Jalapeño Cream Cheese Meatballs w/ Ranch Dipping Sauce

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Cocktail Meatballs

Disclosure: I have been selected by Kraft Foods to be an ambassador for PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own. Spicy, little cocktail meatballs seasoned with PHILADELPHIA’s new spicy jalapeño cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and spices like chile powder and oregano with a homemade ranch…

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Loaded Bacon and Brie Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded Bacon and Brie Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded sweet potato skins with brie, bacon, sour cream and chives makes for a tempting and unforgettable appetizer, snack or side dish. I’ll remember this winter as one where I fell fast and hard for sweet potatoes and discovered how good they are paired with brie. I’ve been cutting them into wedges and oven-frying them,…

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Pizza Dough Pretzels with Cheesy Pizza Dip

Pizza Dough Pretzels

Making soft pretzels at home has never been easier! Store bought or homemade pizza dough makes some of the best pretzels you will ever taste. They bake up golden and crusty with tender, chewy middles that are just as good if not better than traditional pretzels. Where there’s pizza dough let there be cheese! Mozzarella,…

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Buttery Baked Artichokes with Mozzarella

buttery baked artichokes with mozzarella

Artichokes are sauteed slowly with garlic to develop their flavor then baked in a buttery bath smothered with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. The earthy, pungent artichokes and the creamy, salty cheese couldn’t be better matched. They offer each other a balance that is deliciously addicting!

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried pickles are a lovely concoction of battered crunchiness with a briny pickle inside. They are fried just long enough to cook the breading leaving the defining ‘snap’ of the pickle intact. I initially thought the pickle would get soft and the breading soggy from all the moisture in the pickle but I proved my…

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