By Food & Wine
Who says a hot dog can't be a revelatory dining experience? Here are five creative hot dog recipes that are perfect for a game day get-together, a cookout party or a fast weeknight dinner.
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Crosshatch Hot Dogs on Grilled Croissants
Crosshatch Hot Dogs on Grilled Croissants
These sweet-savory glazed hot dogs were inspired by a dish Food & Wine's Marcia Kiesel discovered at a Manhattan Chinatown restaurant. They're cut in a crosshatch pattern, which makes the franks cook even faster, and served in a grilled mustard-brushed croissant.
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
6 cups finely shredded green cabbage (from 1/2 small head)
3 fresh red chiles such as Fresno, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 croissants, split but still attached on one side
4 large hot dogs
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 large garli...Read More »
- Sparkpeople.com | Game Time Guide | Fri, Jan 6, 2012 12:26 AM EST | Comments
Choose healthy holiday party foods.
By Stepfanie Romine, editor of SparkRecipes.com
Did you know that overindulging on the weekends can lead to weight gain of nine pounds a year?...Read More »
To stay on track and still have fun with friends and family, serve some of these healthier party foods.
Bruschetta: Traditionally, this starter is made with thin slices of toasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with tomato and basil. Get whole wheat or multigrain baguettes from the bakery. Have them slice the bread--it'll be thinner and more uniform. 45 calories; 2 g fat per piece
Smoked salmon mousse: In a food processor, mix 6 ounces smoked salmon with light cream cheese, some dill, lemon zest and juice, and a handful of capers. Mix until creamy, then spread on sliced baguettes and top with a thin slice of English cucumber. 75 calories; 3 g fat
Salsa: Jarred or homemade, spicy or mild, this is a no-fail appetizer. Serve it with baked or whole-grain chips, vegetables or pita chips. 50-75 calories a cup
- Woman S Day | Game Time Guide | Fri, Jan 6, 2012 2:01 PM EST | Commentsby Woman's Day Kitchen
You could do the typical chips, dip and potato skins this Super Bowl Sunday, or you could make things more interesting-and a lot more delicious-by trying out these eight flavor-packed recipes. From cheesy quesadillas to tangy chicken wings, these tasty morsels are well worth the extra quarter in the kitchen. Photo by Kate Sears/Woman's Day
Total Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 10 min
- 1 package (12 oz) fully cooked chicken sausage
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17-oz box)
- 3 tablespoons whole-grain or deli mustard, plus more for serving
- Heat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut the sausages in quarters lengthwise, then in half crosswise. Cut the puff pastry into strips 3 in. long by 1⁄2 in. wide.
- Spread about 1/4 tsp mustard on one side of each pastry strip. Roll the sausage pieces in the pastry strips and transfer to the prepared baking sheet
- Kaboodle.com | Game Time Guide | Fri, Jan 6, 2012 2:10 PM EST | Comments
This year, Super Bowl Sunday falls on February 5th, which means you still have time to gear up with cool and hilarious entertaining accoutrements if you're hosting a viewing party. Lucky for you, we found the most hilarious ways to show your team spirit-all of which are listed below.
Fathead Wall Decals
These life-size (seriously!) vinyl wall decals (around $100 from Fatheads.com) are perfect for "man caves" and kids' rooms, but to pack the biggest Super Bowl party punch, place one right on the living room wall. There are dozens of players and teams to choose from and, best of all, the giant decals are removable and reusable, so you can move yours into a more appropriate place after the game is over.
Kitchen Gadgets You'll Really Use
As far as we're concerned, there is no other way to eat food at a Super Bowl party than out of your favorite team's helmet-shaped snack bowl ($43 from SidelineMVP.com).
Team Hand Sanitizers
NFL Hand Sanitizer
As sports fans, we can certainly a...Read More »
- Woman S Day | Game Time Guide | Fri, Jan 6, 2012 10:26 AM EST | Commentsby Woman's Day Kitchen
When your eyes are glued to the TV screen and your living room is reverberating with cheers, it's easy to let your diet discipline fall by the wayside. To avoid getting derailed, prepare these easy-to-tackle recipes, which are lower in fat and calories than typical game-day fare but just as tasty-a win-win! If you do decide to indulge, however, make it something worth cheering about, like this festive Football Cake, made with chocolate-drenched pound cake. Photo by Jonny Valiant/Woman's Day.
Crispy Chicken Bites Recipe
Serves: 8Total Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 15 min
- 1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 2 cups unsweetened whole-grain cereal flakes, crushed
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3⁄4-in. pieces
- Quick dipping sauces, for serving
- Heat oven to 425ºF. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk,