Grain-Free Homemade Dog Treats [Happy 2nd Birthday, Duke!]

Homemade Grain-Free Dog Treats |

Today is Duke’s 2nd birthday!! Can you believe it?! On one hand I can’t believe he’s already two, and on the other hand I can’t believe he’s ONLY two. I pretty much feel like he’s always been a part of our little family. He definitely has his own quirks and has totally debunked my previously held notion that all dogs of the same breed would behave pretty much the exact same day. Duke and Einstein could not be more different dogs; I guess that’s like a lot of siblings, right?! Duke is incredibly sweet and loves lots of affection; for his birthday, I naturally wanted to churn out some new homemade dog treats.

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Red, White & Blue Layered Finger Jello

Red, White & Blue Layered Finger Jello, aka Jello Jigglers, aka Knox Blocks |

When I was a kid, one of my all-time favorite treats was Knox blocks. They typically appeared at summer parties, and there was something so fun about picking up a dense square of Jello and eating it with your fingers instead of needing a bowl and a spoon. Through the years, the name “Knox blocks” phased out and those treats became better known as Jello Jigglers, and then finger Jello.

A few years back, I made really fun red, white and blue stained glass Jello for the 4th of July holiday. This year, I used a similar technique for a festive layered Jello dessert.

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The Weekend Dish: 6/27/15

Happy last weekend of June (what?!)! I can’t believe we’re only a week away from red, white and blue and fireworks. Nuts! Before then, however, we have Duke’s 2nd birthday...

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Friday Things

1. Joseph has had a couple of trips to the pediatrician since last Friday due to some eczema flare-ups on his chest and belly… poor guy! It’s slowly starting to...

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120 Amazing 4th of July Recipes - Perfect for your cookout! |

120 Fourth of July Recipes

The Fourth of July holiday might not be until next Saturday, but it’s never too early to start menu planning for a holiday (so says my Type A, spreadsheet-addicted personality)!...

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Cherry-Almond Coconut Granola

One of my favorite road-trip snacks has always been granola. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated, it’s easy to make a huge batch, and you don’t need any utensils...

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Banana Cream Pie

Since yesterday was Father’s Day, I asked my husband what he would like for dessert to celebrate his first-ever Father’s Day. I had been talking about banana cream pie...

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