Hey everyone! My name is Krystal Rivera I'm a 24 year old stay at home mom/photographer of 3 boys! My boys are ages 2, 3 and 4. I have been married for 5 years. I love to indulge in the wonderful world that is couponing and homemade EVERYTHING! Among the many many titles motherhood brings to the table. I enjoy making the best of every little bit! That means stressing for house to create a perfectly coordinated Shopping list. I enjoy creating fun and educational games and sensory play for my boys. My 3 year old has autism and he is a huge inspiration to all of us to enjoy the littlest of things thus opening the wonderful world of sensory play. So with all of that being said I am extremely excited to bring to you some of what makes my home boom with personality. I will be sharing tips and tricks to the everyday parent!
I wanted to start by sharing this super easy and really yummy (for dogs that is) recipe for treats that will not only save you money but give you piece of mind as to what goes into your pups/dogs mouth. I use this recipe all year round. I mix and match ingredients which makes this a fun recipe!
*1 Cup all-purpose flour (or whole wheat flour for higher nutrition)
*1 Cup hot water
*1/4 Cup of quick oats
*1 small can of any variety soft/chunky dog food
1 1/2 Cups of hard dog food any variety (I use Purina One-Smart Blend)
(Makes approx.200 treats)
First off in a mixing bowl put the hard dog food then pour scolding hot water into the bowl with the dog food letting it sit for 5-10 minutes or until dog food has softened and poofed up. Once it's nice and fluffy start adding half the flour slowly mixing it till it gets nice and thick and will be a bit sticky. Then once that's mixed up add your can of soft dog food continue mixing it, it will soften back up again then add the rest of the flour until thick again. Add your oats and mix, mix, mix till well blended then preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place 1/2 inch spoon fulls onto a floured cookie sheet. Bake as many batches as the mixture will allow you. You can bake each batch at different time lengths to get a variety of textures from soft to really crunchy pieces. My German Shepherds love the crunchy ones!
You can switch out the oats or just add carrot shavings. Apple chunks, dried cranberries or baby food purees can replace the dog food, endless mix and matches! ENJOY!!
P.S. I got this great freebie online at the Purina website where if you breed pups or own 5 or more dogs in your household you can score a free kit! Each kit contains very high value coupons, plus 3 coupons for full size free bags of Purina puppy chow,Purina One Smart Blend, Purina One healthy weight. I used these coupons to make these treats. Super frugal and managed to make treat baskets for the owners of the little we just sold! So if you breed pups or have 5 or more dogs head Here to get your kit!
*All pictures below to Krystal Rivera and she has given permission for them to be posted on Amber's Unique Coupon Page blog*