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National Hot Dog & Sausage Council Rings in the Holiday Season with New Collection of Fun, Festive and Frugal Appetizer Recipes

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Washington, D.C. — Parties and celebrations are a staple of the holiday season and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has released a series of six new holiday canapés to help even the most harried of hosts and hostesses make their events (and their guests) jolly, merry and bright.

The new collection includes something for every sausage lover.   The popular cocktail frank is the main attraction of “Spicy Franks with Creamy Salsa Verde,” a recipe guaranteed to warm up guests on even the coldest winter night. For those who prefer pepperoni, “Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels” is the perfect fit.

The collection also includes two new quick and easy salami canapé recipes and the Council’s twist on cocktail sausage rounds. Even the frankfurter itself makes an appearance in “Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket,” proving that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy this American classic.

“These recipes are perfect for the holidays because they are both easy to make and easy on the wallet,” said Janet Riley, president, National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. “But perhaps just as importantly, these recipes feature ever-popular hot dogs and sausages, which means they are sure to please kids from one to 92.”

To download these recipes, request a hard copy of the brochure, or to obtain more information on the National Hotdog & Sausage Council visit http://www.hot-dog.org/. The site also features many more great recipes, and all of the facts, figures and photos you need to spice up your holiday celebrations.


The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is a project of the American Meat Institute headquartered in Washington, D.C. Established in 1994, the Council conducts scientific research to benefit hot dog and sausage manufacturers. The Council also serves as an information resource to consumers and media on recipes, photographs, cooking, handling and storage tips, fun-filled facts, trivia and folklore, and other general information about hot dogs and sausages.  The Council hosts and maintains the ever-popular Web site www.hot-dog.org.


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