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Mano margaritas are sweet and refreshing any time of the year! You can add chile, sugar or salt to the rim!

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 small mango—peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped (3-ounces)
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder, such as Tajin (see Note)
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces agave nectar
  • 3 ounces grapefruit soda
4.4/5 (43 Votes)

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Enjoy the quick and easy prep of this peanut brittle recipe - the microwave keeps it simple! Great to set out at a ...

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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Put the chicken on the barbie! Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs make a grilled treat that goes good with any side dish!

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 small onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 12 skewers
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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Buttery, soft ‘n chewy Butter Pecan Cookies exploding with toasted pecans and brown sugar flavor

  • 1 1/2 cups Diamond of California pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature preferred
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling, optional
  • sea salt, for sprinkling, optional
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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This Buffalo Ranch shredded chicken makes a great sandwich filling for game day! Top your sandwiches with crumbled ...

  • 1 (28 ounce) package 1 (28 ounce) package boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 (1 ounce) package 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing and seasoning mix
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle 1 (12 ounce) bottle Buffalo wing sauce
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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The whole grain mustard mixed with the jalapeño jelly makes a spicy and delicious condiment on this sausage and sa...

  • 1 pound polish Kielbasa, sliced into 1/4 inch circles
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar sauerkraut
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced in thin rounds
  • 4 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons spicy jalapeno jelly
  • 4 slices Gruyere cheese
  • 4 small crusty rolls
4.6/5 (27 Votes)

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Caramel popcorn gets dressed up and ready for a party with white and milk chocolate drizzles

  • 1/3 cup un-popped popcorn
  • 2 1/2 cups mini pretzels, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts or chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
4.4/5 (42 Votes)

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Drinking peach margaritas are the ideal way to spend a warm summer afternoon! This recipe makes enough for 8 drinks

  • 1 pound (about 3) ripe peaches, bottoms scored, plus 2 more peaches, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons (2 1/2-ounces) orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup (6-ounces) silver tequila
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups bottled peach nectar
  • 8 mint sprigs, for garnish
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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This is one way to have a fun party

  • 16 ounces (2-cups) boiling water
  • 6 ounce package Jello
  • 6 ounces cold water (3/4-cup)
  • 10 ounces chilled alcohol (1 1/4-cup)
  • Chill alcohol at least one hour prior (not in the freezer, unless the alcohol is over 80-proof, or 40%; anything else might freeze and break the bottle)
4.5/5 (33 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 (24 Votes)

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All the goodness of a BLT in a yummy dip! The melted cheeses and sour cream are gooey additions to classic flavors ...

  • 1 1/2 pounds bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled, and divided
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, or to taste, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 cups seeded tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Toasted bread rounds, crackers, or pita chips.
4.6/5 (24 Votes)

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You can not go wrong when you combine two already amazing things like eggs and guacamole in a new dish like guacamo...

  • 6 eggs, boiled, cooled, peeled, and cut in half
  • 1 large avocado, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced tomato
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, about half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • salt, black pepper, and cayenne to taste
  • pinch chili powder, for garnish.
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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