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July 11th, 2013 at 9:00 am

Hot Dog Recipes and Toppings


The 4th may have come and gone, but barbecues should go on all summer long!  I go food shopping every week and there are often Buy One, Get One Free sales on packages of hot dogs over the summer.  If your supermarket has a sale like this, enjoy the great savings and try some of these tasty toppings and recipes that deviate from the usual ketchup and mustard combo:


Peach Salsa Dog

Crescent Dog

BBQ Chili Topping

Guacamole Dog

Sweet Corn Relish Topping

Taco Dog

Reuben Dog

Baked Hot Dog Sandwich

Cubano Dog

Bruschetta Dog

Bacon Barbecue Dog


What are your favorite hot dog toppings?

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May 9th, 2013 at 11:26 am

Hamburger Recipes


It’s almost time to get our BBQ on! Hamburgers are the all-time best food to throw on the grill. Something about them screams summer to me. Here are some great burger recipes to try:

Chili Sauce and Horseradish Burger

These are really easy to make and are so full of flavor. Definitely for nights when you want some beef with a bite to it.

Mozzarella-Stuffed Burger

Sometimes instead of slicing the cheese, I’ll simply mix in shredded mozzarella so it’s sprinkled throughout the whole burger. Bonus Ingredient: mix black beans into the meat. I do this all the time and it’s one of my all-time favorite meals.

Skinny Hamburger

At just under 162 calories a burger, you can have a pretty guiltless meal. But just because it’s a “skinny” burger doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing great taste!

Meatball Sliders

Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a mini-burger and I’ll throw these together. While the recipe does call for frozen meatballs, I do much prefer to make my own.

Remember that you can also substitute turkey meat in any of these recipes (I actually strongly prefer turkey meat over beef) and top them with whatever you’d like – bacon, condiments, lettuce and tomato, or whatever your creativity tells you to do. Enjoy!

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