File this under, "Why didn't I think of that?"

My wife and I love to cook. Each week, we go through our extensive collection of cookbooks and food magazines looking for different recipes to try. I'm especially fond of grilling. I'll grill in the rain, snow, blazing heat, whatever. I can't quite explain it, but a real sense of accomplishment when I grill a steak to medium-rare perfection.

Unlike my wife, I like hot dogs. Despite their reputation for being made from God-knows-what, I think they're delicious. But grilling hot dogs can be tricky. As the juices inside start to boil and cook the "meat", the 'dog has a tendency to curl, or even worse, explode. Thanks to this tip from Chow.com, that's no longer an issue.