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The Taste of Home Test Kitchen relied on pantry staples and make-ahead convenience to shift this memorable meal into high gear.

Steer clear of a long list of ingredients by turning hot dogs into hot rods. A blender accelerates preparation of the swift salad dressing that's drizzled over fresh greens and vegetables. And dessert won't leave you spinning out of control. The fruity gelatin parfaits and crowd-pleasing cookies can be prepared earlier in the day.


Winning Recipes


Hot Dog Race Cars
The members of your pit crew won't believe their eyes when these clever Hot Dog Race Cars pull up to supper's starting line. Cheese, olives and ketchup help green-onion drivers feel at home in the rapid racers.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Start-Your-Engine-Salad
The sweet-and-sour carrot dressing perfectly complements a combination of lettuce, tomatoes and peppers in this Start-Your-Engine-Salad.
—Darlis Wilfer, Phelps, Wisconsin


Winner's Trophy Desserts
Lemon and orange gelatin make these tangy Winner's Trophy Desserts simple, but vanilla ice cream and mandarin oranges are what really get the crowd cheering.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Checkered Flag Cookies
Signal the end of dinner by waving these crunchy Checkered Flag Cookies. Boxed mixes speed along preparation of the dough.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen



Checkered Cookie Clues


Cookies Photo

To give cookies a checkered look, cut the plain and chocolate-flavored dough into nine 1-inch strips.

Stack the strips alternately to form two 3-strip x 3-strip blocks. Cut the blocks into 1/4-inch slices.