Healthy Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

Have I ever told you about the trophy I won back when I was in high school? I’m not very athletic, so I hope you aren’t imagining some sport trophy. If so, you’re going to be rather disappointed, although amused, I’m sure.

My trophy proudly displayed a golden pig. Don’t laugh. It had a wooden base and stood about 15 inches tall and there at the top was a golden hog that was probably around 3 inches long. Oh how I wish I still had it so that I could take a picture to show you. Wait – what did I just say? Do I really wish I still had my pig trophy? Why? So that I could use it to decorate my living room? (Precious Moments figurines, family pictures, pig trophy…)  Yes, I think I’m glad my golden swine got misplaced.

In case winning pig trophies aren’t common where you’re from, let me explain my prize. I was a farm girl and we were involved in 4-H. Each year, we raised pigs to take to the fair. One year, my pig won Reserve Grand Champion. It was a proud moment – and also a little embarrassing because well, what teenage girl do you know that can truly appreciate being awarded with a trophy of a pig? The only one at the fair more excited/embarrassed than me was my brother. His pig took the Grand Champion prize, so his pig trophy was even bigger than mine. Yep, those were some pigs.

Kind of makes you want to read Charlotte’s Web again, doesn’t it?

I say all of that to say: “I had a pig trophy and you didn’t, neener-neener-neeeeeener.”

Just kidding. (Even though it’s probably true – neener-neener.)

But really, I just wanted to share a new idea I’ve come up with for making a healthy variety of Pigs in a Blanket. I don’t want to get all “farm animal technical” here on you, but even though these are called “Pigs in a Blanket”, there’s actually no pork in these. I prefer my hot dogs to be all beef, no nitrate, no nitrite, no nootrote (I made that one up) and otherwise as healthy as a processed meat can possibly be. But to call these “Cows in a Blanket” – well, that just does nothing for me. It doesn’t sound nearly as cute. And really, these treats do look like little pigs wrapped up taking a nap. As we all know, pigs are always willing to be swaddled. I know my 4-H pigs always went directly where I told them to go. (bah)

Healthier “Pigs in a Blanket”Yum

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup melted butter
1 cup plain yogurt
16 beef hotdogs, cut in half (I buy Applegate Farm Beef Hotdogs from Azure Standard)
32 small pieces of cheddar cheese (optional)

That dough recipe may sound a bit familiar. It’s my go-to recipe for Homemade Pizza Pockets, Homemade Poptarts and a variety of other goodies that require a flaky, buttery crust.

Mix flour, salt, butter and yogurt together. Knead ingredients together on a floured countertop until the dough is ready to be rolled out. Use a floured rolling pen to roll the dough to a 1/8 inch thickness. Use a knife to cut the dough into 32 rectangles.

Place one piece of cheese (if desired) and one hotdog half on each rectangle.

Roll it up and place it on a well buttered baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.

My kids especially like the Pigs in a Blanket made with cheese. These warm up great as leftovers and can be frozen. (I’d bake them first before freezing, then pull them out and rewarm them in the oven for a few minutes.)

I’m posting this recipe as a part of our Funky Fresh Kitchen series to remind us all that you can make all kinds of great dishes that are kid friendly and fun AND healthy!

Tell me all about your trophies, pigs, brothers, athleticism (or lack thereof), carrot sticks, or anything else remotely relating to this post. Your comment is your entry for a chance to win one of five $10 gift certificates to the Heavenly Homemakers Shop.

Comments

  1. Hayley says

    You know, my husband was just saying he wanted hot dogs…and i haven’t been able to figure out how to do “pigs” in a blanket without crescent rolls. Thanks! :) This will probably be on the menu next week.

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  2. Samantha says

    I am doing a huge freezer cooking day on Friday before we go to the drag races and I am deff going to be using many of your recipies =] Many batches of bread dough (honey wheat, cinnamon, and few loaves of applesauce bread), Pigs *cough, cows, cough*in a blanket, poptarts, some cinnamon rolls,and some burritos for my hubby, and I am thinking that is it lol. I have a busy day and no children =] Can’t wait to try this recipie!!!

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  3. says

    Thanks for the recipe. Any ideas on a replacement on the yogurt as my little one is allergic to dairy? Thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    I think you could use rice milk instead, although you’ll probably want to use less than the 1 cup called for or it may be too liquidy.

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    Lorie Heinrichs Reply:

    Thanks, Laura! I will try this with spelt(he also has a wheat
    allergy) and rice milk until it looks right.

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    Mayira Reply:

    I was just coming here to post this question. I’ve used your dough recipe for so many things, but we just found out that my daughter can’t eat dairy or soy. Thanks for the suggestion. I can’t wait to make her poptarts again.

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    Mary Reply:

    If you have water kefir grains, you could culture rice, coconut or almond milk and use it In place of yogurt in recipes. It will still be a bit thin, so start with less than the recipe calls for.

    Laura, I am going to have to try these hotdogs. We have been buying Shelton’s turkey franks, but they always shrivel up and look less than appetizing. Certianly going to try these out!

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  4. kelly says

    lol, no pig recipes/trophies over here. Not too athletic either, but I love the idea of healthy revamped meals. YUM!

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  5. says

    Hi Laura,
    I am curious as to why you cut the hotdogs in half? Are they really large? I buy Shelton’s turkey dogs from Azure… but I think cutting them all in half would make my crowd need to eat too many! Could I just make the squares (rectangles) bigger and make a “full hotdog” pig in a blanket? What do you think?
    God bless,
    Cynthia

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    Laura Reply:

    You can certainly leave them whole and cut your rectangles bigger without a problem!

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  6. Lisa says

    I was fairly athletic but seriously visually impaired and too embarassed to tell my mom that I needed glasses (think… smart enough to memorize eye chart so that you seem to be able to see well…. SMART… I know :D ) Anyways, no amount of athleticism matters when a ball is thrown at you and you can’t see it ;)

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  7. Shelly says

    One time I was making pretzels using your recipe. The pretzels took longer than planned, so decided I wouldn’t have time to fix what I planned for supper. Since I had the dough made up, I came up with the idea to use some of the dough to make pigs in a blanket. They ended up being the best pigs in a blanket ever!!!

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  8. Deanna says

    I can’t say I received any trophies, or have any athleticism! All your talk of pigs reminds me of the pig-catching contest they had in college.

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  9. Cathy B. says

    I once won a bowling trophy, which is really a hoot, since I’m not at all a good bowler. (I don’t have my trophy anymore, either.) Your pig trophy must have been much funnier to look at–mine just had a bowler on top.

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  10. Kelly says

    I remember having a blue ribbon for something, now that I read this. But I think it may have been for some reading contest over the summer or something — I really have no idea. Funny what we forget. And speaking of that, my mother has a picture of her interviewing Bob Hope when she was in high school. She had forgotten all about that till she saw the picture again!

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  11. Merrilee says

    For me, it was sheep. :) I showed sheep through 4-H. I was on the Sheep Knowledge Bowl even. One year at the fair, I figured out that you could enter the food, even if it wasn’t part of your 4-H project. So, I went down to our blueberry bushes & picked the best ones. I got a blue ribbon for them – and some money too! Our fair paid for blue ribbons in certain categories. I hadn’t done anything special with the berries. I don’t think we ever pruned them or anything.

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  12. Jocelyn Skelly says

    I used to love pigs in a blanket…I’m going to see if my kiddos want to make these…as soon as I get to the store to buy some piggies, err…cows…you know!

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  13. Julie says

    I showed pigs at the fair too with 4-H. The fair was the highlight of the year for me. I won a few ribbons with the pigs, but my only trophies were one with my goats – 3 in one year! Fun times! :)
    I’m excited to try this recipe for pseudo crescent roll dough! It looks much easier than the recipe I’ve been using. Thank you for posting it – learning so much from your blog!
    Julie
    Ps up in the night with my baby…

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  14. says

    My hubby eats one (yep, not a typo) hot dog, pig dog, cow dog or any dog only once a year. My kids never had dogs growing up. Well, they had dogs of the barking variety but none you could eat. That is except when we lived in the Azores…now those people at real dogs, yuck!
    I almost had a trophy once. I was a competitive swimmer “back in the day” and I was awarded second place in one of my races. I even held the trophy for a minute until someone realized they had made a mistake. I was asked to give it back. The poor girl who actually won was crying. How could I say no.

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  15. says

    We love pigs in a blanket! This will be a nice derivation on the corn dog muffins my kiddos adore. BTW, whenever I serve them that recipe the boys get excited because they get to dig for treasure (little cut up hot dog piece) in the muffins.

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  16. Kellie says

    My grandma actually made trophies and my aunt did the engraving, so I got a trophy for dancing, 8th grade graduation, “for trying” when we came in last in softball, etc…never had a pig one, though!

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  17. Kathy McConnell says

    We had blue ribbons for our rabbits and chickens at the county fair. I also got a bowling trophy the one year I was in a bowling league. I might have to try these. Although I usually use turkey dogs. So turkies in a blanket?

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  18. Joanna S says

    What perfect timing! I have a package of beef hotdogs in my fridge right now! PS – I’m 37 and I just got my very first sports trophy last month in a Tae Kwon Do competition (I started taking it with my kiddos last Nov.) It’s NEVER to late! :)

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  19. trisha says

    I have a trophy for “best dressed” at City Prairie Days. I was about 7, my face was dirty, my prairie dress was dirty (from playing in the dirt), worn, too small and short and my bonnet didn’t match. My mom was embarrassed to have me enter(she nearly pulled me out). The other girls were all dolled up in their nice, neat, new costumes on(some prairie girls and some call girls). The judges decided that I more closely resembled a prairie girl (from the Laura Ingalls era). I fell about a week later on the concrete and chipped it. I think that trophy is still at my mom’s.

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  20. Sarah S says

    these look yummy! Oh, and pig-wise, we are currently raising two pigs-named Ham and Bacon-and they will soon fulfill their purpose and fill our freezer…..Mmmmm!! :-)

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  21. says

    This sounds great! We eat them about once a year, cause I HATE buying the packaged cresent rolls. As long as my husband doesn’t know about the yogurt till he trys them, we will be ok ;)

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  22. Michele M says

    This post made me laugh. My husband was a farm boy who got several trophies for his hogs. In the early years of our marriage, I got training in the art of raising hogs. The part about those pigs going directly where we tell them to go brings back memories of all the “fun”. One year, we returned home from July 4th fireworks to find pigs in our garden. They had eaten everything and I was so upset and mad, running around the garden after those pigs. My husband liked to tell people that we had more fireworks when we got home!

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  23. Sonja says

    Well, I was not athletic, never won a trophy, and NEVER raised pigs! All city girl. However, I do have a post about my brother. When God handed out smarts I was out picking flowers, so He waited till my brother came along and gave him double. All his life he wanted to be a fireman and a paramedic. EMERGENCY was his favorite show. He loved his job! He passed away a couple of years ago. Loved him… Go hug your brothers and sisters!

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  24. DorthyM says

    I was in 4-H once –got a small award for a speech on soil conservation. Way to go on winning reserve grand champion –a very good honor!
    Those pigs in blankets look really good.

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  25. says

    In my house, we would call this recipe “Wiener Wraps” ;-) And pigs in blankets are breakfast sausages wrapped in pancakes. I wonder if it’s a regional thing?

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  26. Dawn A says

    My son loves corn dogs so yesterday I made him corn muffins with chopped up hot dogs in them. Isn’t it wonderful that we had leftover hotdogs? This morning my early riser daughter and I made your pigs in a blanket. They are in the oven as I type this. Oh, a pig trophy sounds wonderful! Isn’t it funny how we are embarrassed by something at one age, while we are proud of the same thing at a different age? If only you had both your and your brother’s trophy today, you could have lovely, unique bookends for your boys’school books!

    Thanks for all the recipes!
    Dawn

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  27. Hannah says

    I always wanted to show a pig in the fair!! Sigh! Maybe one of my children will! This recipe sounds great! I’m thinking I’d like to try it with a good polish dog or with sausage links from our amazing local butcher!! Mmm!!! :-)

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  28. Rhonda L says

    I have a question about the dough….I’ve made this a couple of times for poptarts but my dough never comes out “flaky” as a matter of fact it’s been tough…what am I doing wrong? any suggestions?? I love this idea and also the poptarts, etc. but I need to perfect this dough…

    thanks for any help!

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    baking mama Reply:

    Try leaving the fat in larger pieces when you cut it in and do not “work” the dough too much, but toss lightly together. This is very much like pie crust or biscuits. The more you work it, the tougher it will become. It is important that the shortening or butter be in pea-sized pieces in your finished product, because the melting of these fat “pockets” in the pastry creates the flakiness. Having the butter very cold when you cut it in helps to keep it in larger pieces as you work with it and roll it out.

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    baking mama Reply:

    Sorry, Laura, I see now that you are calling for melted butter, but it does turn out more flaky when the butter is cut into the flour before adding the yogurt. (-:

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    Rhonda L Reply:

    Thanks!!! The recipe calls for melted butter but perhaps I’ll just cut it in and see if that helps!

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  29. Rhoda says

    No athletic awards, but two brothers and myself won the John Phillip Sousa Award in band our senior years in high school. Mom put them all together on a knick knack shelf. 30 years later they are still there. One a different note–these here pigs sound wonderful. My kids have never had pigs in a blanket, so we will definitely give these a try. Thank you for the recipe, the fun, and a good laugh this morning.

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  30. Shannon says

    You are the best mom Laura- I love how you make really unhealthy food actually yummy and easy. Thanks! I’ll save this for after I find some healthier hotdogs

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  31. says

    Love this recipe Laura! I have been a lover of my own version of “pigs in a blanket” for years – made with those hideous canned biscuits and smokies. Thankfully, I can now make a healthier version for Football Saturday! And, I think my son would eat these in his lunch cold. Yeah!

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  32. Melissa says

    Laura, my husband likes his a puffy so I’m wondering if you thought I could use some yeast or baking powder to make the dough puff up a bit around the dogs?

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  33. Lisa says

    Kids just love “Piglets in Blankies”!!! You just either use little smokies, or cut up the hot dog of your choice into smaller pieces. Just the right size for kids and they make a fun party food, too! We usually serve them as part of our New Years Eve celebration! (Games and snacky foods!)

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  34. Heather says

    I make these once a year at Halloween and make faces with mustard . . . Halloweenies. I love the healthier version!

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  35. Rebecca C says

    I won swimming trophies in elementary school, but no pig trophies. I LOVE your pizza pockets so I’m sure these will be a big hit as well!

    Rebecca C

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  36. Crystal says

    I first came to your site when someone told me about your corndog muffins. I made them and have been following you every since them. Thanks for these great recipes. Keep them coming. By the way, I had several tropies in track and field.

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  37. says

    These look great! I can’t wait to try them!

    I was extremely unathletic as a child (and adult, I suppose) and did not enjoy competition. I was that kid in gym class who would purposefully get hit by the ball in dodgeball to avoid having to play. (“Aww, man! Hit by the ball again! I guess I’ll have to sit on the side and day dream. What a shame…”) ;)

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  38. Colean says

    I’ve used this dough recipe several times with red wheat and I LOVE it! I love, love, love the taste of it. I’ve made pizza pockets, breakfast pockets, pizza, etc. My husband isn’t a fan of the red wheat so I might try the hard white wheat, but I wanted to let you know how much I adore this dough recipe!

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  39. shellie deckard says

    I got a trophy in 6th grade for Best Valentine Box! (I’m not athletic either) My box was a toaster. I got a box about the shape and size of a toaster, covered it in foil, added a cord from a dead appliance, made two slots in top and a sling with pieces of tape to hold a piece of toast I’d toasted in our regular toaster so it looked like it worked. Thats it. Not even Valentine themed! I guess it spoke early in my life of my future love of all things kitchen related! LOL

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  40. cher says

    I played basketball growing up and had a few trophies myself. Growing up between two brothers meant if I wanted someone to play with I had to play “boy” games. Good memories.

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  41. Muna says

    I have made this dough to use for poptarts & pizza pockets but never thought of using it for hot dogs. So, I made these today using whole hot dogs to make a sort of corn dog. We enjoyed them with ketchup and mustard. Thanks for the idea.

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  42. lyss says

    My mom gave me a yummy recipe for cooked carrot sticks. :)

    1 lb. carrots(cut however you like-I like julienned)
    Cook the carrots, then add:
    2 T. butter
    1/4 t. nutmeg
    1/4 t. garlic salt
    1/8 t. red pepper, optional

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    Cara C Reply:

    My mom gave me the same recipe. ;) Love it!

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  43. says

    The only sport I ever liked participating in was gymnastics — I liked the individual aspect of it — no physical contact with others. I’ll have to try these sometime — funny thing is my kids barely know what a hot dog is — we almost never have them…will have to look into ordering some from Azure, thanks!

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  44. karen says

    My 4-H trophy had a rabbit on the top.

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    Lyndsay Reply:

    Mine too! And my boys have so many with rabbits, I’m not sure what to do with them anymore!

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  45. Carmen says

    I was very un-athletic as a child. I did play brief in volleyball and softball, but only for one season each. The only “trophies” I have are for music – singing and playing piano/organ.

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  46. Stephanie Z says

    I showed sheep so my trophies probably would have had sheep on them if I’d won one! My sheep were never that good I guess, but I did get showmanship for 3 years (the award for people with less than par animals but who know what they are doing and can smile at the judges).

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  47. nkw says

    My son shows pigs with 4-H, too. He would love a golden pig trophy.

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    Lyndsay Reply:

    My sons would too! They have golden rabbit trophies, but their pigs have only gotten ribbons! Pig trophies and 4-H are both great things!

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  48. Lorinda says

    I won a trophy for bowling. I think I was in 8th grade…you can tell it really mattered because I file 13’d it. It was a dust collector!
    I haven’t made pigs in a blanket in ages since I stopped using those pop biscuits in a tube. It would be fun to make these again if I can find ‘healthy’ hotdogs.

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  49. M. Baysinger says

    My ONE trophy from growing up was an elephant! A ceramic elephant from my second grade teacher, who gave it to me for winning the second-grade spelling bee. It says “World’s Greatest Teacher” and the elephant has a sweet, Precious-Moments type of face. I loved it then and love it now. I realize now that she just recycled a gift she may have been given years back, but it was special to me and so was she (Mrs. Reimer!) And… lo and behold… I grew up to be a teacher! (Now I’m a homeschooling mom of 5 – and still teaching!) :-) Love the recipe for these ‘pigs in a blanket’ – we don’t eat pork either, and I am glad to know a recipe for a quick, yummy dough. Thanks!! :-)

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  50. Sheila says

    All my trophies were academic – yes, you may call me a geek, it’s okay. I’m kind of guessing you could call me a geek even if I hadn’t won academic trophies, because it’s just the way I am. :)

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  51. Bethany says

    Do you have any idea how long I’ve been waiting for a healthy pigs-in-a-blanket recipe?! AWESOME!!!! You just made my day. :D

    And don’t let anyone look down on you because you’re a 4-Her… that’s in the Bible right? Hm, maybe not quite like that but it’s a good one to remember none the less. ;)

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  52. Robbin says

    Are you kidding me? A pig trophy is the coolest! It always meant more money at market at our fair. I, sadly, never won a pig trophy, but did have a pig in heat that ran around the ring and bit the auctioneers, so that did raise the price per pound a tad.

    However, I did get some sports trophies, so I suppose I won’t feel too inadequate. =)

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  53. Lana says

    Hubby and I were laughing at the store the other night while purchasing a bag of baby carrots for snacks for a 500 mile drive the next day because they have carrot sticks in a bag that are just like the ones you cut at home. So why not do them yourself??? AND they won’t have that weird plastic bag taste! I know, it was a run-on sentence.

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  54. Lyndsay says

    Thank you for the laugh! I grew up on a farm but never raised animals bigger than my rabbit (which I have a rabbit trophy for somewhere!). So imagine my surprise when the past two years my boys wanted to show pigs in 4-H. Thanks to a very cool program through Lancaster County’s extension office, they were able to show pigs at the fair. No trophies, but a lot of memories. And of course our pigs always went where the boys wanted too ;)

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  55. Sheila says

    I, too, showed pigs – but with FFA. I was even PRESIDENT of FFA. (Back then it was Future Farmers of America, now it’s just FFA. I don’t really get that, but oh, well.) Never won grand or reserve grand – but I had the champion chester white a time or two. Good times.

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  56. Missy says

    Haha! Most of my trophies were for softball and basketball, which I played every year until high school. But my favorite one was from my 5th grade teacher, Ms. Merriman. She gave out specific awards to each student at the end of the year. Mine was for being “A silent hero and a friend to everyone.” It meant so much to me (still does, actually) that she saw me that way.

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  57. Brighid says

    I’m a 4-H leader now and our club does robotics! We have won one award over the years and that was a design award. Next month is National Youth Science Day, a national 4-H event where kids all over the country do the same experiment. This year it’s about wind power. Check it out at http://www.4-h.org/4-h-national-youth-science-day/nysdhome.aspx

    I’ve referenced Laura’s recipes many time as there’s nothing like feeding several extra teenagers to put your cooking skills to the test. :)

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  58. Katie says

    This looks great, almost like a corndog. Does it taste like a corndog? I’ve got a story about a pig. My nephew’s family raised pigs last year and named each of them. He became attached to “Famous Dave” and so he will not eat pork from last year unless it is store bought. This year, they decided not to name the pigs.

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  59. Rebecca says

    I can’t say I have much to contribute in the way of pig stories or 4-H or sports. I was never very athletic. My kids and I do love carrot sticks!
    This recipe looks so good! I’m sure I’ll have to try it sometime! My boys will love it!

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  60. april says

    No 4-H here, but there were many in my HS who were involved — in my small home town the schools even took a day off for the fair! These look good and healthy – thanks!

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  61. Christa says

    I was very athletic but don’t remember ever getting a trophy. How ironic!
    Shouldn’t these be called “Pigs in a blanket with a side of cow?” I noticed the cheese. Cheddar really does make everything Better (or Bettah as you’d say here in Boston, MA and they’re beef dogs. I do prefer my hot dogs to be all beef or turkey. But then that would be Poultry in a blanket!

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  62. says

    I also showed pigs in 4-h and sheep what a great time I had and such good memories. Don’t think I ever got a trophy though. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Love this series.

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  63. Karrie says

    Yum and I know the crust is good because I recently made your mini “apple” pies with it. I say “apple” because I used pears in mine and you can’t tell the difference. (pears were on sale) Also I have an award around here somewhere where I won the 5th grade egg drop. My friend and I had the only egg that didn’t break! (it was a group project) The funny part is in order to get second or third place you it was pretty much a judge of whose egg was least broken, lol.

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  64. Ashleigh says

    Can you ballpark how many this made? I realize that depending on how you cut it can make a difference, but wondered if this was enough for 2 dinners(we have a family of 6)? or more? This would be fantastic for cooking school with my daughter and great for our busy fall nights.
    Thanks
    Ashleigh

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    Laura Reply:

    I cut 16 hotdogs in half, so it made 32, which for our family of six made enough for one meal plus leftovers for snacks.

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  65. Amy S. says

    I think I will try these instead of the corn dog muffins I was planning for the hot dogs in my freezer.
    But I wonder if you have ever tried soaking this dough and if it works. I would think you could mix the flour and yogurt and then add the butter and salt later, but I am afraid you would sacrifice the flakiness.

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, I have soaked this recipe – I actually mix it all up (with butter, salt and everything) and soak it – then roll it out the next day. Works great!

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  66. Priscilla F. says

    Didn’t realize you use this dough recipe for your homemade poptarts. Ahh how I’ve missed poptarts! My kids haven’t, because they’ve never had them… but me? That’s a diff story. Now that I know how easy the crust is (b/c I made this crust just this week actually for pizza) I might have to indulge on some “healthy” poptarts.

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  67. Keara says

    I love sports (volleyball, softball, sand volleyball, etc ) ! But bein a momma doesn’t get me in on too much o that… Think I’ll try my energy at this yummy-lookin pig-in-a-blanket recipe :)

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  68. Holly says

    I just popped a batch of these into the oven (using some Trader Joe’s little smokies-style beef sausages that I was able to pick up the last time I drove through ABQ) and BOTH of my younger kids (age 12 and 10) stopped in the kitchen and pleaded to help. I wound up doing pretty much nothing but putting their little masterpieces in the oven! I don’t know how they will taste, but it was a great morning in the kitchen!

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  69. says

    oooh this is my son’s favorite meal, although we usually use croissants. i’ve been really disappointed, as we had to stop using pilsbury since their croissant dough contains red 40 (I wish I was joking!) so this makes me really happy that i can make his favorite meal healthier!! woo hoo!!

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  70. Erin says

    I get Trader Joe’s all beef hotdogs, Nitrate, Nitrite, Nitrote (I like it!) Free! This looks like a great meal, as well as great leftovers! Thanks so much!

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  71. Christina Frei says

    Super fun! We’re always looking for ways to make it possible to still eat some of the stuff that doesn’t pass the “food” test at our house! This will help! Thanks

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  72. Paulette says

    I’ve been looking for a “healthy” substitute recipe for these for a long time. When I saw your recipe, I knew I’d have to try it! Thanks!

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  73. Christina says

    I remember my mom fixing these for us when we were kids! It was a pretty inexpensive meal for 5 children…but not as healthy as your recipe. Thanks for this!! So easy and we will be having pigs in a blanket again!!! I thought I would never be able to have them again!! YAY!!

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  74. Naomi says

    I can’t wait to try this dough & these for my kids, they love pigs in a blanket and I’m so thankful I’ve found a healthier version! :)

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  75. Susan says

    Thank you so much for this recipe. We’ve been really enjoying it, the dough is great to work with too. We’ve made the dogs, pizza pockets and the pop tarts. We’ve got a name suggestion for you, we call ours snuggly dogs. Then you can miss the whole “what meat is it?” deal.

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  76. Karen says

    With Halloween around the corner (although we’re not “into” Halloween at all, these are so cute!), you can make mummy dogs. Cut the dough into stips and wind around the dogs (leaving little spaces open is great) and leave a little opening for the eyes (two little dab of mustard).

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    C Dazey Reply:

    I like your idea!

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  77. melanie says

    Can you do the dough in the bread machine?

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    Laura Reply:

    I don’t have a bread machine, so I’m not sure how this would work. :)

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  78. Parwin says

    Is this freshly ground flour or store bought wheat flour? I find the measurements needed to make dough a little different if I grind the wheat at home. So just needing some clarification. Looks yummy and will try. Thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    I use freshly ground flour from hard white wheat.

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  79. says

    My boys requested pigs in a blanket for Christmas morning breakfast. I love this recipe (and I have used this dough before for fried apple pies! YUM!) But I’m just wondering if I’m really willing to get up and make these Christmas morning. I wonder if I could roll them up Christmas Eve and put them in the fridge to go straight to the oven Christmas morning. I try to only do make ahead recipes for Christmas brunch. Even my egg nog coffee cake is over night! I might just try it. :)

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    Laura Reply:

    Yum, that sounds like a great idea! Yes, I think it would work just fine to make them ahead!

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  80. Jen B says

    When you freeze these after they’re baked, how long and at what temperature do you reheat them in the oven? Thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    I would reheat them at 350 for about 10-15 minutes.

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  81. Lisa says

    What can I substitute the yogurt with? I can use vegan butter, but not sure what to use for the yogurt.

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    Laura Reply:

    Maybe coconut milk?

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    Katie Reply:

    Just tried this today because I’m out of yogurt, and it worked great! I soured the coconut milk with a bit of lemon juice before using it in the recipe, and it tastes just the same in my opinion. :)

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  82. Cheryl says

    We make these all the time, but call them cows in a parka! (cause they are beefy hotdogs, not pork and we live in the North)

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  83. says

    We found this recipe a few months ago, and I have to tell you–it’s a family favorite now!My 4 year old son picked this for lunch on his day of the week. We make them using a slightly different process (no rolling out). I love how they freeze!

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  84. Brandy Fisk says

    We need to try these. My oldest son would love these since I haven’t bought these since trying to eat healthier this year!

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  85. Jodie says

    I’m watching a local talk show making mummies -store bought crescent rolls cut in strips wrapped around hot dogs.
    I know we love this recipe already, so I think I’ll try it and make mummie dogs tonight, just healthier than the TV version!
    Thanks for all you do!

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  86. Sats says

    Sound yummy waiting to try them. Would whole wheat pastry flour work as that’s what I have at home?
    Thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, pastry flour should work fine for this recipe. :)

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