Along with the dog treats, I also made all of the cats a Christmas gift (5 cats total).

Again, these are pretty easy to make, but they stink. The tuna smell was really starting to get to me after awhile.

I tripled this recipe as well because the original said they only make 12 treats. I don’t know how big they are making these, but these more than made 12 treats, and I thought the ones that I made were a bit big, in comparison to the normal store bought cat treats.

I did give one to our cat when they were done. I think he wasn’t quite sure what to do with it at first. He batted it around for a bit and licked it a few times. So I broke it into 2 smaller pieces for him and then he ate it. I was a bit nervous there. 🙂

Ingredients:
6 ou can tuna
1/4 c water drained from tuna
3 T cooked egg white, chopped
1/4 c cornmeal
1/2 c whole wheat flour

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.

Combine tuna, egg white and water. Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form a dough.
Knead into a ball and roll into 1/4 inch thick. Cut into one-inch sized pieces. (I tried this, and it was not working out for me at all. It just kept falling apart. Instead I just broke off small pieces and roll then into little balls.)
Place treats on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

I wanted to make all the pets in my family Christmas gifts this year. I decided on these Bacon Bites for the dogs. (All 9 of them as it turns out – we really like dogs in our family 🙂

These were pretty easy to make. I tripled the recipe because of the amount of dogs they are for. Word of warning however – while I love bacon and the smell of bacon – these can get overpowering really quick.

Unfortunately it was way too cold to open any doors or windows and vent the house while I made these. So just keep it in mind.

Ingredients:
3 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c milk
One egg
1/4 c bacon grease or vegetable oil (I used a little of both)
1 t garlic powder
4-6 crumbled slices bacon
1/2 c cold water

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
Roll out on a floured surfaced to 1/4-1/2″ thick. Cut into desired shapes. I wanted a consistent size and shape, so I used the only cookie cutter I have. But they were a little bigger than I wanted, so I then cut them all in half. So all of the treats are half a heart.

Cook at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Please, Mommy, please don’t make me wait until Christmas! They smell so good now!

Okay – I’m so easy when it comes to my dogs. They did each get a piece of one, and they loved it! I hope all the rest like them as much 🙂


They couldn’t tear their eyes away.

Our girls were very grateful that I found this recipe.

They absolutely love these treats! They smell really good! (But I wouldn’t recommend tasting them yourself…. yes, I did. I had to see :p )

These are really simple – this made about 32 treats. I was lazy and didn’t roll out the dough and cut into shapes. I just formed round cookies with my hands and threw them on a pan. I don’t think the girls mind. 🙂

Ingredients:
1 c 2% milk
1 c Natural Peanut Butter
2 c Wheat Flour
1 T baking soda

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350.

Mix the wet ingredients (milk and PB) in one bowl and the dry ingredients (flour and baking soda) in another.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing as you go.

You may need to add a bit more milk – the dough wasn’t sticking together very well, so I probably put in about another tablespoon or two.

Form whatever size and shape you want and bake for about 20 minutes. Until they start to brown.

Make sure you let them cool for 10-15 minutes before you give them to your dog(s).

Are they ready NOW?