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Make Homemade Soft Pretzels with your whole family; the kids will really enjoy working with this dough

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, plus more for topping
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 to 115°F)
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
  • 22 -ounces, about 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil nonsticknspray, for pan and bowl
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cups baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
4.5/5 (55 Votes)

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When you're looking for an easy, new dinner recipe for your midweek slump, this taco casserole is here to save the ...

  • 1 (7-ounce) bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crushed
  • 1 pound hamburger, browned
  • 1 package taco seasoning, mixed according to directions
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
4.4/5 (62 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
4.4/5 (64 Votes)

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These golden, deep-fried Guacamole Poppers are sure to be a big hit on your appetizer spread! Rich and creamy, then...

  • 8 Hass avocados
  • 4 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet guacamole seasoning, about 2 tablespoons
  • 20 to 25 corn tortillas
  • oil for deep-frying
  • salt to taste
4.5/5 (58 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 (49 Votes)

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The flavors of a sweet and tangy strawberry margarita come together with fresh strawberries, tequila, lime, and sal...

  • 24-30 strawberries
  • 1 box strawberry Jell-O
  • 8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco
  • 6 ounce Cointreau
  • salt for garnish
  • 1 to 2 limes
4.5/5 (55 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
4.5/5 (52 Votes)

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Chicken Alfredo Roll-ups are the most delicious and easy way to have the flavors of creamy chicken alfredo and lasa...

  • GARLIC ALFREDO SAUCE:
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups alfredo sauce, jarred or homemade recipe below
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • oregano to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella or melty cheese of your choice, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
4.5/5 (53 Votes)

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A quick and easy, great tasting snack the whole family will enjoy! Eat them alone or serve alongside a dip, these c

  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 box Ritz crackers
4.5/5 (51 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 (49 Votes)

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This sweet and savory treat is the perfect snack for the big game or any occasion when you need to put out a big bo...

  • 4 quarts popped corn, about 1 cup kernels
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 30 fun size Snickers bars, chopped
  • 3 ounces melted chocolate chips
4.4/5 (62 Votes)

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This cocktail's title says it all, purple perfection! If purple is in anyway related to your party's theme you have...

  • 3 ounces Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounces blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1/2 ounces sweet and sour mix
  • 1/2 of soda 7-up
4.6/5 (42 Votes)

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