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Episode 510: Catch the Niks
Red Hots
You can't watch the big game without a red hot!

Red hots, get your red hots! If you're like me, you can't imagine a sports-related get-together without its perfect accompaniment: hotdogs. If you like them red hot, then you'll love our ideas on how to bring out the best in them.

We can't talk about hotdogs without first talking about the buns. Whether they're studded with Italian herbs and sesame seeds, cornmeal, or just plain, buns are an essential complement to any hotdog.

Of course, everybody's tastes are different and thankfully, there are many options of both buns and hotdogs from which to choose. Traditional all-beef hotdogs are very popular; they often come with a kosher certification and they plump up nicely when you cook them. For the trendsetting, 'au courant' hotdog lover, chicken dogs are great; although they are a bit smaller than beef, they still cook very nicely. Finally, you should provide vegetarian dogs for your guests who prefer not to eat meat. With all of these choices available, there should be something to satisfy the tastes of each and every guest.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if everything were as easy to cook as a hotdog? Simply place them into a large pot of boiling water, and cook for 10 minutes. As an option, you could also barbecue, or grill them. Is your mouth watering yet? Well, just wait until you discover all the wonderful items you can use to top off your dog!