Throw a viewing party on May 25th to celebrate Oprah's final show. Serve a few of her self-proclaimed favorite foods and toast the Queen of Daytime Talk TV.
Double-Crust Chicken Pot PieEven a television star has to eat dinner! Oprah celebrated Centerville Pie Company’s top-quality chicken pot pie because it tasted delicious and meant dinner was only a few minutes away; the pies come frozen! Get behind Oprah’s comfort-food theme and make this decadent Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie. Our users gave it a top-rated five stars; one even said that her mother-in-law couldn’t stop raving, making it a huge success in our books.
Spring Vegetable CarbonaraThe self-proclaimed “King of Carbonara,” Tom Cruise, introduced Oprah to his version of the beloved pasta dish. Serve a low-cal version loaded with veggies that even Dr. Oz could approve of for a spring supper. It’s so delicious, you may find yourself, well, jumping (on the couch) for joy!
Sour Cream Pound CakePaula Deen’s infamous line, “I’m your cook, not your doctor!” brought Oprah to tears in laughter after making Deen’s three-stick 'o butter pound cake. If three sticks of butter is two too many, try a lighter version of the Sour Cream Pound Cake. Bonus! Watch Paula send Oprah running when she accidentally drops a glass mixing bowl into the already-spinning mixer, nearly sending vanilla-scented shrapnel through the audience.
Bacon-Peanut TrufflesAny friend of Oprah’s can be a friend of ours, especially when her favorite indulgences include peanut butter and bacon. While we assume Gayle dives into these dishes on separate occasions, she should know she doesn’t have to. Bacon-Peanut Truffles combine the all that amazing salty, savory goodness with a dose of heavenly bittersweet chocolate. Better double this recipe.
Pecan-Apricot-Cream CroissantsWilliams-Sonoma won Oprah’s heart with its shipped-to-order croissants. When you can’t wait for next-day delivery, head to the bakery and pick up a dozen for this brunch-meets-dessert recipe. Store-bought croissants, sliced horizontally, are loaded with a flavor combination featuring apricots and smooth vanilla. Serve for breakfast, as often as possible.
Kitchen Sink BrowniesA lover of edge pieces, Oprah gave away free Baker’s Edge Baking Pans to her “Favorite Things” audience in 2010. If you were lucky enough to receive one of those crazy-looking (but edge-infusing!) contraptions, give our Kitchen Sink Brownies a try. Once your learn how easy it is to make brownies at home, you’ll never go back to the box again.
Baked Smokin' Macaroni and CheeseIn 2010, Oprah directed her readers to her favorite mac and cheese, a shipped-frozen dish from Beecher’s. If you don’t have time to wait for overnight shipping, try our rich and creamy version. This baked dish combines three types of cheese with a secret ingredient: smoked ham. Even the tiniest tasters at your table are sure to ask for seconds.
Prosciutto, Fontina, and Fig PaniniOprah revealed that the “staple” of her house is a panini press, on which she can make her famous Love Sandwich. Use your panini press or indoor grill to make the Prosciutto, Fontina, and Fig Panini. The rich, sweet fig preserves set off the salty prosciutto perfectly, creating a sandwich that even Stedman would love.
Greek Turkey BurgerHailed as the “best turkey burger” she’d ever had in her life, the Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger is now served at several of Donald Trump’s eateries across the country and remains the most popular recipe in the Oprah show’s history. While Oprah’s version features apple slices, we prefer the flavors of Greece, including feta cheese, red onion, and oregano.
Heavenly Key Lime PieOprah hosted the chef from Palm Beach’s Mar-a-Lago Club and asked that he make his most-requested dessert. Just one glimpse of this decadent Key Lime pie had us craving a slice of our own version, which calls for six simple ingredients. It serves 6 to 8, but we’d make an extra pie, just in case.
Frozen Lemonade with Coconut RumOprah celebrated Art Smith’s “Electric Lemonade” in 2000, encouraging her audience to forget the season and enjoy this summertime treat all year long. We hear you, Oprah! We’ll see your spiked lemonade and raise you a dash of coconut rum for a refreshing treat that’s fresh from the blender.