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Spinach and Strawberries pair beautifully together-- color-wise and flavor

  • DRESSING:
  • Baby spinach
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Grape tomatoes, halved
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Danish Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (90 Votes)

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Thinly sliced potatoes are topped with bacon, cheese and onions

  • 1/4 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • butter
  • Green Onions (optional)
4.4/5 (99 Votes)

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Sweet Potato Casserole like Ruth’s Chris with a pecan crust! Perfect for Thanksgiving and a delicious alternative

  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • SWEET POTATO MIXTURE:
  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (can use canned to save time, just drain)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs (well beaten)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
4.4/5 (105 Votes)

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Chocolate-lovers will rejoice over this super moist, Triple-Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

  • 1 (2-layer size) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (8-ounce) bar Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup Breakstone's or Knudsen Sour Cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed
4.5/5 (91 Votes)

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Freshly sliced orange gives this candied yam recipe a citrusy twist to this traditional winter recipe

  • 3-pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and sliced crosswise in 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
4.4/5 (99 Votes)

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This Beef Brisket is great with mashed potatoes with the juice spooned over the top and your favorite roasted veget...

  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans beef consommé
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 (10-pound) beef brisket
3.7/5 (150 Votes)

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All the flavor of banana pudding in a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth candy bark, and it's only 4 ingredients! Perfect t...

  • 1 (11 to 12-ounce) bag white chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • 1/2 cup coarsely broken vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup dried banana slices/chips
4.4/5 (98 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 (217 Votes)

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I love peanut butter fudge because it is infinitely easier than chocolate fudge and, well, it’s peanut butter fud...

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)- softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanuts, chopped (optional)
4.5/5 (87 Votes)

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Make sure you have plenty of this Orange Zucchini Bread on hand when served, requests for more will be forthcoming

  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt, scant
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce, or egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or raisins, optional
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon zest
4.1/5 (174 Votes)

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OMG! If you've never tried this Cheesy Baked Dip recipe now is your chance, you'll love it! You can make the chees...

  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 16 ounces cheddar cheese, grated, sharp or mild
  • 4 ounce chopped green chilies
  • 1 bunch green onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1/2 pound chopped bacon
  • 1 round bread loaf, hollowed out
4.5/5 (93 Votes)

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This is a really easy and super delicious recipe for sausage gravy poured over biscuits that will have your family ...

  • 1-pound breakfast sausage, hot or mild
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cups whole milk, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
  • 12 cooked biscuits, warmed, for serving
3.8/5 (267 Votes)

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