Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: If You Can't Attack Eat It




Our war with the Zucchini plants has been well documented on our regular Tuesday Veggie Garden updates. Then Mom bought home a book from a library book sale, Doggy Desserts: Homemade Treats for Happy, Healthy Dogsthat helped us get even.

Dog Dad made Zucchini Lemon muffins for the parents and Zucchini Basil muffins for the dogs. Just a note about this book, the copy we have was published in 2005 so you have to check the ingredients to make sure the ingredients are pet friendly. There was a publisher's note that the book had certain ingredients that had since been determined not to be pet friendly like grapes and raisins. Mom insists on verifying before cooking regardless of what the book says. The recipe is copywrited so if you want to try it, you'll need to find the book. We can't share the recipe.



This just demonstrates the lesson if you can't attack it bake it. We had never considered this option. Frankly, they look rather scary crawling towards us on those vines. However baked in a muffin, they are had an interesting smell.



They smelled so good it was so hard to wait until Dog Dad said they were cool enough to eat.


We love Dog Dad's muffins and are thrilled he froze some for later. Mom has reserved some other Dog cookbooks at the library for us to try out since this was a success. We are looking forward to trying out some new creations. It might even be worth letting the zucchini grow in the yard as long as we keep a close eye on it. It sure does taste good.

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23 comments:

  1. OMD Dog Dad made Zucchini Muffins JUST FUR YOU TWO? THAT is FANGTASTIC. BRAVO fur your DAD. AND then Bravo fur YOU fur getting them. Guess they aren't so scary when they are DEADED and SHREDDED.

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    1. Nothing like a shredded zucchini tamed into a muffin. Dog Dad is experimenting big time with ways to use up the monsters.

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  2. Yummy. We wonder what other creations mum and dad come up with? We had our first harvest on Sunday. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Mom's been checking Dog cookbooks out of the library to preview prior to buying. One looks promising the other not so much. Dog Dad promised to look through the one Mom liked tonight and think about what he'd like to make. There's another book in transit to our library, so we will be able to see how that goes, too.

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  3. Those look delish! I sure hope you got more than just one??
    :)

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    1. We've had two so far. Dog Dad froze them and he's defrosting them and spreading them out for us so we have a few left to enjoy.

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  4. Those look very yummy. Lady says she is going to do some cooking for us on her holidays, but we don't know if we believe her!

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  5. For sure it smells DELISH! There are lots of good zucchini recipes ... for sure your mom n dad will make more. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Golden Woofs

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  6. Those muffins sound fantastic!
    Lily & Edward

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  7. That looks delicious! We like the three dog bakery cookbooks best.

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    1. Mom has one on reserve at the library to check out. She's heard good things about them so she wanted to preview before purchasing.

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  8. Y'know, I always saute' our zucchini. It never occurs to me to make zucchini bread.
    www.dogtreatweb.com

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  9. now that is one way to get rid of those pesky zucchini's

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    1. Best way we've found to deal with them.

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  10. Yummmmmmy!! Looks delish!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  11. looks delicious!!! You know, I reviewed Cooking with dogs and Baking with dogs on Dakota's blog some time ago, you might want to look up the review for more recipes!

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  12. Oh delicious! Too bad I don't like to bake. However, thanks to Heart Like a Dog, I bought a muffin pan with a mold shaped like dog paws and now may give some baking a try.

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    1. Thankfully for us Dog Dad has taken up cooking. As we've started researching some of the stuff isn't that hard. He made these while he made lemon zuchinni muffins for him and Mom.

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  13. Yum! We all love zuchinni baked goods!

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  14. Oh my goodness...we were a bit scared of your attack zucchinin at first, but now...I think we want Mama to plant some for us!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  15. LOL did you actually tap it with your paw before eating it? Sampson might do that but Delilah's of the eat first ask questions later mind set.

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