Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pip and Puddles Come to Visit for a Cooking Lesson

Our good friend Pip hasn't been feeling too well, and he has decided to go on a Bucket Tour with his friend Puddles.   We were lucky he came to visit for a special cooking lesson, after all cooking is kind of our thing.  First we took Pip for a walk in our local park.  Please, take a rest on a bench Pip, us pugs like to take a break. 

Bob would like  to show you and Puddles some of the nice Brownstone houses in Down town Jersey City.  We warn you, our house is no were near this nice.   These brownstones cost lots of doggie bones.

 There are some amazing views of the NYC skyline in Jersey City, check them out:

Here we are at our humble home.  (Sure its an old picture with our angel sister Dr. Zira but she is always with us in spirit).
 Norbert would like to invite you to play in our back lot: warning its concrete but we still have a lot of fun back there.

Or you could hang out on the couch, we have two of them for maximum doggie comfort:

of course you are welcome to the upstairs bed too, we love to sit there with Dad:

If you want something to do we could get you a toy, we have lots to choose from:

While you and Puddles are chillaxing

Mom will start on our Turkey Cheese Burger Meat loaf Muffins, they'll go great with all that junk food and the recipe is super easy (and pretty healthy).

Pip's Turkey Cheese Burger Meatloaf Muffins

  • 1 lb ground turkey (or beef if you prefer)
  • 1 package frozen mixed vegetables (Mom likes Cascadian Farm's brand)
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce (optional)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup small diced cheddar cheese or grated cheddar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and coat a 12 tin muffin pan with non-stick spray (don't forget this stuff like mom often does because your muffins will stick to the pan).  
Stir together all of the ingredients in a nice big bowl (really its that easy!)

Spoon into a muffin tin and bake for 30 minutes until cooked through.  Voila they smell tasty!
No need to get up guys.  We will deliver a muffin right to you:

Hope you like them!

We had a great time on your visit and hope you did too.


  1. Woof! Woof! Love it a Turkey Burger. Cheese was the secret ingredient. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Thank goodness we have arrived ...thank you for showing me the New York skyline as I've mentioned 87 million times my assistant has a thing for New York so she will be glad I had a chance to see it in the furs.

    Of course, we were very honored to meet your angel sister Dr. Zira.

    Oh, and the concrete backyard - no problem! Remember, I lived most of my life as a city dog so I know all about concrete.

    On to food ...

  3. P.S.: I am taking this recipe for my mom to try at home. These turkey cheese muffins are AMAZING - chomp, chomp, chomp ...more please!

  4. Wow .....the muffins look pawsome and so yummy. I hope pip and puddles took a to-go box. What an exciting visit to the big city for them

  5. How is it even possible that Puddles didn't get burned being so close to the stove like that ~ It's a miracle! What a great stop on their tour. We loved seeing Jersey and the NYC skyline. (Mommy's from Long Island).

    And your recipe for the burgers sounds delicious! I just know that Pip and Puddles ate like 87 gazillion of them.

    You were so kind to share your couch, toys and sitting on the big bed with you Dad. That made their trip extra special.

    Excellent host's one and all!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  6. I left a treat for you on my blog Training Toby! Check it out!

  7. A perfect recipe for a lovely visit. Probably made Pip feel right at home being in a big city.

  8. Oooooh I thinks I would likes to live in one of those Brownstone buildings...mum said it reminded hers of dat Cosby show long time ago.

    Thank dog ya'lls can cook cuz I gets no homemade foodables at home cuz my mum don't cook. Heck, hers not even knows wheres da kitchen is.
    These muffins is just delish, I thinks I needs anudder one.


  9. Oh Puddles, we betcha that your Mom knows where the kitchen is. Too funny.
    Those were some mighty fine pictures of New York. And that recipe looks yummy. We will try to get our old lady Mom to make that.
    Puddles, it seems you behaved yourself. Good girl.
    Pip, we just read your update and are sending tons of purrs and prayers. And your Donkey friends are crossing their hooves for you.

  10. Oh Yummmmm. I bet Pip gobbled up more than one of those turkey muffin things. What a great thing to cook for him a nice home cooked meal. One does have to take a break from cheeseburgers and Cheetos. You were the perfect hosts. And what a wonderful walk.

  11. We were dreaming of what you'd cook up for Pip & Puddles and boy you did not let us down. Super dooper. I have drooled all over the keyboard. Lovely to see your hood. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. Holy fun times! And those meatloaf muffins are a great idea, w will have to think about making them.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  13. wow that looks super-fun! How many bones does you think those houses cost - like 3 or 4 maybe? I must says, you guys is adorable and I looks forward to reading more of your adventurings!


  14. OH Boy Howdy... those MUFFINS look FABULOUS. I'll bet Pip fills the TRUNK of the Red Car with them.
    What wonderful hosts you are. You let Pip and Puddles have free rein in your House? YOU are BRAVE.

  15. What a great idea, Frankie! Let's load up the trunk with the muffins, pile into the car, and hit the streets of the Big Apple!!!

  16. Those muffins look AMAZING! How nice of you to host Pip, too!

  17. Oh what fun, we finks your pad and yard looks great :) I love that photo wiff dad ( cough cough ) BOL. I'mz making those muffins..yummy. Only Frankie would have the idea to fill the trunk up..BOL good idea, then youz can share them wiff us at the ball :)xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  18. You guys sure have a fun household. Good brothers and sissys, pawrents and food
    Benny & Lily

  19. That's our kind of visit. A little site seeing than hang out on the couch and eat GREAT FOOD!!

    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  20. You all had such a great time together and you made Pip and Puddles feel very welcome!
    Love all the photos.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  21. Oh well done you guys, you really showed Pip and Puddles a good time. And those meaty muffins (great concept!) look divine.
    Toodle pip!

  22. Looks good to me!
    Mummy made me some pupcakes today, but she cheated and use a mix BOL

  23. Loved the tour! Those muffins look very tasty.

  24. Great visit guys! We hope Pip got a few of those delicious looking muffins to go! Yummy!!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  25. You mean Pip and Puddles came to visit and no one got drunk, no cars were crashed and the pawleece didn't show up? Wow those muffins must have some secret calming properties BOL!

  26. Oh yum - your turkey burgers are perfect - healthy and tasty! Love seeing the pics of your city cos it's almost like visiting myself!

  27. Wow those muffins sound amazing and they hardly got in any mischief. What a great day for all.

    Loveys Sasha

  28. Those muffins look yummy, we are going to ask our Mommy to try the recipe.

  29. Nothing like Turkey Cheese Burger Meatloaf Muffins and Bud Light to wash it down--all while enjoying the NYC skyline!

  30. What a fine time you showed the Pipster and the Puddle mistress!
    OMDs you feed them well too.
    Great and fun visit
    Hugs madi

  31. You sure know how to entertain! Are there any muffins left?

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  32. That was a great tour. I see a doggie business in you future.

    Bella & Sweet Pea