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The Recipe Girl Cookbook and Giveaway

The Recipe Girl Cookbook

I am so excited to share the news about my friend Lori of Recipe Girl’s new cookbook! I’ve known Lori for years, we’ve been to dozens of events and conferences together and am so happy and proud of her and her new book. Lori is a busy mom (to RecipeBoy) and wife who KNOWS how to cook and entertain. Her book is chock-full of mouthwatering recipes for every occasion. Not only are her recipes family friendly and delicious, but Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson photographed and styled the book. They also did my book and I know first hand they are the best of the best!

What a treat it is to see so many talented food bloggers publishing cookbooks. They are by far my favorites on my cookbook shelf. Be sure to scroll down below the recipe and enter to win a KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender and Recipe Girl Cookbook to help celebrate Lori’s new book!

Make sure you head over to Amazon or wherever books are sold to pick yourself up a copy of Lori’s book!

I chose a lunch recipe to share with you today. I love a good hot dog from time to time and Lori’s Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce caught my eye right away. Avocado and chipotle sauce? Yes please!

Please note the original recipe has chopped tomatoes.

Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Talk about an easy lunch to whip up for either yourself or for some friends. You can grill these babies or just boil them right on the stovetop. The chipotle sauce is just mayonnaise and a touch of chipotle sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. You can find this in the Mexican section of your grocery store.

Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce


Recipe Girl’s Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle adobe sauce
  • 8 good quality hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 large avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cojita cheese


  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat. To prepare chipotle sauce, in a medium bowl whisk together the mayonnaise and chipotle sauce. Cover the bowl and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the hot dogs.
  2. To prepare the hot dogs, grill the hot dogs, turning often until they have grill marks on all sides, 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, spread 1/2 tablespoon of the butter inside each bun. Grill the buns butter side down on the edges of the grill, where it’s not so hot. Remove the buns from the grill when they are lightly browned, 1-2 minutes.
  3. To assemble, place a hot dog in each toasted bun, then top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the chipotle sauce. Divide the tomato, avocados and cheese among the dogs and serve immediately.

Makes 8 Servings
*photo shown without chopped tomato*

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  1. 1
    Amanda says:

    This hot dog looks fabulous Jenny!! Love the fun basket with the cute little fork and Lori’s book in the background! 🙂 Gorgeous photos. I want to try this one! 🙂

  2. 2

    Congrats to Lori on her book! And what a wonderful way to celebrate it with these great giveaways! I can’t wait to see her book and drool over the pics, the recipes, and the whole thing!

  3. 3

    Oh yay for hotdogs!!! they are a weakness of mine, and you’ve dressed it up!

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    Tieghan says:

    Huge congrats to Lori! I am so excited for her and for her book! Cant wait till it comes in the mail!!

    Avocado topped hot dogs! Whoa, that just amazing!

  6. 6

    I was just staring at an avocado this morning wondering what I should do with it. Making hot dogs! Would have never thought to pair the two together.

  7. 7

    Hot diggity dog, these look good! I’d love Lori’s book too 🙂

  8. 8
    cathy says:

    Love a good hot dog! Yum!

  9. 9
    gina says:


  10. 10

    Way to dress up a hot dog! Love it! Congrats to Lori on the book!

  11. 11
    Peggy says:

    I never thought of pairing a hot dog with an avocado. Great idea!

  12. 12
    Kim McCallie says:

    Nothing beats a good ole hot dog except maybe two hot dogs…or three.

  13. 13
    Heidi Wightman says:

    Looks awesome!

  14. 14
    Terri C says:

    Oh this looks good!

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  16. 16

    Congrats to Lori on her book! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  17. 17
    Karen in Brookville, OH says:

    Looks wonderful. I would love the blender and cookbook!

  18. 18
    Kelly Schneider says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  19. 19

    Love the Avacado dog, I would add some jalapeno’s, great photo. Love Lori’s cookbook and hope I win a copy.

  20. 20
    Diane says:

    Healthy fats with not so healthy fats. What a great combo! Can’t wait to try this easy lunch. I want to win the cookbook! I’m always looking for new recipes.

  21. 21
    Anita says:

    That hot dog looks so good.

  22. 22
    libby says:

    Love hot dogs, and with avocado,oh my goodness!!!

  23. 23
    Megan says:

    MMM mmmmm!!!! That looks delicious!!! Cookbook looks awesome as well!

  24. 24
    Michele C says:

    What a great idea for hot dogs, I would of never thought about putting avocado on a hot dog.

  25. 25
    Beth L says:

    Spring – baseball – hotdogs!!

  26. 26
    Emily says:

    These sound amazing – loving the addition of avocado!

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  28. 28

    Awesome recipe, they look like a darn delish hot dog!

  29. 29
    Jane says:

    That DOES look like a slice of heaven!

  30. 30
    naomi says:

    Seriously, this could not get any easier and so delicious!

  31. 31
    Cheree says:

    That recipe looks great, the hubby is going to love this one!

  32. 32
    Cheri says:

    The hubby is going to drool over this recipe!! YUM

  33. 33

    I love a good hot dog too! (And the avocados make it totally healthy, right?) 🙂 Congratulations on the amazing book, Lori!!

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    chris bennett says:

    I love a good hotdog,too!! A new cookbook always helps to inswpire you to try new
    recipes and… never have too many cookbooks!!

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  37. 37
    Dana Munoz says:

    Love your blog, and recipes!!
    Thanks for generous giveaways too!

  38. 38
    Linda Hayes says:

    I like avocados on just about everything! Who would have thought?

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    Jennifer Green says:

    Looks like a great recipe. Excited for the cookbook.

  42. 42
    Jeanette B says:

    This hotdog looks delish!! I could eat Avocados on just about everything!!! =)

  43. 43
    PoopseyMarie says:

    Hotdog + Avocado = Hmmmmm? Ya know, this might be pretty good!!

  44. 44
    Valerie says:

    After seeing these hotdogs, I’m ready to fire up the grill (in spite of the still-chilly temps!).

    Lori’s book looks spectacular!

  45. 45
    Janet says:

    Nothing better on a hot dog (or in quinoa) than Avocado!!! Yum!

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    Amiebelle says:

    Recipe book looks great!

  48. 48
    Sara says:

    Hot dog + avocado = why didn’t I think of that?! Looks good.
    Lovely book!

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