The Best Hot Dog Recipes For Every Cookout

The sun is shining, and that can only mean one thing, right? Cookout! Some things are a staple at all the best summer hangouts, just like hot dogs. These are the best hot dog recipes for every cookout with your friends and family.

Jalapeño Popper Dogs

If you want to add a little spice to your hot dog, this could be the answer. Wrap a jalapeño around each hot dog before topping each one with cheese and mustard. Cookouts don’t get much better.

Mac and Cheese Dogs

The ultimate comfort food: a mac and cheese hot dog. Top off your hot dog with a spoon (or five) of mac and cheese for a new flavor explosion.


It’s the Tex-Mex mash-up of our dreams. Replace the buns with tortillas and add in some jalapeños, cheese, and chili powder for a flavor mash-up. Don’t forget the nacho cheese for dipping!

Pizza Dogs

Pizza and a hot dog combined? Yes, please! All you need to do is rub some garlic and butter into the buns, toast them up, and sprinkle your dog with cheese and anything you love on your pizza. Pepperoni anyone?

BLT Dogs

BLTs have a new twist, thanks to BLT dogs. Wrap the bacon around your hot dogs before filling the bun with all the lettuce and tomato your heart desires.

Garlic Bread Dogs

A hot dog doesn’t get much simpler than garlic bread hot dogs. Simply hollow out your garlic bread and slide the dog through the middle! Crispy and delicious. You can thank us later.

Hot dogs might be a staple at cookouts, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. The best hot dog recipes for every cookout are all the inspiration we need to put a twist on an old classic the next time we see our friends.

This Sweet, Zesty Lemon Poppyseed Cake Is a Delight

If you’re longing for summer to be back already and wish to stir up something fresh and light that won’t take up hours of your time, don’t fret – it is possible! All it takes is a couple of ingredients and an hour to have things mixed and baked, so you can have a moist, deliciously sweet and zesty lemon poppy seed cake. How to make it? Read on!

This Sweet, Zesty Lemon Poppyseed Cake Is a Delight

What You Will Need

For the Cake:

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 and ¼ cups all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Glaze:

  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 regular-sized lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar (you may need more if the batter needs it)

How to Make the Lemon Cake

This Sweet, Zesty Lemon Poppyseed Cake Is a Delight

For the Cake:

  1. Line a 9×5 (or slightly bigger) inch bread pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Take a large bowl and mix the lemon zest and juice with the honey, eggs, vanilla, yogurt, and olive oil until you have a smooth and creamy base. Then, add the almond and regular flour along with the baking powder and salt. Put the poppy seeds in the end.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes.
This Sweet, Zesty Lemon Poppyseed Cake Is a Delight

For the Glaze:

  1. Using a peeler, remove the remaining zest from the blood orange and the lemon. 
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix the lemon juice and honey together. When the cake is baked, drizzle half of that glaze over the cake while it is still warm. Then, add the remaining ingredients of the glaze in the bowl and mix them well. 
  3. Pour the glaze evenly over the cake and let it sit for 10 minutes before you slice the first piece. You can add other decorations as you see fit. Enjoy!