DOG RECIPES

DOGGIE OATMEAL

2 packets instant oatmeal
1 egg yolk
2 cups grated carrot and potato
1 pound raw ground chicken

Make the oatmeal in a large bowl following the package directions. Then separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Whisk the egg yolk for 1 minute and add it to the porridge. Carefully grate raw carrots and potatos. Add raw ground chicken. Mix everything together. Serve it to your dog for breakfast.

HEALTHY DOG TREATS

2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. cornmeal
1/2 c. unbleached flour
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1 tsp. salt
2 T. oil or butter
1/4 c. molasses
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 c. milk

Mix all ingredients (add more milk, if needed, to make dough firm); roll out onto a floured surface to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with bone-shaped cookie cutter. Bake on baking sheets at 350-degrees for 30 minutes, until lightly toasted. To make biscuits harder, leave in overn; turn heat off for an hour or more. Place cookies in plastic bag and tie with a festive bow for gift-giving.

RUDY'S COOKIES

2 c. whole wheat flour
2/3 c. yelloe cornmeal
2 T. corn oil
1/2 c. chicken broth
2 eggs mixed with 1/4 c. milk
1 beaten egg

Combine flour, cornmeal, oil, broth & eggs with milk in order given. Let set for 15 minutes. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into dog bone shape. Brush with beaten egg. Bake at 350-degrees until golden.

CAT RECIPES

HOLY MACKEREL CAT TREATS

1/2 c. canned mackerel, drained & crumbled
1 c. whole grain bread crumbs
1 T. vegetable oil OR bacon grease
1 egg - beaten
1/2 tsp. brewer's yeast - optional, see Notes below

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Drop dough by 1/4 teaspoonfuls 1" apart onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven 8 minutes. Cool biscuits and store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Notes: Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks OR freeze up to 1 year. Brewer's yeast is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and B-Complex vitamins for a glossy coat and stable nervous system. It's also known to prevent flea infestation.

HOMEMADE KITTY YUM-YUMS

1/2 c. dry cat food
1/4 c. warm water or milk
3 T. Catnip

Put the cat food and milk in the bowl and mix well. Pour out any extra water. Sprinkle the catnip over the mixture and mix well. If you like you may bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 min.

WILD BIRD RECIPES

BIRD TREATS

1 lb. suet
1 lb. peanut butter
1 c. mixed bird seed

Slowly melt the suet in a saucepan, stirring from time to time. When melted, remove from ehat and add peanut butter and birdseed. Cool (in freezer) a few minutes. When hardened, run hot water over bottom of pan and use a knife to loosen around edges. Place on top of a wall or on a flat bird feeder. In winter, make one every 2 or 3 days for the birds.

BIRDSEED WREATH

1 can refrigerator breadstick dough
Birdseed
1 egg white

Separate dough into individual pieces. Dip each piece in egg white and roll in birdseed, pressing the loose seeds firmly into the dough.

On a lightly-greased cookie sheet, form each piece into a heart shape. Pinch the ends together. Bake as directed on the can of dough.

When cool, make hangers from colorful ribbon tied onto the wreath. Then tie to tree brances or nail to a fence. Looks very pretty on pinetrees with a popcorn garland!

HOMEMADE BIRD BALLS

1 lb. of lard
1 jar of peanut butter
5 c. corn meal
6 c. oats
2 c. sunflower seeds
2 c. raisins

Mix everything together (this will be nice and messy!). Roll into about 5 or 6 small balls. Roll balls in sunflower seeds and raisins. Place the balls in a bird feeder and watch your feathered friends enjoy their snack.

PINECONE BIRD TREAT

Push bread crumbs or peanut butter and birdseen into a pineone; then hang it outside. Makes a very pretty holiday treat for our birds!

PARROT RECIPES

BUSY BEAK CHEESE TWISTS

1/4 c. margarine, soft
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning, crushed
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 (16 oz) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
Milk, for brushing
1 T. sesame seed

In a bowl, stir margarine, Italian seasoning & garlic powder; set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll braed dough into a 12-inch square (if too elastic, let rest 5 to 10 minutes). Spread margarine mixture evening over dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold dough into thirds. With sharp knife, cut dough crosswise into 24 (1/2-inch) strips. Twist each strip twice adn pinch ends to seal. Place twists 2-inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Cover and chill for 6 to 24 hours.

To serve, heat oven to 350-degrees. Bush a little milk over each twist. Sprinkle wtih sesame seeds. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until golden.

CONURE DELIGHT

1 c. pellets
2 to 3 T. hot water
2 T. chopped almonds
2 T. chopped peanuts
2 T. sweet potato baby food
2 T. broccoli baby food

Put pellets in a bowl; add hot water. Add almonds, peanuts and baby foods. Microwave for 10 seconds. (Conures love this on those cold wintery nights!)

EASY CORNBREAD

1 pkg. cornbread mix (low in sugar)
2 eggs, shell included
1/2 c. seed mix
1/2 c. pellets
1 c. mixed vegetables

Mix ingredients together as directed on package, adding the extra ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

SWEET POTATO BALLS

1 lg. sweet potato, microwaved soft
1/2 c. raisins
1 mashed banana
1 c. mixed fresh or frozen vegetables
1 c. diced apples
1-1/2 c. uncooked oatmeal or cornflakes

Mix together; add enough fruit or vegetable juice to make it form into balls. Freeze individually. Defrost to serve. You can add peanut butter, coconut or any fruit or vegetable.


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