2 of 29Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies
There's nothing better than a must-try cookie recipe, especially one that's easy to make and reminds you of childhood. Plus, one batch makes 80 bite-sized cookies, so you'll have plenty to share with friends, family, and coworkers.
4 of 29Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
From-Scratch Oven Fries
The next time your perfect burger sits all alone on a plate, remember that you don't need to hit a drive-through for tasty fries. You can make them right at home with three simple ingredients and a little time in the oven. Check out the recipe page to see more fry secrets, like how to make Buffalo Oven Fries.
Sticky-sweet chicken wings are just what the doctor ordered on a cold winter's night. Add this to your must-make Super Bowl list or simply whip up a batch for a festive night in. Whether you're a traditional wing fan or not, this sweet, mild version is sure to please your taste buds.
9 of 29Photo: Francesco Tonelli; Styling: Thom Driver
Classic Fudge-Walnut Brownies
This recipe took first place in Cooking Light's 25th Anniversary Bake-Off, and for good reason. These brownies call for cocoa, melted chocolate, and chocolate chunks, plus walnuts. Do you crave ooey-gooey brownies? Look no further; this recipe is for you.
Drinking hot chocolate on the go can be difficult with all those tiny marshmallows. Sometimes it's easier to savor the rich cocoa flavor of hot chocolate in an easy recipe. Cut yourself a slice and enjoy it today with a glass of milk.
Nothing says "I Love You" like a heart-shaped box of candy, which is why we suggest giving out red velvet cupcakes instead. Their message? "I like you, but I'm keeping the rest of this batch to myself."
15 of 29Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph
Open-Faced Meatloaf Sandwiches
Tired of the traditional steak-and-eggs breakfast? Try an original twist on the breakfast-for-supper idea with this must-try open-faced sandwich. It's equally delicious for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, so good luck deciding when to indulge. We vote "always".
16 of 29Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Winter Blackberry Cobbler
If you think cobbler means swimsuits and summer days, you're only partly right. Winter cobblers bring out the best in cold-weather berries, meaning a flavorful reminder of summer in the midst of the year's coldest days. Serve the cobbler when it's bubbly hot so that you can cool it off with a little vanilla ice cream.
This sticky bun recipe will stick to everything-- your fingers, your napkin, and, most importantly, your recipe file. One taste of the caramel-pecan goodness and we guarantee this is one recipe you'll swear not to lose.
The lore of George Washington and the cherry tree is nearly as tempting as this freshly baked cherry pie. Celebrate one of our Founding Fathers by raising a spoon and adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This extra-moist recipe is loaded with ripe bananas and ready for you to steal a quick bite. It's National Banana Bread Day, so do your patriotic duty and get to baking. Your taste buds will thank you.
24 of 29Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Coffee Cake Pound Cake
Combine two loves--coffee cake and pound cake--for a memorable dessert that'd delicious any time of day. Bake the cake for your next brunch gathering and secure your spot in history as the World's Best Hostess.
This isn't your grandma's bread pudding. The caramel sauce adds a salty-sweet punch to the velvety-rich pudding, made with French bread, vanilla, and bourbon. Make this recipe for a special date night, or an evening in with friends.
26 of 29Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
Brown Sugar Cheesecake
Whether you're dressed to the nines or waiting for 9pm in your sweats, this over-the-top cheesecake is just the thing you need while watching the red carpet. Plus, having a spoon in your mouth means you can't make catty comments about the dresses. If you can't say something nice... come sit by us.
Unlike boxed mac and cheese, this from-scratch dish will leave you satisfied. Of couse, that doesn't mean you won't go back for seconds or attempt to lick the pan. Do yourself a favor and store the leftovers in the fridge quickly.
28 of 29Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams
Red Velvet Cake
Sheet cakes are much easier to make than layer cakes, meaning that you'll get to dive into this oh-so tempting dessert even quicker. You're suppose to keep leftovers in the refigerator, which begs the question: What leftovers?