Spicy Beef & Refried Bean Nacho Bake

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This fast and easy classic nacho dish is perfect for parties, potlucks or even dinner with the family!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In large skillet, cook beef, garlic, and oil over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking up meat with side of spoon. Stir in chili powder and coriander. Stir in refried beans, salsa, and jalapenos.
  2. In bottom of 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish, layer half the tortilla chips, then top with half the beef mixture. Repeat layers of chips and beef mixture. Evenly sprinkle cheese over top. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to br

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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What's the big hurry? Take your time with the wonderful, slow-cooked turkey chili!
Instructions
  1. In large saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until browned, breaking up turkey with side of spoon.
  2. Stir in chili powder, salt, cayenne, and cumin. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, leftover turkey, cilantro, and jalapeno. Stir in beans, celery, onions, bell peppers, and broth; heat to boiling over high heat. Boil 5 minutes. Reduce heat to
  3. Transfer chili to 5 to 6 quart slow cooker; cover and cook on high 5 to 6 hours. To serve, top chili with cheese, and sour cream, if desired.

Spicy Beef Nachos

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The PERFECT dish for every party!
Instructions
  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add beef and cook 3 to 4 minutes, turning once. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring onion occasionally. Transfer beef and onion to 3 ½ to 4 quart slow cooker. Stir in garl
  2. Transfer beef to cutting board. Cut beef into bite-size pieces. Return beef to slow cooker, stirring to combine ingredients. Spoon beef mixture over chips. Sprinkle cheese and desired toppings over beef.

Homemade Guacamole

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Holy guacamole! This lively dip is quick, easy and most important of all, DELICIOUS!
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  1. Cut each avocado lengthwise in half around seed. Twist halves in opposite directions to separate. Slip spoon under seed to remove and discard. With spoon, scoop out avocado flesh and place in medium serving bowl. Add lemon juice, and salt; with fork, mash
  2. Stir in garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and hot sauce; fold in tomato. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle guacamole with red onion, if desired. Serve guacamole with tortilla chips.

Apple, Bacon & Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

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Your guests will be raving about this flavorful and elegant appetizer for days after your next dinner party!
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Carefully separate stems from mushroom caps. Place caps, gill side up, on rimmed baking pan. Coarsely chop stems; set aside. Stir together butter, and brandy and pour into mushroom caps. Sprinkle caps with 1 teaspoon salt, and &
  2. Meanwhile, in small skillet, toast pine nuts over medium-low heat 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  3. In large skillet, cook bacon over low heat, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool. Discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat. Coarsely chop bacon; set aside.
  4. Add garlic, and onion to pan with bacon fat. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until onion is soft. Add chopped mushroom stems and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until most of the moisture has evaporated. Stir in apple; cook 3 minutes. Re
  5. Stir remaining ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, pine nuts, bacon, breadcrumbs, ¼ cup Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and thyme into apple mixture. Stuff mushrooms with filling and top with remaining ¼ cup Cheddar cheese. Bake 5 min

Potato Chowder

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Nourish your body and soul with this comfort food classic!
Instructions
  1. In large saucepot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add garlic, carrots, celery, and onion, and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are almost soft, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium; stir in 2 tablespoons flour. Gradually stir in broth.
  2. Add potatoes and heat to simmering. Partially cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. In small bowl, whisk together milk and remaining 1 tablespoon flour; stir mixture into soup. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until soup thickens slightly, stirring
  3. Ladle soup into bowls to serve.
  4. Makes: 8 cups

Tomato and Basil Crostini

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With just a few ingredients, these easy-to-make crostini are the perfect party appetizer or quick anytime snack!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut loaf of bread lengthwise in half; cut each half crosswise into 6 equal pieces. Place bread in single layer on rimmed baking pan; brush cut side of bread with 2 tablespoons oil. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until bread is lightly t
  2. In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Let stand at room temperature 30 to 60 minutes before serving.
  3. To serve, spoon tomato mixture onto bread. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with basil leaves, if desired.