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Edamame & Ricotta Toasts will make the most delicious addition to any holiday or party appetizer spread

  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen shelled sweet soybeans (edamame)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/3 cup snipped fresh basil or mint
  • 24 1/4 inches whole grain baguette-style French bread slices, toasted
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4/5 (7 Votes)

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You won't be able to stop eating these golden brown latkes especially when they are served with all your favorite t...

  • 1-pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2-pounds baking potatoes
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • applesauce, crème fraîche, smoked salmon, salmon roe, and dill sprigs, to taste for serving
4.3/5 (18 Votes)

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Yum! This sweet Christmas Cookie Dough Dip is perfect for your next holiday gathering

  • Additional Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Chobani® Non-Fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles, divided use graham crackers, fruit, etc. for dipping
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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Lightly baked slices of baguette are slathered with ricotta, then topped with 2 pear slices and sprinkled with a li...

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, plus additional leaves for garnish
  • 8 (1/2-inch) slices of baguette, cut on a sharp angle
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1/3 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 1/2 large, firm, ripe Bartlett pear, cored, and cut into 16 very thin slices
  • coarsely ground black pepper to taste
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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When Christmas rolls around and the Grinch is playing on your TV every night, it's time to make salty and sweet Gri...

  • Popcorn
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (sweet cream salted)
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • Blue food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • Red M&Ms
4.2/5 (39 Votes)

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This recipe's title says it all

  • 8 cups Chocolate Chex® cereal
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, mini size
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits (found by the chocolate chips in the baking aisle, or chop up regular caramels)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate baking chips (or more if you're a huge chocolate fan)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
4.2/5 (17 Votes)

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Garlic bread stuffed with spinach artichoke dip -- a perfect appetizer, or side for an Italian meal

  • 1 baguette
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag baby spinach leaves
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, to top
  • Fresh basil leaves or parsley, torn, to top
3.9/5 (88 Votes)

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Simple yet delightful, these salt and pepper cashews are easy to make and taste delicious! Set this snack out at yo...

  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup sunflower or peanut oil (Sunflower has a milder taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
4/5 (16 Votes)

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You can bake and freeze the pastry for these little puffs in advance, but wait to add the cheesy, creamy herb filli...

  • PASTRY:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese with chive and onion
  • 3 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, snipped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill or basil, snipped
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.2/5 (26 Votes)

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This is more than worth the small bit of time it takes to throw this together

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Fresh thyme, optional
  • Assorted crackers
4.3/5 (15 Votes)

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Easy to make, yet so adorable! Mice and cheese is a perfect appetizer for any holiday -- sure to get people talkin

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • Chives
  • Radishes, sliced thinly
  • Cheese
  • 12 black peppercorns
3.8/5 (74 Votes)

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This pâté has a sweetness from the dried apples, a few savory notes from the bay leaves, and a distinguishing cru...

  • 1 1/2 pounds coarsely ground pork*
  • 1/4 cup dried apple slices, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup whole roasted pistachio nuts, shelled
  • 1/4 cup brandy or Cognac
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 bay leaves
  • coarse-ground mustard to taste
  • cornichons or sour gherkins for garnish
  • baguette slices, toasted, for serving
4/5 (6 Votes)

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