July is the month of celebrating our Independence Day, time spent with family and friends, barbecues, corn on the cob, lemonade, fruit pies, watermelon, and ice cream (to name a few things)!

Red, white and blue everything!

One of the most quintessential 4th of July baked goods traditions is the prevalence of red, white and blue. Of course, the dominance of these three colors seems natural because of our flag. But why are these the three colors on the flag in the first place?

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On June 14, 1777 (Flag Day) a resolution was passed by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress that created our beloved American flag. 

The resolution said, "the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation."

But the significance of red, white, and blue actually began the year prior. On July 4th, 1776, the official seal of the United States was created. When Secretary Charles Thomson presented the seal to the Continental Congress he explained the significance: white signifies purity, red signifies valor, and blue signifies perseverance.  

The month of July is also National Hot Dog Month, because hot dogs are something you can't have a barbecue without!

 Image Credit: National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

Image Credit: National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

July 4th is the day in which hot dog consumption among Americans is the highest. In fact, it is estimated that 150 million hot dogs will be eaten on July 4th!

No wonder the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes, it’s a legit council) has declared the month of July as National Hot Dog Month!

The sausage has been around for a pretty long time. Even Homer’s Odyssey makes mention of sausage. But the food that is most similar to our beloved hot dog is the German frankfurter, which has presumably

evolved into the hot dog we know and love today. 

While the exact origin of the hot dog is unknown, it is thought to have been brought to America by immigrants. Up until 1893, the hot dog wasn’t even associated with American culture at all.

In that year, the hot dog became standard fare at many baseball parks across America, thanks to St. Louis bar owner Chris Von der Aheowner of the St. Louis Browns and a German immigrant.


In Celebration of National Hot Dog Month, we have searched the web to find exceptional recipes to elevate the humble hot dog to gourmet status (what we affectionately call, "haute" dogs)!


All of the following recipes can be made with Rêver Artisan Bakery™ Bâtards, Demi-Baguettes, and Hoagie Rolls. For a softer crust, just order our Italian style breads.

 Image Credit: Renee Schettler Rossi

Image Credit: Renee Schettler Rossi

"HAUTE" DOG RECIPES

Bánh Mì "Haute" Dogs

 Image Credit: Molly, My Name is Yeh

Image Credit: Molly, My Name is Yeh

These astounding hot dogs are inspired by the highly craved Vietnamese Bánh Mì. They’re even topped with all the right stuff: Crispy daikon/carrot slaw, hoisin sauce, sriracha mayo, fresh cilantro and punchy jalapeños.

CHORIZO "HAUTE" DOGS

 Image Credit: Emma Knowles

Image Credit: Emma Knowles

THE ULTIMATE SPICY HOT DOG!

In case it wasn’t obvious, gourmet hot dogs are ALL about the toppings. This recipe lets you choose between an herbaceous chimichurri or a smokey red relish, but we say use both!

MEXICAN "HAUTE" DOG

 Image Credit: Kristy, Wicked Noodle

Image Credit: Kristy, Wicked Noodle

THE ULTIMATE CHEESY, SPICY HOT DOG

Keep your tacos for Tuesdays and dress your hot dogs with cheese sauce, serrano peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and crumbled queso fresco every other day of the week.

GREEK "HAUTE" DOGS

 Image Credit: Megan, Country Cleaver

Image Credit: Megan, Country Cleaver

THE ULTIMATE GREEK HOT DOG!

These Greek inspired hot dogs are jam-packed with cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, kalamata olives, tzatziki, and an obligatory amount of crumbled feta cheese.

BREAKFAST "HAUTE" DOG

 Image Credit: Elizabeth, Frugal Mom eh!

Image Credit: Elizabeth, Frugal Mom eh!

THE ULTIMATE BREAKFAST HOT DOG

Good news, friends: You can now indulge in hot dogs for breakfast by piling them high with fried eggs, crispy bacon, melty cheese, and potato hash. All the things that make breakfast good!

CUBAN "HAUTE" DOGS

 Image Credit: Megan, Country Cleaver

Image Credit: Megan, Country Cleaver

THE ULTIMATE CUBAN HOT DOG!

Stuffed between grilled and pressed rolls, these are a nod to a Cuban classic, the Cubano! Made with 100% pork hot dogs, Swiss cheese, ham, mayo, mustard, and crisp dill pickles.

KOREAN "HAUTE" DOG

 Image Credit: Holly, Taste and See

Image Credit: Holly, Taste and See

THE ULTIMATE KOREAN HOT DOG

You just haven’t had a true gourmet hot dog until you’ve had one loaded with Sriracha ketchup, ginger-infused mustard, and a sweet ‘n’ spicy Korean slaw. 

A popular drink during the warm summer month of July is lemonade!

Lemonade has been around for long time!

 Image Credit: Martha Stewart

Image Credit: Martha Stewart

Many historians believe that lemons were brought from Asia to Egypt in 700 AD. 

Around that same time, Qatarmizata lemon based drink sweetened with sugar became popularized.  

Though Qatarmizat may be a bit different than the lemonade that we drink today, it has evolved over the last few thousand years.

Compagnie de Limonadiers was started in 1676 in Paris and is what is believed to be the first soda company.

The company sold their lemonade on the streets of Paris — the first lemonade stand.

A cold glass of lemonade is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Our favorite recipes are full of lemon flavor, and use the fruit in three ways: its juice, fresh slices, and a syrup cooked with the rinds!

For our favorite recipe, just click on the button below:

How about some Lemonade in a muffin? Our July, 2018 Special is 10% off of the perfect combination of sourness and sweetness: Lemon Poppyseed Muffins glazed with more sourness and sweetness: Our lemon glaze!

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July 4th Special

Treat your relatives or friends to some baked-to-order goodness. A Gift Certificate is a great way for them to sample our products risk free.

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$10 Gift Certificate for $8!

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$25 Gift Certificate for $20!

Special Notice

TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS:

Your friendly neighborhood baker will be out-of-town July 14th through July 21st. All orders will be accepted with the latest pickup/delivery day being this Friday, July 13th. All orders placed between July 14th and July 21st will be available for pick-up/delivery on Sunday, July 22nd. We value your business and thank you for your patience and understanding!

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During the Month of July we will be discounting our Gift Certificates to give new customers a chance to sample our products. (This special is valid for new customers only, and as always, comes with risk free guarantee!) To take advantage of this special, just use the form below.

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