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Yeast rolls stuffed with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese will be the hit of your party! Italian seasoning and Parme...

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (36-count) package frozen Rhodes Bake N Serve Dinner Rolls, completely thawed but still cold
  • 72 pepperoni slices
  • 1 (8 ounce) block mozzarella cheese, cut into 36 cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 jar Ragu or Prego pizza sauce, for dipping
4.6/5 (59 Votes)

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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 (76 Votes)

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Double dipping is no problem when each guest has a personal cup of seven layer dip! This party favorite is perfect ...

  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (1-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup guacamole, purchased or homemade
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 cup chunky salsa or pico de gallo, purchased or homemade
  • 1 cup cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced olives
  • 8 (9-ounce) glass or plastic tumblers
  • Tortilla chips
4.4/5 (76 Votes)

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Give your boring, mundane jello shots a creative twist with these beautiful Pineapple Upside Down Jello Shots! They

  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) box pineapple Jello gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream
4.2/5 (89 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 (57 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 (71 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 (71 Votes)

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This corn dip recipe is so easy and takes no time at all! Perfect for parties with a big bowl of tortilla chips

  • 3 (11-ounce) cans sweet corn with diced peppers, drained (also called Fiesta corn)
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 (6-ounce) can chopped jalapeno peppers, drained
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (16-ounce) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 to 3 bags of Frito Scoops or other tortilla chips
3.9/5 (114 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 (70 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 (61 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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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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