Treats for the Pooch!

I learned something new this week! When reading through my new Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine I kept seeing an ingredient called EVOO in quite a few of the recipes.  (I treated myself to a subscription to this magazine because I got such a great deal on it!) Not being a Rachael Ray  TV show watcher, I  had no idea what it EVOO meant.  I asked around, and still I had no answers.  So I did what any normal inquisitive person would do…I did an internet search!  EVOO came up many times…always associated with Rachael Ray.  I discovered that EVOO is what she calls extra virgin olive oil!!  If you follow Rachael Ray regularly, you probably already knew this.  I also found out that the Oxford American Dictionary added EVOO to its listings way back in 2007!  Yes, I am behind the times!

I did find a very easy recipe for puppy snacks in the current issue of the magazine!  With prices for groceries going higher almost every week, spending food dollars on dog treats is just not possible.  This little recipe uses ingredients that I have on hand and goes together very quickly.  Most importantly, my Sheltie, Rosie, just loves them!

Pupeye Spinach Snacks

3/4 c. whole wheat flour

3/4 c. quick-cooking rolled oats

2 Tbsp. grated cheese (any kind…I used parmesan.)

1 c. frozen spinach, thawed but not drained (I used canned, partially drained)

1 tbsp. EVOO

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Using your hands shape the mixture into 18 balls.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Let cook. Refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for up 6 months.

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The Mrs. G's

A mother-daughter project (our married names both begin with G) to rejuvenate our love of cooking and make meals creative and exciting! And now that I (mom) have discovered the Trim Healthy Mama way of cooking, I am trying to incorporate more healthful recipes!

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