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Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

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homemade pumpkin dog treats

Our home is filled with the mouth-watering smells of fall… fragrant pumpkin has filled the entire house!  But this time, it’s not anything for us.  Instead, two very lucky pups will be getting these extra special pumpkin treats!

This was my first attempt at healthy homemade dog treats, and these tasty pumpkin snacks turned out perfectly.  There’s no doubt they are doggy-approved, so find the easy recipe below.

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Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats


  • 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter (my pups seemed to like the crunchy peanut butter, but smooth should work fine too)
  • 1 Tbsp water

homemade pumpkin dog treats

easy homemade pumpkin dog treats recipe


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Fall Welcome

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The wreath on our front door is made from gorgeous white peonies and blue hydrangeas, and wrapped in burlap (thankyouverymuch Pinterest, for the idea!), but it’s definitely summery so it’s time for a change.

Here are some of my inspirations:Burlap fall wreath with red and mustard flowers

Burlap fall wreath with red and mustard flowers from TheRuffledPage.

fall sunflower door wreath and fall wheat door wreath DIY

Gorgeous sunflower wreath from twoinspireyou, and a beautiful wheat wreath (Get the DIY on FindingHomeOnline >

fall door wreath ideas

Clockwise from top left: Burlap wreath with cream sunflowers from Frontporchdecor; cream and purple hydrangeas wreath from HomeByHolly; mulled cider fall wreath with rustic metal star from WildRidgeDesign; peony door wreath from ElegantWreath.

twig wreath with crow fall door wreath

Twig wreath with crow fall door wreath - just one of many fall door and entryway decorating ideas from Better Homes & Gardens.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

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Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe

Fall is here, and it’s time to bring out all those yummy harvest veggie recipes and comfort foods.

Lexi Stolz of South Fork & Spoon + Ango recommends this Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe for cool days. Give it a try!

Stuffed Acorn Squash 

Yields 8 servings.


  • 4 Acorn Squash, ideally 1-2 lbs each, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 5 teaspoons or more to taste, Salt
  • 2 teaspoons, Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups wild rice
  • 3 oz Grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms (stems removed)
  • 4 cups cleaned and rough chopped kale
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons chiffonade ( cut like ribbons) mint leaves


  • Medium sized pot
  • Fine meshed strainer
  • Baking sheet
  • Pepper mill
  • Sauté pan
  • Spatula
  • Large Bowl


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 475 degrees.
  2. In fine meshed strainer, place rice and run under cold water until clean.
  3. In medium sized pot, add rice, 2 teaspoons of salt and 4 cups of cold water. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat until rice is simmering. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the water and is cooked.  (Note: rice can be cooked up to two days in advance).
  4. On baking sheet, place squash flesh side up and rub with 1 oz  grapeseed oil, 2 teaspoons of salt, and fresh ground pepper to taste. Place in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender. Use a fork to test for tenderness.
  5. In a separate sauté pan heat 1 oz grapeseed oil on medium-high heat. Add shiitake mushrooms, garlic, a dash of salt, and sauté until mushrooms are cooked but not browned. Remove from heat and place in large bowl.
  6. In the same sauté pan used for the mushrooms, heat 1 oz of grapeseed oil on medium-high heat. Add kale, a pinch of salt, and cook quickly using tongs or a spatula. Keep the kale moving so it doesn’t brown. Once wilted, remove and place in a bowl with shiitake mushrooms.
  7. In bowl, add cooked wild rice and sesame seeds, and mix together.
  8. Taste rice mixture and season accordingly.
  9. Fill the cooked squash halves with the rice mixture, and garnish with mint!

Yummiest Fall Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

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pumpkin dessert recipes

Temps have dropped to the 70s, sunflowers are blooming and there are pumpkin stands on every corner. Fall is here! And that means it’s time for all those ooey gooey delicious pumpkin baking recipes. Here are a few of my faves, plus a bonus pumpkin treat recipe to share with your furry friends.

Delicious Pumpkin Dessert Recipes for Fall:

pumpkin cinnamon rolls recipe - pumpkin dessert recipes

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls from The Girl Who Ate Everything. Get her recipe >

Pumpkin donut recipe - pumpkin dessert recipes

Pumpkin donuts from King Arthur Flour. Get the recipe >

Gooey Pumpkin butter cake - pumpkin dessert recipe

Gooey butter pumpkin cake from My Sweet Sanity. Get her recipe >

Pumpkin whoopie pies recipe - pumpkin dessert recipes for fall

Pumpkin whoopie pies from Dreamy Desserts. Get the recipe >

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