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8 Tips for Bringing in More Earnings All Holiday Season

The holidays are the best time to shop with gift cards, even if you don’t participate all year long. It feels good to raise money for your organization during the season of giving—and it doesn’t require you to spend money on things you don’t want, or give money out of your own pocket. From garland to gifts that give back and everything in between, use gift cards for all your holiday essentials.

Chloe Wasserburger
By Chloe Wasserburger
on 11/27/19 5:07 PM

Firecracker Hot Dog with Sriracha Mayo Recipe

Louise Sanderson
by Louise Sanderson on 7/14/16 2:00 PM

Firecracker Hot Dogs

Whether you're cooking for your family, or entertaining friends, firing up the grill for an outdoor dinner is always a special treat. From grilled chicken and kebabs to hamburgers and hotdogs, it's hard to beat classic summertime meals.

Hot dogs, in particular, play a big role in summer diets. Brace yourself for this statistic: the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume 20 billion hot dogs a year! So how do you keep the classic kid-friendly cookout food from getting boring over the summer? Dress them up as Firecracker Hot Dogs!

We followed this recipe from the blog, Handmade in the Heartland, for a 4th of July treat, but these Firecracker Hot Dogs can be enjoyed any time of the year. Give the grill a break with this recipe and cook the hot dogs in the oven for 20 minutes- the perfect amount of time to whip up a couple sides and cut out the cheese stars.

While the hot dogs are tasty on their own, we wanted to spice things up a bit. We stirred together an easy sriracha mayo which added the perfect kick to the buttery crescent-roll-wrapped hot dogs.

This is a great recipe to make if you have a crowd of people over as it serves 16!


Hot Dogs:

  • Sheet of crescent roll dough
  • Package of 16 hot dogs
  • Wooden skewers
  • Colby jack cheese (we used a block and had leftovers!)
Sriracha Mayo:
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 4 tablespoons sriracha (more if you like it spicier!)
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic salt

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Louise Sanderson
Written by Louise Sanderson
Attending public schools all her life and being a three-sport athlete, Louise is no novice to fundraising. When she's not writing copy for Great Lakes Scrip Center, Louise can be found playing recreational sports too competitively, or spending quality time with her dog.

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