Make Any Weeknight Special and Play with Your Food!

Dip, dunk, and drizzle your way to fun family dinner recipes that they'll be talking about for weeks to come. From mini meals to edible bowls to a medley of tasty dippers, playing with your food just got totally delicious.

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    Meat Loaf Muffins

    Let your muffin tin do the heavy lifting to make these adorable mini meat loaves that are too cute not to eat, especially when topped with creamy instant mashed potatoes and a sprinkle of cheese. Round out this healthy dinner idea with a mixed veggie medley.

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    Chicken-with-Breadsticks Bake

    You'll never make your old chicken pot pie recipe again after trying this fun twist. Top individual pot pies with refrigerated breadsticks before cooking. Serve each with a side of gravy and let the kids dunk and dip their breadstick toppers to their heart's content.

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    Turkey Cheeseburger Minis

    Try this fun twist on ordinary cheeseburgers by lining a muffin tin with biscuit dough and ground turkey filling. Top with cheese and pickles and dip into your favorite condiments. Now, high five yourself for gettin' mini wit it. Na-na-na-na-na-na-na. 

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    Hot Dog Toppers You Can't Wait to Bite Into

    Bring the party to your next family grill-out by prepping all the fixins' for these five different hot dog options. The kids will love the mac and cheese and potato chip toppers, while the adults will totally dig the pineapple, pepper, and teriayaki mix.

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    Potato Topped Beef Bowl

    Mashed potato sundae anyone? Let the fam top each individual bowl with their favorite shepherd's pie mix-ins like parsley, chives, and different shredded cheeses. Don't forget the fresh cherry tomato on top!

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    Mix and Match Baked Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauces

    You dip, I dip, we dip! Five different coatings like potato chips, pretzels, and cheese crackers bring some seriously crispy goodness to ordinary chicken fingers. Serve with six different dipping sauces, from pineapple-coconut to sweet apricot, and let the dipping frenzy commence!

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    Edible Bowls from a Muffin Tin

    Sure, you've baked dinners in your muffin tin, but what about on top of it? Flip it over to create three different edible bowls for breakfast, dinner, or dessert.

    Editor's tip: Fill the bacon bowl (yes, there's a bacon bowl!) with mashed potatoes, chives and a touch of sour cream for an out-of-this-world twist on a fully loaded baked potato.

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    Irresistible Cheesy Pizza Bites

    With a golden, crescent-dough crust and gooey cheese and pepperoni filling, our insanely tasty pizza bombs are just asking to be dunked into a side of marinara sauce, so let the kids go wild! Turn this fun main dish into a meal by pairing with vinaigrette-drizzled side salad.

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    Insanely Delicious French Fry Toppers

    There's no wrong way to top your fries, but we've got four ways that are so, so right. Our personal favorite? The kids will never stop talking about the night you let them try three scoops of chocolate ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce atop a pile of steaming hot fries.

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    Rocket Pops: A Low-Calorie Way to Serve Fruit for Dessert

    Don't let main dishes hog all the fun! Blend up some pineapple and watermelon and pipe into old-fashioned push pop holders. The whole family will love this fun, after-dinner treat that's low-cal, too.

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    Three Fresh S'more Ideas

    There's no tastier way to play with your food than by stacking it up into a gooey s'more. Don't have a fire pit? Supervise the kids as they "toast" their marshmallows on a chopstick over the stove. Then let them build their own s'more with toppers like raspberries, orange slices, rosemary, or chocolate.

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    All-Time Favorite Italian Recipes

    Calling all spaghetti-lovers and pizza purists! You're going to fall for all of our delicious Italian recipes. These traditional dishes are our favorite Italian recipes -- ones you'll want to share, hand down, and save in your recipe box. Sure, we have classics like spaghetti bolognese and baked ziti, but be sure to start with bruschetta and end with tiramisu for the complete Italian experience!
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