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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Get ready to surprise your Super Bowl Party guests with this rich, decadent twist on the classic Buffalo chicken wing. Forks required! You know how sometimes you’re sitting in a restaurant, licking the spicy stuff off your fingers after consuming a big basket of chicken wings, when you start wishing you had a side of obscenely cheesy pasta? No? Stay with me here . . . Imagine those juicy bits of chicken, coated in a Buffalo-inspired sauce, and nestled between tender lasagna noodles and thick layers of velvety cheese. See, now you’re thinking about Buffalo Chicken Lasagna too! Buffalo...

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Mississippi Mud Cookies

The ol’ Hospitality State and its muddy claim to fame provides inspiration for these marvelous Mississippi Mud Cookies. With two kinds of chocolate, crunchy pecans, and toasted marshmallows, you’ll up your cookie game a notch or two! If you’ve never heard of Mississippi Mud, you’re probably thinking it can’t possibly be something you’d eat. If you are familiar with this niche of the dessert world, though, that phrase has transported you to a fudgy fantasy land . . . fluffy chocolate clouds floating in a vast chocolate sky in Cocoa-ville. Think “Death by Chocolate” but with marshmallows. The desserts,...

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Caramel Stuffed Brownies

This is your ticket to brownie bliss – a rich, fudgy brownie wrapped around a thick, buttery caramel layer and topped with crisp pecans and chocolate chips. Bring on the sweet, sweet chocolate coma! Politics and football are two divisive topics we usually try to avoid at family gatherings. There’s only one thing more polarizing, something that makes tempers flare and parties retreat to their opposing corners with extreme prejudice. Brownies. Some connoisseurs are staunch purists, requiring a thick, fudgy square of chocolate without any nuts, marshmallows, or even chocolate chips to get in the way. Others are mavericks,...

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Kit Kat Cake Recipe

Cut me off a piece of that Kit Kat Cake! A moist, homemade chocolate cake with fudgy frosting makes this candy bar delivery vehicle something special. When it comes to dealing with a serious candy bar craving, there are two types of people. Some believe in moderation, attempting to satisfy themselves with a miniature “fun-size” bar lifted from their kiddo’s Halloween basket (don’t you envy their optimism??). The rest of us know the only way to properly deal with that kind of desire is to indulge in a king-sized, ultra-mega giant candy bar that’s absolutely worth going to the...

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Chicken Vesuvio

Lovers of the Windy City, rejoice! One of Chicago’s most beloved dishes is Here. And man, oh man, is this easy Chicken Vesuvio good. It is hearty, garlicky, and classically Chicago. Even if you don’t have any connection to the dish’s Chicago roots, everyone can enjoy this family style Italian comfort food. This easy and inexpensive meal is a perfect addition to your weeknight meal rotation. I make it at least once a month, because the recipe calls for one pot, and ingredients I already have in my cupboard. Plus, it’s very easy to double, which makes it perfect...

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