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By á-3145

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (16 Votes)
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Servings 1
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 30

  • 3 cups strawberries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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We love the flavor of a tangy fro-yo with this sweet dark cherry sauce with a touch of merlot, but ice cream is als...

  • 2 cups unsweetened frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
  • 1 cup merlot
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt
4.6/5 (23 Votes)

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  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
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Dipping sauces can take the same basic meal template and jazz things up! This sweet chili dipping sauce brings a li...

  • 5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons chopped red chilis, or 1 small mild red chili, minced finely
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
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Every pretzel bite needs jalapeño and cheese! The cheese sauce is amazing on it's own, and you could take a shortc...

  • PRETZELS:
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • coarse salt
  • CHEESE SAUCE:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
4.3/5 (25 Votes)

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A very rich and creamy Mushroom Pasta Sauce that is full of flavor

  • 1/2 pound mushrooms
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
4.6/5 (106 Votes)

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  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
4.4/5 (99 Votes)

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A creamy vanilla caramel sauce with a hint of bourbon is the perfect topping to any dessert or treat

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut in half and seeds scraped
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
4.6/5 (78 Votes)

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  • 1 pint of heavy cream
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tablespoons. cream cheese
  • 1/2-3/4 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspooon garlic powder
4.4/5 (77 Votes)

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Béchamel is one of the five French mother sauces

  • 5 tablespoons sweet butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • White pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups milk, warmed
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg (optional)
4.5/5 (63 Votes)

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This is as close as I've ever found to the Original A&W Chili Dogs I enjoyed as a teenager

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 six ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried, minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • heaping 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used organic canola)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
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  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup pina colada nonalcoholic drink mix (Master Mixes for example)
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4.4/5 (64 Votes)

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  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4.1/5 (114 Votes)

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Yep, this is slow cooked for hours, just like Grandma's homemade pasta sauce

  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 ounces water
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar tomato puree
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • Pinch of garlic powder
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