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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
4.3/5 (72 Votes)

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Make it a super party with Jello shots! Here are 21 different variations - there is sure to be one (or several!) th

  • Basic Jello Shots:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup flavored liquor/schnapps/pucker
  • Dreamsicle Jello Shots:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box orange Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup whipped cream or vanilla flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup lemon flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • Caribou Lou (Pina Colada):
  • 1 (3-ounce) box pineapple Jello
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup boiling pineapple juice
  • 1 cup Malibu rum
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • Jolly Rancher:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box melon Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup apple pucker
  • Purple People Eater:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box grape Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup watermelon pucker
  • Bomb Pop:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box cherry Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup lemon vodka
  • 1/2 cup blue Curacao (citron)
  • Margarita:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box lime Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water with splash of lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • Melon ‘Rita:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box lime Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water with splash of lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup watermelon pucker
  • Tequila Sunrise:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box orange Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup total Triple Sec and Grenadine
  • Tropic Thunder:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box berry blue Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup lemon vodka
  • 1/2 cup Blue Curacao (citron)
  • Blue Hawaiian:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box berry blue Jello
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup boiling pineapple juice
  • 1 cup Malibu rum
  • 1/2 cup Blue Curacao
  • Rum Runner:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry banana Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup light or dark rum
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • Bahama Mama:
  • 1 (3-ounce) watermelon Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup Malibu rum
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • Cosmopolitan:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box cranberry Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water with splash of lime juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • Sex on the Beach:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box orange Jello
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup boiling cranberry juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • Lemon Drop:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box lemon Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup lemon vodka
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • Banana Nirvana:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry banana Jello
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • Cherry Bomb!
  • 1 (3-ounce) box cherry Jello
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup Redbull or other energy drink
  • 20 maraschino cherries with stems (the wicks for your bombs)
  • Blue Firecracker:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box berry blue Jello
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • 20 maraschino cherries with stems (the wicks for your firecrackers)
  • White Lightning:
  • 1 (3-ounce) box piña colada Jello
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • 20 maraschino cherries with stems (the wicks for your bombs)
4.2/5 (83 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
4/5 (165 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 (52 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
4.5/5 (51 Votes)

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Yeehaw!! Frosted chocolate cupcakes are given a "hat" and tied off with a "lasso"

  • Chocolate frosted chocolate cupcakes (I used cake mix and canned frosting)
  • Pringle potato chips (Original)
  • Large white sugar-coated gumdrops
  • Twizzlers Pull 'n Peel string licorice candy
  • Twine for decorating cupcakes
4.4/5 (55 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
4.3/5 (66 Votes)

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Bacon and puff pastry wrap tender asparagus spears for this delightful appetizer

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon
  • 12-15 asparagus spears
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt
  • Pepper
5/5 (8 Votes)

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Fresh strawberries are the tasty edible vessels that contain party-worthy strawberry margarita Jello shots

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 6 ounces Margarita mix
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 2 ounces Triple Sec
  • 1 (3-ounce) package strawberry Jello
  • Lime and sugar for garnish
4.4/5 (53 Votes)

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So easy. So yummy. These honey garlic meatballs are perfect for appetizers, or serve over rice with a side of steam

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) bag fully cooked, frozen meatballs
4.2/5 (73 Votes)

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Vodka red bull jello shots topped with a cherry on top! These are always a big hit for a house party!

  • 1 can red bull
  • 1 1/2 packages knox powdered gelatin
  • 1 cup vodka of choice
  • 24 cherries with stems
  • 1 bite-size squares 24-cavity silicon mold or 2 ice trays
4.6/5 (43 Votes)

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Fun & colorful addition to your party punch, a great way to keep it cold

  • Lemons
  • Food Coloring or Kool-Aid Packets
4.5/5 (44 Votes)

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