Red Velvet Balloon Dog Biscuits

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

For the fun-loving and heath conscious dog!
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Red Velvet Balloon Dog Biscuits
yield varies based on the size of your cutter

What you need:
6-7 medium canned beets (drained)
1/4 teaspoon chicken base (can substitute beef or ham…The Bitch likes them all)
1 egg
1-2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dry milk
2 teaspoons baking powder

What to do:
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, add the beets, chicken base, egg, 1 1/2 cups flour, dry milk and baking powder. Process just until combined. The mixture should feel like a bread dough. If it’s too wet, add more flour (2 tablespoons at a time).

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to a 1/4-1/2-inch thickness and cut with your cookie cutter. I used a balloon dog shaped cutter, but often I’ll just use a small star because The Bitch thinks she’s a star and we like to indulge her.

Bake for 30 minutes or until hard and crisp but not too browned. You can turn these over halfway through the baking process, but it’s not necessary. Repeat with the remaining dough. Allow to cool completely before using.

Use within one week. Biscuits can be frozen for up to 3 months.
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Watch the video!

Balloon Dog Biscuits (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

One very judgy dog LOVES this very delicious dog biscuit, but refuses to act like she does.

Before and Afters

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

I live a life filled with a “before and afters”. It’s a thrilling way to think about things. We so often pick up something and think…what the hell should I do with this. Here are a few fun examples of how a beautiful before can become an even more lovely and lively after.

Yarn

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Flowers

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Can Label 

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More about this Decoupage Pig Mount here

Balloons

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Vizsla

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A Black Licorice-inspired Christmas Tree

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Production Assistant: Anthony Lunsmann
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography
On location at The Grant Hotel, available through Lucky Savannah Vacation Rentals

I love black licorice and oddly find beauty in it’s shiny ebony color juxtaposed to a pale pink, grey and white. I guess that’s why Good and Plenty are my
favorite candy! So, as my brain would have it, I was inspired to do a tree based off my love of sweets and two of my other loves. I hope this inspires you to think outside of the candy box this holiday and have some fun with your decorating. 
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And no, he’s not always waiting on me. 🙂 Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

Hump Day: Chapter 30

“What if you have 16?”The Bitch on Hanging Ten. 
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