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Loaded with great flavors, these triple stacked nachos contain layers of tortilla chips, perfectly seasoned ground ...

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 whole yellow onion, diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can pinto beans, chili beans, or ranch style beans
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 whole Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 whole jalapeno, diced finely
  • 1/2 bunches cilantro leaves, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole avocado, pitted and diced
  • sour cream, optional
4.5/5 (61 Votes)

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Chicken wings are browned, and then served with a homemade tomato and onion sauce

  • 8 chicken wings
  • 20 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (60 Votes)

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Crisp and refreshing, baking soda is the secret ingredient in this delicious family favorite sweet tea recipe

  • 12 tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 12 cups cool water
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4.7/5 (49 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
4.5/5 (58 Votes)

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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 (58 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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This queso dip is mm mm good! Bring it to a party or get together, or even serve it for game night at home!

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 6 ounces Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops
4.5/5 (60 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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You won't and can't go wrong with these jello shots for your next party!

  • 1/3 cup Kahlua liquor
  • 1/3 cup Bailey's liquor
  • 2/3 cup Half and Half
  • 2 envelopes plain gelatin
  • 1/3 cup Vodka
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
4.6/5 (51 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
4.4/5 (69 Votes)

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Three simple steps, and you're ready to serve sassy appetizers with a real kick

  • 1 (12 ounce) can Pillsbury Grands Jr. Golden Layers refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 (4 1/2 ounce) can Old El Paso green chiles, chopped and drained
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons cooked real bacon pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion, minced
  • 20 Old El Paso pickled jalapeño slices (from 12 ounce jar), drained
4.5/5 (54 Votes)

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Perfect recipe for a Halloween or April Fool's day party ! Red velvet cupcakes with frosting and glass shards with

  • SUGAR GLASS:
  • 1 can white frosting
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • EDIBLE BLOOD:
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water, or more as needed
  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 3 drops blue food coloring
4.5/5 (54 Votes)

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