Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Archie!

Tomorrow is my puppy dog's birthday.
Okay, he's not exactly a puppy anymore. He's turning... 11. *sobs*

But you wouldn't know it to look at him- he's still such a hyper pup! And he's so cute. I just can't help calling him my puppy.
Archie's been my dog since he was a "wee pup" as my dad called him. He was the size of his shoe! I was terrified of dogs until we got him, and my brilliant theory worked- for 10 years I begged my parents to get me a doggie, and my argument was that once I understood dogs, I wouldn't be afraid of them. Genius.

I'm still not a huge fan of big dogs, and it doesn't help that I am seriously allergic to the ones that shed, which is almost all of them. Archie's a cockapoo, so he's "hypoallergenic." Yeah, you read that right. A hypoallergenic dog. Like a pillowcase. But fuzzy and adorable!

Anyways, I'm going home next week to celebrate the big birthday month- me, my dad, and my dog have birthdays in March! When I get there, I'll make these nomlicious pupcakes for him. They're from Brown Eyed Baker, and the last time I made them, he loved them! They're actually really delicious, not just for doggies!
Here's the recipe :)
Arf arf!

Apple Cheddar Pupcakes
Courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker
Yield: 12 regular-sized pupcakes, or 24 mini
Flour- 1 1/2 c
Rolled oats- 1/4 c
Baking powder- 2 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Applesauce- 1/2 c
Water- 1/2 c
Vegetable oil- 1/4 c
Honey- 2 tbsp
Eggs- 2
Apple- 1, peeled, cored, minced
Cheddar cheese- 1 c, grated
1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk applesauce, water, oil, honey, and the eggs. Add to dry flour mixture, then add apple and cheese. Don't over-blend!
3. Grease and flour cupcake pans (or use liners). Spoon batter into tins, fill almost full. Bake at 400 degrees F at 15-20 minutes or until the tester comes out clean. Let cool in tins for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely.
Let your doggie pig out! But make sure you chunk it into small pieces, cuz if your dog is like mine, he/she will scarf it down.

Happy Birthday, Archie dog!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Archie. He's one seriously cute puppy.

    My sister bakes for her dogs too. She's got a very special recipe - liver brownies. I'm not sure what's in it except for liver and parmesan cheese. But I do know that the house stinks whenever she makes it and the dogs love it.


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