Have you ever had a chance to look at
an all-purpose cookbook, like Joy of Cooking or Good Housekeeping
Cookbook? If so, you might have noticed that they have a lot more
just recipes. They tell you what to look for when you buy the ingredients,
the best ways to store, prepare, and serve them. This includes how to
set the table, what kind of utensils you need. In these compendiums
of household knowledge, you may find a section on converting to metric
measurements, cooking at high altitudes as well as suggestions for stain
This On-Line Cookbook follows the same tradition on a
much more modest scale. Obviously, by now, you've figured out it's for
dogs. So you won't feel left out, I've thrown in a couple of people
recipes as "lagniappe." If you've been wondering about that
word, it means "Something Extra" and is borrowed by Texans
from our Louisiana neighbors.
The Cookbook began when someone on the Showdog List asked
for a way to facilitate weight gain in dogs. Someone remembered a recipe
for "fat balls" and then I remembered a variation on it. Before
long, we were firing emails back and forth with all sorts of goodies
for dogs, and I began collecting them so we could refer to them later.
When someone sent instructions for making cool mats,
and this seemed the logical place to put them. Same thing with puppy
formula, the Deodorizing mixture for skunked dogs, and, yes, the famous
HAIR ON A DOORKNOB RECIPE too. These have ended up in the lagniappe
section along with some of my favorite recipes for people food!
Look around and feel free to copy these but give proper
credit if it's on the recipe. If you have a suggestion or a great recipe
you want to share, please send it to me,
Then you can share it with others.