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Healthy Home Made Barley Beef Biscuits

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
  • 4 tablespoons parsley 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups barley flour
  • 3-4 cups rye flour
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

    Barley Beef Biscuits - RottyranchIn a large bowl, combine olive oil (extra-virgin olive oil is more expensive, but lower grade olive oils are blended with other vegetable oils that may contain corn or soy), garlic and parsley. Heat the beef broth (it’s best to make your own, canned or condensed broths have added salt, sugars, and preservatives) or water until steaming and add to the olive oil mixture . Stir in barley flour and let cool until lukewarm — or cool enough to work with. Gradually blend in rye flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

    Transfer to a floured (rye flour) surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Use the cookie cutter of your choice (we prefer to make small bones) or cut into small squares. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

    Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. After you finish baking all batches of biscuits, turn off the oven, spread all the biscuits in one baking pan and set them in the oven to cool for a few hours or overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crunchier.

    Makes several dozen small treats that keep and freeze well.

    (Please note: If your furry friend has any health issues, please check with your vet before giving them any treats – homemade or store-bought!)

    Healthy Home Made Beef and Rice Moochies

  • 1 jar babyfood, dinner, vegetables and beef, strained
  • 2 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 300 ° F.

    Beef and Rice Moochies - RottyranchDissolve yeast in warm water.
    Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add yeast, egg, oil, baby food and dissolved beef bouillon. Mix well. Mixture will be very dry, knead with hands until it forms a ball.
    Roll out on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness, cut in 1 or 2 inch circles.
    Bake on un-greased cookie sheet 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

    (Please note: If your furry friend has any health issues, please check with your vet before giving them any treats – homemade or store-bought!)

    Healthy Home Made Banana Biscotti

    This is a great treat for your four-legged loved one. Why not give them a change and offer them a banana?

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups banana, pureed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • water
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 325 ° F.

    biscotti-banana-rottyranchPlace dry ingredients in large bowl.
    Make a well in the center. Blend egg, oil and banana together.
    Add into the dry ingredients in well. start combining together.
    Add water, one teaspoon at a time as needed. Knead by hand on table until mixed thoroughly.
    Form into logs approximately 2″ – 2 1/2″ high. Flatten so that log is 6″ – 7″ wide by 1″ high.
    Place on non-stick baking sheets or lightly greased ones.
    Bake 30 – 40 minutes.
    Remove and cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2″ – 3/4″ slices.
    Place on baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
    Leave To Cool. Store in airtight container.

    (Please note: If your furry friend has any health issues, please check with your vet before giving them any treats – homemade or store-bought!)

    Healthy Home Made Bad Breath Banishers

  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 Tablespoon activated charcoal (find this at drugstores, not the briquets!)
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2/3 cup lowfat milk
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 400 ° F.

    Bad Breath BanishersLightly oil a cookie sheet.
    Combine flour and charcoal.
    Add all the other ingredients.
    Drop teaspoon fulls on oiled sheet, about 1 inch apart.
    Bake 15-20 minutes.
    Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

    (Please note: If your furry friend has any health issues, please check with your vet before giving them any treats – homemade or store-bought!)

    Healthy Home Made Bacon Bits for Dogs

    There are many ways to say, “I love you,” to your pup, but we bet her favorite way comes in a bite-sized tasty form.

  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/8 cup bacon fat
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder
  • 2 cup graham flour
  • 2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).
    Mix ingredients with a strong spoon; drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.

    There are many ways to say, “I love you,” to your pup, but we bet her favorite way comes in a bite-sized tasty form. - Bacon Bits for Dogs - Rottyranch.comBake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes.

    Turn off oven and leave cookies on baking sheet in the oven overnight to dry out.

    Makes about 4 dozen dog cookies.

    (Please note: If your furry friend has any health issues, please check with your vet before giving them any treats – homemade or store-bought!)

    Healthy Home Made Archie Squares

    Sharing only the best recipes with your best friends. 🙂

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered dry milk
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar or honey
  • 6 tbs. meat or bacon drippings, cold right from refrigerator, not melted or soft!
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Ice water
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

    Archie Squares - Rottyranch.comLightly oil a cookie sheet.

    Combine flour, dry milk, garlic powder and sugar.

    Cut in meat drippings until mixture resembles corn meal.

    Mix in egg. Add enough water so that mixture forms a ball.

    Using your fingers, pat out dough onto cookie sheet to 1/2″ thick. Cut dough into squares appropriate for your dog size. Prick each cookie with fork.

    Bake 25-30 minutes.

    Remove from tray and cool on rack.

    Store in airtight container.

    Healthy Home Made Apple Cinnamon Drops

    Makes about 3 dozen crunchy cookies, depending on how big you make them.

  • 1 large apple
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 cup whole wheat flour
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

    Apple Cinnamon DropsCore, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). In a large bowl, combine the minced apple bits, honey, water, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the wheat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

    In a small bowl, add 1/8 cup wheat flour. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches (5cm) apart. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in the wheat flour (to prevent sticking), flatten each spoonful of dough into a circle. Adjust the size of the drops based on how big a treat you like to feed your dog.

    Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each cookie to brown evenly on both sides. Reduce oven temperature to 325 ° F (180 °C). Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool overnight.

    Healthy Home Made Dog Food Recipe

    This is a healthy addition to, or replacement for, your dog’s daily meals that they will happily devour.

  • 2 Chicken Leg Quarters
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 2/3 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen Spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 Cups Frozen Chopped Broccoli, Thawed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans – rinsed, drained and mashed
  • 2 Carrots, Shredded
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced (optional)
  • 1 Cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • PREP COOK READY IN
    45 mins 1 hr 30 mins 2 hrs 15 mins

    Directions

    1. Place the chicken leg quarters in a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 40 minutes. Remove the legs and allow to cool. Strain and return the cooking liquid to the pot. Once the legs have cooled. Remove and discard the skin and bones; chop the meat, and set aside.
    2. Stir the brown rice into the reserved chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid, and add the rice to the bowl with the chicken.
    3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Pour off any excess grease, and place the beef into the bowl. Stir in the oats, spinach, broccoli, kidney beans, carrots, garlic, cottage cheese, and olive oil. Store the dog food in resealable containers in the freezer. Thaw the daily portions overnight in the refrigerator.

    Cook’s Note:
    Dogs love the flavor of garlic, but too much will make them anemic. Use it sparingly or not at all.

    For variety, try adding one of the following:

      1/2 cup blueberries
      1/2 cup pumpkin in place of the carrots
      Cooked, cracked wheat in place of either the rice or oats
      Black beans or chickpeas, mashed, or lentils in place of the red kidney beans
      Steamed and finely chopped celery or cauliflower
      Steamed peas
      Shredded cheese
      Mild, cooked fish
      Scrambled eggs
      Fish oil in place of olive oil.