The hot dog has been known by many names over the years: frankfurters, franks, red hots, wieners, durgers, coneys, and dogs.  But don't be fooled by diminutive nicknames like 'weenie', hot dogs are internationally adored,  packing huge flavors from America all the way to Japan.  Hot dogs have been enjoyed by men, women, and kids alike for over 600 years, and these awesome upgraded hot dog recipes are no different.  Try out any and all of these fantastic franks for dinner tonight!  

[Chili-Cheese Dogs (from on the woodside)

Chili-Cheese Dogs

](http://www.onthewoodside.com/2011/03/frank-discussion.html)

[Jalapeno & Cheese Stuffed Hotdogs (from Another Pint Please)

Jalapeno & Cheese Stuffed Hotdogs

](http://www.anotherpintplease.com/2009/08/whats-on-grill-144.html)

[Spicy Mango-Pineapple Hot Dogs (from Coconut & Lime)

Spicy Mango-Pineapple Hot Dogs

](http://www.coconutandlime.com/2010/06/hawaiian-style-hot-dog.html)

[The Chicago Hot Dog (from Lighter and Local)

The Chicago Hot DogPretzel Hot Dogs

](http://www.fakeginger.com/?p=1205)

[Sauteed Cheddar Hot Dogs (from The Nesting Project)

Sauteed Cheddar Hot Dogs

](http://www.nesting-project.com/2011/02/hot-dogs-with-cheddar-and-sauteed.html)

[Avocado Chipotle Dogs (from The Cooking Photographer)

Avocado Chipotle Dogs

](http://www.thecookingphotographer.com/2011/05/avocado-chipotle-dogs-with-cotija.html)

[Beef Terimayo Japanese Style Hot Dog (from seasaltwithfood)

Beef Terimayo Japanese Style Hot DogDogs and Crêpes

](http://www.tasteofbeirut.com/2011/05/dogs-and-crepes/)

[Cheddar Dogs with Cider Braised Leeks (from Runs With Spatulas)

Cheddar Dogs with Cider Braised Leeks