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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
4.6/5 (43 Votes)

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So easy, this slow cooker pulled barbecue chicken is an easy meal to prepare ahead

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package McCormick® Slow Cookers BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
4.4/5 (52 Votes)

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Hot chocolate is so easy to make from scratch, you may never use powdered mixes again! White chocolate lovers will

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • Whipped cream or marshmallows for topping
4.4/5 (52 Votes)

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Life is short - have your BLT as an appetizer! Make this creamy dip featuring bacon, lettuce and tomatoes and enjoy...

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled, and divided
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 cups seeded tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • Toasted bread rounds, crackers, or pita chips.
4.5/5 (50 Votes)

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Serve this festive cheese ball with an assortment of crackers and get your party started! You’ll love how easy it

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pimento, drained, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
  • Crackers
4.5/5 (48 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 (41 Votes)

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I know adding wine to a cake recipe sounds a little odd, but it gives it a terrific flavor! You'll make this crack

  • CAKE:
  • 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
4.5/5 (43 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
4.4/5 (42 Votes)

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Warm and delicious, this black-eyed pea and country ham dip is tasty any time of year, but perfect for New Year's d...

  • 1/2 cup diced country ham
  • 2 (15.8-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 3 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Cornbread crackers or round buttery crackers
5/5 (4 Votes)

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This fondue recipe is from the kitchen of Ben and Julie

  • 1/2 bottle white wine
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese
  • 1 pinch fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 small bunch of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
5/5 (3 Votes)

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Fool your friends with this lasagna look alike dish which is really a dessert of Banana-Pudding Cake

  • Instant vanilla pudding, prepared
  • 1 loaf pound cake
  • 25 vanilla wafers, divided
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 5 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 banana
  • White chocolate, shavings
  • Mint
5/5 (3 Votes)

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Looks can be deceiving! While this dish looks like a bagel with lox and cream cheese it's really a sweet treat to p...

  • BAGEL:
  • 4 plain cake donuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon chocolate toffe bits, crushed
  • CREAM CHEESE:
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mango or papaya, sliced
  • 8 red gummy candies
  • 8 green gummy candies
5/5 (3 Votes)

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