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Ingredient: Mozzarella, Shredded

Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

Beer and cheese? Yes, please! Skip the queso and make my Beer Cheese Dip for your next party. Warm cheddar infused with your favorite malted beverage and spicy seasonings makes short work of soft pretzels and shoves any thoughts of moderation out the window. If you have little ones in your family, you know Halloween is arguably the most anticipated holiday of the year. Kiddos seem to look forward to sacks of candy even more than that guy with the red hat who visits in December! Adults look forward to October too, though it’s not candy that entices us. It’s...

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Whether it’s a fancy dinner party or casual tailgate, these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms will wow your guests. A creamy, cheesy filling, chock full of delicate crab, transforms the humble mushroom cap into something truly magical! At my house, every party leads into the kitchen, and there’s a freedom (and lack of shame) in grazing along the counter with one hand chip-digging into a bubbling dish of Hissy Fit Dip while the other clutches a refreshing cocktail. On special occasions, though, I like a more formal set-up, with cloth napkins and even [gasp] utensils. It’s fun sometimes to fuss over...

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American Chop Suey Recipe

Winner, winner, it’s Chop Suey for dinner! This Americanized classic is a favorite coast-to-coast, with savory bits of ground beef in a hearty tomato sauce, mingling with tender macaroni and melty mozzarella. We’ve all been there – exhausted after a long day and surrounded by a chorus of, “What’s for dinner?” Unfortunately, some days we’re stuck making do with what we have, combining whatever’s looming in the fridge or pantry to cook a “unique” (i.e., unpopular) dish. Rumor has it “chop suey” is a provocative name some parents use to lure children to the dinner table on just such...

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Crab Rangoon Dip Recipe

Crab Rangoon gets a dunk-able makeover in this amazing dip. All the creamy, cheesy filling chock-full of crab exits the oven bubbling and ready for homemade wonton chips. Dig in!   I love to eat Chinese food – all the complex dishes with unique vegetables and sauces. If I’m completely honest, though, the thing I look forward to the most are all the crispy fried goodies and dipping sauces – egg rolls plump with barbecued pork and cabbage, fried dumplings full of shrimp and scallions, and . . . mmmm . . . Crab Rangoon. The marriage of sweet,...

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Pesto Chicken Recipe

Behold the power of pesto! Tender chicken breasts tossed in green goodness get topped with tomatoes and melty mozzarella to make a super fast, super flavorful supper with just four ingredients and even fewer dishes! I spend most of my days in the kitchen playing with ingredients and testing recipes, and there are definitely special holidays and occasions when I’m perfectly content letting the creative juices flow for hours and hours. By the time dinner rolls around, though, I’m usually looking for the biggest bang for my buck, the quickest way to get a really tasty meal on the table. Sometimes this means using the ol’ Crockpot to work on dinner while I’m working on something else, but it often means planning meals around “super” seasonings, ingredients I can add to a dish that bring tons of flavor right out of the can or bottle without any extra work on my part. One of my favorites is pesto, a potent kitchen companion that packs a punch with every tablespoon, and it does all the work in my Pesto Chicken to make one a-ma-zing dish. This is basically a 4 ingredient chicken pesto bake with such sophisticated flavors and aromas, you won’t believe it came together so quickly! That’s all thanks to the pesto. The original word for pesto is pestare, which means to pound or crush, since this concoction...

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