How to make a hot dog you’d die for

hot-dog-sauceIn a previous article, I said that my home town, Birmingham, Alabama is the Hot Dog Capital of the World. During the fifties and sixties, hot dogs in Birmingham were just as special as the movies made during the Golden Days of Hollywood.

I also promised that I would show how to make a hot dog that you’d die for. Well, I always keep my promises.

It took me a long time to come up with this recipe. Unfortunately, my hot dog is not as good as the one Gus made for years. But when something is perfect, it almost impossible to make it any better.

Now I’m going to show you how to make a delicious hot dog. After you see this, you will think of a hot dog as a delicacy, instead of something you eat at the ball game. [Read more…]

Watch Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and get good food ideas

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One of my favorite TV shows on the TV Food Network  is, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, with Guy Fieri. I think it’s kind of funny to watch how Guy literally gulps down those high calorie foods prepared by the owners of the various restaurants he visits. I sometimes wonder what his cholesterol is. Realistically, I don’t think he eats that much when he does the show. If you notice, he eats when he is on camera. When off camera, my guess is, he probably does not eat. Guy has to make the show entertaining. Actually, when I think of Guy Fieri, I think of someone who is a world class chef. But what I see on the show, I use to my advantage. I carefully watch these chefs prepare the food, and then try preparing the same recipes in my kitchen. I’ve had some amazing results. [Read more…]

The Wonderful Hot Dog Capital of the World

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It’s just like Magic. To create a hot dog that one would almost be willing to die for can be nothing but Sheer Magic. The Hot Dog Capital of the World is, in fact, The Magic City. [Read more…]

The Easy Way to Make Homemade Bread Dough Rise Perfect Every Time

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In the old days, people baked their own bread and churned their owned butter. As a Country Girl, I’m proud to say I’ve done both, hundreds of times. Practically everyone loves the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. But getting it to rise perfect every time can be a challenge sometimes. I have a method that will eliminate this problem from now on. [Read more…]

There’s more to French Toast that just eggs and milk

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I love French Toast.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. At least five out of the seven days of the week, I have a bowl of oatmeal. It is very healthy. It’s one of the best foods for your cholesterol. There are many ways to prepare oatmeal, and make it taste good. And this is always the most important thing to consider when choosing good food to eat – how it tastes. [Read more…]

5 Worst Foods You Can Eat That Are a Health Risk

The 5 worst foods you can eat taste very good but they can put you right here.

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What you Eat Has A Lot to Do With Your Health.

You do not necessarily have to stay away from these foods. If you want to eat certain foods that are fattening and taste good, this is OK, provided you do it in moderation. Certain foods contain much fat, and in order to maintain a healthy diet, you have to reduce the fat.

There are five foods that are just no good for you, period. These foods are just plain dangerous to your overall health. [Read more…]

Start New Years, 2016 with the right food, and be prosperous

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New Years Day and the month of January is my favorite time of the year to prepare good food. Being your first of many great meals for the year, and the most important, you want this to be something special. Subconsciously, having a superb meal during the first week of the year leads you in the right direction. This is not superstition. Good food, being the magnificent pleasure it can be, has the power to do this. And if you missed out on this on New Years Day, you haven’t missed anything. You can have this meal anytime during January, and the legend of each dish in this magnificent course still remains. [Read more…]

Rib Eye Roast – Smoked Turkey – It doesn’t get better than this

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I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas. As you can see, it’s not quite over for my husband my family and my self. This is what’s going one, at this very minute, even as I write this.

A few nights ago, we fired up the grill and gave it a test run by smoking some delicious salmon. But right now, this is the real thing. One of the many great things about Christmas is good food. Nothing is better than a delicious Rib Eye Roast and a delicious Turkey. This year, we decided to smoke the Turkey, which is very delicious. [Read more…]

Firing up the grill, getting ready for that Christmas Rib Roast

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Please pardon me for the blurred image. This is smoked salmon, and smoke tends to make a picture not quite as clear. But what does a grill have to do with Christmas? Grilling is for the summer time – Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Apparently, you don’t know my husband. [Read more…]

A delicious alternative to Fruitcake – Fruitcake Cookies

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Don’t misunderstand me. I love fruitcake, and I love to make them. But they are not exactly easy to make. If you want a fruitcake for Christmas, you have to start making it in September or October, so that the aging process that makes them taste so great can start kicking in. There is an easy and delicious alternative – FRUIT CAKE COOKIES. [Read more…]