Odie’s 1st Birthday

A year ago today, our little bug was born! To celebrate Otis, we had several play times at the dog park, a few naps on the couch, and of course, cake. I found a recipe online that I actually ended up screwing up (shocking, I know!), but it came out super moist and hey, Otis liked it! Don’t believe me? Check out the evidence below.

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This next one was too good not to share.

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Just when we thought he was done, he had to ensure he had licked up every last crumb. Don’t worry, we sanitized the table immediately after the feast.IMG_1608-1

Happy 1st Birthday to our favorite pup! We love you Otis.

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Interested in the recipe I used for Otis’ cake? Leave me a comment below and I’ll let you know!

XO,

Becky Lee

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Peanut Butter & Banana Pupcakes

Sometimes you have to spoil your four-legged friend with “pupcake” time. I love baking and decorating cupcakes, so I was so excited to make these for my puppy, Otis. All of the ingredients are mild on your dog’s tummy, and they are to sure to please his/her palette.

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1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup apple sauce
2 tbsp honey
1 banana
3 tbsp peanut butter

This recipe yields 6 pupcakes.

*Please be aware of any allergies your dog may have, and adjust the recipe accordingly.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Add all pupcake ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined. Pour batter into 6 lined cupcake tins (fill them about half way). Bake for about 14 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

While your cupcakes bake, combine a ripe banana with 3 tbsp of your pup’s favorite peanut butter – you can also add a bit of flour if you’d like the frosting to be thicker.

Allow cupcakes to fully cool before frosting. Scoop frosting into a piping bag. Garnish with a small dog treat if you choose.

XO,

Becky Lee (& Otis)

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Homemade Dog Cookies

This seven ingredient recipe is the perfect treat for your best buddy. While your four-legged friend loves you unconditionally, these treats will only make his or her love stronger.

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2 1/2 cups flour (you can use whatever type of flour you prefer)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (you can use natural if you prefer)
1 cup water
2 tbsp honey
1 egg
1 cup oats

*Be mindful of all the ingredients if your pooch has allergies.

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder and the egg. Then add peanut butter, water, honey and oats. Fully combine until it forms a dough. The dough will be sticky and firm – I actually used my hands to fully combine the oats into the dough mixture.

Roll out the dough on a flat surface (or, if you’re like me and don’t have a rolling pin, flatten the dough with your hands!) to your desired thickness. I was able to spread the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness, though my cookies varied. Choose the cookie cutter of your choice (I chose a gingerbread man). These cookies do not spread or rise much when baking, so have this in mind when choosing the thickness and shape of your cookies.

Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for 20-24 minutes*. Remove from baking sheet and transport to a wire cooling rack. Store in an airtight container. The recipe yields about 2 dozen cookies.

*I initially had the timer on for 20 minutes, and after the time was up, I decided to tack on an additional 4 minutes. I wanted the cookies to be a little bit more browned and crunchy, rather than soft and doughy. Depending on the consistency of the cookie that you and your pup prefer, you can adjust the baking time accordingly.

Now, it’s time for your pup to wait, patiently.

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He didn’t think it could get better than the peanut butter spoon (yes, I always let him lick the spoon).

 

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But boy, was he wrong.

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