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These Valentine Dipped Wafer Cookies are so simple to make: just take wafer cookies, melt some chocolate, pour it o

  • Strawberry wafer cookies
  • Red and white chocolate candy melts
  • Valentine sprinkles
4.5/5 (214 Votes)

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Unlike a Northern German version of Hot Potato salad, with lots of sugar-- this Bavarian version is more savory, wi...

  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper, approx
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Japanese rice vinegar (optional secret ingredient)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
4.5/5 (218 Votes)

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Prepare the marinade the night before so that the flavors can soak into this grilled steak

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pound skirt steak, or flank steak, hanger steak or beef heart
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.2/5 (242 Votes)

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The perfect sweet to show your Valentine just how much you really care! These baked donuts are sweetened with stevi...

  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened So Delicious coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia (I used Nu-Stevia brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosewater
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered Stevia:
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia (I used Nu-Stevia brand)
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
4.5/5 (204 Votes)

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Fun surprise with these Marshmallow Treat Easter Eggs filled with a chocolate easter egg! Sprinkle with a variety o...

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) package mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • Small chocolate easter eggs
  • Plastic easter eggs
4.5/5 (205 Votes)

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Using a fairly inexpensive cut of beef (eye-round) and roasting it low and slow yielded a flavorful and very juicy ...

  • 1 (3.5- to 4.5-pound) boneless eye-round roast
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt or 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, separated
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
4/5 (323 Votes)

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Want the flavors of a burger with the ease of the slow cooker? You got it! Plus, this easy, versatile soup takes ju...

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans Muir Glen organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup steak sauce
  • 1 (16-ounce) American cheese loaf, cut into cubes
  • 1 (22-ounce) bag frozen waffle fries
  • 2 cups lettuce, shredded
4.5/5 (200 Votes)

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Your search is over for a delicious and perfect brunch! Takes a little effort but the results are amazing! Picture ...

  • VANILLA-BOURBON BRIOCHE:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Bulleit bourbon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • BOURBON SYRUP:
  • 1 cup 100 percent maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Bulleit Bourbon
  • BRANDIED PEACHES:
  • 1 1/2 cups brandy
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 large ripe peaches halved, pitted, and peeled
  • MASCARPONE FILLING:
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese
  • 1 jar brandied peaches, diced, reserving 1/2 cup for presentation
  • EGG WASH:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • SMOKED BUTTER:
  • 1 cup hickory chips
  • 1/2 pound butter (Kerry Gold recommended)
  • Ice
  • Note: This is better performed outside the house
4.4/5 (197 Votes)

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Pop a whole chicken in the slow cooker before work, potatoes in the oven when you get home, and by the time you hav...

  • 1 whole chicken, defrosted
  • 1/3 cup grainy mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 pounds red potatoes, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
4.4/5 (198 Votes)

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Marbled Easter Egg Truffles are as pretty as they are delicious

  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon desired flavoring (such as vanilla, almond, lemon, or mint extract)
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 pound vanilla-flavor candy coating
  • Assorted colors candy coating disks or wafers, about 2 ounces each
4.5/5 (183 Votes)

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Keep your guests occupied with this addicting, tasty finger food

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 package club crackers
3.8/5 (261 Votes)

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Rich, thick and creamy Hot Chocolate with a dash of vanilla made in a Crockpot

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4/5 (221 Votes)

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