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"Bretzen" are a traditional soft pretzel that is often sliced in half and buttered, as a breakfast treat

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110°F to 115°F)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 22-ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups
  • 2-ounces unsalted butter, melted, about 4 tablespoons
  • vegetable oil, for pan
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
  • pretzel or Kosher salt
4.5/5 (62 Votes)

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Start with the basic jello shot recipe then spice up that classic flavor combination with other variations like Ama...

  • 1 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages of Jell-O
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 cup ice-cold water
4.6/5 (60 Votes)

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Sausage Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers are a perfect appetizer to prepare ahead of time and pop in the oven about 20 min...

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (or regular pork or whatever appeals to you)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (original recipe used parmesan)
  • 1 pound jalapenos, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
4.5/5 (62 Votes)

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Serve The Cheese Dip That Will Make You Famous! at your next game day party, serve it at a cocktail party, serve it...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese or grated jalapeño jack
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small purple onion or onion of your choice, diced
  • serve with Wheat Thins, Frito’s Scoops, or vegetables for dipping
4.2/5 (93 Votes)

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What fun! Jello Shot Cupcakes with Malibu coconut rum topped with whipped cream

  • JELLO SHOT CUPCAKES:
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) package Jello Gelatin, any red flavor (I used strawberry)
  • 1 cup Malibu coconut rum
  • WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • BROKEN GLASS JELLO GARNISH:
  • 4 small boxes (3-ounces each) Jell-O (I used strawberry, blackberry, lime, lemon)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
4.4/5 (69 Votes)

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It's really easy to make slow cooker cinnamon sugar candied almonds & they're even better than the mall or your fav

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1/4 cup water
4.4/5 (70 Votes)

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This is garlic bread--on crack! Great to share with a crowd or as a center piece for dinner accompanied by a simple...

  • GARLIC BUTTER:
  • 1 crusty loaf, preferably sourdough or Vienna
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese or other melt-able cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
4.4/5 (66 Votes)

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Fresh, hot fried mushrooms made in the comfort and convenience of your own home

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • shortening or oil for deep frying
4.2/5 (85 Votes)

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Velveeta cheese is the best for cheesy, creamy, beefy, nacho deliciousness! The best part is they're party ready in...

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 7 cups tortilla chips (about 6-ounces)
  • 1/2 pound (8-ounces) Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4.3/5 (76 Votes)

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A rum and coke is a bar favorite

  • 2 (3-ounce) packages cherry gelatin
  • 2 cups Coke, 1 boiling and 1 chilled cup
  • 1 cup rum
4.1/5 (116 Votes)

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A quick and easy appetizer that everyone will love

  • 1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls (8 rolls)
  • 1/2 cup (from a 15-ounce can) canned chili
  • 2 hot dogs, each sliced into 8 equal pieces
4.6/5 (50 Votes)

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Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings at one time with this easy 3-ingredient snack -- Potato Chip Bark! Made with ...

  • 1 (11 to 12-ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crumbled potato chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted
4.6/5 (50 Votes)

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