Pigs in a Blanket

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Thoughts Before Cooking:

I remember being a huge fan of pigs in a blanket as a kid, although I haven’t had one in years. My niece has never had one and came across a recipe in a kid’s cookbook. She wanted to make them, so here we go with a blast from the past.

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Ingredients:

  • 12 Hot Dogs
  • Buttermilk Baking Mix
  • Flour

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Prepare the dough for rolled biscuits as directed on package of Buttermilk Baking Mix.
  3. With lightly floured cloth-covered rolling pin, roll out dough into a square, 12 x 12 inches.
  4. Cut the dough into 12 oblong shapes, each 4 inches long and 3 inches wide.
  5. Wrap each oblong dough piece around the hot dog.
  6. The ends of the hot dog should peek out of the biscuit “blanket”.
  7. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake 10-12 mins.
  9. Serve hot.
  10. Makes 12.

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Thoughts After Reading:

I thought they were okay. It definitely is a recipe of my youth, but not one I think I can continue in adulthood as my taste buds have changed.

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For more hot dog recipes, go to Polka Dot Macaroni and Cheese

For more recipes, go to Orange Chocolate Cake

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Polka Dot Macaroni and Cheese

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So as I stated in my book review of Peach Cobbler Murder, I don’t like Peach Cobbler at all not one bit.

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And since I don’t like to eat peaches in any other form than just eating the fruit, I decided to just skip it all together and post something completely different.

Thoughts Before Cooking:

So my niece wanted to make this recipe called Polka Dot Macaroni and Cheese, but when I looked at the recipe it asked for Cheddar cheese soup and some other stuff that didn’t sound good. So instead I choose a Paula Dean recipe for Macaroni and Cheese and added the extra items to make it “Polka-Dotted”.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of uncooked Macaroni
  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of Minced Onion
  • 4 Tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoons of Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 2 Cups of Milk
  • 3 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Hot dogs (I use Hebrew National as they are the best)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  3. Boil 6 cups of water, add macaroni, and cook until al dente.
  4. Drain the pasta.
  5. In a large saucepan, melt the butter.
  6. Add the onion and cook, stirring constantly until tender.
  7. Add flour, salt, dry mustard, and paprika; mix well.
  8. Add milk and stir for 5 minutes, or until thickened.
  9. Add 2 cups of shredded cheese and stir until melted.
  10. Stir in the macaroni and pour into the prepared dish.
  11. Cover the macaroni with remaining cheese.
  12. Cut the hot dogs into penny-thin slices.
  13. Sprinkle on top of the macaroni.
  14. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

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Thoughts After Cooking:

I’ve never been one for the hot dog and Mac & cheese combo; but I loved this. The Mac and Cheese is of course phenomenal, but the hotdog added an extra boost.

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For more recipes with macaroni, go to Pasta e Fagioli

For more recipes, go to Cocoa M&M Cookies