat your dog will love.
Makes about 3 dozen biscuits
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup skim milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl and mix well. In another bowl, microwave the peanut butter for a few seconds to soften it, whisk in the milk, then slowly stir in the flour and baking powder. Flatten the dough to about ½-inch thickness and cut into 1 ½-inch squares.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then turn over biscuits and bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Store in a covered container.
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