Field editor Elaine Anderson of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania notes: “Extra hot dog buns don’t go to waste at our house. I spread peanut butter on each bun and wrap it around a cut-up or whole banana. My kids think this is a real treat!”
What kids wouldn’t love waking up to this creamy smoothie flavored with banana, peanut butter and honey? For a fun variation, substitute chocolate syrup for the honey. —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania
We host lots of hay rides, picnics, hot dog roasts and ice cream socials on our farm, and these chili dogs never fail to please. There’s always someone who fills a paper cup with the sauce and eats it straight.