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Paw-some Recipes

Hi, friends! Emily Masters, here! Did you know that today is National Puppy Day?

There’s just something about a puppy that gets me every time. Their playfulness, their curiosity, and their all around cuteness can easily melt me into a big, blubbering puddle.

Read on as I share with you some puppy treats you can make for both them and you, and some ways you can help the puppies in your local community over spring break.

Let’s take a look back at two of our favorite puppy inspired classes to give you some ideas for treats you can bake at home.

Last summer, Emily Aviles taught a Puppy Love cupcake class where kids used buttercream frosting and fondant to create pup-arazzi worthy doggie faces. They were almost too adorable to eat (we said almost)!

If you want to create a similar treat at home, follow these step by step directions from Food Network. We think they will be a doggone hit with your kiddos!

Wanting to spoil your favorite puppy with some homemade dog treats? Grab a bone shaped cookie cutter from Amazon or your local craft store and follow this simple recipe from Sugar and Spice by Celeste.

Last fall, I taught a dog treat baking class at my house and it was a BLAST. The highlight of this class was being visited by two puppies from Two by Two Animal Rescue.

Two by Two is comprised of a network of volunteer foster homes across the Greater Birmingham Area, and I’m proud to say my family has been able to foster nearly 20 puppies through this fantastic organization. They provide everything needed to care for the animals until they are adopted into their loving forever homes. If you think your family would want to foster, apply here. They also need temporary fosters for the week of Spring Break if you are interested in something even more short term. What a great way to give back to our community, and while you’re at it- have fun in the kitchen whipping up some dog treats for those pups! BONE appetit!




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