Hot Diggity Dog! served with Fresh Pickled Vegetables

A hot dog is the most All-American sandwich that I can think of. So it is fitting to serve this sandwich on the Fourth of July. Hot dogs can be simple sandwiches or quite creative and elaborate ones. My daughter’s favorite restaurant in Rochester, New York, where she was attending college, was “DogTown.” We had to go there every time we took a trip to visit her and I have to say, I enjoyed the restaurant as much as my daughter did. Her favorite menu choice was the “Junk Yard Dog” plate. Really “a meal-in-one” or a couple of meals.

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Baby Back Pork Ribs with Cajun Spice Rub and Apricot BBQ Glaze

For the Fourth of July, I have a mouth-watering recipe for baby back pork loin ribs. They are tender and juicy seasoned with Cajun spices and finished with an Apricot BBQ Glaze. It is so hot here in Louisiana; I roasted these in the oven to keep from getting outside in all the heat. So simple!

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