Monday, October 18, 2010

Dog Treats That Humans Will Hijack

Yesterday was a rainy day which was a great setting for finishing up the baking that I didn't get to on Saturday. I had about an hour to kill while waiting for some cookie dough to chill, but already had the oven on from the first batch. I thumbed through a couple cookbooks for quick inspiration and came across a recipe for Cheese Bone Cookies For Dogs. Now, my dog gets treats regularly, but I've never actually MADE them. There's a first time for everything, though, right?
These were crazy simple to make, especially because I didn't bother with the cookie cutter step. I figured I can make them cute next time IF the pooch actually liked them.
When they came out of the oven they smelled awesome! Of course, garlic cheddar anything coming out of the oven smells amazing. Curiosity got the best of us all, and we HAD to try these treats. Aside from needing a little salt, the common opinion is that they taste like Crazy Bread. Seriously! Next time, I'll make two batches. One for the pooch and one with a teaspoon or so of salt for the humans.
Even if you don't have a dog, you should give these a whirl. They would be great with a bowl of soup or dipped in your favorite pizza sauce. I'll be adding them to the keeper pile for sure!
I almost forgot! The pooch loved them, too :)
Until next time, rock on my friends!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Deals of the Day!

We now interrupt our regularly scheduled baking day for some crazy cool Halloween deals!
For starters, our local Salvation Army is having a Dollar Day today. All clothes for a buck!? Yeah, I'm so there! Usually we get a dollar day on one Friday per month, but they were nice enough to give us a second one this month. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to finish up the kids' Halloween costumes. The possibilities were endless!
Giant green shirts= Christmas tree costume
Crazy blue dresses with a ton of sequins= mermaid or princess
Big blanket sleepers or robes=baby
Camouflage anything= soldier
Giant orange shirts=pumpkin
Anyhoo, the boys are going for the soldier and psycho look so we only needed a crappy flannel to shred and a camo shirt to finish up for them. The girl didn't find much but says she's all set. We ended up finding a few extra treasures like a new Tony Hawk shirt for the boy and a new Harley shirt from Hawaii for Hubby.
When we finished up at the thrift store, we headed over to Raley's because their large pumpkins are a dollar with printable coupon today and tomorrow. That's the best deal I've seen so far for pumpkins so we were all over it. We had to do three transactions since we needed so many, but our Raley's is really coupon friendly so we didn't have any problems. I'm tempted to go get a couple more for baking. I'll let you know how that goes.
So rockers, if you need to get your Halloween pumpkins, or need a few to fill the freezer, I'd head over here to get your coupon this weekend and get while the gettin's good!
Now I'll get back to our regularly scheduled baking because late is better than never.
Until next time, rock on my friends!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Keepin' It Real Folks!!! Baking Day 10/2/10

Happy Saturday rockers! You ever have one of those days?
The Blueberry Snack Cake turned out perfectly, but my banana experiment flopped...literally. I'm happy to report that it tastes awesome, but we'll be eating it with a spoon, I think. All I did was mix some overripe bananas and chopped up chocolate with a yellow cake mix. Next time, I'll wait until it's cooled off before I try to flip it. Otherwise, I think it'll work much better in a 13x9 pan. Oh well, live and learn.
Since I didn't have the best luck in the kitchen today, I'm going to declare it beer 30 time and enjoy the heat wave in my part of the world. Have a great rest of your weekend!
Until next time, rock on my friends!