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Gone to the Dogs

By Paula Deen

My house has gone to the dogs. Y’all know that my pets are like children to me. They are so pure and innocent and burstin’ with love. So just like I like to cook and bake for my human family, I like to show my furry family members love in the very same way. Because I know y’all love your dogs as much as I do, I wanted to share one of my very favorite recipes that I make for Gus, Max, and Lulu: Gus’ Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits. Follow the steps below, and your pups will be pampered with homemade treats, made with love.

What you’ll need:

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 egg

1 cup smooth peanut butter

2 ¼ to 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

¾ cup nonfat milk

With this easy step-by-step tutorial, y’all can make homemade dog biscuits in no time.

1. Preheat oven to 325 °F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and peanut butter.

2. Add in the flour and baking powder to make a very stiff dough, using your hands to work in the last of the flour if necessary.

3. Flour a work surface and roll out dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired sizes depending on the size of your dog.

4. Bake on a parchment-lined baking tray at 325 °F for approximately 20 minutes. Turn biscuits over and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Dog biscuits can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Note: As a general rule, most homemade dog biscuits do well with one part liquid to three parts dry. You can customize the recipe by adding and subtracting ingredients your dog likes.

If you’d rather buy your four-legged pals somethin’ yummy to eat, try my Paula Deen Hugs Healthy Adult Dog Food. It comes in three home-style recipes, where meat is the very first ingredient. You won’t find any corn, wheat, or soy. Plus there are zero artificial flavors and colors.

Paula Deen - As a young girl growing up in Albany, Georgia, Paula Deen never dreamed she would become an American icon. As a young mother, Paula was living the American dream — married to her high school sweetheart and raising two adorable boys — when tragedy struck. Her parents died, her marriage failed and she began a prolonged battle with agoraphobia. With her boys in their teens and her family near homelessness, Paula took her last $200, reached deep inside her soul and started The Bag Lady, a home-based catering company that marked the start of Deen's professional cooking career. With sons Jamie and Bobby delivering lunch-and-love-in-a-bag, beginning in June 1989, Paula turned her life around by sharing what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking.

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