Hot diggity dog! The dog days of summer are here (in more ways than one). Over the next few months we’ll flock to the beach, pools, anywhere we can soak up the sun. To some, the best part about summer might be the weather, but I think we can all agree that summer eats are top notch.
With summer comes backyard barbecues and with cookouts come summer staples like hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, macaroni salad, s’mores – the list goes on and on.
While you could light up the grill, try cooking your hot dogs in your slow cooker this weekend.
If you’re wondering just how many hot dogs you can fit in the slow cooker, the answer is 64 and up (in a 6 quart slow cooker). We fit 64 hot dogs with room to spare – so make sure you have plenty of mouths to feed. We cooked these dogs on HIGH for 3 hours until they were perfectly warm and ready to serve. There’s no need to add water – the dogs will release some moisture while they cook and leave you with perfectly steamed frankfurters.
If you prefer to grill your hot dogs, the slow cooker can help keep them warm as guests arrive. Just put the slow cooker on WARM and let those guests that aren’t lucky (or punctual) enough to get a hot-off-the-grill hot dog enjoy one later in the afternoon.
While these slow cooker hot dogs would be delicious at a neighborhood BBQ, you could also make them for a kid’s birthday party or work potluck to feed a crowd anytime of year. Put out your favourite fix-ins – ketchup, mustard, onions, chili – and let your guests serve themselves. Frankly, it’s easier that way.
The finale is coming. Celebrate and throw an epic Game of Thrones viewing party with these party favourites everyone will love. No matter who ends up on the throne, your guests will be left with smiles on their faces and bellies full!
While candy seems to get all the (deserving) attention on Halloween, there are plenty of ghoulish goodies you can make to celebrate. From jack-o-lantern-looking stuffed peppers, to graveyard dip, this is the perfect time of year to pull out your best tricks in the kitchen.
These Halloween popcorn mixes are a perfect snack to serve at a Halloween party, munch on during a scary movie, or to bag for the kids’ lunches in October. If you haven’t picked out your costume yet, these 3 recipes are sure to get you in the spooky spirit.
Caramel Candy Corn Popcorn mix is sugar, spice, and everything nice. The pretzels and popcorn are crunchy and salty. Mixed with Reese’s pieces and caramel chunks, it’s a dream mix for those who like a little savory with their sweet. And you can’t celebrate Halloween without candy corn, can you? – so there’s plenty where that came from too.
If you aren’t serving or eating something with googly eyes, can you really say you celebrated Halloween? Simply coat your popcorn with black candy melts and add your favorite sprinkles and decorations. We’re not sure if the kids will like decorating or eating this black widow popcorn more – but either way, it’s a win, win.
If you’re a fan of dirt cake, you’ll love this bright green popcorn mix. We used food color spray (that we picked up at a local craft store) to turn the popcorn green, then added gummy worms, mini Oreos, and skittles. For shock value, serve it in the biggest cauldron you can find and sprinkle in a few plastic spiders. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your annual Halloween party.