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A Killer Coffee Recipe: Dog Treats!

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

(I made these for Charlie since he couldn’t have salt. I use low sodium peanut butter and he loved these.)

• 2 cups whole wheat flour
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
• 1 cup skim milk, or 1 cup hot water (NOT BOILING WATER)

• 1 egg, this is optional you do not have to include it. The egg makes a dog’s coat shiny (I did not include the egg in the treats I gave to my puppy)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with tin foil or parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine the whole wheat flour and the baking powder.
Then, in the same mixing bowl add the milk, or hot water, and peanut butter.
Carefully mix the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients. If the dough is too dry add a little more milk or water, or if it is too wet add an additional tablespoon of flour until it is not too wet.

Place dough on counter and roll it out with a rolling pin, or flatten the dough out with your hands.
Use dog bone cookie cutters and cut the dough into various size dog biscuits. Place cut out dog bones on cookie sheet. Leave space between the bones on the cookie sheet because they will spread slightly and rise.
If the dough gets too sticky while you are cutting out the bones sprinkle it with flour and it will decrease the stickiness.

Once all the dough is cut up bake the bones for twenty minutes at 375 degrees. The bones should be light brown when done. Allow the bones to cool before giving one to your puppy!


Thanks so much to reader Janet for sending me these adorable photos of her grandchildren making the treats for her three pups!

Frothy Foul Play is available for preorder and will be released on February 25th! YAY!!
Who is ready to go get a coffee from The Bean Hive?
Grab your coffee, tea or drink of choice and sit a spell! Roxanne Bloom, Aunt Maxi, Low-retta and the gossip queens of Honey Springs are chatting…well gossiping over the latest adventure of Crissy Lane’s homeopathic spa retreat, Bee Happy Spa.

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Answering a Reader Question

I love getting emails and answering reader questions so much that I answer them on video every Wednesday.
This week’s reader question is from reader Bobbie McKeever.

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Hi do! If you are new to me here’s a little bit about me~ I’m Tonya Kappes. I’m a USA Today Bestselling author who write SOUTHERN COZY MYSTERIES. First I’m a mom of four grown men boys, a wife with a rescue cat, Rowena.

We live in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky where the seasons change as quickly as the suspects in my books!

I write in 85 cozy mystery series for HarperCollins, Henery Press, Crooked Lane (Maymee Bell), and indie publish.

I love my readers and host my own annual MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND every October where I rent a train (yes a real train that moves) with a mystery dinner theater.

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I am so grateful for all my readers! The smiles on these faces and fun photos are my why! Have a wonderful new year! I’m excited to be bringing more fun, southern cozy mysteries your way!



Digital Download : Spoonful of Murder Coloring Page

Lookie here! Today we’re sharing the coloring page for the Spoonful of Murder cover!  This is exclusive to Patreon and has never been shared anywhere. So, grab your coloring implements and have at it.

You can download the PDF attachment. <3