Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Panini Grill Dogs………..

For something different for Lunch or Dinner – Grab the Hot Dogs and grill them on the Panini. Just warm to medium heat. Grill for 7 to 9 min. or until heated through. You can serve them on a Bun, Flat Bread, or Wrap.

One of America’s Favorites – Danger Dog

June 4, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A deep-fried, bacon wrapped Jersey breakfast dog

A danger dog is a hot dog that has been wrapped in bacon and deep-fried. It is served on a hot dog bun with various toppings. Also known as a bacon-wrapped hot dog, it was first sold by street vendors in Mexico. Its origin has been placed in either Tijuana or Hermosillo, where it was originally served in a bolillo instead of a hot dog bun.

Danger dogs are now sold by street vendors and in restaurants in urban areas in the United States such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.

The term “danger dog” originates from this form of hot dog’s reputation as being of cheap quality, as it is often sold by unlicensed street vendors.


A francheezie with a side of fries; the cheese is on top instead of inside

In Chicago there is a variation of the danger dog called the francheezie. This is an all-beef hot dog wrapped in bacon and deep fried, with melted Cheddar or American cheese (or Velveeta). Usually the hot dog is split and filled with cheese before being deep fried. Alternatively the cheese may be added as a topping after frying. The francheezie is served on a poppy seed bun, either “plain” or with the toppings of a Chicago-style hot dog. It is typically sold by restaurants rather than by street vendors.

In Los Angeles the danger dog is known as the bacon-wrapped hot dog. Vendors can be found cooking them on a stainless steel baking tray over Sterno heat sources outside of bars, concerts, sporting events, and other late night establishments. The bacon-wrapped usually consists of a bacon-wrapped hot dog, grilled onions and bell peppers, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and grilled jalapeño peppers. After a public campaign in 2010, the L.A. City Council proclaimed the bacon-wrapped to be the official hot dog of Los Angeles.

Jersey breakfast dog
In New Jersey and elsewhere on the East Coast, there is a variation called the Jersey breakfast dog. This is a bacon-wrapped, deep-fried hot dog with melted cheese, on top of a fried or scrambled egg.

Mission dog
In San Francisco the bacon-wrapped hot dog is called a Mission dog, named after the Mission District where it is sold. It is typically served with grilled onions, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and jalapeños.

Texas Tommy

A bacon-wrapped

The Texas Tommy is found in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Eastern Pennsylvania. Like a francheezie, it is a hot dog that is split and filled with cheese before being wrapped with bacon. The Texas Tommy can be either deep-fried, broiled, or grilled.


Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch…….Variety Value Pack #20 SATURDAY

November 4, 2017 at 6:17 AM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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This week off the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website ( its Variety Value Pack #20. This package has a little of everything! Some of the items are; Swiss Style Brat (Pork), Sweet Italian Sausage (Pork), HIckory Smoked Pepper Cheese Brat (Pork), Hickory and Jalepeno Brat (Pork), Nuremberg Style Brat (Pork), and more! But this is just one of the Value and Sampler packages you can find at the SayersBrook site. Plus they have a fantastic selection of meats to choose from like; Bison, Elk, Wild Boar, Rabbit, Ostrich, and more! And don’t forget to check out all the delicious recipes. Now more on Variety Value Pack #20. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Variety Value Pack #20

A smorgasboard of the very best brats, sausages and hotdogs from the very best meat.

Our Traditional Bison Summer Sausage is a delicious high protein, low fat snack. Also great for meat and cheese platters. This truly is a snack for all seasons.

Tasty, easily transportable, high protein bison jerky snacks are a great idea. All of our bison snacks are ideal for backpacking, camping, sports activities, or anytime that you want an energy boost. Great lunch box stuffers. An alternative to the empty calories of sweets.

1 pk Swiss Style Brat (Pork)
1 pk Sweet Italian Sausage (Pork)
1 pk Hickory Smoked Pepper Cheese Brat (Pork)
1 pk Hickory & Jalepeno Brat (Pork)
1 pk Nuremberg Style Brat (Pork)
1 pk Hot Italian Sausage (Pork)
1 lb Bison Hot Dogs
1 lb Bison Brats
(10) .66 oz Bison Snack Sticks
(10) .66 oz Bison Jerky
(2) 6oz Bison Summer Sausage


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Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

October 26, 2017 at 5:09 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers. Tailgate and grill out and still eat healthy with these tips on how. Find all all the tips at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
Yes, you can eat hot dogs and hamburgers on your diabetic diet. Just follow a few tips and tricks, and start enjoying these barbecue favorites guilt-free.


Where’s the Beef?
Hamburger meat, by government standards, is fresh or frozen ground beef without anything else added and can contain no more than 30 percent fat by weight. At the supermarket, hamburger meat is labeled with its percentage of lean meat and percentage of fat, such as 80/20 or 93/7. Not so at a friend’s barbecue or a ballpark grill. Here are some good rules of thumb:
— A 3-ounce serving of cooked meat is just right — there’s no need to pile on extra patties or order a large burger unless you share…….

6 Ways to Lighten Your Hot Dog or Hamburger
Go Topless
Ditch half the bun to cut carbs. Opt for a whole grain bun when you have the choice. If available, use a lettuce-leaf topper to help keep your fingers clean……

Scope Out the Grill
Look for vendors who use an open grill rather than a smooth-top grill. The open grill lets a little more fat drip away……


* Click the link below for all the Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

May 31, 2017 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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No matter how you like to top your dog, the key ingredient is still the hot dog itself. Wild Idea’s skinless Buffalo Hot Dogs are made from our 100% premium grass-fed buffalo meat and organic seasonings. We also recently introduced a dairy free option, for those with special dietary requirements. So fire up the grill and spread out your favorite toppings. Below are a few of our favorites.



Pizza Dog Topping: Pizza Sauce & melted Mozzarella. You might also want to add some Wild Idea’s Buffalo Pepperoni!

HLT: Hot Dog, Lettuce & Tomato with Mayo. Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon might be an additional tasty topping too!

Relish & Onion Dog: Pickled Relish & Chopped Onions.

Keep it Simple: Ketchup & Mustard.

Pickled Dog: Peperoncini, Pickled Jalapeños and Red Onions.

Chili Cheese Dog: Hot Dog smothered in Chili & Cheese!

Other favorite toppings: Coleslaw, Sauerkraut, & B.B.Q Sauce.


All of our brats, hot dogs & sausages are made in-house from our 100% free-roaming grass-fed buffalo meat, with just the right amount of spice! The result: delicious-tasting products that are good and good for you too! What a Wild Idea! *All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Hawaiian Turkey Hot Dogs

May 26, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Hawaiian Turkey Hot Dogs. You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Turkey Franks. With toppings including; a mixture of pineapple, jalapeño, honey, and onion. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch!



Hawaiian Turkey Hot Dogs

Get more creative with your turkey dogs by adding more zip than the usual mustard and ketchup defaults. This topping is a mixture of pineapple, jalapeño, honey, onion that just might change the way you do hotdogs forever.


2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
1 jalapeño, seeded minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
⅛ teaspoon salt
8 JENNIE-O® Turkey Franks
8 hot dog buns

1) In medium bowl, combine pineapple, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, honey and salt; set aside.
2) Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Grill turkey franks 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly charred and heated through. Place turkey franks into buns. Top with pineapple mixture.

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Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch……..It’s a Sausage Fest!

October 15, 2016 at 5:36 AM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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From the SayerBrook Bison Ranch ( its Sausages, Hot Dogs, and Brats ( SayersBrook has a fantastic selection of Sausages of all kinds to please any taste. Whether it’s the All Beef Hotdogs, Bratwurst, Hot Italian Sausage, or Apple Cinnamon Sausage you’re bound to find one you’ll like! SayersBrook has a fantastic selection of meat including; Bison, Elk, Wild Boar, Ostrich, and more. So be sure to check them out soon. And with the Holidays approaching what a perfect gift this would be from one of their many items! Below are 3 of the many Sausage selections on the SayersBrook website. All items can be purchased on the SayersBrook Bison website ( Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

The Flavor That Made The West – New Flavored Sausages!

Finally here is the original flavor your great, great Grandfather might have savored on the cattle drive. Introducing mouthwatering new flavored sausages in beef and pork from Sayersbrook Bison Ranch. They grill up nice and make the perfect thrill to any meal.

Our new sausage and brat flavors are sure to be a hit at your dinner table. With so many kinds to choose from, you are sure to find several of your own personal favorites. Go with your old stand-by or get adventurous and try something new. Either way, our huge selection of mouth-watering, world famous bratwurst and sausage will leave you yearning for more. From traditional to unique, European to hot and spicy, your favorite bratwurst or sausage is only a click away!



All Beef Hotdogs – (3) 12oz packs

Not only good – but good for you! Made of 100% pure beef! You can be assured you’re serving your family one of the best hotdogs in the USA.
Fully cooked. A fast and easy meal that’s both filling and nutritious

Bratwurst with Beer and Cheddar

Hickory Smoked Beer & Cheddar Bratwurst – “Missouri State Grand Champion” – (3) 12oz packs
Take your ever popular Bratwurst – infuse it with cheese and Beer (buds) and what do you get? The best tasting beer brats perfect for griling with just a few turns on the BBQ so they’re warm and ready for your buns.


Hot Italian Sausage

Hot Italian Sausage – 3 lb package
An extra spicy hot blend added to our regular Italian sausage for extra pizazz!
These sausages are a mix of beef and pork

One of America’s Favorites – Chicago-Style Hot Dog

August 22, 2016 at 5:15 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 3 Comments
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Chicago-style hot dog

Chicago-style hot dog

A Chicago-style hot dog, Chicago Dog, or Chicago Red Hot is an all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun, originating from the city of Chicago, Illinois. The hot dog is topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. The complete assembly of a Chicago hot dog is said to be “dragged through the garden” due to the many toppings. The method for cooking the hot dog itself varies depending on the vendor’s preference. Most often they are steamed, water-simmered, or less often grilled over charcoal (in which case they are referred to as “char-dogs”).

The canonical recipe does not include ketchup, and there is a widely shared, strong opinion among many Chicagoans and aficionados that ketchup is unacceptable. A number of Chicago hot dog vendors do not offer ketchup as a condiment.

Many sources attribute the distinctive collection of toppings on a Chicago-style wiener to historic Maxwell Street and the “Depression Sandwich” reportedly originated by Fluky’s in 1929 The founders of Vienna Beef frankfurters—the most common brand served today, first sold at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago—and the proprietors of Fluky’s were both Jewish, which may account for the wieners’ pork-free, kosher-style character.

The “dragged through the garden” style is heavily promoted by Vienna Beef and Red Hot Chicago, the two most prominent Chicago hot dog manufacturers, but exceptions are common, with vendors adding cucumber slices or lettuce, omitting poppyseeds or celery salt, or using plain relish or a skinless hot dog. Several popular hot dog stands serve a simpler version: a steamed natural-casing dog with only mustard, onions, plain relish and sport peppers, wrapped up with hand-cut french fries, while the historic Superdawg drive-ins notably substitute a pickled tomato for fresh. Many vendors, including Portillo’s, offer a Chicago-style dog with cheese sauce, known as a cheese-dog.



A char-dog with ends cut cervelat-style

A char-dog with ends cut cervelat-style

Chicago-style hot dogs are cooked in hot water or steamed before adding the toppings. A less common style is cooked on a charcoal grill and referred to as a “char-dog”. Char-dogs are easily identifiable because very often the ends of the dog are sliced in crisscross fashion before cooking, producing a distinctive cervelat-style “curled-x” shape as the dog cooks. Some hot dog stands, such as the Wieners Circle, only serve char-dogs.

The typical beef hot dog weighs 1/8 of a pound or 2 ounces (57 g) and the most traditional type features a natural casing, providing a distinctive “snap” when bitten.

The buns are a high-gluten variety made to hold up to steam warming, typically the S. Rosen’s Mary Ann brand from Alpha Baking Company.



Chicago-style hot dog at Portillo's

Chicago-style hot dog at Portillo’s

The Chicago area has more hot dog restaurants than McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King restaurants combined. A “hot dog stand” in Chicago may serve many other items, including the Maxwell Street Polish, gyros, pork chop and Italian beef sandwiches, corn dogs, tamales, pizza puffs and Italian ice. The restaurants often have unique names, such as The Wieners Circle, Gene & Jude’s, Gold Coast Dogs or Mustard’s Last Stand; or architectural features, like Superdawg’s two giant rooftop hot dogs (Maurie and Flaurie, named for the husband-and-wife team who own the drive-in). One of the most popular vendors of the Chicago-style dog are Chicago’s professional sports teams; in fact, those sold at Wrigley Field are affectionately known as “Wrigley Dogs”.

Portillo’s is the top vendor of this variation of hot dog regionally. After Portillo’s, Boz Hot Dogs (aka Bozo’s) and Scooby’s Red Hots have the most locations and thus also are top vendors of Chicago Style Red Hots.


Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week

August 3, 2016 at 5:09 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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No recipe this week but just some info and the mission at Wild Idea Buffalo. I went Buffalo back in 2008 and have never looked back! And of course my favorite by far is the Wild Idea Buffalo. So here’s some facts about them, Enjoy! To read all the articles or for more info just click any of the links.


Wild Idea Buffalo Buffalo-Grass
The incredible flavor of Wild Idea Buffalo meat is the result of the animals’ lives being lived more naturally and without unnecessary human interference. Its clean, rich, slightly sweet taste has subtle notes of grass, sage, and we swear – sunshine. Our humane prairie harvests ensure that our buffalo are not exposed to any undue stress that would spoil the flavor of this natural meat. Our buffalo are given respect, dignity, and care throughout their lives. Our buffalo tastes better because they are raised better!
Wild Idea meat is lower in calories, fat and cholesterol than chicken or fish. It’s higher in protein than beef. Our 100% native grass-fed meat delivers 3.5x more antioxidant omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed buffalo. Try the red meat that’s good for you!
BUFFALO RESTORE THE PRAIRIEWild Idea Buffalo Grass Fed Buffalo
Prairie restoration is vital to our mission. Our land and animal management practices are as close to nature’s intentions as possible. By giving the buffalo room to roam, the Great Plains prairie is brought back to health. Grasses, forbs, and flowers flourish, providing a sustainable ecosystem for all life. Our vision of sweeping landscapes where the buffalo roam continues to grow, and we are now affiliated with other like-minded ranchers, including Native American ranchers and Nature Conservancy herds, positively impacting over 150,000 acres of grasslands.

The foundation of our mission is preserving the Great Plains ecosystem by returning buffalo back to their native homeland. In 1997, the Wild Idea Buffalo Company was founded to pursue this mission and offer an alternative to the industrialized food system. The idea was simple: supply delicious, healthy, 100% grass-fed meat to consumers interested in sustainability….

Raising buffalo humanely has allowed us to supply conscientious consumers with the delicious, healthy, 100% grass-fed meat they demand. We have left no stone unturned in our effort to “go beyond organic.” We treat our buffalo and their prairie ecosystem with the respect and care that both deserve. Our buffalo are 100% grass-fed, hormone/antibiotic/pesticide free, 100% free roaming, and always humanely harvested. Our model of raising buffalo leads to a superior source of protein that is healthier for the consumer, the environment, and the animal
Our bison graze like their ancestors did, eating nothing but the grass beneath their feet. The nutrient-dense grasses they eat produce a delicious, healthy red meat that is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids that the body needs for optimum health. Unlike most buffalo on the market today, Wild Idea Buffalo are never feedlot confined or finished on GMO corn. Additionally, our buffalo restore the wild land they graze to a greater level of biodiversity…….
Dan & Jill O’Brien created Wild Idea Buffalo Company in 1997 with the mission of preserving the Great Plains by returning buffalo to their native habitat. Many years have passed since their original “wild idea” that began the company, and today Wild Idea Buffalo Company, LLC continues to grow through our customers’ conscientious decisions about the quality and stewardship of the food they purchase………

Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

July 16, 2016 at 5:11 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers. Check out the Diabetic Living website for healthy, delicious, and Diabetic Friendly recipes! Eat healthy and enjoy!



Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and HamburgersDiabetic living logo

Yes, you can eat hot dogs and hamburgers on your diabetic diet. Just follow a few tips and tricks, and start enjoying these barbecue favorites guilt-free.



Social Staples

During the warmer months, your social calendar is likely to be sprinkled with cookouts, visits to street fairs, or pool parties where the grill is a-sizzle. And the main course, of course, is hot dogs, sausages, or hamburgers……

Where’s the Beef?

Hamburger meat, by government standards, is fresh or frozen ground beef without anything else added and can contain no more than 30 percent fat by weight. At the supermarket, hamburger meat is labeled with its percentage of lean meat and percentage of fat, such as 80/20 or 93/7. Not so at a friend’s barbecue or a ballpark grill. Here are some good rules of thumb……

6 Ways to Lighten Your Hot Dog or Hamburger

Go Topless

Ditch half the bun to cut carbs. Opt for a whole grain bun when you have the choice. If available, use a lettuce-leaf topper to help keep your fingers clean……



* See all the Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers by clicking the link below.

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