Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Last week, I read a post on Amanda's blog about a hot dog bar she set up for a get-together with friends. While not everyone loves hot dogs, I do from time to time, especially at a baseball game!  And, while Amanda features five hot dogs, I knew the boys wouldn't be too interested, so Jeremy and I picked two. Here they are:

The Cuban:
We used sliced ham, provolone cheese, spicy mustard and Claussen pickles.  It was so good!

 The Steakhouse:
You can't even tell there is a hot dog on there, but we added cheddar cheese, sauteed onions and mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and A1 steak sauce.  A definite winner, too.

So, if you're craving a hot dog with a twist, these are two great options!

And, since it was cold yesterday, and I don't know how many more cold days we'll have this Winter, I made a batch of my cousin's green chili stew.  There is just something about fresh Hatch green chili that makes this recipe incredible.  

I was thinking about what to make for Fat Tuesday, and then I realized with this post that we might have a problem making every day a fat Tuesday :)


  1. I love hotdogs … I just wish they weren't so processed or I would eat them a WHOLE lot more than I already do. :) Glad I stumbled upon your blog!

  2. So glad you tried and liked it! Sauteing the Steakhouse dog sounds even yummier! And your chili stew?? Looks delicious! Recipe, pls?

  3. My mom gave us a cookbook "The Ranch Cafe Cookbook" and everything calls for Hatch chiles, but they don't exist here in Illinois! What would be a good substitute?

    1. Hey Jessica! Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. If you can find this, this might be the closest thing: http://www.buenofoods.com/br_retail_products.html

      I also found this, but it's pricey: http://www.hatch-chile.com/product.asp?productid=392347