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These Rice Krispie treats are extra special with sweet, salted caramel mixed in! You’ll love the gooey, sticky go...

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (10-ounce) package marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
4.5/5 (55 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)
4.4/5 (60 Votes)

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Velveeta cheese is the best for cheesy, creamy, beefy, nacho deliciousness! The best part is they're party ready in...

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 7 cups tortilla chips (about 6-ounces)
  • 1/2 pound (8-ounces) Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4.7/5 (40 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
4.5/5 (52 Votes)

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Fun and festive, these caramel apple jello shots are a sweet and tart addition to any bar at your next celebratory ...

  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 5 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (1-ounce) envelope caramel hot chocolate mix
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 envelope unflavored knox gelatin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vodka
4.5/5 (50 Votes)

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Combine crunchy pretzel sticks with chewy caramel to make an addicting sweet and salty treat

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (10 ounce) package pretzel rods
  • 6 to 12 ounces white candy coating
  • 6 to 12 ounces milk chocolate candy coating
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped (Optional)
4.5/5 (49 Votes)

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Here’s a fun way to serve chili and cornbread together

  • 3 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
4.6/5 (44 Votes)

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These pan-fried Red Curry Shrimp Dumplings are addictive, so be sure you make enough to feed your guests or family ...

  • 3/4 pound shrimp, 21 to 30 count, defrosted if frozen, peeled and deveined
  • 2 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 4 teaspoons Thai red curry paste or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
4.8/5 (27 Votes)

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Smooth and creamy, this cheesy soufflé packs a slight cayenne kick to accompany the sweet onion flavor

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4.6/5 (39 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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Chocolate and peanut butter are a favorite combo for sweet treats

  • 3/4 cup chocolate wafers, finely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 12 chocolate kisses
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
4.5/5 (46 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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