It is my turn!  As Jen said last week, we’re always excited when we receive the latest Gooseberry Patch Early Reviewer book…I love getting a sneak peek at these books and trying the new recipes, and it is even more exciting to be able to give away a copy of the book.  Read through the whole post for directions on how to enter the giveaway.

Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember, and also the unofficial start of summer. And, what says summer better than state fair. I grew up in Sacramento, a child of the suburbs, but every summer we would make our annual trip to the California Exposition and State Fair. I know that we rode rides, walked through building after building of county exhibits, and saw livestock, but my favorite memories are of the fair food – funnel cakes, frozen bananas, and corn dogs. So, when I was flipping through the new book, 101 Cozy Casseroles, I knew that I just had to try Tiffani Schulte’s recipe for Blue-Ribbon Corn Dog BakeIt was easy to make and was a tasty combination of corn bread and hot dogs — and I think it tasted even better when I reheated a piece (in the oven, not the microwave) for lunch the next day!

 

Blue-Ribbon Corn Dog Bake

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 cup all-purpose flour

¾ Tbsp. baking powder

[Here I digress—I don’t know about you all, but I have 4 sets of measuring spoons and not a single one has a “3/4 Tbsp.” measure! But, Google http://www.google.com is my friend, and I found a great conversion chart. http://www.calcul.com/cooking-conversion I learned (I’m sure that somewhere in the deep recesses of my muddled mind I knew this, but it wasn’t rising to the top) that 1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons, multiply by .75, and for those of you who also do not have a ¾ Tablespoon measure, you need 2 ¼ teaspoons!.]

 

Ingredients continued:

½ tsp. salt

½ cup yellow cornmeal

½ Tbsp. butter, melted

¾ cup milk

16-oz. pkg. hot dogs, sliced into bite size pieces (warning – choking hazard – don’t leave them in round discs, cut into half-circles!)

 

 

 

 

 
Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together sugar and egg. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Add cornmeal, butter, and milk, stirring just to combine. Fold in hot dog pieces.

Pour into a well-greased 8” x 8” baking pan.

 

Bake, uncovered, at 375° for about 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Serves 6.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to win a copy of 101 Cozy Casseroles?

How to Enter

We will be giving away ONE copy of the cookbook to one lucky winner. If you would like a chance to win, leave us a comment in this post and tell us about your favorite summer foods. Leave your comment before June 7 at 9:59 p.m. CST.

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Winners

We will choose ONE winner randomly and announce the results here on Threaded Together sometime after June 2.

Rules

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