Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We're Going To Test The Waters By Putting The Word Out There...Slowly

One of the big changes we're making with Bodacious Biscuit Love is that we want to pull in closer to home. Part of that includes providing our homemade dog treats, and eventually pup food, to families in need. Life happens and, I'm sure, most of us know what it's like to fall on hard times once in a while. On the flip side, we've had some concerns about doing this and we addressed those in a recent post published a few weeks ago.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Your Homemade Dog Treats Look Amazing, Jen!

Towards the end of May, we made the decision to share our Bodacious Biscuit Love Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe. This recipe is the one we make weekly, offer to the public, and donate to our local animal shelters and families in need. Although we tossed the idea around about sharing, we decided, "Yes! We're going to share the recipe." We wanted to provide people with a means to make their pups homemade dog treats that were simple and inexpensive. So far, the response has been overwhelming. People have come forth to thank us and to extend kind words about our our decision to share the recipe.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

There Are Laws To Follow If You Want To Distribute Homemade Dog Treats

A couple months ago, we made the decision to share the recipe for our Bodacious Biscuit Love Peanut Butter Dog Treats. These are the treats we offer to the public, families in need, and donate to local animal shelters. In addition, we've shared the recipes for the other flavors previously offered. You can find those recipes on Our Bodacious Dog Treat Recipes page.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

As Pet Parents We Want To Spoil Our Fur-Kids, But...

During the early summer months, while out running a few errands, we stopped at a small event we spotted. It was a mix of flea market items, craft vendors, food vendors, etc. One of the vendors was selling gourmet dog treats and other pet stuff. I was curious. We stopped. Looked. The gourmet dog treats were somewhat fancy. Heavily decorated with hard colored icing and sprinkles and other detailing. Various flavors and shapes. What caught my attention the most was the price. One cookie was $3.50.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

This Load Of Biscuit Love Left The House Thursday Afternoon

To those who have asked, yes we are still baking biscuits every week and spreading the biscuit love. Just because we're making changes and shifting our focus closer to home doesn't mean we've halted the baking. We've been baking biscuits and spreading the biscuit love every week since October of 2013 and we're not going to stop.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We're Still Tossing This Idea Around

A few years ago, a friend of ours was struggling financially due to health issues. To help her out, we bought food and toiletries for her a few times a month. To supplement what we purchased for her, she'd visit the food bank once a week. That year, for the holiday season, the food bank provided turkeys and ham. Right around this time, she expressed her frustration with a handful of people who were taking advantage of the free holiday fare. These people worked, or had income, and they had more than enough to do a weekly grocery shopping. However, because the turkeys and hams were free, they opted to stand in line for the handout.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Here's The Recipe For Our Double Carob Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie Dog Treats

Shortly after Bodacious Biscuit Love came to life, we got on a sandwich cookie dog treat kick. It started with Miss Beckett's Bites and Carob Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. The last sandwich cookie we created, before realizing these cookies were extremely seasonal and didn't hold up well during shipping and at events, were these. Yes, these. Our fur-kids, along with dozens of other pups, were head over paws for these sandwich cookies. We were too.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

It's All About The Dogs. It's All About The Animals.

Last month, there were several posts published about our Bodacious Biscuit Love Evolution. If you didn't get a chance to read 'em, you can catch up here, here, and, here. In short, we've made, and are continuing to make, some changes based on trials and tribulations over the past almost-3-years. Some of those changes include shipping, focus, our Bodacious Raffle Baskets, pulling closer to home, and helping more people in our community.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Got Berries?

One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh, homegrown produce. That includes berries. The berry season is short so we get in a much as we can while it's around. We eat 'em fresh, include them in our fur-kid's meals, make plenty of homemade berry breads, and I usually whip up a Summer Berry Crunch pie or two to enjoy and share with our neighbor friends.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

You Can Share These Double Peanut Butter Cookies With Your Pup

When we hosted our Bodacious Yard & Bake Sales, and occasionally at events, we had "hooman" cookies available. We offered a variety of flavors including chocolate chip, lemon cheesecake, and chunky monkey. Out of all the flavors we offered, two flavors remained the most popular. We always sold out of those bags o' cookies.