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Popcorn, chocolate and nuts held together with melted marshmallows? Sign me up! Sweet and salty, this is the perfe

  • 1 (16-ounce) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 quarts popcorn, popped
  • 2 1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar dry roasted peanuts
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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This isn't your normal basic cheese ball! Bacon Spinach Cheese Ball is sure to be a hit at your next party, if you ...

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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These easy canapes are perfect for a light snack or appetizer in autumn

  • 24 walnut halves (about 3/4 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 24 thin slices whole-wheat baguette, from 1/2 baguette
  • 8 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, choped, plus whole leaves for garnish
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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I made this Christmas Brie for our last holiday gathering and everyone loved it! I'll be making it again this year,...

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • Wheel of brie (large or small)
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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This Roasted Beet-White Bean Hummus will become one of your favorites, because of its delicious flavor and beautifu...

  • 1 small beet
  • 1 cup cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 chopped clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • crudités, tortilla chips, or toasted bread for serving
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Baked cauliflower and fresh thyme make this white bean dip a light and easy choice for your next party

  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and broken into bite-sized pieces
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can Great Northern beans (or any white bean), rinsed and drained
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Extra olive oil for drizzling
4.5/5 (18 Votes)

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Smoked Salmon Cheese Balls? Yes please! Make individual balls so everyone has the perfect amount, or make one large...

  • 1 (8 ounces) package Changing Seas Norwegian Smoked Salmon, roughly chopped
  • 1 (8 ounces) package Neufchâtel cheese
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided
4.5/5 (18 Votes)

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Sure, you can pick up a cheese ball at the store, but why not make your own? They're easy! This version is naturall...

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 tablespoon scallion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
4.4/5 (23 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
4.3/5 (28 Votes)

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Sweet potato latkes make for a irresistible appetizer any time or for an alternative to traditional latkes for your...

  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated, about 2-pounds
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated, about 1-pound
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons Panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • applesauce, for serving to taste
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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Looking to kick things up a notch?! Try this yummy Spicy Ranch Ritz Crackers recipe

  • Full box regular Ritz crackers
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of melted, unsalted butter
  • One package Ranch Seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
4.4/5 (27 Votes)

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These spicy, crunchy, spinach-filled phyllo cups are the perfect way to start any dinner party or social gathering

  • 1 (10-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chipotle flavored hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 45 mini phyllo shells
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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