COUNTRY COUNTDOWN #4
Country music. Old pickup trucks, alcoholic beverages, guns, cheatin’, love, family, and BBQ. But there’s one little element I cannot leave out of this Country Countdown roundup- the Dawgs! Country songs love their doggies too. Blake Shelton’s song “Ol’ Red” tells a good tale in good old fashioned Country style with a catchy little chorus of “Get my lantern, get my gun, Red’ll have you treed before the mornin’ comes.” Long story short, a my-woman-cheated-on-me-prisoner tricks the jailer’s tracking dog into falling in love with a beautiful female Blue Tick hound who is staged down south while the escaping prisoner goes north. I got a good giggle with this line- “Now there’s red haired blue ticks all in the South, love got me in here and love got me out.”
This is one of the treats I baked up for my Doggie Cooking Salon last summer in the Farmer’s Market. The dogs loved these Pizza Biscuits and my Pupcakes!
Puppy Pizza Biscuits:
1 cup oat flour
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup brown rice flour
2 1/2 T. tomato paste, no substitutes
shredded mozzarella cheese, for sprinkling
dried oregano, for sprinkling
dried basil, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix the first four ingredients until it forms a dough ball. Divided into 8 equal pieces and roll each piece in a ball then press into about a 1/2 inch thick disk on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Spread each with about a teaspoon of tomato paste then sprinkle each with a pinch of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle each pizza with a dash of basil and oregano. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until cheese is browned and crust is golden brown. Cool on wire wrack. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Makes 8 biscuits.
Danger Zone- Foods potentially poisonous to pets.
#5- “Chicken Fried” Chicken Chips
#6- “Bonfire” Roasted Marshmallow Crispy Treats
#7- “Before He Cheats” Fruity Little Drinks
#8- “Bait a Hook” Redneck Sushi
#9- BBQ Stain on My White T-Shirt Pulled Pork Sandwiches
#10- Red Solo Cup Margaritas
Did you know that in my area folks pay $1-$2 per gluten-free, organic doggie biscuits? When I taught this class in the market, I found that many folks are very passionate about giving their dogs, raw, organic, gluten-free, sometimes dairy free foods. The pet food trends are following the same human dietary trends. There are even puppy bakeries now!
What do you feed your dogs?