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Dressed up Dogs!

 
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Hi, friends! I'm participating in the magazine cooking event at Kitchen Bouquet, but I have to admit that I'm going to cheat a little!  This recipe was either in Family Circle or Women's Day about 50 years ago ... when I was in grade school!  It had to be one of those two magazines, because they were the only ones my mother would buy!  (...because they were not expensive)   I begged her to make these hotdogs ... and she told me that she thought I should make them.  This was probably the first thing that I ever cooked!

So, I remember making them ... and I still make them the same way!  The recipe couldn't be simpler.  Each hotdog is wrapped in a piecee of bacon (I fry it until it is almost done, but still pliable), then placed in an open bun that has a piece of American cheese laying in it... topped with mustard, katchup, pickle relish (but we always used Mom's homemade pepper relish ... I still make it ... so I still use that) ... and then bundled up in aluminum foil and baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!

They come out with a bun that is a little crispy ... a dog that is steamed perfectly ... and a combined flavor that takes me back to my childhood.   These became a big hit in our household for Saturday lunch, usually with soup or chili in the winter ....  and fresh tomatoes and cucumber/onion salad in the summer.

Enjoy ... and special thanks to our hostess for keeping our creative juices flowing!