Archive for the ‘Recipes + Treats’ Category

Valentine’s Day 08′

Preston’s Valentine’s day tradition – a dessert splurge!
This year’s dessert was low-sugar blueberry tart.
blueberry tart

Valentine’s day 2007 – Berry Cobbler

The stinkier the better

Mommy and Daddy just discovered Preston’s all-time favorite treat-Plato’s Salmon strips.
Warning: They smell VERY fishy!
salmon strips

New bed II

Preston really likes the new bed Mommy picked out for him. How could he not? It reads “if my dreams would come true, bones will rain from the sky”.
puggle preston's new bed

Mommy baked Okinawan Sweet Potatoes that she found in the market. They are very nutritious and have the prettiest deep purple color. Preston just couldn’t have enough of this yummy treat.
okinawan sweet potato

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving dinner was at Great Auntie Amy’s house this year. Mommy made sweet potato casserole, one for the dinner table and one for Preston!

Preston’s turkey dinner. The Honest Kitchen “Verve” + sauteed turkey with parsley and garlic powder.
turkey dinner

Sweet Potato Casserole specially made for Preston.
sweet potato casserole

Preston’s Sweet Potato Cassesrole
Sweet Potato
1 cup mashed sweet potato
1 egg
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Beat together the above ingredients and fill two 3 oz. ramekins (Mommy also made crust this time). Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

2 tsp butter
2 tsp dark brown sugar
2 tbs flour
1 tbs crushed pecans

Mix together to make crumbs. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle over the potatoes.

Chuckit!® & Blueberry Frosty Paws

Mommy and Daddy promised Preston a “Chuckit!”if he learned to fetch a tennis ball (Fetching was not hard, letting it go was tough). Preston earned his first Chuckit! this weekend. Every good fetcher should have one!
Preston fetching a tennis ball at his favorite park- Holbrook Palmer Park, Atherton.

A Blueberry Frosty Paw was waiting for Preston when he got back from the park. What a lucky puggle!
blueberry frosty paw
Blueberry Frosty Paw
Follow the recipe for the original Frosty Paw.
Substitute banana with 1 cup of frozen unsweetened blueberry (thawed).
Substitute peanut butter with 4 oz blueberry flavor yogurt.

Veggie Cookies

Rain is not exactly one of Preston’s favorite things in the world. It kept him from going outside all day today. To cheer Preston up, Mommy baked some yummy veggie cookies.
veggie cookies
Veggie Cookies
1 cup of pureed carrots & green bean mix
½ cup warm water
1 tbsp chicken bouillon
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp baking powder
2½ cups whole wheat flour
1. Sift 2 cups of flour, chicken bouillon, garlic powder and baking powder together, set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheets.
3. In a medium bowl, combine veggies, flour mix and water. Knead until the dough is not sticky (sprinkle more flour if necessary).
4. Roll out on floured surface about 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Place on cookie sheets.
5. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven or until lightly brown (bake time depends on the shape of cookies). Remove from the oven and continue the next batch. When finish the last batch, place all the baked cookies back to the oven. Turn off oven and crack oven door open. Let the biscuits slowly cool and thoroughly dry out.

A Yummy Book

Mommy has been feeding Preston home-cooked meals so she would like to start her collection of doggie cookbooks. The first book Mommy got is Real Food for Dogs by Arden Moore. It is a fun book with lots of cute illustrations. Mommy got some good inspirations from the book, but some of the recipes are wayyyy too “yummy” for doggies’ daily consumption. Preston is not that lucky!
Real food for dogs

Frosty Paws

Preston finally got to enjoy the popular summer doggie treat, Frosty Paws. He was in love with it at the first lick!
frosty paws
frsoty paw preston
Frosty Paws (the most popular version found online)
32 oz. plan, fat-free yogurt
1 banana (Mommy uses 2!)
2 tbs peanut butter
2 tbs honey

Blend all the ingredients together. Pour into 3 oz. ramekins and freeze.

(Blueberry Flavor)

A Saturday with Mommy

Daddy is out of town this weekend. Preston and Mommy are spending some quality time together.
“Mommy, can we go for a walk?”


Going for a walk on beautiful Stanford Campus

Mommy baked more of peanut butter biscuits. Yum!
peanutbutter cookies

Preston’s steak and pasta dinner (+spinach, carrot, avocado & chicken liver)
“Preston! Bad table manner!”
steak dinner

Awaiting “eat” command.
“That’s more like it, Preston. Good boy!”
steak dinner 2

Homemade Chicken Treats

When Presotn goes into his crate on command, he always “insists” on being rewarded with one of his favorites treats, dehydrated chicken strips. The warning on the package says “not for human consumption” got Mommy worried so Mommy made her own chicken treats that were good for both humans and Preston.
dry chicken strip
Dehydrated Chicken Strips
Boneless skinless chicken breast
1. Cut chicken breast into thin strips/pieces; the thinner, the better.
2. Cook chicken strips in a pan on medium heat until water starts coming out.
3. Remove chicken from pan and pat dry.
4. Place the cooked chicken strips on a foil covered cookie sheet.
5. Set the oven at 200F. Bake the chicken in the oven for 3-4 hour, flip every hour.
6. Dehydrated chicken can be stored at room temp.