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MrsP
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« on: September 22, 2007, 05:58:20 AM »

I thought we could share our recipes, since people are scared of commercial treats.
This is one of my recipes I had put on another thread.
Warning: This is a treat.  It is not nutritionally complete and can't be used for a meal.

My kitties love their turkey snack!

1/2 pound ground turkey
1 small boiled and mashed sweet potato
1 tbs grated cheese (my cats love any cheese)
1 beaten egg

Mix ingredients together.  Scoop by half teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 7-10 minutes at 350 degrees (until brown and firm, but not crunchy).  Makes about 36. These freeze well.

I use organic/free range products.  This is only a snack and can't be used for a meal.  I have to close TeenyCat in the bedroom with her snack, because she tries to steal everyone else's and then doesn't want dinner.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007, 11:37:50 AM »

Thanks, Mrs.P.  I want to try this one!  Sounds good!  If kitty doesn't like them (a little fussy), my dogs will be sure to devour them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2007, 04:35:23 PM »

(I tried it and it tasted good.)
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kaffe
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007, 09:06:25 PM »

Sounds yummy, Mrs P.  I will try it this weekend.  THANKS!!!! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 02:24:57 PM »

Hi Mrs. P

Just wanted to let you know that I made your cat treats this weekend.  I used ground pork and also ground beef only because I have a kitty who is allergic to poultry. 

Talk about getting attacked by cats!!!  They went nuts for these Cheesy
Had a few myself and hubby swiped one and pronounced them yoummy Grin
Boy was he disappointed when I told him they were cat treats Wink

Thank you so much for sharing
Peg and the Pack
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kaffe
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 05:09:59 AM »

The "feline entrees" posted for Poco's presidential dinner are really kitty treats, none of which are "complete and balanced" meals.  They are meant only as occassional treats for your kitty to enjoy.

Fishercat’s Basket


1/2 x 6.5oz can   Chicken of the Sea Minced Clams, with the juice
1 x 3.75oz can      Seasons No Salt Added Norway Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 x 3.53 oz pouch   Chicken of the Sea Premium Crab, drained
2/3 Cup      Wheat germ
1/3 Cup      All purpose flour
1 Tbsp         Butter, melted

Method:

1.  Preheat oven  350  deg F.

2.  Mix the clams (with the juice), the sardines (with the oil) and the crab (without the
     juice) in a blender until smooth.   

3.  Combine flour and wheat germ in a medium size mixing bowl. 

3.  Pour the blended seafood mixture into the wheat germ and flour mixture.  Add the melted butter.  Mix well  until ingredients are evenly distributed.

4.  Form the mixture into small cat bite-size balls.  Arrange pieces on a lightly grease cookie sheet and flatten them with a fork.

5.  Bake at 350 deg F until browned.


Poulet-Fromage


500 grams       Cooked Chicken
2 Tbsp         Gated cheese      
1 Tbsp         All purpose flour
1          Beaten egg
½ Cup         Plain breadcrumbs
¼-1/3 Cup      Parmesan cheese
1/3 Cup       Water (or Enough water for processing)

1.  Preheat oven  350 deg F.

2.  Shred the chicken to a very fine consistency in a blender or food processor.  Use just enough water for processing, taking care not to make the mixture too watery.
3.  Combine and mix chicken, grated cheese, egg and flour.
4.  Using hands and fingers, form the mixture into small balls the size of marbles or walnuts.
5.  Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow dish or plate and roll the chicken balls in it until each ball is evenly coated.
6.  Place balls in a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in 350 deg F oven for 15 mins or until done.


Chourico Delicioso
   

500 grams   Ground Pork, very finely round (you can use turkey, beef, chicken)
½ Tbsp   Finely chopped parsley
1 pinch      Iodized salt
1 Egg White
½ C      Plain breadcrumbs

1.  Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
2.  Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl
3.  Using your hands, form several sausage rolls around ½ to 1 inch in diameter by rolling sausage mixture back and forth against a flat surface.   
4.  Place uncooked sausages in a covered container and refrigerate overnight to help “set” it.
5.  When ready to be cooked, arrange the sausages on a greased cookie sheet or grilling plate and bake in 350 deg F oven for 20 mins or until brown.
6.   Allow sausages to cool before slicing into 1 inch kitty-bite pieces.  Freeze or refrigerate what will not be immediately eaten.


Enjoy!!!



 
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catbird
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 06:14:02 AM »

I think my kitties will love these!  Thanks, kaffe!
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 04:52:16 PM »

With all the recalls, I invested in a Nesco dehydrator.

I get things such as:
boneless lamb
organic salmon filets (on Saturday at the market they mark the price down at 3 pm)
organic chicken hearts
organic chicken livers

Just throw these onto the dehydrator for 7-8 hours (the salmon will take less time). Store in the fridge, though, keeps about a week.
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catmom5
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 05:28:08 AM »

I was looking for homecooked (safe) treats and  found this thread again. Guess we'll be doing some shopping for kitty treats this afternoon. Threw out all of the "junk food" ones, but need something special for them.

If anyone else has any ideas for kibble addicted cats, let me know. They seem to think they need something special for being good for nail trims, brushing, etc.  I agree!!

Blessings
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2009, 06:38:22 PM »

I thought we could share our recipes, since people are scared of commercial treats.
This is one of my recipes I had put on another thread.
Warning: This is a treat.  It is not nutritionally complete and can't be used for a meal.

My kitties love their turkey snack!

1/2 pound ground turkey
1 small boiled and mashed sweet potato
1 tbs grated cheese (my cats love any cheese)
1 beaten egg

Mix ingredients together.  Scoop by half teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 7-10 minutes at 350 degrees (until brown and firm, but not crunchy).  Makes about 36. These freeze well.

I use organic/free range products.  This is only a snack and can't be used for a meal.  I have to close TeenyCat in the bedroom with her snack, because she tries to steal everyone else's and then doesn't want dinner.


I am going to try these out on my 3 this Christmas!  Wink  I have Turkey Lovers and have a 19 lb turkey defrosting now so I will sub the Chicken with Turkey( I don't want to put raw meat into my food processor).I will try using cooked shreadded Turkey has anyone tried this?  Wink AngelKatieMa3  Smiley 
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 06:43:18 PM »

Thx for bumping this up. These can be used for dogs too. Going to make a batch for Foxy Lady as they do sound delish.
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2009, 06:48:06 PM »

You can use raw meat in the food processor. just put it on long wash or sanitize in the DW or add bleach if hand washing.
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