“Pig”rim Hat or Pigs in the Blanket the Thanksgiving way;-)

Looking for a fun appetizer with a Thanksgiving flare, why not try Pigs in the blanket the Thanksgiving way. You can prepare those in a flash, or even do them with the children. They are so easy to make.

Ingredients for about 10 hats: 1 box of crescent roll, 1 pack of hot-dog, 1 pack of sharp cheddar cheese sliced, barbecue sauce, bologna.

Materials: 1 perforated sheet, 1 silpat, 1 plastic brush, round cookie cutters of 2 inches and 1 3/4 inches.

Roll the dough out, flatten it out, and press the seams together. With a cookie cutter of 2 inches, cut out circles. Spread the barbecue sauce on each of those circles. Then with the 1 3/4 cutter, cut out circles of cheese and place them on every other circles. Cut the hot-dog into 3/4 inches and have them stand out on the middle of the circle. Take one of the circle , spread it out a bit and cover the hot-dog. Pinch the sides of the dough to make sure that the cheese will not run as the pilgrim hats cook. Cook in a warm oven of 375 for 12 minutes. With the cutters, cut out cylinders into the bologna to create the rim of the hat. Then cut a very small square of cheese to make it look like the buckle of the hat. Et voila!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!


Thanksgiving is such a special time. It is almost like Christmas in that you spend time with your friends and closed ones, but it is better because you don’t have the pressure of gift giving and everything that comes along. During Thanksgiving, you are reminded to appreciate your blessings ( and believe me I feel blessed everyday to be living here in the United States), you are enjoying great food, and you are spending time with the people you love. Though, it is also a difficult time for me because I am so far away from my native family, I enjoy this holiday very much. In fact I love Thanksgiving! I have embraced this American Holiday with its traditions with my whole heart. I decorate my house, I venture to learn recipes with ingredients  that used to be foreign to me such as pecans and cinnamon. Yes, Thanksgiving is of course not celebrated in France, so we don’t have those family dinners with pumpkins pies, ham and dressing;-) It has been fun learning to taste all those things and learning to make them as well. Well for those who read me, you must know that I love to cook, and I will take any opportunity to cook, and offer cooking class. Yesterday, I had a Children’s Cooking Class. Though, we were not very many, we had lots of fun! We made cupcake turkeys, pigs in a pilgrim hats, corns in husk, Chocolate Pilgrim Hats, and Cheese and Grape Turkeys. Not only did children learn to make those items on their own, they also ate them or took them home. I hope you will join us next time;-) Until then,

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!