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This cornbread dressing is straight out of Grandma's own personal recipe collection and is guaranteed to be a hit o...

  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, plus more to taste
  • 5 cups white bread, crumbled
  • 5 cups corn bread, crumbled
  • 2 cups chicken broth, plus extra
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sage seasoning, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon of salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
4.5/5 (12 Votes)

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I LOVE CHEESE! These Cheese Balls are baked, not fried so have at 'em and enjoy!

  • COATING:
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese (I used the reduced fat not fresh kinda I had in the fridge and it worked just fine)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (I used Lawry's)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • CENTERS:
  • String cheese (fat free) broken into pieces
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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These slow cooker cinnamon almonds are so easy and so versatile! Use them on salads, as an appetizer, or even as a

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1/8 cup water
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Crab Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl is a delicious way to curve your guests' appetites before the main course is ser...

  • 1 large or 2 small round sourdough bread or rye bread
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar lump crab
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon buffalo hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup parmesan
  • 1 cup mozzarella or sharp white cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack, shredded
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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The combination of flavors from the Swiss cheese, pineapple, o

  • 1 (16-ounce) package soft style cream cheese with pineapple
  • 3/4 pound Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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You only need 5 to 10 minutes of prep work to make this sophisticated Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie

  • BRIE:
  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel brie cheese, rind trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • MAPLE HONEY DRIZZLE:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Zest 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup Fisher Nuts pecan halves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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Lemony Baked Ricotta is simple to prepare but a fancy enough appetizer to serve at your next party or get together

  • 1 pound whole-milk ricotta, about 2 cups
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil, optional
  • crackers to serve
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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This Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread is perfect served with your favorite fruit dippers, on top of bagels or cinnamon g...

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filing)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar or agave nectar
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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These Classic Potato Latkes are perfect for any holiday gathering, festive celebration, or large dinner party, beca...

  • 2 large Russet potatoes, about 1 pound, scrubbed and cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 1 large onion, about 8-ounces, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons course kosher salt or 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • safflower or canola oil, for frying
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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This Christmas treat can easily be made with the kids, but it's not just the kids who will eat it up in a flash

  • 3 cups salted pretzels
  • 2 cups Bugles
  • 2 cups Fritos
  • 1 cup Chex Mix
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups M&Ms
  • 1 pack of white chocolate bark or melting chocolate
4.3/5 (12 Votes)

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Use this succulent, syrupy fruit as a topping for pound cake or ice cream

  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 fresh sage leaves
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • Assorted crackers
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Spicy fried mixed nuts are packed full of flavor and can be enjoyed with a nice cold adult beverage

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 cup unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted macademia nuts
  • 1 rosemary twig, just the leafs
  • 1 tablespoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
4.4/5 (15 Votes)

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