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Bring along some tortilla chips to scrape the last bits of the cheddar beer sauce out of the slow cooker when the w

  • 1 (14 ounce) package beef cocktail wieners
  • 12 - 16 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thirds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion, about 1 large
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1/2 (16 ounce jar) cheddar pasta sauce, or one 10.75 ounce can condensed cheddar cheese soup, about 3/4 cup
  • 1 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce (such as Cholula brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
4.5/5 (12 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.
4.5/5 (12 Votes)

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Fine grained pound cake baked in a loaf pan is slathered in a rich and creamy cream cheese and coconut frosting

  • CAKE:
  • 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut flavor, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (8 ounce package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk powder, optional; for enhanced flavor
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut flavor, optional; for enhanced flavor
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
4.2/5 (22 Votes)

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Fat Head Pizza boasts a low carb crust, and topped with your favorite pizza toppings - including browned sausage! M...

  • 1 (1-pound) package Salciccia sausage or Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded cheese for pizza or a mix of cheddar and mozzarella
  • pizza toppings of your choice, to taste
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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Pulled pork nachos are easy, hearty, and cheesy of course! Serve them up at a party or family gathering along with ...

  • 3 large handfuls of tortilla chips
  • 1 cup leftover carnitas or pulled pork
  • 1 tablespoon barbeque seasoning
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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Warm, flaky crescent dough filled with a ooey, gooey marshmallow center, these Mighty Marshmallow Crescent Puffs ma...

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
4.4/5 (22 Votes)

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Serve these delicious, light, and refreshing sparkling sangria in a large Boudreaux glass with ice

  • SANGRIA:
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
  • 1/2 cup orange liquor
  • 1/2 cup lime-flavored vodka
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh mango & strawberry purée
  • 6 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup plus 2 tablespoons or to taste
  • 2 cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • mango diamond chunks for garnish
  • fresh strawberries, sliced for garnish
  • orange slices for garnish
  • lemon slices for garnish
  • fresh mint sprigs for garnish
  • MANGO & STRAWBERRY PURÉE:
  • 6 large strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 3/4 cup strained mango purée
4.4/5 (22 Votes)

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Pull out the blender and make sure your ice trays are full

  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes), plus wedges for serving
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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Spicy fried mixed nuts are packed full of flavor and can be enjoyed with a nice cold adult beverage

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 cup unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted macademia nuts
  • 1 rosemary twig, just the leafs
  • 1 tablespoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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Need a recipe to feed a crowd at a big event or fill a freezer with quick meals? Borrow some extra cooking pots and...

  • 30 pounds hamburger
  • 2 (6-pound) cans chili beans
  • 3 (6-pound) cans kidney beans
  • 2 (6-pound) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-pound) can peeled tomatoes
  • 1 (6-pound) can tomato paste
  • 40 tablespoons chili powder
  • 16 to 18 small onions, chopped
  • 4 mild green peppers, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
3.3/5 (131 Votes)

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This appetizer is surprisingly light and crunchy

  • Homemade quick marinara sauce:
  • Olive oil, for frying (I use peanut oil)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs (I use Japanese Panko crumbs for extra crunch and season them with Italian seasoning)
  • 1 box store-bought cheese ravioli (about 24 ravioli)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 jar store bought marinara sauce, heated, for dipping (I make my own)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (buy San Marzano if possible)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried*
  • 1 teaspoons basil, dried*
  • or 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 whole bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
4.3/5 (24 Votes)

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Finger licking good... Easy Country-Style BBQ Ribs!

  • DRY RUB:
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (smoked is great)
  • RIBS:
  • 4 pounds country style pork ribs
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
4/5 (50 Votes)

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