dog days of summer…

26 Jun

dog days

— pl n
1.     the hot period of the summer reckoned in ancient times from the heliacal rising of Sirius (the Dog Star)
2.     a period marked by inactivity

Today was HOT! And inactivity seemed to be the theme of the day. Other than splashing around in the pool (Second day in a row) we did not do a whole heck of a lot.

The in-laws have a new addition to their home.

Fred. The Basset Hound.

He is adorable. If we did not have two dogs already, I would seriously consider dog-napping.

I could not do a post about Fred and not include our Izzy, since I did not include her in yesterday’s post. (She even swam today, but was not very thrilled about it.)

Puppy Love

I did not bake anything today, nor did I cook. I did however, want to post a recipe, and thought a homemade dog biscuit one would be perfect.  Our dogs love these. (well, they will eat anything really, but these are good for them, and they smell good)

Even if you don’t have a dog, these make great gifts for family or friends who do.

Peanut Butter and Banana Treats


1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment paper.

    Stir together the peanut butter, banana,honey and egg in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Stir in the flour and wheat germ; mix well.

Turn dough out onto a floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters, place on prepared baking sheet, and brush tops with egg white.

    Bake biscuits in preheated oven until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.


Posted by on pmpSun, 26 Jun 2011 21:19:06 -060019Sunday 4 , 2011 in Recipes, Uncategorized


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5 responses to “dog days of summer…

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    pmpSun, 26 Jun 2011 21:48:37 -060048Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    So cute!

  2. JamieAnne

    pmpSun, 26 Jun 2011 22:32:38 -060032Sunday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Such cute dogs! 🙂

  3. Twinisms

    ampMon, 27 Jun 2011 00:23:28 -060023Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Oh thank you so much!! My Sadie needs some homemade treats!! I’m totally making these.

    Also, those dogs are too cute! I want a basset hound! Did you ever watch the show Coach? There was a scene once where the one guy was like, “ever had a basset hound?” the other guy said, “no” and the first guy said, “Oh, well, ever had a ficus tree? It’s pretty much the same thing.” I can totally remember lines from 1990’s sitcoms. It’s pretty unbelievable that I don’t have a real job isn’t it?

    • metrocakegirl

      ampMon, 27 Jun 2011 09:42:16 -060042Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Haha….he is a pretty mellow little guy, considering he is a puppy. And watching him run is hilarious. Let me know how Miss Sadie likes the treats. 🙂 I love you remember lines from sitcoms – I can barely remember what I did two days ago. 🙂

  4. thefooddoctor

    pmpMon, 27 Jun 2011 15:18:58 -060018Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Adorable puppies!


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