Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dog Biscuits and a Giveaway!

Today I have a treat for you...and your dog.  First, I have this really yummy Dog Biscuit recipe.  Good for humans, but mostly for dogs.  And, most importantly, a giveaway!  Come on in to find out more.  Woof!

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. 

And now a little something for your pooch!

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. 

Ok for humans, but best enjoyed by dogs!


  1. So glad you liked the book! Not commenting to try to get in the contest, obviously, but wanted to say that if people want to enter the giveaway who have a nook or an e-reader other than a Kindle, I could supply the winning copies to those folks. :)

    Also it's possible to download a free "Kindle for PC" (or "for Mac") app that will allow you to read Kindle books on a laptop. Just FYI... Kinda fun since there are lots of good free/cheap books available for Kindle. Don't have to miss out on the fun, just because you don't have a Kindle. :)

    Looking forward to trying the biscuit recipe for my Rita!
    All the best,

  2. I love it . . . the premise of Jackie's book (who doesn't love--and relate--to a dog that eats everything) and a yummy cookie recipe to keep them from eating your undies?
    ~Kit Frazier

  3. I would love to win a digital copy of What the Dog Ate. I also going to make the Dog Biscuits this weekend.
    Thank for the recipe.

  4. Love the post and the recipe. I will definitely make the dog biscuits to give away to the many doggie visitors who come to my bed and breakfast. Also, I know I would enjoy the book...I'm a big animal lover. Have rescued several Golden Retrievers, but love the picture of the hound licking his cute.


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