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Looking for an appetizer to impress your guests for the holidays? This Holiday Pine Cone Cheese Ball tastes as grea...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package 1 (8-ounce) package soft cream cheese or goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon Port wine
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • crackers, for serving
  • maple syrup, for serving, optional
  • 1 1/4 cups 1 1/4 cups whole almonds
  • 2 sprigs 2 sprigs rosemary
4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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Candied pecans are a sweet treat that's great as a dessert or as a quick snack

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups pecan halves
4.4/5 (45 Votes)

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This simple appetizer packs protein and fiber with some spice! Bring to a party, serve as a snack, or use in place ...

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix (or you can use your own mix of cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes and pepper)
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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This Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip is fast and easy to make! The perfect sweet holiday appetizer!

  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Optional: pecans and cinnamon for garnish
4.8/5 (10 Votes)

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Sweet candied pecans with cinnamon and vanilla flavors

  • 2 3/4 cups pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.5/5 (37 Votes)

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This creative and cute snowman cheese ball is a great appetizer that will get all your guests munching away at Fros...

  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 drops red pepper sauce
  • 1 (4-ounce) container whipped cream cheese, softened
  • decorations, if desired
  • assorted crackers, if desired
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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Garlic Knot Bread Bowl is made in a bundt cake pan, so that after it is baked marinara sauce can be placed in the m...

  • 2 (8-count) tubes Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pizza or marinara sauce
  • 10 to 12 cup bundt pan or tube pan
4.6/5 (22 Votes)

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Looking for a quick and easy holiday treat? Try this delicious Peppermint Popcorn Crunch! Perfect to bag up as gift...

  • 2 bags microwave popcorn
  • 1 bag candy cane candy melts
  • 2 bags Mint M&M's, you'll use about 1.5 bags
  • Christmas sprinkles
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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Whether you pronounce it “pee-can” or “puh-con” these are delicious! They keep well in an an airtight conta...

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
4.5/5 (30 Votes)

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A time-tested recipe, these candied bourbon pecans make a delicious snack on their own, and are also wonderful on i...

  • 1 pound pecans
  • 1/2 to 1 cup bourbon, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
4.3/5 (43 Votes)

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The perfect appetizer for game day or any holiday with a bunch of hungry cheese-lovers! These cheese puffs are warm...

  • CHEESE PUFFS:
  • 1 1/3 cups water, plus more for smoothing
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup Gruyère cheese, finely grated, divided
  • BUFFALO CHEESE SAUCE:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 6 tablespoons hot sauce
  • Kosher salt, to taste
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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These slightly sweet and savory canapés will make the perfect bites to nosh on at your next dinner party or gather...

  • 24 walnut halves, about 3/4 cup
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 24 thin slices whole-wheat baguette, from 1/2 baguette
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus leaves for garnish
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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