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Win or loose, these delicious chocolate shortbread footballs will liven up or soften the outcome no matter the resu...

  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 1 cup Mascarpone
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon egg white
4.8/5 (19 Votes)

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Meatier and heartier than chicken wings, these chicken drumsticks are grilled with the Buffalo sauce, and then toss...

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup bottled hot sauce (such as Frank's)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 chicken drumsticks, about 3 pounds
  • Cooking spray
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper into the sauce if wanting it spicier
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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Mini pizzas are made with tortillas that are cut into small rounds and topped with traditional pizza toppings

  • 5 (10-inch in diameter) tortillas
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • pepperoni slices, optional, to taste
4.5/5 (37 Votes)

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This super simple, quick, and easy recipe is the perfect appetizer for any festive occasion or celebratory party

  • 2 large green plantains
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to garnish
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup peanut oil
4.9/5 (10 Votes)

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This rich and hearty Braised Brisket recipe is a scrumptious main course to serve at any celebratory dinner party o...

  • 1 well-trimmed beef brisket, about 3.5-pounds
  • coarse salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
4.9/5 (10 Votes)

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A no nonsense healthy Nacho Salad with lean ground turkey, fat-free refried beans, onions, two types of cheeses on ...

  • 8 ounces raw lean ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon jarred jalapeno slices
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Need a recipe to feed a crowd at a big event or fill a freezer with quick meals? Borrow some extra cooking pots and...

  • 30 pounds hamburger
  • 2 (6-pound) cans chili beans
  • 3 (6-pound) cans kidney beans
  • 2 (6-pound) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-pound) can peeled tomatoes
  • 1 (6-pound) can tomato paste
  • 40 tablespoons chili powder
  • 16 to 18 small onions, chopped
  • 4 mild green peppers, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Create your own personalized flavor combination with this basic jello shot recipe that serves a crowd of fun-loving...

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (6-ounce) package of Jello
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/4 cup chilled alcohol
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Disgusting looks and great taste is what you get in this fun Kitty Litter Cake! The hard part is starting in on thi...

  • 1 spice or german chocolate cake mix
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 package vanilla sandwich cookies
  • Green food coloring
  • 12 small Tootsie Rolls
  • 1 new definitely unused) kitty litter pan
  • 1 new plastic kitty litter pan liner
  • 1 new pooper scooper
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Slow-Cooker Braised Brisket or Machaca is the perfect main course for filling scrumptious tacos with

  • MARINADE:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Maggi sauce or 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (3 to 4-pound) beef brisket, trimmed, and cut into 3 large pieces
  • BRISKET:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion, about 1 large
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper, about 1 large
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • TOSTADAS:
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded slow-cooker braised brisket, heated, about 3 1/2 cups
  • 8 (4-inch) crisp corn tostada shells
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 4 ounces crumbled queso fresco cheese, about 1 cup
  • lime wedges, for serving
5/5 (1 Votes)

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These cookies are perfect for halloween, or if you're hosting a Chicago Bears or Cubs party

  • 2 sticks plus 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup ground filberts or almonds
  • 8 ounces good-quality chocolate
  • Blanched slivered almonds
5/5 (1 Votes)

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A mixture of cheeses melted with salsa makes a terrific tailgate fondue

  • 1/2 pound Wisconsin American cheese slices
  • 1/2 pound Wisconsin Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 bag corn tortilla chips
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
5/5 (1 Votes)

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