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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 (36 Votes)

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Arguably the most beautiful jello shot, these lemon drop shots will surely wow your guests

  • 8 lemons, large
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages lemon Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup citrus vodka
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
4/5 (57 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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Everyone loves this warm Fontina Cheese Dip

  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian fontina, rind removed and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.6/5 (5 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
4.5/5 (8 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
4.4/5 (17 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
4.3/5 (16 Votes)

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Now you can enjoy your favorite Spicy Queso Blanco Dip at home

  • 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 1 small onion, divided
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded, deveined, and minced (divided)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into chunks
  • 4 ounces white cheddar cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 Roma tomato, deseeded and diced
4.2/5 (38 Votes)

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