I love to cook for my boys.
I think it’s fun to pull together special treats for them. And even though I’m not exactly head-chef material, I can at least follow a recipe!
Enter: Dinner for Dogs!
When I was contacted about this book, I thought it sounded like great fun. With 50 recipes that include breakfasts, snacks, dinners, and more, I knew I’d find something for my herd. With Cooper’s protein allergies, it’s difficult to find many healthy substantial recipes that don’t include chicken or beef. There were a ton of options in Dinner for Dogs, though!
The first one I tried was the “Tuna and Sardine Fish Balls” recipe. Here’s how I know it was good: Lucas, who’s the pickiest eater EVER and has no interest in lurking in the kitchen (unlike his brothers), spend the entire time I was preparing them laying in between me and the kitchen sink. As soon as they were finished, he started to drool!
Here’s what’s great about this cookbook: You can tweak the recipes as needed. For instance, the fish balls said to make 6 large balls, 2 of which were a sufficient dinner for a small dog. Well, with 3 large dogs, I knew 6 wouldn’t work. Instead, I made lots of bite-sized fish balls, half of which I put in the fridge, and half of which I froze for later.
They were also huge fans of the “Dried Apple Rings,” which couldn’t have been simpler to make. I can’t wait until fall when we have tons of fresh apples to make batches of these!
Next on my list is the “Salmon Bake” in the section for old hounds. The health info says that the ingredients are good for joints and internal organs – very important for my aging Emmett!
Another great thing about Dinner for Dogs: Many of the recipes come with make-ahead or freezer suggestions. I love being able to whip up a bunch of stuff and stick it in the freezer to use as needed.
Also great: You definitely don’t need a culinary degree for this cookbook, and every single recipe is healthy! As you guys know, I give my guys treats basically all day long. We treat the day as if it’s full of training opportunities, we do a lot of structured training, and I like to supplement their kibble with fresh stuff – so the recipes in this book allowed me to prep a ton of different healthy treats.
But the very best part?
They’ve kindly offered another copy of Dinner for Dogs for one lucky reader!
Here are the giveaway details:
- One reader will win a copy of Dinner for Dogs!
- One entry per person, pretty please!
- Enter by leaving a comment on this post. Only comments on this post will count as entries.
- You have to enter with a valid email address. I won’t put you on any lists or sell you out… it’s so I can contact you if you win!
- The contest opens now and closes Monday at 5 pm Central.
- You have to promise to share your experience with the cookbook! (Okay, okay. That’s not really a rule… But I would love to know how your kitchen adventures go if you’re willing to share!)
A big thank you to The Experiment for giving us this opportunity.