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Completely addicted to Chuy's creamy jalapeño dip? Try this recipe - tastes just like Chuy's dip, just thicker & c...

  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped jalapeños (cut this in half if you don't like spicy)
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet of dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
4.1/5 (67 Votes)

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Easy classic deviled eggs are a delicious finger food for people to snack on at any fun get together

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/3 cup shredded taco-seasoned cheese or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onions
4.4/5 (26 Votes)

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BBQ beef tips can be served over mashed potatoes or rice, or served with toothpicks as a hearty appetizer

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, cubed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
4/5 (60 Votes)

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Vary tasty and simple to make! Shredded cheese and seasonings are sandwiched between sheets of puff pastry, cut int...

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry sheets
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white, slightly beaten
  • 1 package cheddar cheese, shredded
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Almonds and tarragon may seem like unusual additions to a mushroom and pepper tart, but the combination is simply a...

  • 1 (9-ounce) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups (8-ounces) shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup (4-ounces) jarred roasted red peppers, patted dry and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (4-ounces) Gruyère, coarsely grated
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 3 tablespoons almonds, sliced
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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These Indian-inspired Cauliflower Fritters make a great appetizer for any occasion any time of the year! Serve with...

  • DRESSING:
  • 2 cups cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive or rice bran oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon coriander stems, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup maize flour or chick pea flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 zucchini, grated and squeezed dry
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup coriander leaves (extra for garnish)
  • 2 cups rice bran oil, plus 1 tablespoon, about 500 milliliters
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, optional
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoons coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • sea salt to taste or 1 teaspoon umeboshi vinegar
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Scary finger cookies are easy to make, especially if you start with refrigerated cookie dough

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Almond slivers
  • Cocoa
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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I've never been to Chicago, so I cannot vouch for the authenticity of this Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza recipe, fr...

  • DOUGH:
  • 3 1/4 cups (16 1/4-ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (2 3/4 ounces) yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant or rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups water (10-ounces), room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus 4 tablespoons, softened
  • 1 teaspoon plus 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup grated onion, from 1 medium onion (see note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Table salt
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Ground black pepper
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 4-cups) (recommended, whole mozzarella. Don't use pre-shredded, as it doesn't melt well.)
  • 1/2 ounce grated Parmesan cheese (about 1/4-cup)
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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These simple to make wontons are an ideal appetizer or snack for a get together

  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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The perfect party treat. These gummy bears just grow, becoming bigger and better!

  • Gummy Bears
  • Vodka, or alcohol of choice
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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Imagine this...it's an apple, but instead of being filled with apple, it's filled with cheesecake

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream, whipped
  • 5 Granny Smith Apples, washed well
  • 1 fresh lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon or to taste
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • caramel sauce to drizzle
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Jalapeños take the mildness of corn and crab up a notch and add heat and color to a dip so chunky, its almost a me...

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup red sweet pepper, chopped (1 small)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickled jaalapeño peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (4-ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Blue corn chips
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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