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Tastes just like the Pasta Fagioli they serve up at the Olive Garden

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can white kidney beans, drained
  • 3 (10-ounce) cans beef stock
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 5 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • 1 (20-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces pasta
4.4/5 (149 Votes)

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This Tex-Mex dish is so easy to make, and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand

  • CHILI GRAVY:
  • 3 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (Mexican oregano is preferred if it’s available)
  • 2 tablespoon chile powder (either homemade or a dark brand such as Gebhardt’s or Whole Foods)
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water
  • CHEESE ENCHILADAS:
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 12 Kraft American 2% Cheese singles (or velveeta for TexMex authenticity)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups chili gravy
4.3/5 (176 Votes)

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Sweet green popcorn -- what could be better on St

  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 to 10 drops green food coloring
4.5/5 (137 Votes)

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Make sure to Invite all of your taste buds to this party and serve with your favorite crackers or chips

  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (3-ounce) jar bacon bits
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • Crackers
  • Assorted fresh vegetables (optional)
4.4/5 (140 Votes)

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Artichokes, cucumber, roasted bell peppers, hummus, pita chips, greek yogurt, and an olive-herb-lemon zest mixture ...

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 cups 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint or oregano
  • 2 cups fresh parsley leaves, chopped, about 1 large bunch
  • 1/2 cup chopped, pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped jarred roasted red bell peppers, about 14 ounces
  • 2 cups pita chips, crushed, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups prepared hummus
  • 1 cup crumbled feta, about 8 ounces
4.5/5 (137 Votes)

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Tart cranberries, sweet buttery cake and a fantastic texture will call you and your guests back for more of this ca

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
3.8/5 (434 Votes)

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These cupcakes are colored like candy corn with the yellow base, orange top and frosted with white! It would be fun...

  • 1 box classic white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Red and yellow food dye
  • Tub of fluffy white frosting
4.5/5 (136 Votes)

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Always a favorite. Change the flavor each time you make it: add fresh garlic, horseradish, extra hot sauce, chopped...

  • 2 sprays cooking spray
  • 6 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain low fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons uncooked onion, finely minced
  • 1/2 pound lump crabmeat, fresh or canned, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoon sherry (dry or sweet), or sweet sherry (or to taste)
4.5/5 (130 Votes)

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Three ingredients. One hour

  • 1 (16-ounce) package Oreos
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) package white chocolate candy melts
4.5/5 (127 Votes)

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Spinach makes these traditional pancakes green for St

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, defrosted, chopped and squeezed dry (about 3 to 4 ounces after squeezing)
  • 1/3 cup chives, loosely packed chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sharp or medium cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs, fried
  • 2 cups prepared corned beef hash, your own recipe or canned
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
4.5/5 (120 Votes)

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Serve this impressive layered breakfast bake with a salad of mixed greens and tomato wedges

  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls, divided
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound deli ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound hard salami, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese, sliced
  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) roasted sweet red peppers, drained, sliced and patted dry
4.3/5 (138 Votes)

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Lemon-lovers rejoice--there's nothing quite like the pucker from this Limoncello Cake with Mascarpone Frosting, so ...

  • CAKE:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup limoncello or lemon-flavored liqueur
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • white chocolate shavings to garnish
  • FROSTING:
  • 16-ounces mascarpone cheese, about 2 cups
  • 1 1/4 cups lemon curd
  • 2 cups chilled whipping or heavy cream
  • 2/3 cups powdered sugar
3.8/5 (391 Votes)

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