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Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie
Thanksgiving dessert that’s dog-gone good
The thought of making homemade pie is intimidating. No question about it. This recipe doesn’t involve a rolling pin or fitting crust into a pan. It’s made with a food processor in one simple step. A light crust is formed from the flour when the pie bakes. This pie is every bit as delicious as a traditional pumpkin pie, which is loaded with calories, fat and sugar. Pumpkin is great for us and dogs...
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Mashed Potatoes a Dog Can Love
Another recipe for a dog-friendly Thanksgiving
We continue our dog-friendly Thanksgiving cooking with a twist on mashed potatoes.   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 8-10   Ingredients: 5-6 large Yukon Gold potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into large cubes 1 head cauliflower, washed, peeled and cut into large pieces, slightly larger than the potato pieces 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon kosher salt   1....
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Dog-friendly Stuffing Recipe
Gluten-free and Crock-Pot-easy
Moist and flavorful, this recipe is prepared in a Crock-Pot to save space in the oven, and includes a variety of traditional ingredients. I’ve lived in the Midwest and in the South and have had delicious stuffing made from both bread cubes and cornbread. My personal favorite incorporates both. If you are fixed on one or the other, feel free to use equal amounts of one in place of the other.  ...
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Planning Your Dog-friendly Holiday
T minus 5 days: Plan ahead
Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing my recipes for gluten-free Crock-Pot stuffing (on Saturday), mashed potatoes and cauliflower (on Sunday), and gluten-free pumpkin pie (on Monday)—all suitable to share with your pup. (Remember, my feeding guidelines from yesterday.) If you’re like me, you’ll want to plan ahead. Today, I’m suggesting a schedule for your holiday preparations.   5 to 6 days...
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Dog-friendly Thanksgiving
Turkey trimmings you and your dog can enjoy
Thanksgiving has long centered on sharing a delicious meal with family, friends and those who mean the most to us. It is a time when we give thanks for the companions in our lives for which we are the most grateful. When the list of favorite friends comes to mind, dog lovers automatically include their four-legged companions. And what better way to show our appreciation for our pets’ devotion...