Not all of the recipes I make are made right at Christmas. Shocking, right?

As I created this, it’s a beautiful Sunday in July. It’s one of the only weekends we have free because my kids have softball and baseball.

And what better day to create something fun, like Pigs In A Blanket, than a beautiful day in July LOL. It’s actually Christmas in July on Hallmark Channel so that makes me feel even better! Hallmark is playing all of my favorite movies and I still have like 42 movies from the last 2 years on DVR, so it just feels like one of THOSE days for me. Don’t judge, Christmas is TRULY my favorite sort of holiday and I would celebrate it year round if I could.

What a lot of people don’t talk about is that when you create content for a website it’s year round. And so I’m building out my recipe portfolio and I’m doing my best to create at least one recipe a week as we go.

With kids in so many sports and activities, it does get hard but I absolutely love building, editing and perfecting recipes that I know you and your family will enjoy.

Pigs In A Blanket – Christmas Appetizer

Before I dive in, remember to make the Pigs In A Blanket your own. If you don’t like garlic, don’t add. If you want to change out the poppy seeds for something, do that too.  I find that I’m not really that creative, except when I’m in the kitchen. It feels nice to use the other half of my brain and “play.” Give yourself that freedom too!

And side note: I only was able to eat like 2 or 3 of them. My kids came in and ATE. THEM. ALL. I’m a little upset because they were that delicious and I didn’t get to enjoy them LOL. But I am happy that it was kid tested and approved.

Unrelated, if you like the small white dishes that I have the ketchup in, you can grab them here.  They were super inexpensive and I use them a lot for herbs and condiments.  For the green plate, I do not remember where I got it. We’ve had them for years. These ones are about as close as I can get to the design type (but not the color)

Pigs In A Blanket

Pigs In A Blanket

This tasty and festive appetizer will be the perfect start to your holiday event! Grab your Pigs In A Blanket recipe here.
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  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 24 mini hotdogs
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • rosemary sprigs (for decoration)
  • ketchup for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Slice crescent rolls lengthwise into thirds.
  • Brush all over with Dijon mustard.
  • Place a mini hot dog on the thick end of each triangle and roll up.
  • Place the pigs in a blanket, side by side, in a circle on the baking sheet. Make sure they are touching. 
  • Brush the tops with the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle garlic powder & the poppy seeds on top of the pigs in the blanket.
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Lay the rosemary sprigs inside of the circle of the Pigs In A Blanket (optional)
  • Put a small bowl of ketchup in the middle (optional)

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