Daily Archives: December 31, 2017

Puff Pastry Hot Dogs

Talk about a fun appetizer or quick fun dinner. These puff pastry hot dogs are quick to make and simply delicious. This is sure to be a hit at any gathering. You can cut the hot dogs in half to make smaller ones vs the full hot dogs. Check out the recipe below.

Puff Pastry Hot Dogs

8 hot dogs, any kind
1 sheet pre-made puff pastry, thawed but cold
1 egg
Sprinkle: coarse salt
Mustard for serving

Directions: Preheat oven 400. Roll out puff pastry to make it slightly bigger. Pat dry the hot dogs. Using a knife or a pizza cutter cut into half inch strips. Using 2 strips of the puff pastry wrap the hot dog, slightly overlapping. You can also just use thicker strips of the puff pastry if you’d rather. Place on a greased baking dish.

Once all the hot dogs are wrapped place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes for the puff pastry to slightly chill again.

Whisk egg in small bowl. Remove the hot dogs from the refrigerator and brush the puff pastry with the egg and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake in the oven 20 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately with a side of mustard.






Dad’s Clam Dip with Dill

I’m going to talk as about my Dad a bit. I got my ability to throw together a great dish from him. He was very good at just putting ingredients together and coming up with something that tasted amazing. He didn’t always write down his recipes (also something I got from him.) So, when he passed away unfortunately, there was a lot of dishes we wished we had the recipes for. One was his clam dip. It’s so good and something I never liked at first and now I love.

I know it sounds weird but it is simply delicious. One day I had decided to try and remember the taste and just started experimenting with ingredients. I was able to make it and the taste was just like when my Dad made it. I was so happy I was able to recreate it just like his.

I wanted to share the recipe with my followers. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I.

Dad’s Clam Dip

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 T Worcestershire sauce
2 10 oz cans chopped clams (drained, reserve 1 T of liquid)
1 t salt
1/2-1 T Dill (More for topping)

Directions: In a medium bowl add in the cream cheese. With a fork smash the cream cheese for 2 minutes to soften more. Add in the sour cream and mix well. Next add in chopped clams, the reserved liquid and the Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Season with the dill and salt. Mix well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Add more dill if you’d like. I like extra dill. Sprinkle dill over the top of dip to serve. Serve with your choice of chips or crackers.