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Things are getting crazy up in Casa de Kolchak.
Last night, the Mama came home from work, a little tired and a little frazzled. Apparently that Job guy had been a real jerkface all day long and the Mama was beat. She declared it lazy couch night, pulled on some leggings and legwarmers (which are still totally cool, thankyouverymuch) and settled down on the couch to wallow in her own self pity.
Um, Mama? Aren’t you forgetting something??
She hadn’t made anything for Tasty Tuesday. All weekend long I had barked at her to make dog treats, but noooooooo! She was a real snot nose about it, saying things like “I’m busy Kolchak”; “I’ll bake later Kolchak”; “For crying out loud Kolchak, it’s the middle of the night!”. And then, when she was done being snappy & cranky about it, she forgot. Golf clap for Mama. Way. to. Go.
Good thing today’s Tasty Tuesday dog treat recipe is so easy the Mama could make it in her sleep!
the Daddy is not a big dessert fan. He almost never eats anything the Mama bakes, with one exception: He LOVES Carrot Cake.He might love carrot cake more than he loves the Mama, but he asked me to keep that little nugget on the down low on account of him not knowing how to actually bake a carrot cake. He needs the Mama; we both do. She has all the kitchen skills. We’d starve without her.
Using the Daddy as inspiration, the Mama decided to make a carrot cake for dogs.
Canine Carrot Cake
1 1/2 cups grated carrot
1 c. Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Mix (or, if your dog if=s grain/gluten tolerant All Purpose Flour)
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 c. coconut or olive oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup honey
Pre-Heat oven to 350F. Line a mini-muffin tray with cupcake liners, if desired.
(Are you ready? This one is a fancy one!) Pour all ingredients into a large bowl. Stir until well mixed. Batter should be thick and scoopable.
Scoop a heaping teaspoon of batter into each muffin cup.
Place in oven and bake for 25 * 30 minute or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
dog treat recipes
Allow Canine Carrot Cakes to cool, if desired, you can apply a thin layer of cream cheese to the top as “frosting”.
But really? I don’t need frosting. These homemade dog treats look good enough to eat, icing or no icing!
Kolchak displaying an amazing amount of self control.
Want to know a secret?
I caught the Mama eating my treats tonight. Yeah! I *know*. There she was, just sitting on the couch, tappity tappity tapping away and WHAM! I realize she is eating one of MY Canine Carrot Cake dog treats! What. the. Bark?! Mama, that’s dog food. you can’t just eat whatever you want, you know!
(the Mama’s Note: In my defense, this carrot cake is quite tasty. For humans, grab a little brown sugar butter, oooooooohhhhhh – or a little pecan butter to spread on top and just have a little bite. It’s good. I swear.)
Great. This is the LAST thing I need. the Mama has flipped her wig and right before the holidays. Dog only knows what she will do next!
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Thursday 24th of April 2014
Even for me, a picky chihuahua, this recipe was delish!!! Genius.