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Ingredient: sugar

NO-BAKE FRESH LEMON CHEESECAKE

NO-BAKE FRESH LEMON CHEESECAKE

Indulge in the zesty delight of a no-bake fresh lemon cheesecake with a buttery graham cracker crust, perfect for savoring the last moments of summer.

ALABAMA WHITE BBQ SAUCE ALA DIVA

ALABAMA WHITE BBQ SAUCE ALA DIVA

Used as both a baste and a sauce, it's creamy and cooling but also tangy with a just a hint of heat. It’s one of those addictive flavor combinations that keeps you coming back for more.

FIVE-MINUTE BAGGIE ICE CREAM

FIVE-MINUTE BAGGIE ICE CREAM

Easy, amazing culinary experiment that results in a serving of delicious vanilla ice cream. Can baggies, ice and milk make the BEST ice cream? Get the kiddies and find out! 

TEQUILA WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA

TEQUILA WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA

Here’s how to make a refreshing cocktail with Watermelon Agua Fresca.

FREEZER FRIENDLY PIZZA POCKETS

FREEZER FRIENDLY PIZZA POCKETS

Cheaper than take-out, healthier than frozen; homemade pizza pockets (AKA calzones) make a speedy dinner especially when you start with pizza dough from the dairy case. Make extra and freeze for a speedy dinner on the run.

TRADITIONAL IRISH SODA BREAD

TRADITIONAL IRISH SODA BREAD

This traditional Irish recipe is easy, fast, delicious and costs under a dollar! Try it for dinner tonight!

RED VELVET WAFFLES WITH CREAM CHEESE MOUSSE AND BALSAMIC STRAWBERRIES

RED VELVET WAFFLES WITH CREAM CHEESE MOUSSE AND BALSAMIC STRAWBERRIES

No one will guess you used shortcuts for this budget friendly, decadent treat. Red Velvet waffles with cream cheese mousse and strawberries. Perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast, brunch or dessert.

SUGAR GLASS

SUGAR GLASS

Sugar glass looks amazing but it so inexpensive and easy to make yourself. Perfect for Halloween Glass Shard Cupcakes but you’ll use this technique all year long. Make Sea Glass or Lollipops, too!

ANY VEGETABLE QUICK PICKLE – AKA – QUICKLES

ANY VEGETABLE QUICK PICKLE – AKA – QUICKLES

These quick, zippy pickles are so easy and delicious. Make pickles out of almost ANY veggie!

STRAWBERRY ROSE TART

STRAWBERRY ROSE TART

A sugar cookie crust filled with rich vanilla custard, topped with strawberry roses. And it tastes even better than it looks. This is actually three different handy dandy techniques that you’ll use over and over again.

ITALIAN BEEF, SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS SANDWICH

ITALIAN BEEF, SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS SANDWICH

What do you get when you mix Italian beef with sausage and peppers into a sandwich? The best Italian mash-up … ever.