Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cover Story

It’s been a long haul but our PawPawty Cookbook is almost ready for the final proofing! If you haven’t sent in your recipe, there is still a couple of days to get it in! Always on the lookout for yummy noms! Please be sure to send us a pic or two so we can see all of our happy faces!

The only part of the cookbook that is not ready is the cover! Mom just can’t decide….(her brain’s been a little overworked lately) !!! She really needs your help on this. What do y’all think? Personally, I’d like to see an edible cover, peanut butter flavor, but Mom says that is out of the question! So please leave a comment or drop us a line at and let us know what you think the cover should look like!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last Call for Recipes!!!!!

Hey pals, this is your last chance to contribute to the Pawpawty Cookbook. Mom’s been working hard on getting it ready for the publisher and I’m exhausted from all the taste testing! We need all the recipes by August 13th! Don’t be left out. Watch for information on how you can help with the Cookbook cover! Details soon!

Don't forget to check the tab at the top for lots of yummy COLD treats for these hot summer days!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We're eager to do some more taste testing! We do a very good job and have loved the nommy recipes we have received! Don't forget that we are still trying to gather recipes for the Pawpawty Cookbook to benefit animal charities around the world. Please send us a recipe to add! We'd like to have you join us! We are getting excited to see this coming together. We will be updating on Twitter and Facebook, so please see my new Facebook page at!/profile.php?id=100001190431602  All the profits from the sale of the cookbook will go to the Pawpawty charities. If you are not familiar with the pawpawties held on Twitter, please check out their website:

Or view this nice article by Sue Manning, Pottstown Mercury

Pawpawties are a great way to help less fortunate animals have a better life and find that ‘forever’ home!

Also any of my pals out there that are baking and selling treats, we'd love it if you'd share a recipe and also how to order your special treats! Lots of animal parents are much too busy and need a source for yummy, ‘good for you’ treats! So email your information to Mom at We’d love pictures too! Love to see all my pals enjoying their noms!

We’ve only got a few more weeks to get everything rounded up and ready for proofreading and the final trip to the publisher. This is a great way for us to give a small gift that keeps on giving! So email your recipe to Mom at Thank You!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Kids

My kids had their 5th birthday and we celebrated with a great steak dinner and barkday cake! Boy was it yummy! Apple, banana, peanut butter & yogurt, our favorites! I can't wait for my Barkday to come! Since so many folks have asked, here is the recipe for our Barkday cake! It was so yummy and Mom & Dad even enjoyed a piece despite my pleadings to keep it all for us doggies! Oh well, they share their food sometime so I guess it's only fair!

Applesauce Oatmeal No Wheat Barkday Cake

3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup hot water
1 cup whole rolled oats
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup natural granola (non wheat)

Combine applesauce, water and oats and let stand 15 minutes. Beat in the shortening, cinnamon and granola. Transfer batter to greased 9" square pan. Smooth and flatten with spatula.

Bake at 350 in 9" square pan until cake until top is golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Cool for 10 minutes, cut around sides and remove from pan. Cool completely before decorating. If desired, frost with

Peanut Butter, Banana frosting

1/2 cup peanut butter
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup yogurt 
3 oz cream cheese
Mix to spreading consistency. Decorate with 3 tbs. carob chips and 1/4 tsp oil melted in microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Remove from microwave and stir til smooth. Transfer to plastic bag, snip corner and decorate!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Taste Testing!

Taste testing is in full swing and the time has come to make a final appeal to all my anipal friends! We only have about another month to collect recipes for our Pawpawty Cookbook! So if you are one of the ones that have been putting it off, now is the time! We also need some 'reviews' and 'testers'! If you would like to try a recipe that is not on the blog, please email and let us know what you like, we’ll send you a different one! The recipes are all pretty fast and easy and don't require a lot of special ingredients, so urge your human to give one a try! Be sure to take your picture enjoying the results so you can be included in our book. This will make a great Holiday gift!

Even @CheshireK's Karma and Reggie tried out a recipe posted here on the blog! Cat Salad was on the menu and taste aside, the food was even fun to play with and piqued their ever present curiosity!

A big, big 'thanks' to all who have sent in recipes and photos! We look forward to hearing from the rest of you in the coming weeks. This project is going to be well worth the effort! Each month the proceeds will go to the Pawpawty Charity of the month and our shelter and rescue pals will thank you! Let us hear from you at .

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

There is Still Time!

A big ‘Thank You’ to all of you who have sent in recipes for our Pawpawty Cookbook. Animal charities everywhere will benefit from your willingness to share them with us. For those of you who have not yet sent in your recipes, there is still time. You may use the comment section or send an email to . We still have a month or two to work with and look forward to all of you participating! If you like, just comment or send a review of some of the recipes on the site here!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Ball's in Your Court!

The ball’s in your court pals! Time to get things rolling. The Pawpawty Cookbook is in high gear! We need all dogs, cats, guinea pigs, teddy bears, frogs, ferrets, birds, rodents and any other persuasions we call anipals and all friends of anipals to help us put this together.

We are looking forward to hearing from all of you who want to participate in this great venture to benefit animal charities everywhere. All proceeds from this venture will be added monthly to the selected Pawpawty charity. We hope to have an ebook version available very soon and the hard copy ready for the next holiday season. We would encourage everyone to help out by sending us a recipe for a nommy treat your humans fix for you. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just something that really sets the tail wagging or the whiskers licked! You can also participate by trying one of our recipes and sending us your thoughts, comments and reviews. We need to have pictures of all you anipals to include too! I’m hoping that some of our anipals that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge can send us a recipe and photo too. The banquets there sound like a real dream come true!

My humans have been a bit under the weather lately and I know the bugs of the season are making their rounds. Time is precious, this is a busy time of year for many, but please take a few minutes to send your contribution to the Pawpawty Cookbook so we can start looking seriously at the details of editing and publishing. It’s a long process! Send human recipes to and the animal recipes to

A few more recipes for you to try, the first is a hearty bacon biscuit that my son Buck loves!

Buck's Bacon Biscuits

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup softened butter, or lard
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups oatmeal, uncooked
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup wheat germ
1 tbs. flax seed
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp & drained

Combine flour, soda and salt; mix well and set aside. Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop dough by spoonful onto un-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 16 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a minute or so before removing to cooling rack.

For my beef loving friends, here is a quick, easy treat that is a really nommy appawtizer that gets any pawpawty off to a good start!

Pawty Muttballs

1/2 lb Ground beef
1 Carrot, finely grated
1 tbs. Grated cheese
1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 c Whole wheat bread crumbs
1 Egg, beaten
1 tbs. Tomato paste

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients, mix well. Roll into meat balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 min. or until brown and firm. Cool and store in fridge in airtight container.

Here is a tasty treat for my tuna loving friends.

Tuna Tidbits

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 small can tuna with oil
1/3 cup water

Process oatmeal to make a coarse flour. Set aside. In food processor, mix tuna with the oil, and water then add all the rest of the dry ingredients. Pulse until mixture forms a ball, Pulse to knead for 2-3 minutes. Knead on floured surface till it forms a soft ball of dough. Roll out to a 1/8"-1/4" thickness. Cut into shapes. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet, at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.

And for those of you who prefer veggies, here is a real tasty treat that even a Cowdog can love!

Veggie Noms

3 cups minced parsley
1/4 cup carrots, chopped very fine
1/4 cup chopped broccoli
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 to 1 cup of water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack on middle level. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese, and oil. combine all the dry ingredients and add to veggies. Gradually add 1/2 cup of water, mixing well. Make a moist but not wet dough. If needed, add a little more water. Knead for one minute.

Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Using cookie cutter or a glass, cut out the shapes and transfer them to the baking sheet. Gather the scraps and re-roll and cut. Bake for 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned. Store in airtight container.

We hope to hear from all of you soon!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Help us get to the finish line!

Time to stop playing around, it’s crunch time! We really need your help if this is to be a great fundraiser for friends of animals everywhere! I hope all my anipals will send me their favorite recipes for our Pawpawty cookbook. It’s may seem like a small contribution, but together they will help make this a success. It’s so great that all us anipals can pull together and all our small contributions can add up!

The human & animal ebook version is set for this spring.. (very close!). Send your human recipes to & your anipal recipes to We hope to start getting a hardback version of the Pawpawty Cookbook all set up this summer with lots of photos of you guys enjoying your favorite treats! Your comments and opinions will help us decide which recipes are worthy of the title of Anipal Favorites! Dogs, cats and assorted critters worldwide look to the Twitter anipals for expert opinions….especially on good, yummy noms!!! If you need a recipe to try out, check these out:

Finicky Feline Fish

8-ounce can of tuna in oil, drained
2-ounces cooked skinless boneless fish
1 carrot, cooked and mashed
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons shredded cheese
2 tablespoons oatmeal
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
½ teaspoon dried catnip

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a cookie sheet. Mix together all of the ingredients, and roll the mixture into small balls or cut into fish shapes. Place the balls approximately one inch apart, and bake them for 15 minutes or until they are lightly browned. Allow treats to cool completely. Store them in an airtight container.

Peanut Butter Treats

2 cups brown rice flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup low-fat milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

Bon Apatite! Hope you enjoy these and please let me know how you like them!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Race to the Finish!

The holidays were so busy we kinda got sidetracked. Now we’re ready to go! We’ve got the holiday stuff all cleaned up and had a nice rest and recuperation! Ready to fire up the presses and get this done! If you want to be included, please send in YOUR favorite anipal treat recipe, a comment or review (We value your anipal opinion! Like to think we have a unique perspective!), anything your human might have to say about it, (they do DO all the work making them….love you Mom!), and a picture you’d like us to use, (or your Twitter avatar is good too.) My email is

If your people have any good human recipes, (we can share some of them, right?) Have them send the recipe and some info, photos, etc. To Smokey Bonser at

Looks like we might have a pawpawty cookfest of some sort this spring, so lets get this going.