Recipe: 3-Ingredient "Stars & Stripes" Berry Cookies

Hi friends! Independence Day is around the corner and to celebrate, we made a suuuper simple 3-ingredient berry treat using only oat flour, strawberries, and blackberries. (Berries that are full of good stuff like antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C!) When you're allergic to a lot of things like this guy is, we find that the fewer the ingredients the better. Have a safe and happy 4th of July! 


Recipe & DIY: Peanut Butter & Pumpkin "Name" Cookies



Dusting off the old blog today with a recipe for Peanut Butter & Pumpkin dog treats, from My Baking Addiction. I was really excited to use my new dog bone cookie cutter and letter embossing set to personalize each cookie with Hoku’s name.

Aside from the dough being a bit sticky which made it a little difficult to stamp out the shapes, the recipe itself is really simple. I always appreciate a good dog treat recipe that uses only a few human-grade ingredients. I’d definitely suggest keeping a bowl of flour nearby for dusting the cookie cutter before every cut as well as for dusting the rolling pin.  

Hoku wouldn’t leave my side the entire time I was making these because I must say they smelled so amazing. (And to my amusement, the flour in the air kept making him sneeze!) After waiting patiently for the treats to bake and cool, Hoku finally got his chance to gobble down FOUR of his special name cookies, because hey it’s the weekend before Christmas!

A Homemade Doggy Pumpkin Pie

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This year was Hoku’s first Thanksgiving with us so we wanted to make sure there was something special for him to munch on too. So while all of us humans were stuffing our faces making a lovely holiday meal in the kitchen, we carved out a little time in the day to bake Hoku some mini pumpkin pies, inspired by this recipe from the Adventures of a Dog Mom blog. I made a few tweaks due to Hoku’s possible Shiba wheat allergies and substituted the wheat flour for almond flour. And since I didn’t have any oatmeal, I used oat flour instead. And for the applesauce, we pureed a fresh Fuji apple.

So there you have it, a super simple and healthy Thanksgiving dessert!