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  • Chili-Corn Chip Pie

    John Autry
    This recipe is a healthy version of Fritos Chili Pie. Often served from concession stands at fairs, festivals, and sporting events, this crowd-pleaser usually involves splitting the bag of chips open, ladling chili into the bag, and then topping with cheese, onions, and other garnishes.

    Yield: Serves 4

    Total: 40 Minutes

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    Ingredients

    Cooking spray

    1 pound ground sirloin

    1 1/4 cups chopped onion

    6 garlic cloves, minced

    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

    1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

    1 tablespoon no-salt-added tomato paste

    1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth

    1/3 cup water

    1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained

    4 ounces lightly salted corn chips (such as Fritos)

    1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

    1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

    1/2 cup diagonally sliced green onion tops



    Preparation

    1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high

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  • Beer-Batter Fried Pickles

    Ralph AndersonRalph Anderson


    Wondering how to make this year's Labor Day spread the best one yet? Celebrate summer's last hurrah with these delicious Beer-Batter Fried Pickles. Fried pickles go perfectly with burgers, ribs, grilled chicken, and pretty much anything else you can dream up for your Labor Day cookout. Pair with homemade Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce for an extra burst of flavor.


    Prep Time:
    15 Minutes
    Fry: 4 Minutes

    Videos: Measuring Flour

    Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings








    Ingredients
    • 2 (16-oz.) jars dill pickle sandwich slices, drained
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 (12-oz.) can beer
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • Vegetable oil
    • Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce


    Preparation

    1. Pat pickles dry with paper towels.

    2. Whisk together egg and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add 1 1/2 cups flour, and whisk until smooth.

    3. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large heavy skillet or Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat to 375°.

    4. Dip pickle slices into batter, allowing

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  • Basic Deviled Eggs

    The filling for Southern-style basic deviled eggs is nothing more than egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard and sweet pickle relish. These deviled eggs are perfect for potlucks, tailgates, and summer suppers.

    Lee HarrelsonLee HarrelsonNeed tips on how to properly cook and shell hard-boiled eggs? Check out our how-to video tip.

    Yield: 6 servings

    Ingredients
    6 large eggs
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
    1 teaspoon prepared mustard
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    Dash of pepper
    Garnish: paprika

    Preparation
    Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; add water to depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes.
    Drain immediately and fill the saucepan with cold water and ice. Tap each egg firmly on the counter until cracks form all over the shell. Peel under cold running water.
    Slice eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks. Mash yolks with mayonnaise. Add relish, mustard, salt, and pepper; stir well. Spoon yolk mixture into egg whites. Garnish, if

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  • Survival Recipes for the Zombie Apocalypse

    The time to prepare for the coming of the undead is now, not when you have brain-munchers ravaging your door. We've got recipes that will help you keep your head, literally.
    Tombstone CookiesTombstone Cookies
    Pack a Snack
    The dead are rising, so it's time to put the finishing touches on your zombie apocalypse survival kit. While a flashlight, batteries, and water are important, we have some suggestions you may have left off your list.

    Tombstone Cookies
    Ingredients:
    2 tablespoons cocoa (or cacao) nibs
    6 tablespoons butter, softened
    1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling cookies
    1 large egg
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Melted semisweet or bittersweet chocolate

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a blender, whirl cocoa nibs until each is about the size of grain of rice.

    In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy; beat in egg and vanilla.

    In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa

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  • 4 Alternative Healthy Cooking Oils

    While olive and canola oils are definitely healthy choices, newer oils like grapeseed, avocado, and coconut oil are vying for attention. Are they worth your health dollars?

    Newly popular oils like hemp and grape seed, and long time standards in Asian cuisine like sesame oil are showing up in supermarkets with their own good-for-you claims. The question is, how do they rate when compared to heart-healthy staples like olive and canola oil? And more importantly, how do you cook with them? We took a look at some of the more popular nut, seed, and fruit oils that are showing up these days in the local grocery to find out how they taste and how they stand up when it comes to nutrition. Here's a look at eight oils you might be wondering about.

    Avocado Oil

    An emerald green oil made by cold-pressing the flesh of ripe avocados, this oil ranks right up there with olive oil as a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. It's also rich in vitamin E, plant based omega-3 fats, and

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  • Cheesecakes with Multiple Personalities

    These cheesecakes are a little confused about what kind of dessert they are, but we still think they're delicious.

    MyRecipes.comMyRecipes.comBanana Pudding Cheesecake
    Have your cheesecake and banana pudding, too! Upgrade your basic cheesecake recipe with a flavor twist. Fast flourishes such as vanilla wafers send this Banana Pudding Cheesecake over the presentation scale.

    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    17 vanilla wafers
    2 large ripe bananas, diced
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    3 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    3 large eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 cup coarsely crushed vanilla wafers
    Garnishes: sweetened whipped cream, vanilla wafers, sliced bananas tossed in lemon juice

    Preparation:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Press mixture onto bottom of a greased and floured 9-inch springform pan. Stand 17

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  • The Hunger Games Feast: Recipes from Panem

    Help the odds of throwing a great party be ever in your favor with a little assistance in planning the menu. Inspired by The Hunger Games, these recipes are sure to resonate long past the evening's cannon fire.

    Goat Cheese
    Prim, Katniss' little sister, helped the family survive thanks to the milk from her pet goat. The morning of reaping day, Katniss wakes to find goat cheese wrapped in fresh basil leaves. Bring this delicious appetizer (or breakfast treat!) to your table in one-bite form. We bet the mint leaves in this appetizer would remind Katniss of evenings at home.

    Herbed Goat Cheese Bites Recipe

    Ingredients:
    1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf thyme leaves
    1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
    1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves
    1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
    1 (8-oz.) goat cheese log
    1 (8-oz.) French bread baguette, cut into
    1/4-inch-thick slices
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
    1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil

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  • Filling Breakfast Casseroles

    From savory to sweet, breakfast casseroles are a perennial brunch favorite, and for good reason. Expand your breakfast repertoire by trying out any of these five tasty recipes for New Year's Day brunch.

    Marmalade French Toast Casserole
    If one piece of French toast isn't enough (and let's be honest, it never is!), then we've got the perfect dish for you: a casserole filled with French toast. This dish combines the tangy flavor of sourdough French bread with sweet, citrusy orange marmalade and crunchy walnuts. Orange rind-infused syrup and a splash of orange juice punch up the flavor even more.

    3 tablespoons butter, softened
    1 (16-ounce) sourdough French bread loaf, cut into 24 (1/2-inch) slices
    Cooking spray
    1 (12-ounce) jar orange marmalade
    2 3/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    6 large eggs
    1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

    Preparation
    Spread softened butter on one side of each bread slice. Arrange 12 bread slices,

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  • Christmas Favorites from Around the World

    Explore the world from the comfort of your own kitchen with these five tasty ways to celebrate Christmas.

    Linzertorte
    Named for Linz, Austria, the linzertorte is the oldest pastry in the world, dating back to at least 1653. This version features rich almond flavor and a blackberry jam filling. Frohe Weihnachten!

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup ground blanched almonds
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup tub-style light cream cheese
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 large egg Cooking spray
    1 1/4 cups seedless blackberry jam
    1 teaspoon sifted powdered sugar

    Preparation
    Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, almonds, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.

    Combine granulated sugar and cream cheese in a food processor; pulse 4 times. Add vanilla and egg; pulse 3 times. Add flour mixture, and pulse 10 times or until combined. Gently press two-thirds of

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  • 7 Ways to Ruin Holiday Dinners

    Cringing at the thought of preparing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? See how we solve these seasonal dilemmas with quick food fixes.

    Holiday Dinner Hang-ups
    There's just something about holiday dinners that puts you in a tizzy. Maybe it's the idea of cooking for a crowd...or the mere thought of cooking anything that doesn't come out of a box with instructions? Whatever the case may be, here are some holiday hang-ups that are more common than you think. And at least get a good laugh at knowing you're not alone.

    Blackberry-Raspberry Truffle Cake
    2 (18.25-ounce) packages devil's food cake mix
    6 large eggs
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 1/3 cups water
    1 1/4 cups light sour cream
    1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
    1 1/2 cups whipping cream
    1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam
    1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
    1/4 cup water
    1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    1 (16-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 to 3

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