Tuesday, February 28, 2012

S+S dog chow: homemade dog biscuits courtesy of stella + billie

Stuff just got real around here. The girls decided that their accustomed meals of dog food, rawhides, and meaty bones were no longer cutting it for their dietary needs. They needed something different. Something unique. Something real. Something cheesy. Something bacon-y. Yes. Bacon-y. Threats were made. Demands were met. Stomachs were happy. Here is what happened...
Once upon a time, there was a dog named Stella. Stella became bored and indifferent towards her traditional, and once favorite, rawhides. She reached a point in her life where 32 rawhides surrounding her in a perfect formation no longer cut it. I think one would deem this as spoiled. Look at that face. 
In this same time we are upon, there was a girl named Billie. Billie grew tired of the common phrase heard around her house, "Maid's Day Off." Ok, so it is more like Maid's Bi-Annual Off. But who is counting? Oh wait. Billie is. Billie threatened that if her demands were not met, homemade cheddar bacon biscuits, that this photograph would grace its way across the web. I informed her this was extortion. Now you all see what we live in. An episode of Hoarders. 
Cheesie Bacon Biscuits (Bullwrinkle)

3/4 cup whole wheat flour 
1/2 tsp. baking soda 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 stick margarine, softened 
2/3 cup brown sugar 
1 egg, slightly beaten 
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 
1 1/2 cups regular oats, uncooked 
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese 
2/3 cup wheat germ (I substituted additional whole wheat flour and honey)
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp, drained, and crumbled

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 rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 16 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a minute or so before removing to cooling rack. 

Does anyone find it socially unacceptable that while making this dish I was so tempted to eat the batter? That is so embarrassing to admit but it is the truth. There is my skeleton in the closet.

 I added a little fancy here and got myself a dog bone shaped cookie cutter and went to town. Stella requested that I class the dish up a bit. 

And the bones in their baked state. 
Stella and Billie said it is all about the presentation and nutrition. Details people. Details. How can one give their dogs ordinary dog food when these are sitting around? Pretty sure bacon and cheese are integral parts of the food pyramid around these parts. Stells and Bills gave this recipe 5 pawprints. 
Last and final day to enter the Cozamia giveaway! Do not miss out. Trust. Loves! L+L


  1. Hey, this is off the subject of delicious dog biscuits, but I noticed in one of the pictures you have the same rug as me. I got mine a few months ago and it won't stop shedding. How long after you got your rug did it stop shedding, or did it ever stop?

  2. We have had ours for about 7 or 8 months now. The shedding does stop! I promise.

  3. Ohmygosh! I love those dog bowls! Where are they from!? If my pooches had those, their "china" would almost exactly match their parents! ;)


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  5. Kecia (and for all of those interested), you can purchase my dog bowls here:
    This store is called Nell Hills and its flagship is in Kansas City. Love everything from there!

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