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Deviled eggs aren't just for Easter--these tasty appetizers are perfect anytime…especially at a barbecue

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoon cooked, minced smoked bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoky barbecue sauce
  • 1 scallion, sliced on a bias
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Sweet and tangy 1-Hour Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies are rich, moist, and exploding with zesty lemon flavor

  • 2 1/4 cups King Arthur Flour organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 stick, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, from 2 large lemons, freshly grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Boyajian lemon oil, omit for gluten-free variation
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chefmaster natural yellow gel-based food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt or 3/4 teaspoon regular table salt
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted, for rolling and dusting cookies
4.3/5 (26 Votes)

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This crowd-pleasing appetizer will keep all your family, friends, and loved-ones well-fed and happy while the main ...

  • 2 (14-ounce) packages Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • 1/2 pound smoked gouda, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onions, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot hot sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 large jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded and halved
  • parchment paper
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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Galaxy Donuts are out of this world and great to make with the kids

  • DONUTS:
  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 5 cups plain flour, plus more for dusting
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • GALAXY GLAZE:
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 squeeze vanilla bean paste
  • 4 (0.65-ounce) bottles high pigment food coloring, Americolour brand or any professional baking food coloring brand, in purple, electric pink, navy blue, super black
4.3/5 (27 Votes)

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Crack Green Beans will have even the pickiest eater begging for seconds

  • 5 (8-ounce) cans of green beans, drained
  • 12 slices bacon, chopped, cooked to crisp and drained
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 7 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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For many, only one drink spells Mardi Gras—The Hurricane

  • 1/2 (64-ounce) bottle red fruit punch
  • 1/2 (12-ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 2/3 cups light rum
  • 1 2/3 cups dark rum
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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These spicy jalapeño poppers are filled with savory beef, fluffy rice, creamy cheese, briny olives, and plump rais...

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 (8.8-ounce) pouch cooked Spanish-style rice
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, about 4 ounces
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 tablespoons dry sherry, or lime juice
  • 24 fresh plump jalapeño peppers
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • milk, as needed
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds or pecans
  • 1 squeeze of lime juice
  • pinch of cinnamon
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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The sweetness of the fresh figs, with cream brie and the saltiness of the prosciutto works in harmony that deliver...

  • Fresh figs, cut in half
  • Brie, cut into small squares
  • Prosciutto
  • Skewers
4.6/5 (7 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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Savory rosemary and Parmesan cheese popcorn is a terrific snack when eaten alone while watching the big game or lat...

  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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Spiced bourbon beer & maple martinis are great for the holidays!

  • 1 cup chilled bourbon
  • 1/4 cup chilled dark beer, such as Negra Modelo
  • 1/4 cup chilled pure maple syrup (preferably Grade B)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 4 small dried red chiles, such as japones, rinsed and patted dry
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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These cupcake jelly shots can easily be modified to fit your party theme or sport team's colors

  • 1 3/4 cups prepared lemonade
  • 4 envelopes plain gelatin
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flavored vodka (or substitute vanilla or whipped cream vodka and a touch of amaretto)
  • 2 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk (up to 4 tablespoons is okay -- use to sweeten to taste!)
  • 6 small bowls (one for each color)
  • Liquid food color
  • Frosting and sprinkles, for garnish, if desired
  • Flexible silicone mini muffin pan
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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