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I love this dessert so much because you can make it a day in advance, or even a couple of days, and it is perfect

  • 1 package Oreo cookies
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) tub cool whip
  • 1 (12-ounce) package mini chocolate chips
  • 6 Snack Pack Chocolate Pudding cups or prepare 1 package of chocolate pudding
4.4/5 (28 Votes)

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Jalapeño Cream Cheese Cocktail Meatballs are a good starter for your next holiday or game day party

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1-pound 80 to 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub of Philadelphia Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread, brought to room temperature, or 1 (8-ounce) package of creams cheese plus 1 (4-ounce) can diced jalapeños, drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • RANCH DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, plus more to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, plus more to taste
  • coarse salt and fresh black pepper to taste
4.4/5 (30 Votes)

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It’s a good thing these are so easy to make

  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 (1-ounce) packages Ranch dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 (24 ounces) bag Cheez-It crackers
4.2/5 (46 Votes)

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Little Mexican chile quiches will be a hit at any party

  • 12 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
4.3/5 (36 Votes)

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Five-Spice powder is rubbed on the brisket before being braised in a broth of soy sauce, beef stock, ginger, and sc...

  • 8 ounces ginger, skin on
  • 2 yellow onions, halved
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (4-pound) brisket
  • 3 tablespoons five-spice powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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Blood orange juice and muddled jalapeños make this margarita spicy and with a dark color, with the same flavors of...

  • 2 slices jalapeño or serrano chile
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 4 ounces blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • juice of half a lime
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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These spicy, cheesy, herb-filled appetizers are perfect for your next party or gathering

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sharp Cheddar or Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Guacamole has the salty crispy crunch and creamy goodness you need in a cheese sandwi

  • 1 ripe Hass avocado
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh jalapeño
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice; more to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 ounces sharp Cheddar, sliced into thin shards or coarsely grated (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 ounces aged gouda, sliced into thin shards or coarsely grated (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 ounces provolone, thinly sliced or coarsely grated (about 3/4 cup)
  • 4 1/2-inch-thick slices sourdough bread
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 4 to 6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp
4.6/5 (20 Votes)

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Everyone loves this warm Fontina Cheese Dip

  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian fontina, rind removed and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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Make this flavorful white bean and roasted garlic dip up to three days ahead to allow flavors to blend and to keep ...

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic heads, whole
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves for garnish
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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Smoky BBQ Wings are what you're craving

  • 3.5 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup TABASCO® brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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Delicious and simple to prepare, Warm Artichoke Olive Dip is the most delicious appetizer to cozy up with at your n...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, packed, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 3/4 cup green-olive tapenade
  • 1 (5.2-ounce) Boursin garlic-and-herb cheese
  • assorted sliced crusty breads
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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