Candace Karu

Food For the Critters

Murphy & Duncan's Doggy Delights

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Prep Time:
15 Min

Cook Time:
30 Min

14 Cups


  • 4 lbs. ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey, buffalo – your choice)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) sweet potato puree (or 2 cups fresh, diced small)
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (don’t use pumpkin pie filling, too much sugar)
  • 2 cups green beans, chopped (or ½ bag frozen)
  • 1 cup carrots, diced small (or ½ bag shredded carrots)
  • 1 cup chicken, beef, or vegetable broth
  • 3 – 4 tbls olive oil


  1. Saute ground beef in olive oil until browned.
  2. Add broth and vegetables and simmer until veggies are very soft.
  3. Mix thoroughly and store in small containers.

Freeze until needed.

I add fresh veggies that are in my fridge – zucchini, broccoli slaw, spinach – whatever’s on hand that the dogs like.

Frozen Puppy Pops

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Prep Time:
5 Min

Freeze Time:
60 – 120 Min

Yields: Many Treats


Sweet Treat ingredients

  • 1 32 oz container of plain Greek yogurt, I used Cabot
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup peanut butter, softened briefly in microwave
  • 1 tbls honey

Savory Treat ingredients:

  • 1 32 oz container of plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbls beef, chicken or vegetable broth
  • Random bits of beef, pork, or chicken, diced


  1. Blend all ingredients well, either by hand or in a food processor.
  2. Pour into appropriate sized paper cups. (Your average Bernese Mountain Dog will need the 8 oz. Dixie cup, my Yorkies are happy with 2 oz.)
  3. Prop an appropriately sized bone shaped dog treat into the middle of the cup to create a handle. (or pour into ice cube trays or muffin tins for handle-free treats).