Chow Hound

5 Jul

Love your pets?  Don’t want to feed them the animal equivalent of “junk food”? Try out some library cookbooks that will give you ideas for fresh healthy treats for your dog or cat. Get started with Chow Hound by Eve Adamson (636.7085 A221c), an attractive book aimed at dog lovers, with pies, breads, biscuits, cookies and even a recipe called Bow Wow Birthday Cake.

Carrot Cornmeal Bars

½ cup canola oil

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup honey

2 eggs

1 cup cornmeal

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

2 cups shredded carrots

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13×9 inch pan with cooking spray.  In a medium sized bowl, combine the canola oil, applesauce, honey, and eggs.  Beat until well combined. In a separate bowl, stir together the cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.  Add the cornmeal mixture to the oil mixture and stir to combine.  Fold in the carrots. Pour the batter into the baking pan and spread to cover the bottom evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top turns golden brown and doesn’t quiver when you gently shake the pan.  Remove the pan from the oven and cool on a rack for 10 minutes.  Score the bars into the size you want, and cool for an additional 30 minutes to one hour.  Cut the bars and serve warm or at room temperature.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Other titles to try:

Doggie delights & kitty cuisine (636.708 W261d)

Grrrrowlicious food for hungry dogs (636.708 Y73g)

Real food for cats (636.808 D359r)

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