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These reindeer poop treats make a great stocking stuffer for Christmas or prank for a fun April Fool's day trick!

  • 1 (16-ounce) package white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (4-ounce) bar German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 (16-ounce) jars dry roasted peanuts
4.4/5 (28 Votes)

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This recipe for cheese fondue is a classic, with the dry white wine and Kirsh added to the cheese mixture

  • 1/2 pound gruyere, coarsely grated cheese
  • 1/2 pound emmental, coarsely grated cheese
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 2/3 cup white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is fine)
  • 4 tablespoons kirsch (dry cherry brandy)
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
4.4/5 (28 Votes)

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Pinto beans are on the top of my list as my favorite

  • Salt
  • 1 pound (2 1/2 cups) dried pinto beans, picked over and rinsed
  • 30 sprigs fresh cilantro (1 bunch)
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 poblano chiles*, stemmed, seeded, and chopped fine (reduce to one poblano to cut back on the heat. Two was borderline too spicy for us!)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup Mexican lager
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • 2 ounces Cotija cheese, crumbled (1/2-cup)
4.6/5 (13 Votes)

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Pair Parmesan garlic monkey bread with your next pasta or baked Italian chicken dish

  • 1 (12-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese
  • 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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These super easy Gooey Butter Cookies are made using a box of yellow cake mix and serve a crowd of sweet-toothed fr...

  • 1 yellow cake box mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar, to sift on top, optional
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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Candy Cane Jello Shots are layers of spicy hot liquor with peppermint, topped with whipped cream and crushed candy ...

  • RED LAYER:
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages cherry jello
  • 1 1/3 cups boiling water
  • 2/3 cup Hot Damn liquor
  • WHITE LAYER:
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup boiling water, divided
  • 2 packages Knox gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup peppermint schnapps
4.4/5 (30 Votes)

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This Grilled Corn and Ricotta Dip is super easy to make, taste like cheesy, buttery corn

  • 6 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • chives, finely chopped, for garnish
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
4.6/5 (13 Votes)

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This margarita recipe is more tart because it has no added sugar

  • 1 lime, halved
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, from about 5 limes
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1 cup white tequila
  • 2 cups ice, plus extra for serving
4.6/5 (11 Votes)

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One of the most beautiful things about this recipe is that it only has a few ingredients

  • 1 pack bacon
  • 4 to 5 sweet onions
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Mayo
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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Potato nachos are easy to make for a side dish or snack

  • 8 medium red potatoes
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 (8-ounce) block of pepper jack cheese, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 6 to 8 green onions, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
4.5/5 (24 Votes)

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A fun and great pretzel recipe that is a definite keeper, because who doesn't like a big warm soft baked pretzel? T...

  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt or 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • coarse salt or poppy seeds, optional
4.4/5 (25 Votes)

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This queso dip is mm mm good! Bring it to a party or get together, or even serve it for game night at home!

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 6 ounces Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops
4.5/5 (60 Votes)

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