Appetizers

10-Minute Restaurant-Style Steamed Edamame

April 14, 2014

10-Minute Restaurant-Style Steamed Edamame 2 cups frozen or fresh edamame in pods 6 cups water 1 tablespoon salt 1. Bring water and salt to a boil. Add edamame and cook for 6-7 minutes until edamame are tender and easily release from their pod. 2. Drain thoroughly and toss generously with a coarse finishing salt like ...

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Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

March 8, 2013

Recipe courtesy TwoPeasandTheirPod.com 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) 6 tablespoons (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour Vegetable oil 3 quarts water 2/3 cup baking soda 1 whole egg, beaten with 1 ...

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Smokey Sausage Cups

January 29, 2013

All-purpose flour, for dusting 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry, thawed 8 oz. smoked sausage or kielbasa, diced (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 tablespoon orange marmalade or your favorite jam 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Fresh chopped parsley 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface. Unfold the pastry ...

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Crispy Southwestern Wontons

April 27, 2011

I am a huge fan these crispy, restaurant-style wontons. They’re such a fun treat for dinner, and so easy to whip up at home. Here’s one of our favorite recipes for hot, lightly fried wontons stuffed with a cheesy southwestern ranch filling. Hope you enjoy these!

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Biscuit Beignets with Praline Sauce

February 23, 2011

1 tube flaky biscuits 1 cup butter-flavored shortening, for frying 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Melt butter in a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and whisk until sugar melts and mixture begins to boil, about 5 ...

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Candied Pecans

December 29, 2010

2 egg whites 2 tbsp water 1 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 4 cups (16 oz) pecans Preheat oven to 225. In a large bowl beat the egg whites and water. Add pecans and stir to coat. Whisk together the sugar, salt and cinnamon, then pour over the pecans, stirring to coat. ...

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Candy Dipped Peanut Butter Ritz Sandwiches

December 22, 2010

1 sleeve Ritz Crackers 1/2 cup peanut butter 4 squares (8 oz) white almond bark Spread a bit of peanut butter on as many crackers as you want, and top with another cracker to make a sandwich. Melt the almond bark in the microwave on low to medium heat, stirring every 30 seconds until it’s ...

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What To Do With Leftovers: Spicy Pulled Pork Nachos

February 8, 2010

If you’re like us, we love this spicy, seasoned, perfect pulled pork- and it’s great for any occasion: Christmas, birthdays, the SuperBowl, 4th of July, Tuesdays… But since it’s pretty much impossible to make a small amount of it, there’s always tons of leftovers. Which is okay! Normally I’ll half, even fourth recipes just to ...

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Mighty Meaty Nachos (with homemade tortilla chips!)

January 9, 2009

Homemade tortilla chips = Yum. Yum yum yum yum yum. Homemade tortilla chips that are this delicious need a dipping sauce that is equally extraordinary – something that can step up to the plate and match the taste “WOW factor” – bite for bite. That’s where Mighty Meaty Nachos come in…

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Antipasto Squares

March 3, 2008

We love Antipasto Squares as a meal, but this recipe was originally supposed to be an appetizer… hence the name Antipasto Squares! They’re delicious when hot, bubbly, and fresh from the oven.

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