Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Treat Your Cat to Some Homemade Goodies!
(If you want to see a close-up of me in my chef's hat, just click on the picture for a bigger view of me!)
Chef Creamsicle here! Do you felines out there ever get tired of the same old grub? Once in a while it's nice to have a special homemade treat!
Here are a couple of my favorite recipes, so feel free to pass these on to the humans in your life.
Remember though - not all kitties should have these as some are on special diets so ensure it's OK with your humans. And don't forget...keep those paws, noses, whiskers and tails away from the oven!
3/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup cornmeal
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. If needed, add a small amount of water to create a nice dough. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon soft margarine
Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Combine chicken, broth and margarine and blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch sized pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 18 cookies.
(Special thanks to Angel Toni from Missouri for posting a comment - asking if corn and wheat products can be substituted for cats who cannot tolerate these products. Yes, by all means you can substitute these with gluten free options like potato or rice flour/meal instead!)
If you're not the only feline in the home, be sure you share with your siblings!