Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cooking for Pets

When Nick Chapman, PSCPA events coordinator, discussed the possibility of a cooking for pets class at the PSCPA, I jumped on the opportunity. Matthew and I love to cook for our dogs so we thought we would enjoy sharing our favorite-in actuality, some of our dogs' favorite recipes, on behalf of this great organization. We will be teaching a class at Foster's Urban Home, 124 N. 3rd St., Old City, Philadelphia, PA

Babbage Family Cheese Stars
2 cup wheat flour
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon soft butter or margarine
1 teaspoon of garlic powder*
1/2 cup milk
1 star cookie cutter
1 baking sheet

Preheat oven to 200. Mix flour and cheese together. Add the softened butter. Slowly add milk till you form a stiff dough. (You may not need all of the milk.) Knead on floured board for a few minutes. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutter and place stars on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees oven for 15 minutes. Let cool in oven with the door slightly open till cold and firm. Refrigerate to keep fresh. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

*There is much debate about animals ingesting garlic. Animals should not eat raw a large amounts of raw garlic; it is very dangerous for them. But some cooked garlic will not hurt them, especially such a small amount.

Rhone's Favorite Low-Fat Oatmeal and Apple Muffins
2 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups oat flour
1 cup of oats oats
3/4 cup diced apple
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg, beaten slightly
4 tablespoons honey
1 package of mini-muffins cups
1 muffin mini-muffin tin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all wet ingredients thoroughly. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Slowly fold wet mixture into dry. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out dry. Keep in a sealed container in refrigerator. Makes about 36 muffins.
Note: Due to the low-fat content, muffins do not brown.

If you want to see more our pet cooking, watch us at
CBS 3“Eyewitness News” - Sunday, April 19th
NBC 10’s “10! Show” - Monday, April 20th
FOX 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” – Thursday, April 30th
ABC-6’s “Action News” - Tuesday, April 28th

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