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10 Rich Recipes for Tax Refund Day

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Tax refund coming your way? Celebrate with these refund-worthy recipes that include some extra-special ingredients.

So you did it. You gathered up your records and receipts, painstakingly calculated, filled out those complicated tax forms that you checked and rechecked, and lo and behold—you got money back!

Hey, that doesn’t happen every day, so mark the occasion with these refund-worthy recipes. A few extra-fancy ingredients create some extraordinary tastes that are worth every penny.

For recipes, click on photos or underlined titles.


1. Lobster Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor Recipe

This recipe hails from France, that gourmet mecca from across the pond. Creating this masterpiece is like a nod to international peaceful relations and all that stuff. And who could resist lobster, that most fabulous of seafood fare? Get ready to celebrate!


2. Mussels with Mustard Sauce

Mussels with Mustard Sauce Recipe

It’s time you did something good for you, right? And mussels are the good you need. Never mind that they’re fancy and tasty—they’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Did you hear that? They are rich.


3. Steak Marsala

Steak Marsala Recipe

So maybe you didn’t get a thick, juicy tax return. A thick, juicy steak, on the other hand, is quite within your reach. And this steak would like nothing more than to celebrate tax time with a little Marsala wine, and you.


4. Pork Belly Ramen

Pork Belly Ramen Recipe

It’s time you got to know the recent star of gourmet cooking. With full, juicy, delectable flavor, pork belly is an extra-special treat. And, yet, it still loves to hang out with that humble but dependable staple, ramen. Get ready for some mmm-good.


5. Truffle Fries with a Chardonnay Dipping Sauce

Truffle Fries with Chardonnay Dipping Sauce Recipe

Blowing your whole refund on actual truffles could be a bit exorbitant. So get the same rich flavor with the decidedly more affordable truffle oil. Pair it with a little chardonnay and get ready for a French fry revolution.


6. Caviar And Cream Cheese Filled Endive

Caviar and Cream Cheese Filled Endive

What’s another word for “opulent”? That would be “caviar.” And what’s another term for “cream cheese”? That would be “a food that transforms and makes infinitely more delicious nearly all other foods and frankly we just can’t live without it.” For real.


7. Rich Espresso Bars with Buttercream Frosting

Rich Espresso Bars with Buttercream Frosting

So, in this recipe, does “rich” modify “espresso bars” and “buttercream frosting” or is it the “espresso” and “buttercream” that modifies the whole recipe and converts it into something rich, luscious, and satisfying? You’ll definitely need more than one bite to know for sure.


8. Red Velvet Rich and Creamy Cookies

Red Velvet Rich and Creamy Cookies Recipe

So your tax return didn’t exactly make you rich. But there are lots of kinds of rich!

Perhaps Red Velvet Rich is more your kind of luxury. With this recipe, you don’t even need a special reason to indulge. Now that’s pretty rich indeed.


9. Rich German Chocolate Brownies

Rich German Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Yes, here we have even more richness! This variety isn’t exactly ordinary, either. Because it’s not just brownies. It’s a coconutty good frosting that is practically divine alone. Put them together and you’ll swear the taste is worth a million—a million bites, at least.


10. Polka-Dot Truffles

Polka Dot Truffles Recipe

Truffles are no ordinary, everyday sweet, mass-produced and gobbled by the handful. They are handmade works of craftsmanship, and slowly enjoyed for their complex flavor. And covered in polka dots, has a confection ever been so adorable?
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