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These Vietnamese summer rolls filled with roast beef from the deli and an assortment of crisp vegetables for a ligh...

  • 1 large garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Thai green curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 0.5-pounds rare deli roast beef, thinly sliced and cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 24 6-inch round rice paper wrappers, plus more in case of breakage
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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This sweet potato hummus recipe has everything going for it

  • 1 very large sweet potato, scrubbed clean and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, start with 1/2 tsp and add more if you like the smoky heat!
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • a few dashes salt
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Forget processed cheese goop! This queso fundido (melted cheese) dip is made with Cheddar and Muenster cheeses, wit...

  • 2 poblano chile peppers
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh chorizo, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup lager
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, about 8 ounces
  • 2 cups grated muenster cheese, about 8 ounces
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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These Crock Pot BBQ Meatballs are crazy delicious! They are a perfect Superbowl party food that will be enjoyed by ...

  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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Crab Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl is a delicious way to curve your guests' appetites before the main course is ser...

  • 1 large or 2 small round sourdough bread or rye bread
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar lump crab
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon buffalo hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup parmesan
  • 1 cup mozzarella or sharp white cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack, shredded
4.4/5 (15 Votes)

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Bacon makes this spicy guacamole so much better! Use less jalapeños if your prefer a milder version

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped, about 1/4 cup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons drained jarred pickled jalapeño slices, chopped, plus 2 teaspoons brine
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • tortilla chips, for serving
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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This is a basic recipe for cheese fondue that highlights a cheddar cheese, instead of a traditional swiss or gruyer...

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground dry mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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A scrumptious, super simple supreme pizza dip made with cream cheese, Italian shredded cheese, pizza sauce, sausage...

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups Italian blend cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 10 to 12 pepperoni slices
  • 1/3 cup cooked Italian sausage
  • 3 tablespoons bell pepper, any color, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons black olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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I've been making this Hot Pecan Crab Dip recipe for years and it's always a huge hit with my family and friends

  • 8 ounces crab, fully cooked and flaked
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan, grated & divided
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 to 8 jalapeños, chopped and deseeded
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Texas pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crackers
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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These impressive cupcakes are easier to make than you think so give it a go, you'll be very happy you did!

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup hot water or hot coffee
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2-sticks)
  • 7 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used whole milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Orange food coloring
4.1/5 (35 Votes)

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Instant chocolate pudding mixture is topped with crushed Oreo cookies and decorated with fresh strawberries and min...

  • 1 (15-ounce) package chocolate Oreos cookies
  • 1 small (3.9-ounce) box instant chocolate or chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 2 cups very cold whole milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • 10 fresh strawberries, rinsed and dried well
  • Fresh mint
  • Pebble candy, optional
  • Gummy worms, optional
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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These cute little ladybug cracker appetizers are perfect for an April fool's day spring or summer party

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Black food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 36 butter flavored crackers
  • 18 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 18 small black olives
  • 72 fresh chive pieces (about 1-1/2 inches long)
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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