Baked Chili Cheese Dogs


I had a meeting last night so I needed a meal that could be put together quickly and easily once I got home. Once again I looked to my slow cooker.  Most of the meal could be made ahead of time and just assembled when I got home or it was so easy I could…

10 Hot Dogs – Beyond the Mustard and Relish


With summer just getting started we will be grilling more than ever. Here are 10 hot dogs that go beyond the mustard and relish toppings.  Click on the links for each hot dog below each picture. Rochester Style Garbage Plate with Meat Sauce     Pizza Hot Dogs   Pretzel Dogs   Tyler Florence’s Simple…

Taco Hot Dogs


This was a fun meal that turned out much better than I thought it would.  A few weeks ago our local grocery store had a sale on all beef hot dogs.  So, of course I bought four packages (won’t be on sale again for 4-6 weeks!).  Then I had to think of ways to make…

Chicago Style Hot Dogs


I guess this is the perfect meal since I am heading today to the Disney Social Media Moms – On the Road even in Chicago today.  I am so excited yet feeling like a guppy in a huge ocean.  I LOVE Disney and will be spending this summer combining this blog with my Earning My…

Tyler Florence’s Simple Chili Cheese Dogs with NO Canned Chili


We are slowly re-entering life.  After the week of family togetherness for calling hours, the funeral, eating out every meal and being in hotels we had a case of the plague go through our house.  It started on the way home with my son waking in the middle of the night with a stomach bug. …

Pretzel Dogs


My kids have been asking for simple dinners lately.  Hot dogs, hamburgers or pasta with sauce is what they want.  Nothing fancy. I think things are so stressful in their life right now, as they are for all of us, they want comfort and familiarity in their meals as well as in their routines.  My…

What Happens When Mommy Doesn’t Make or Plan Dinner


Things have been crazy here and I have been trying to keep on top of the meal planning and cooking.  This is what happens when Mom doesn’t plan a dinner or leave something cooking for them.   They figure it out. I volunteered at school today and then I had to do three pick-ups and…

Hoisin Barbecue Hot Dogs


This is a very strange picture.  I get that.  But, this dinner was one I needed to get ready on the fly.  They look much better in a hot dog bun, but we were out of those. Every once in a while I need to make hot dogs.  Not my first pick for a meal…

Barbecue Sauce Hot Dogs with Various Toppings.


Barbecue Hot Dog with Caramelized Onions and Broccoli Slaw I try to make dinners for my family that are different and tasty.  I try to round out each meal with a salad and vegetable.  To be honest I try to get 2 vegetables at each meal I can in addition to the salad.  But, we…

Pizza Hot Dogs


We just returned home from a week vacation back to New York.  Though it was a fun time it was BUSY!  We visited friends and laughed until our faces ached and our sides hurt.  The kids danced in a Feis.  We went to a 96th birthday dinner for my mother-in-law.  Had an orthodontist appointment for…

Rochester Style Garbage Plate with Meat Sauce


We are going back “home” for a visit soon but we are still missing Rochester.  On our last trip back I picked up 3 lbs. of Hoffman Hot Dogs.  Now Zweigle’s are the hotdog of choice in Rochester, NY but we prefer Hoffman’s.  I can say that now that we moved away without everyone looking…