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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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I was looking for a way to make my own onion dip, without using packaged onion soup mix (way too many preservatives...

  • NOTE:
  • 1 large sweet onion (like Vidalia)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • Instead of the dried spices, use 2-3 tsp of Susie-Q Santa Maria Style seasoning.
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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Homemade cake donuts with a simple glaze, cream cheese icing and decorations of choice

  • DONUTS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons red liquid food coloring
  • SIMPLE GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING:
  • 2 to 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
4.4/5 (23 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 (24 Votes)

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These buttery drop cookies are easily adapted to a variety of flavors, recipe includes variations for coconut, oran...

  • 1 cup sugar or brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
4.3/5 (34 Votes)

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Everything you love about a meatball sub and more in a casserole: Italian bread, cream cheese, mozzarella, meatball...

  • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) package frozen meatballs, thawed
  • 1 (28-ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
4.3/5 (30 Votes)

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This Beef Brisket is great with mashed potatoes with the juice spooned over the top and your favorite roasted veget...

  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans beef consommé
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 (10-pound) beef brisket
3.7/5 (91 Votes)

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Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic dessert duo, but they really shine in this no-bake recipe

  • 10 graham crackers
  • 7 tablespoons melted butter
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 cups peanut butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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A Southern favorite potluck food gets a crunchy, delicious makeover! Egg whites are dredged with flour, dipped in b...

  • FILLING:
  • 15 eggs, hard boiled, cut in half, yolks separated from whites
  • cooking oil to deep fry
  • flour, as needed
  • panko bread crumbs, as needed
  • paprika to garnish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch garlic salt
  • black pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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I've never made my own ground beef, for burgers, because

  • 2 pounds sirloin steak tips*, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted and buttered (I prefer brioche burger buns)
  • NOTE: *sirloin steak tips is also known as "flap meat". It doesn't sound pretty, but don't let that discourage you. It's delicious. I buy mine at Costco.
4.4/5 (17 Votes)

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Chicken wings prepared in an air fryer are hot, spicy and super easy to make using an air fryer! Perfect for a game...

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 12 wings and drummies
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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Impress your family and friends with over-the-top deep-fried love! Make sure you have a deep fry thermometer on han...

  • SAUCE:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen strawberries, cleaned and quartered if fresh
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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