I've just returned from an absolutely beautiful morning of x-country skiing. Some might refer to it more as x-country shuffling, or hacking...but regardless of the level of gracefulness the scenery was breathtaking. The trees are so heavily covered with snow their bows bend downwards to form whimsical arches reflective of something we'd expect to see only in Narnia.
Some of you might be out there doing the same thing, or perhaps you're sitting inside watching the flurry of activity in your back yard as the squirrels, chickadees and cardinals feast on your decorated Christmas tree. Whatever you're doing, I hope you are enjoying the season!
I had mentioned that I would post a recipe for home made dog biscuits, as our four legged friends are a huge part of the joy in our lives, and that's a large part of what this season is all about right? Celebrating those who bring joy and value into our lives!
So here we go. Kasha's peanut butter cookies recipe was initially developed for my late, great, dog Kasha,who had come down with congestive heart failure. Initially she needed a low sodium diet and when her disease progressed and she developed kidney disease from the meds she was taking, I adjusted the protein and sodium content of all her foods. By the end her cookies were about all she could eat. So they are low sodium and low protein and should only be given, as with all dog biscuits, as a treat! And yes, she looks very much like McDuff!
I have also added a recipe I found online called Salmon crack! I must admit I have yet to try it, but I will be doing so soon.
Kasha’s Peanut Butter Biscuits
¼ cup butter
¼ cup All natural Peanut butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup white flour
½ cup wheat germ
1 cup corn meal
Preheat oven to 375º.
Cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugar. Add the egg, vanilla (and ½ tsp. salt if adding) beat well.
Stir flour, wheat germ and corn meal together with a fork. Blend with other ingredients, adding a tablespoon or more of water if necessary to hold the mixture together.
Roll out and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Number made depends on the size of your cookie cutter.
For the Salmon crack recipe, click here .
Happy Holidays everyone! I wish you all the best in the New Year and may 2014 be filled with good health, laughter, love and adventure!