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Enjoy Famous Queso Dip if you're looking for a creamy queso recipe

  • 1 (16-ounce) package Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
4.7/5 (25 Votes)

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This mac-and-cheese recipe is an easy-to-make slow cooker recipe that frees-up your hands, so that you can focus on...

  • 16-ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 12-ounces evaporated milk
  • 3 cups cheddar
  • 8-ounces cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
4.3/5 (65 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
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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Nothing brings a party together like fondue! Chicken broth provides the base for this fondue that adds a sharp ched...

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cups Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Crusty bread, cubed
  • Pretzels
  • Apple chunks
  • Assorted fresh vegetables
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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A super simple refreshing spritzer flavored with fresh strawberries and basil

  • 4 ounces Sauvignon blanc
  • 4 medium strawberries, diced small
  • 3 ounces soda water
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
  • Juice of half a Lime
  • Straw berries, sliced for garnish
  • Basil, sliced for garnish
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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A pitcher or punch bowl full of fruity sangria gets any party off to a great start! Make the syrup ahead so you can...

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 bottles medium-bodied fruity red wine like Grenache
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 2 peaches, pitted and cut into small wedges
  • 2 nectarines, pitted and cut into small wedges
  • Club soda
  • Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
4.5/5 (41 Votes)

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Fried Plantains make a scrumptious side dish to any meaty or vegetarian main course

  • 1 completely ripe plantain (its skin should be pretty much black)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
4.9/5 (8 Votes)

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Make your own gluten-free and grain-free pretzels from scratch

  • 3 eggs, at room temperature, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free blanched almond meal flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free organic coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • coarse salt
4.6/5 (11 Votes)

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Country Pâté is filled with all the pork-y flavors your guests crave

  • 3/4 cup Cognac
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 12 ounces bacon, about 8 to 10 slices, finely chopped, plus 14 bacon slices for lining pan
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 6-ounce piece ham steak, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • coarse sea salt to taste
  • cornichons, tiny French pickles, to serve
  • Dijon mustard, to garnish
4.9/5 (8 Votes)

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Parmesan-Garlic Monkey Bread is the perfect pull-apart bread that all of your guests will enjoy dipping into your f...

  • 1 (12-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits
  • 2 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoon Kraft grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Kraft shredded Italian Five Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce to serve
4.7/5 (19 Votes)

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These sweet chicken bacon bites are easy to snack on! Bet you can't eat just one! Great for a party or family movie...

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 8 to 12 slices of thin cut bacon, cut into halves or thirds
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Parsley, for garnish
4.7/5 (19 Votes)

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These muffins will remind you of pepperoni pizza

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (8 ounce)package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package pepperoni, diced
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
4.7/5 (19 Votes)

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