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These delicious almond-apricot cookies are best served with a cup of tea and make a great additions to any festive ...

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
4.3/5 (38 Votes)

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This recipe comes from King Arthur Flour, and it's a winner! I love baking homemade cinnamon rolls, and I enjoy mak...

  • DOUGH:
  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/2 cups (14 3/4-ounces) King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, Cabot preferred; or the pizza cheese of your choice
  • 4 ounces (about 1 cup) pepperoni, chopped or shredded
  • Garlic butter* (optional)
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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Try this recipe for Buffalo Wing Popcorn for your next movie night! Frank's Red Hot sauce and butter combine with c...

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 8 cups popped plain popcorn, from 1/2 cup kernels
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Original sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.3/5 (9 Votes)

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This bacon ranch cheeseball is super yummy and always a hit every time I make it! You can even make this as a snack...

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room tempature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles, divided
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix
4.3/5 (46 Votes)

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Soft and moist, almost like cake--you won't want to share these Italian Ricotta Cookies

  • FROSTING:
  • 2 sticks of butter, about 1/2-pound
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-ounce) package ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teapoon vanilla
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups confectionery sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • spinkles, optional to garnish
4.3/5 (36 Votes)

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Green apple slices drizzled with caramel sauce and then sprinkled with mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts

  • Green apples, sliced
  • Lemon juice
  • Caramel sauce
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Walnuts, chopped
4.3/5 (37 Votes)

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Toast to the firework with these Patriotic Margaritas

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 ounce of silver tequila
  • 1 ounce of orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge
  • Colored sugar
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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Guacamole Onion Rings combine the best of both worlds

  • 3 avocados, ripe
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tomato, diced and drained of excess water
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 small-medium yellow onions
  • flour to coat
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying
4.7/5 (10 Votes)

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Serve our Ultimate 7-Layer Dip at any party for a savory sample of flavor

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash Southwest chipotle seasoning
  • drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 cups spicy baked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup enchilada sauce
  • 8 ounces Mexican cheese blend, shredded, about 1 cup
  • 1/2 can large black olives, sliced
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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A fun marshmallow treat made to look like a tiger's tail

  • Marshmallows
  • Long lollipop sticks
  • 1 1/4 cups Kraft caramel bits
  • 1 1/2 cups high quality white chocolate
  • Vegetable oil
  • Orange candy oil
  • Orange candy coloring (Don't use normal food coloring)
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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This Dip can be served hot and bubbly right out of the oven on game day, or chilled for a summer picnic

  • 1 Square casserole dish (8x8 or 9x9)
  • 2 (13.75-ounce) cans Artichoke Hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (reserve about 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top)
  • 3 (6-ounce) cans lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 jar (4 oz.) diced pimientos, drained
  • 3-4 slices cooked, then crumbled Bacon
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 cloves Minced Garlic
4.6/5 (14 Votes)

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These beautiful Jello shots are crystal clear with a blueberry inside them

  • 10 1/2 ounces Stoli Blueberry vodka
  • 2 ounces simple syrup, or to taste
  • 3 1/2 (0.25-ounce) packets gelatin powder
  • 60 About 60 fresh blueberries (more if the blueberries are small)
4.4/5 (15 Votes)

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