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Holiday Pupcake Recipe for a Doggy Christmas

Dec 1, 2012   //   by Boo Zehound   //   General  //  Comments Off on Holiday Pupcake Recipe for a Doggy Christmas
Christmas holiday pupcake

Holiday pupcake from The BARKtenders Guide

It’s that time when you’ll be enjoying the feasts of the season including Christmas cake. So why not let Rover and Lulu in on the action with their own Holiday Pupcakes?

We’ve created a droolicious treat for your dog with healthy, seasonal ingredients. And guess what? These pupcakes are really easy to make and your pooch will really be good because he’ll want Santa to reward him with more. He might also like a little Dog Eggnog.

What you need

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (eg. King Arthur or Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ¼ cup potato flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 5 oz turkey puree (use baby food – we like Gerber – or puree your own)
  • ½ – 1 cup homemade turkey broth (see recipe here)
  • 1 organic egg
  • ½ cup 100% pure pumpkin (NOT pie filling)
  • 2 tbs blackstrap molasses
  • 4 oz fat-free or low-fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • tbsp fat-free plain organic yogurt

What to do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Prepare a muffin pan by lining with baking cups. Foil cups add a festive flair
  3. Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix them together well with a wire whisk
  4. In a separate bowl, lightly beat all the wet ingredients (using just ½ cup of turkey broth) ’til they’re blended
  5. Add the wet ingredients, except the cream cheese and yogurt, to the dry and stir ’til thoroughly combined. If the batter is too stiff, use the remaining turkey broth
  6. Spoon the batter into the baking cups
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick in the middle of a pupcake and it comes out clean
  8. Cool the pupcakes on a wire rack
  9. While the pupcakes cool, make the frosting by whipping together the cream cheese and yogurt
  10. Top the pupcakes with the frosting so it looks like drifts of snow
  11. Refrigerate or freeze ’til ready to use
  12. Remember to remove the foil baking cup before serving to Fido

NOTE: Always remember, these are treats, not a food substitute. Any time you are introducing a new food to your pet, give just a small amount; some dogs are sensitive to changes and may experience some digestive discomfort.


Waiting With Bated Dog Breath

Aug 18, 2012   //   by Boo Zehound   //   General  //  Comments Off on Waiting With Bated Dog Breath

The BarkTenders Guide dog treat recipe book


Dogs everywhere will be begging their pet parents to mark the calendar for the end of September, 2012. That’s when The BARKtender’s Guide to Dogtails and Pupcakes will be available.

Here’s a sneak peek at the book cover.

Stay tuned for a sneak peek at a couple of recipes in the next week or two.


The BARKtender’s Guide at BarkWorld

Jul 16, 2012   //   by Boo Zehound   //   General  //  Comments Off on The BARKtender’s Guide at BarkWorld

The BARKtender's Guide recipe book of dog treats

The BARKtender’s Guide will be exhibiting at this year’s BarkWorld Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The National Social Petworking Concerence runs October 25 – 27 at the Buckhead Westin Hotel and features a pack of great people, dogs, information, even swag, for all canine entrepreneurs.

By attending The Pet Social Media Conference, BarkWorld, you’ll gain insider knowledge on:

  • Entrepreneurship for pet professionals
  • Home & healthy lifestyle tips for pet parents
  • Pet-related mobile apps & gaming
  • Non-profit and charity fundraising
  • Emerging social media trends, technologies and tools
  • How to make the most of  a blogger-to-brand relationship
  • How to produce your best podcasts and Internet radio shows
  • Social media & marketing best practices for businesses
  • Programming for our advance users
  • Content creation & time management
  • and, you’ll get to network with over 300 like-minded social networkers and brand