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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    1 review

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    3 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy...


    The Best Sausage Pizzas

    7 reviews

    What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and...


    Bacon Buffalo Chicken Dip

    4 reviews

    This Buffalo dip is must-have dish at our annual Fourth of July backyard barbecue! It celebrates America's love for Buffalo...


    Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

    10 reviews

    After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...

    Brie Mushroom Pastries

    You can use this recipe for parties as an appetizer or for dinner gatherings as the first course. The rustic...


    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...

    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Chicken Mole Casserole with Olives

    1 review

    Mole sauces have layers of rich flavor with mild to moderate heat. The chocolate in the sauce helps offset the...


    Pepper Jack Hash Brown Casserole

    8 reviews

    I found myself in need of an impromptu potato dish, but I had no potatoes. Frozen hash browns and the...


    Three-Cheese Crab & Artichoke Dip

    This is my absolute favorite go-to recipe for parties, potlucks and family events. Have plenty of bread and veggies for...

    Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

    1 review

    I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


    Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

    4 reviews

    Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...


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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    3 reviews

    For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...


    Ham & Two-Cheese Strata

    The youth group at my church makes a scrumptious brunch every year on Easter morning. This strata is always part...


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    Party Cheese Bread

    42 reviews

    You can't go wrong with this recipe. The cheesy, butter bread is so simple to make but the taste is...

    Savory BLT Cheesecake

    7 reviews

    Did you know that cheesecake could be savory instead of sweet? Tomato and green onions mixed with cream cheese is...


    Cheese & Crab Brunch Bake

    4 reviews

    Who doesn't love a cheesy seafood casserole that can be pulled together in thirty minutes, popped in the fridge overnight,...


    Crab Crescent Triangles

    1 review

    When friends who love crab were planning a party, I created this recipe just for them. These comforting baked bundles...


    Cheeseburger Buns

    33 reviews

    My mom stuffs soft homemade yeast rolls with ground beef, tomato sauce and cheese to make these tasty sandwiches. They're...


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    Ham ‘n’ Cheese Quiche

    47 reviews

    When I was expecting our daughter, I made and froze this cheesy ham quiche as well as several other dishes....


    Artichoke Crescent Appetizers

    6 reviews

    This colorful appetizer is sure to please guests at any affair. My family loves it served both warmed up and...


    Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

    16 reviews

    This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could...


    Blue Cheese Cheesecake

    Whenever I set out this savory cheese spread, guests can't seem to stop eating it! —Niki Trapp, Cudahy, Wisconsin

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    Festive Guacamole Appetizers

    2 reviews

    For ages, my brother's family and I have gotten together on Christmas Eve, and we always eat Christmas snacks...


    Pirate Pasta Shells

    6 reviews

    Grandfather loved pirate stories and good pasta. When we make his stuffed shells, it reminds us of his favorite tropical...


    Parmesan Asparagus

    14 reviews

    Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. Since it has just four ingredients, I assemble it in no...


    Super Nacho Appetizer

    3 reviews

    Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's...


    Very Veggie Lasagna

    9 reviews

    I concocted this quick and easy recipe to use up some of the abundant fresh produce from my garden. When...


    Bacon-Cheddar Potato Croquettes

    2 reviews

    Instead of throwing out leftover mashed potatoes, use them to make this potato croquette recipe. The little baked balls are...