Comfort Foods We Love

Remember when pigs in a blanket was a "fancy" party nibble? Childhood fascination could return when you cut up your hot dogs and wrap them in pastry dough. The classic slice of pork Americana with the cute name still tastes pretty darn good as an adult. This time, though, we don't use the can of crescent roll dough that pops open when you pull the tab. We use buttery, frozen puff pastry for a flakiness that can't be beat, even by nostalgia.

Pigs in blankets—hot dogs baked in squares of buttery, flaky pastry—are things we think of making for the kids, then end up scarfing ourselves. In other words, their appeal is ageless. Maybe, when you were small, your mom used canned biscuit dough.... Read More