Sunday, April 29, 2012
Dog Biscuits and a Giveaway!
Jackie Bouchard is the author of What the Dog Ate, the fiction version. We "met" about a month ago when we found out we had a name in common. After checking out her adorable blog, Pooch Smooches, and after several e-mails back and forth, I knew I'd have to read her book. And after finishing it, I think you should too!
What the Dog Ate is the story of Maggie Baxter who suddenly finds herself having to navigate herself through the singles scene. Luckily, Maggie has her trusty canine companion Kona to show her the way. Set in San Diego, California, What the Dog Ate is part travel log, part romantic comedy. You'll cry with Maggie Baxter and laugh at Kona's antics. And find out about all of San Diego's hidden gems. It's perfect for anyone who loves a good read.
I'm giving away three (3) digital copies of What the Dog Ate, by Jackie Bouchard to three (3) lucky readers. I'm NOT giving away the device that you read the book on, just the digital copy of the book. So, you'll have to have a Kindle, or a device that will allow you to download the Kindle App, which I believe was free. I am not being compensated for this giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own. And all the other legal stuff I forgot to mention.
If you'd like to enter, just leave a comment below. The giveaway is open until Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:59 P.M., P.S.T.
Dog Biscuits (adapted from Net Places)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup steamed and mashed sweet potatoes, from one large sweet potato
2 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
6-8 tablespoons water
Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets, each, with Silpat mats.
In the bowl of a standing mixer, use a fork to combine the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and ground ginger. Add the oil and use the paddle attachment to start mixing on low. Add in the sweet potato and bacon and continue to mix on low. With the mixer running, add in the water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a ball.
Roll out the dough, and cut into desired shapes. This dough is really nice to work with. The scraps re-roll quite easily. I was able to get 2 dozen cookies. Place on the prepared baking sheet, and bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn off the oven, and allow the biscuits to stay in the oven for 30 minutes longer.