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A spicy skillet meal made with smoked sausage, chicken breasts, ziti or penne pasta, red and yellow bell peppers, o...

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2-pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless or 4 frozen tenders, thawed
  • 1/2-pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 1/4 cup yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, finely chopped or minced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans Hunt's diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tony Chachere's Original creole seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups uncooked ziti pasta or other medium pasta, such as penne
4.4/5 (75 Votes)

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If you love sloppy joe sandwiches these delicious nachos are perfect for you

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 jar queso dip
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag tortilla chips
4.5/5 (70 Votes)

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These Bacon and Cheddar puffs are the perfect savory appetizer at your next dinner party and they also make a great...

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup Sargento Fine Shredded Sharp or Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
4.5/5 (69 Votes)

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Not just for pizza anymore, combine ham and pineapple on flour tortillas to make a tasty, cheesy quesadilla concoct...

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1/2 pound smoked ham
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
4.5/5 (63 Votes)

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These Mushroom Puffs are a scrumptious way to start any meal, whether you are gearing up for the Super Bowl or spen...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened, plain or buttery garlic and herb
  • 1 (8-ounce) can mushroom pieces and stems, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
4.5/5 (69 Votes)

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Party pleasing watermelon shots are always a hit with family and friends! Don't like watermelon? Use a different fl

  • 10 limes, pulp removed
  • 1 box red Jello (I used strawberry because my grocery store didn’t carry watermelon flavored, but obviously if yours has watermelon – grab it!)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold vodka (Again, if you have melon flavored, go for it)
  • Mini chocolate chips
4.6/5 (56 Votes)

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Pepperoni pizza in a poppable bite-sized portion, what more could you ask for? These Pepperoni Pizza Puffs make a g...

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes, optional
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cubed pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup store-bought pizza sauce
4.5/5 (63 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 (67 Votes)

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Prank your friends and family with these savory cinnamon sticks that closely resemble french fries

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • White bread
  • Strawberry jelly
4.6/5 (60 Votes)

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These mini garlic monkey bread bites are a great after school snack or bread appetizer when paired with spaghetti

  • 2 (7.5-ounce) cans buttermilk biscuits
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus 2 tablespoons to sprinkle on top
4.6/5 (60 Votes)

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Try different jams for different flavors with this baked brie recipe

  • 1 small wheel Brie cheese
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, I used Pepperidge Farms
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup jam,. any flavor, Fig, Hot Pepper, Strawberry - personal preference
  • 1 egg (mostly the yolk and a bit of water or milk)
  • Non-stick foil
4.5/5 (63 Votes)

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Are you looking for a fun and simple cocktail that will help get the party started? Try this Liquid Marijuana Drink...

  • 1/2-ounce Malibu rum
  • 1/2-ounce light rum
  • 1/2-ounce blue curaçao
  • 1/2-ounce apple pucker (or melon liqueur)
  • Equal parts sweet 'n sour mix and pineapple juice
4.3/5 (78 Votes)

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