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24 DIY Christmas Ornaments & Treats – Craft-Along Advent Calendar 2020

Bake and craft along with me to count down the days until Christmas! Visit my interactive Christmas countdown calendar every day in December to open a door and find a DIY Christmas ornament tutorial or Christmas recipe behind it!

24 DIY Christmas Ornaments & Treats - Craft-Along Advent Calendar 2020

Merry Christmas and welcome to my Advent calendar 2020! 🎄 This year is the fourth year that I’m hosting an interactive craft-along Advent calendar on my blog. Continue reading 24 DIY Christmas Ornaments & Treats – Craft-Along Advent Calendar 2020

Gingerbread Dog Treats – Recipe

Bake festive gingerbread cookies for your pup this Christmas! These gingerbread dog treats are flavored with cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

Gingerbread Dog Treats

A while ago, Khaleesi’s stomach was upset (Khaleesi is my black GSD puppy). So, besides Moro’s carrot soup, I fed her browned apple with cinnamon and other spices every evening. She soon loved her evening spice mix. Therefore I thought I’d bake her gingerbread treats with cinnamon, cloves and ginger for Christmas!

Cinnamon, cloves and ginger are safe and even healthy for dogs (unlike nutmeg which is toxic for dogs when consumed in large amounts). There are two types of cinnamon: ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. I used ceylon cinnamon because cassia cinnamon contains far more coumarin than ceylon cinnamon. While cassia cinnamon is still safe in small amounts, I chose ceylon cinnamon to be on the safe side. And ginger is just as healthy for dogs as it is for humans. Besides being a natural anti-inflammatory agent, it prevents nausea and helps to support digestion. Cloves (not to be confused with garlic cloves) are ok too. Even though they contain eugenol and shouldn’t be fed in large amount, cloves are safe in small amounts. Continue reading Gingerbread Dog Treats – Recipe

Naturally Green Dog Treats – Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

These naturally green dog treats are naturally colored with sunflower seeds!

Naturally Green Dog Treats - Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

Aren’t these green dog treats fun? They’re perfect for Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day! And what’s best they’re made without artificial food coloring: Sunflower seeds make these dog treats naturally green! Sunflower seeds contain chlorogenic acid which turns green in an alkaline environment (baking soda). Continue reading Naturally Green Dog Treats – Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

Christmas Tree Cookies – Naturally Colored With Kale

These green Christmas tree cookies are naturally colored with kale and decorated with cranberry pieces.

Christmas Tree Cookies - Naturally Colored With Kale

These festive red and green Christmas cookies taste as delicious as they look. And what’s best: they’re made without artificial dyes – they’re all naturally colored with curly kale leaves.  And even if the Christmas tree cookies are brilliant green, they don’t taste of kale – they taste just like classic Christmas sugar cookies! Continue reading Christmas Tree Cookies – Naturally Colored With Kale

Blue Snowflake Cookies – Naturally Colored With Red Cabbage

Blue Snowflake Cookies - Naturally Colored With Red Cabbage

These blue snowflake cookies are naturally colored with red cabbage! Yes, you’ve read that right: they’re colored with red cabbage! 😀 Isn’t it such a beautiful baby blue? And don’t worry, they don’t taste of red cabbage! 😉 Continue reading Blue Snowflake Cookies – Naturally Colored With Red Cabbage

Naturally Red & Green Christmas Cookies (No Food Coloring Added)

Naturally Red And Green Christmas Cookies (No Food Coloring Added)

These festive red and green Christmas shortbread cookies are naturally colored with beets and pistachios.

The pistachio- and beet-colored cookies are the last project of my Advent Calendar 2017. Merry Christmas to you! Continue reading Naturally Red & Green Christmas Cookies (No Food Coloring Added)

Gingerbread Lattice And Knit Look Cookies

Gingerbread Lattice And Knit Look Cookies Recipe

It’s day 10 of my Advent Calendar. Today I’m sharing a recipe for gingerbread lattice and knit look cookies with you. I’d seen those cute woven cookies on pinterest and just had to try them. Then I thought knitted cookies would also look cute, so I came up with an idea how to make knit look cookies. Continue reading Gingerbread Lattice And Knit Look Cookies