Recipes

Staff Picks

Easy Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.5 stars
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What could be a more perfect ending to a summertime meal than easy peach cobbler? Savor the flavors of summer with sliced fresh peaches cooking away with butter and spices. The topping can made from pantry ingredients you have on hand and peaches can easily be substituted with any fruit you have depending on the time of year. The tang of the lemon juice paired with the sweetness of the peaches is perfectly balanced with the crisp topping. Want to make dessert even better? A dollop of fresh whipped cream or cold vanilla ice cream truly makes it the perfect way to end a summer night.

The Classic Burger

Rating: 5 stars
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Sink your teeth into a delicious restaurant-style, hamburger recipe made from lean beef. Skip the prepackaged patties and take the extra time to craft up your own, and that little extra effort will be worth it. To make cheeseburgers, about 1 minute before burgers are done, top with sliced cheese; continue cooking until cheese begins to melt.
By Linda Lau Anusasananan

Pan-Seared Strip Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This fantastic strip steak is the perfect dinner for date night or any special occasion that deserves something extra delicious on the table. A little butter adds richness and keeps the leaner-than-usual beef moist without adding much in the way of total fat. Don't know how to cook steak on the stove? No worries! Not only is this one of our best steak recipes, it's incredibly easy. However, a word of caution: This recipe is smoky! Keep your exhaust fan on high or cook in a skillet on a hot outdoor grill.
By Robin Bashinsky

Best Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. For more flavor, try toasting the nuts and coconut before adding them to the batter. It's important to cool the cakes completely before frosting, otherwise the frosting will just melt right off. To expediate the cooling process, you can put the cakes on their wire racks in the freezer (don't worry, it's not cheating), checking until they're thoroughly cool. This is a cake you can bake for any occasion. We recommend this cake anytime from Easter to Christmas.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Rating: 2 stars
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This gooey, cheesy, ultra-comforting Chicken Parmesan Casserole is easy enough to throw together after work and is a surefire family favorite. Plus, the leftovers hold great—just be sure to cover while reheating to retain moisture. For the most flavorful Chicken Parmesan Casserole, our test kitchen recommends using Rao’s marinara sauce.
By Ali Ramee

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars
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From the Kitchen of Amy Clarke, Fairfax, VA, the-savvy-kitchen.com"Perfect for family or company, this recipe is rich in flavor but light enough to keep your waistline in check."
By Amy Clarke, Fairfax, VA

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Chicken Penne

Rating: 5 stars
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Creamy, cheesy, chicken pasta—what’s not to love? This cozy 25-minute meal from The Food Gays is sure to become your new go-to this Fall.
By The Food Gays

The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars
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The Cheesecake Factory has more than 30 cheesecake flavors, but it's the original that makes us swoon. Try this copycat version, from the book Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2.

Beef Stroganoff

Rating: 3 stars
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For an easy take on this Russian classic, try the recipe from All You Reader Andrea Einarson.

Quick and Easy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Here's a fast, efficient way to cook green beans (and other vegetables), eliminating the fuss of bringing a large pot of water to a boil or draining the veggies. (Cost for 4: $1.12)
By Robin Bashinsky

Oreo Microwave Mug Cake

Only 2 ingredients, and it couldn't be easier. This decadent Oreo mug cake is calling your name.
By Nicole McLaughlin

Turkey Meatloaf

Rating: 5 stars
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Hands down, this is one of the best turkey meatloaves we've ever tasted. Even weighing in much lighter than a traditional meatloaf in terms of calories and fat, this rendition is exceptionally succulent thanks to the addition of chicken broth. Utilizing 97% lean turkey is the key to keeping this recipe low-calorie and low in fat (especially in saturated fat); however, you could certainly use ground turkey with a higher fat percentage or a different ground meat entirely, like ground chicken or pork, if that's what you have on hand. Any leftovers are excellent for sandwiches. 
By Kathy Kingsley; Wine pairing by Andrea Immer Robinson
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Inspiration and Ideas

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Rating: Unrated
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This is one of our top-rated recipes for a reason: It's easy, it's quick, and it's absolutely delicious

Oven-Braised Corned Beef Brisket

Rating: Unrated
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Cooking corned beef in the oven is much easier—and so much tastier—than boiling it. This 5-star Oven-Roasted Corned Beef Brisket Recipe guarantees a tender and delicious St. Patrick's Day feast. Make it, and you'll see why one reader calls it "the best corned beef I have ever had in my life!"

Marinated Cucumber-And-Tomato Salad

This easy cucumber and tomato salad tastes like summertime in a bowl. The dressing is light and zingy from the vinegar, the cucumbers and onion are so pleasantly crunchy you can’t stop eating them, and the tomatoes are so juicy and sweet they burst in your mouth. It’s perfect as a light summer snack, but would also be a great side dish at any barbecue or cookout or even an addition to other salads. Go ahead and make a big vat of this and keep it in the fridge. It’ll disappear in no time.