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Entertain: The Dog Days of Summer

When it comes to entertaining guests, we don't discriminate, especially to our furry friends. So when the time came to celebrate a milestone birthday for a POSH pup, all paws were on deck. We're not sure who enjoyed it more - those of us who had the chance to partake of Meg's fresh lemonade and grilled burgers or the canine friends with their pupcakes. Either way, it's safe to say Bear had a very Happy 10th Birthday indeed.

1. What kind of party is it without personalized cups? 2. Meg and the birthday boy, Bear. 3. Pupcakes and burger fixings along with a few undoubtedly chewy gifts. 4. Bear sniffs out his dessert. 5. Don't worry. Marvin isn't serving as a cautionary tale for eating too many pupcakes; he just likes getting his tummy rubbed.

Recipe from Bake Space


2 ripe bananas
2 cups water
1 egg
1/2 tsp double strength vanilla
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
Dog food or tiny bones for "sprinkles"

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray cupcakes or mini cupcake pan with olive oil. (Mini cupcake pan for small dogs or regular pan for large dogs.)

In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add all ingredients but peanut butter and dog food and mix with a pastry blender until well combined. Add peanut butter and continue stirring until well blended.

If using mini cupcake pan, spoon 2 Tbsp (or 1/8 cup) batter into each well. If using regular cupcake pan, fill each well to the top. The batter will not rise or smooth out very much, so be sure to smooth it out and make it pretty. Top each pupcake with 1-4 pieces of "sprinkles" and push them down slightly into the dough.

Bake mini cupcakes for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Bake large pupcakes for about 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes in a pan before inverting onto cooling rack. Allow pupcakes to cool completely before feeding them to your dog.

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