A 2015 TREAT!
My love for cooking up yummy things doesn’t stop with the people in my life, its definitely extended to my animal friends, our puppy in particular.
Anastasia Alexis aka Lexy
I got Lexy in June of 2013 as a gift for my daughter for “Mommy Daughter Day,” a day she and I share each month that’s just for us to do something she chooses. We got Lexy from the Bush family in Pemberton, New Jersey – my home town. My daughter had seen a box of puppies at a yard sale and begged me to get her one. Of course my mommy answer was “we’ll see.” I always tell her that when I’m not certain if I’ll grant her request or not. BUT I had been wanting to get her a pet for a while to help teach her responsibility. So unbeknown to my daughter, I got in contact with Ms. Donna and made arrangements to pick the puppy up and surprise my daughter at my Great Grandmother’s house.
It was LOVE at 1st sight!
She’s definitely a cute, spoiled little furry baby LOL but she has been an awesome addition to our family. But talk about greedy! She’s small, but boy does she like to eat! She’s so loyal and always following me around, especially when I’m in the kitchen “fixin something good,” so I decided to make her a treat!
If you have a furry friend that might like a treat, here is what you’ll need for this recipe:
1 apple, chopped
1 cup carrots, grated
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 ½ cups wheat flour
½ cup cornmeal
1/3 cup olive oil
½ cup cold water
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 egg, beaten
Preheat your oven to 350°
First you want to combine your flour and meal together. Then mash your bouillon cube and add it and the borwn sugar to the flour mixture.
Add in the oil, then the eggs.
Then add in the apples and carrots.
I added the water last just so I could gauge the consistency. I didn’t want it too wet.
Once your mixture is fully incorporated, turn out your dough onto a floured surface. I did knead it just a bit before rolling it out. **This is a sticky dough.
Using a cookie cutter cut out your treats and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Once the timer rings 30 minutes, let your treats rest inside or on top of the warm oven at least 20/30 minutes.
**You can store these goodies in a plastic container or Ziploc bag to keep them yummy fresh.
We decided it would be a nice gesture to send some to all of Lexy’s puppy friends. She even signed her cards!
Anyway, Lexy says:
“I hope the New Year TREATS you right!”