Remember the dog treats I wrote about last week? They look so cute in the apothecary jar tucked between my cookbooks:
On the shelf, they remind me to ask my dogs to behave and do a trick (sit, down, shake, etc.) so they can earn a cookie. I love the home-made, happy look of the treats:
But I forgot: they have no preservatives. And after about five days on the shelf at room temp, this is what you get:
Aaaack! That's not decorative sprinkles--that's mold!
So, if you make the dog treats, remember to use them up promptly, or refrigerate (or freeze) them to extend their lifetime.
It makes me wonder, just what IS in those pet-store cookies that last forever in the open bins?
It can't be good for your Max or Fluffy.