Staff Picks

Easy Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.5 stars 376
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: 4 stars 14
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

German Spaghetti

Rating: 3.5 stars 15
This creamy dish is a great option for those nights you feel like doing “something different” with pasta. Smoky sausage deliciously balances tangy mustard and vinegar, while fresh herbs contribute brightness in this decadent spaghetti dinner.
By Nicole McLaughlin

Lemon Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This easy lemon chicken recipe is one of our most popular main dish chicken recipes. With simple flavor additions that don't overpower the dish, the natural flavor of the chicken is allowed to shine. The low ingredient list also makes for a level of ease that allows this dinner to come together in no time at all, which is perfect for a busy weeknight. All you need is 30 minutes. Pair this dish with crisp veggies and a side of rice for a delicious dinner that your family is sure to love. 
By Karen Brosius, Columbia, SC

Boneless Pork Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 2
No grill? No problem. These juicy Boneless Pork Ribs are so tender they fall apart, and the only thing better than the meat is the slightly sweet, tart, and smoky sauce. We’ve hit all the flavors you’re looking for in barbecue, resulting in a combination of tastes that’s juuuuuust right for a backyard cookout or family dinner. Be sure to get boneless country style ribs for this recipe. You can ask your butcher to cut a boneless pork shoulder into 1 1/2 inch-thick slabs. The process requires that you bake the ribs covered in the beginning, to retain the juice that are released from the meat, and uncovered at the end to give them a nice exterior texture and lots of texture. Serve with your favorite comfort-style side, like potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, or grilled veggies.
By Karen Rankin

Grown-Up Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
You know that pasta salad from childhood (you know the one—rotini, canned olives, underripe grape tomatoes, cubed cheese)? It showed up at cookouts, sleepovers and every occasion in between, and it holds a special place in hearts a plenty—or at least it does around our office. So, we made a few swaps to create a fully grown uptake that still hits all the nostalgic notes we crave. Think a more sophisticated nood (we went orecchiette, but you can go with whatever you like!), buttery Castelvatrano olives (i.e. the best olives), juicy-sweet heirloom cherry tomatoes for dynamic color, hunks of savory salami, rich and creamy mozzarella pearls, radishes for fresh crunch, and an easy, from-scratch Italian dressing. Sure, it may require a trip to the grocery store’s olive bar, but trust us, it’s so worth it.
By Jasmine Smith

Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 1
Sharp cheddar, white cheddar, and cream cheese make this cheese sauce ultra creamy, while hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce help round out the rich, cheesy flavors. This stovetop recipe will have you wondering why you ever enjoyed mac and cheese any other way. 
By Nicole McLaughlin

Pan-Seared Strip Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
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

Asian Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.5 stars 7
Serve these saucy chicken thighs over cooked noodles with a side of steamed broccoli for a well-rounded meal. Finishing the chicken thighs in the broiler to ensure a crispy outside and juicy on the inside. 

Basic Jello Shots

You may be tempted to use straight vodka, but don't! By using flavored vodka instead of regular, you can create delicious flavors that actually make Jello Shots taste good! Imagine that.
By Emma Crist

White Chicken Enchiladas

These may not be your traditional enchiladas, but our White Chicken Enchiladas are certainly a crowd pleaser. They’re super rich and creamy, with a hint of heat from the green chiles. Meanwhile, the cumin adds complexity to the cream sauce. Feel free to use corn tortillas instead of wheat—they’ll work just as well here. Serve with garnishes like cilantro, limes, pico de gallo, your favorite hot sauce, and radishes, and add a side refried, black, or pinto beans and a margarita to round out the meal.
By Ali Ramee

French Onion One-Pot Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Inspired by the deeply savory flavors of French onion soup, this single-pan pasta is a surefire crowd please—and better still, it couldn’t be easier to make. You start by caramelizing your onions to create a deeply flavorful base, then simply add your cooking liquid, aromatic flavorings, and dried pasta to the pan—bring everything to a boil and cook until your pasta is tender and the liquid is largely absorbed. This French Onion Pasta is here to prove that all you need for an incredible meal is one pan and a plan.
By Margaret Dickey

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Wow-Worthy White Chili Recipes
Skip the tomatoes and make a batch of white chili for your next tailgate or bonfire.
13 Apple Muffin Recipes To Start Your Day Right
Studded with tender pieces of fruit, plenty of spices, and often mix-ins like chopped nuts, these apple muffins are the ultimate autumn breakfast.
Chicken Asparagus Pasta
Rating: 4 stars 2

Our Chicken Asparagus Pasta celebrates spring flavors, but it still easy and comes together quickly. The creamy sauce is balanced by the lemon juice and zest, which cuts the fat and makes the dish feel a little lighter. Feel free to add other in-season produce, like chopped Brussels sprouts or garlic scapes. Plus, all those herbs and the asparagus add a freshness to the sauce. All ingredients are easy to source, but you can also utilize leftover chicken or veggies to make this even more economical.