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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

This week on our blog post Tuesday Cook Off we are focusing on our dogs.   Since it’s fall season and our house loves pumpkin anything, my youngest decided it would be nice if our two dogs could have pumpkin dog treats.  Now, if I was just looking for our black pug I would have probably gone to the store and picked out some pumpkin dog treats at Petsmart or Pet Club.  Pugs have stomachs of steel.  At least the pugs I have owned do 🙂  But since we have a pit bull also who are known to have very sensitive skin, I had to do some looking around and decided homemade was the best way for our pit bull.    Our pit bull is on a grain free diet and it’s very hard to find treats that don’t make him itch.   Did I forget to mention he is also he is a white pit bull which makes him even more sensitive to…everything!!  But I still love him to pieces!

Recipe from My Baking Addiction

Yields: about 24 treats


1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/2 cup oats (optional if your dog is on a grain free diet)
3 cups whole wheat, brown rice, or gluten free flour
3 Tbsp of all natural peanut butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In small bowl, stir together the flour, oats, and cinnamon
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
Pour onto a floured surface and roll dough out to 1/2 thick. Cut out using cookie cutter. The dough will be a little sticky, a dusting of flour for your hands and the rolling pin will help! Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly. They will harden as they cool.

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Getting a Rescue Dog

Getting a Rescue Dog

Thinking about getting a dog for your family?   If you are, please consider a rescue dog over buying a dog from a breeder or pet store.   I know it seems buying  your family dog in a pet store is the better choice but do your research before you buy your dog.  A lot of pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills and the puppies live in horrible conditions after they are born.

Each year millions of innocent dogs and cats are tortured, neglected, abandoned, and abused. These strays struggle to survive under stressful and often  horrific circumstances .  Ultimately, these animals end up in municipal animal shelters or welfare organizations, and if they are too weak or ill, or in any way display aggressive behavior (keep in mind that they are terrified and traumatized in their new environment), they will be euthanized.

There are many reasons animals need up at a animal shelter or rescue organization.  A lot of times it’s not because they were a stray dog wondering the streets.   A lot of times the animal is surrendered to an animal welfare organization or shelter because of various reasons (i.e., divorce, separation, relocation, financial loss and so on) that we may never comprehend.   Sometimes it’s because owners didn’t realize how much work a puppy was going to be so they give it to a shelter.

If you have a certain breed in mind be sure to check your area because I would bet there is a animal rescue for that particular breed.

Choosing a rescue dog over a purchased puppy from a pet store will not solve the pet overpopulation problem; remember only responsible pet owners and breeders can do that!   However, choosing a rescue dog or cat does give many animals a chance they otherwise would not have.  Adopting a rescue dog can be the best decision and addition to the family you ever made.  Rescue a dog and get a devoted friend for life.  Plus, you will be saving his life 🙂

Meet our rescue dogs:  Chance is a Pit Bull/Lab mix who is one and half years old.   He is such a gentle soul and just loves to run!  Zeus is a Puggle.   He’s 3/4 pug and 1/4 beagle.    He really is all PUG.   If you know the breed…need I say more 🙂   Both have been such a wonderful addition to our family.

Thinking for getting a rescue dog?  Do you are ready have a rescue dog?  If so, how has it turned out?  Would you get another rescue later?

Getting a Rescue Dog

Meet Zeus

Getting a Rescue Dog

Meet Chance!

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Trea

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Trea

My Baby Pajamas decided this week we would focus on man’s best friend.  We wanted to share one of our recipes for homemade dog treats.   Our pitbull mix has sensitive skin and noticed that when we make him homemade treats his skin is better and he doesn’t itch as much.   We have to take care of our four legged family members too 🙂   So a few weekends ago, my sons and I researched for an easy and simple homemade dog treat.   Well, we found one and our dog Chance just loves them.   After baking, you can store them in an airtight container for up to two weeks.   The parsley in these treats makes them a secret breath freshener for your four legged best friend.

Here is the recipe:


  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 300°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

Storage note: It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats before handing them out.

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 each, 45 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 2g protein
This recipe was adapted by Whole Foods Market.

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About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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