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This is the week I actually plan to make some homemade dog treats.

For me, this is a stress generating task, because baking is not my strongest talent by a long shot…

When my children were growing up, I was THAT school mom who brought “store bought” cookies to the classroom because I cannot bake worth a #doodle.

I’m telling you, I can’t even decorate a doggie cookie correctly…

Even Harley was sadden with the final project

Some of you may remember on one of our December podcasts …

Kimberly and I talked about our wish list of Christmas gifts centered around dogs #ofcourse 

I was super motivated and fired up about getting a “Mini Dog Treat Maker”


because this mini treat maker is so small, it was the first one that didn’t intimidate me!

Reasonably priced, small enough to fit comfortably in a number of purses that I use (not that I plan to take it anywhere) AND it comes with a recipe guide filled with recipes that I can relate to!

The treat maker has 6 bone shaped molds. The ingredients are calculated and measured to produce small batches vs. a counter top full. 

Also, I don’t have to spend almost all of my paycheck at the grocery store buying large quantities of ingredients either! #niceplus

There are seven recipes – and I believe the Boys will enjoy all of them.

Some of my fav’s are – 

  • Chicken and wild rice
  • Pumpkin, carrot and spinach
  • Grain-free Greenies for minty flavored breath! (now that sounds really interesting!)

As a bonus – there’s a super easy chart at the back of the guide that allows you to select foods your dog loves, then they offer recommendations on which grains to add, suggest which fruits and veggies to combine, yielding you a more customized/personalized homemade treat created by you for your dog. 

BYFTby you for them – It reminds me of that clothing line from the 90’s FUBU for you by you! #tellingmyage


of homemade dog treat making is at the top of my “to-do’s” for February.

In preparation, I’ve been reading up on some of my fails – trying to identify where I’ve gone wrong all these years. If baking dog treats is one of your strengths – please share whatever tips you may have.

I really want to get this right – the first time. #oratleastbythesecondround

I will be sure to share my victory (or defeat) with you – I am an open cookbook. 🙂

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Life is what you bake of it❤️

  • Tails Around the Ranch
    February 16, 2023

    Good luck! I used to have a small treat making dog treat biz, it was fun and with a bit of practice (and some help from technology) you’ll be putting big lick smacking smiles on the boys’ faces. Remember, baking is just a little bit of chemistry in the kitchen. You’ll do fine.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 16, 2023

      Now I like that last statement about chemistry in the kitchen, my oven is not that old (about 4 years) so I can’t blame it on that LOL I will make sure I let you know how things turned out.

  • The Z Kids' Mama
    February 16, 2023

    I love the DASH line of tiny kitchen appliances! I’ll have to order one of these!!

    Good luck with your goal! I’m not a baker either. Heck, I’m not much of a cook any more either. The easier, less time-consuming, the better. My brother and I used to tease Mom by calling her “the queen of leftovers.” Now I’m as bad, if not worse!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 16, 2023

      Cooking is my “jam” I love it – especially when it comes to entertaining. It’s fun to experiment on new variations, Doodle Dad doesn’t complain if it’s bad, so that helps LOL But all the baking skills went to my older sister – she is incredible with an oven….

  • Sophia
    February 22, 2023

    Thank you for sharing these delicious-sounding recipes for homemade dog treats! As a dog owner, I always love finding new ways to spoil my furry friend and show her how much I care.

    I appreciate the variety of recipes you’ve included, from the pumpkin and peanut butter treats to the frozen yogurt bites. It’s great to have options for different dietary needs and preferences, such as gluten-free or vegetarian.

    I also like that you’ve included tips for storing and serving the treats, as well as information about the benefits of using natural and healthy ingredients. It’s important to be mindful of what we feed our furry friends, and making homemade treats is a great way to ensure they are getting wholesome and nutritious snacks.

    Overall, I think these recipes are a fantastic way to bond with your dog and provide them with tasty and healthy treats. Thanks again for sharing these fun and creative ideas!

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2023

      We are trying new combinations all the time Sophia – I love subjects who eat my treats based on how they taste and not how they look LOL Take care