Hi, everyone. Lily the Corgi here. Thanks to the support of you readers, the great folks at Corgi Cuteness have asked me to submit an article every week. Wow! I feel the love!!
In an earlier article, I talked about treats and mentioned that my mama makes some pretty great home-made treats for us. A few corgis have said to me “But Lily, my human isn’t that handy in the kitchen. How can I get some of these delicious morsels?” Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret—my mama says these treats are super easy to make, and she shared some recipes for me to pass along.
Like all dogs, I love to help out in the kitchen (who knows when something yummy will drop to the floor) but my short legs do hamper my culinary abilities. Some dogs are great in the kitchen—just last night my beagle mix sister Lucy realized we had a serious problem in the kitchen and took matters into her own hands, er, paws, er, jaws. Lucy saw that my daddy had marinated 3 pieces of steak when there were only 2 humans to do the eating; in a brilliant display of countersurfing, Lucy managed to snag and dispose of that extra piece of steak before daddy went to the needless effort of grilling it. But, I digress…
With my mama’s easy recipes, any corgi-person should be able to whip up some delightful doggy treats in no time. So, sit pretty, put on your best hungry face, and your humans too can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they have served you some wonderful home-made goodness!
Lily the Corgi
(Could you resist this look? Hop on in the kitchen and start whipping up those treats!)
This recipe is so easy it really isn’t a recipe, but it’s my favorite! Mama simply takes some broth (beef, chicken, veggie, doesn’t matter), pours it in to an ice cube tray and pops it in the freezer. A few magic hours later, heaven in a cube!
Here’s another tasty idea for a hot day. Mix 32 oz plain yogurt, 1 mashed banana, 2 Tbsp peanut butter and 2 TBS honey. Freeze the mixture in ice cube trays and serve!
FLEA REPELLANT DOG COOKIES
Mama makes these without the garlic powder because she read that garlic is not good for us dogs. I don’t know if these truly repel fleas, but I know they are tasty!
¾ cup beef broth, brought to a boil 1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup corn meal 1/3 cup brewer’s yeast
1 TBSP garlic powder 2 egg yolks
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, corn meal, brewer’s yeast and garlic powder. Add the egg yolks, then gradually pour pour in the beef broth while stirring. Mix thoroughly to form a firm dough. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the cookies in the oven overnight to harden. Store in an airtight container.
NOTE: These are really cute cut into seasonal shapes or bone shapes. However, when you are making them for everyday eating, you can just slash the dough into strips instead of taking the time for shapes. We dogs are fine with this shortcut!
(Ahhhh, the bliss that is Dog Ice!)