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This caramel corn gets a delightful fall twist from pumpkin pie spice to create a truly satisfying snack that is pe...

  • 12 cups 12 cups popped plain popcorn
  • 1/2 pound 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups walnut halves
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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Who knew that Cherries & Apricots are a match made in heaven? Crostatas are very easy to make

  • For the crust:
  • 1 stick or 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur Brand)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • For the fruit:
  • 20 about 20 cherries, pitted
  • 3-4 apricots, pitted and sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch (or 1 teaspoon clear jel)
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (optional, but my favorite)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons apricot or peach jam (optional)
  • coarse sugar (for a delicious crunch on the dough)
  • 1 egg, beaten and mixed with water
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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This cheese ball is easy to make with a hint of Mexican spices and flavors, then rolled in crumbled nacho cheese ch...

  • 16 16 16 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 2 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 3 3 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 3 3 3 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 1 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 2 2 cups nacho cheese chips, crumbled
  • 1 of 1 bell pepper for stem garnish
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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A great benefit of these crispy potato latkes is that they can be made-ahead

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 (10-ounce) baking potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • snipped chives, for garnish
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Cream cheese is spread in a pie plate and topped with homemade cranberry sauce and served with honey graham cracker...

  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries (Ocean Spray)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese (reduced fat ok)
  • Honey Graham Crackers or Buttery crackers (such as Club or Waverly)
4.3/5 (15 Votes)

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Walnuts give this Gorgonzola cheese bread a nice crunch and flavor

  • 1 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped, toasted*
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • French bread slices
  • Apple and pear slices
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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Chocolate Chex mix with a coconut twist

  • 9 cups Rice Chex cereal (Corn Chex will work too)
  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 3/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
4.3/5 (26 Votes)

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This four ingredient snack mix is easy to make and kids love it (as do adults)! Easy for on the go

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) package sweetened honey corn and oat cereal
  • 1 (10-ounce) package bear-shaped graham cookies
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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Sweet Potato Mini-Latkes are a great twist on the a traditional dish

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded, about 1-pound
  • 2 medium green onions, finely chopped, 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • sliced pecans, if desired
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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Country ham, cornbread, onions, celery and dried sweetened cranberries make this Thanksgiving or anytime Cornbread

  • CORNBREAD DRESSING:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups self-rising corn meal mix
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • Crumbled cornbread from above, about 6 cups
  • 4 cups dry bread cubes, crumbled
  • 1 cup cooked country ham, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins, dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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Chipotle meatball appetizers have a little heat and are good to eat! Nested in bite-sized pastry cups and topped wi...

  • 1 (8-ounce) can Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 3 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 12 frozen Italian-style meatballs (1/2-ounce each), thawed and halved
  • 4 (1-ounce) pieces mozzarella string cheese
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled, cut into 24 small slices
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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Not quite sure how this awesome sweet snack mix got it's name, but it you can't stop eating Christmas Crack, once y

  • 1 (13-ounce) box Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 (12-ounce) box Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 large can cashew halves and pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups corn syrup
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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