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

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.
By Nicole McLaughlin

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

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

Easy Pickled Beets

Rating: 5 stars
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Just six ingredients go into this easy sweet-and-sour pickled beets side dish. Use a mix of red and golden beets, if you like. Pickled beets can stay in your pantry for months so make extra to have on hand. They add a great tang and color to a fresh cole slaw, bright flavor and color to a cheese board and earthy notes to a spinach salad. The pickling liquid is a great base for other vegetables you will have depending on the season such as cucumbers, carrots and onions.
By Chuck Williams

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

Grandmother's Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars
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We've streamlined a classic French dish, poulet grand-mère, so it comes together in little more than an hour--about half the time required for the original recipe. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes. Notes: We leave the garlic unpeeled, in keeping with the rustic spirit of this dish. Once cooked, the cloves can be squeezed out of their skins and spread on bread.

Cheesy Chicken and Pinto Bean Taco Skillet

If you’re in need of a simple, tasty dish that works for a weeknight meal, consider that need fulfilled. This skillet dish is effortless to throw together and super customizable—you can use black beans or kidney beans instead of pinto. If you’re not in the mood for chicken, try shredded pulled pork from your favorite BBQ place. You can tailor the toppings as you see fit, so keep an open imagination. Serving is simple: just put everything on the table and let everyone make their own tacos.
By Karen Rankin

Lemon Red Snapper with Herbed Butter

Rating: 4 stars
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A fragrant herbed butter and roasted lemon slices complement the sweet, nutty flavor of red snapper for a super-fresh dish. Complete the meal with colorful Sautéed Zucchini and Bell Peppers.Prep: 9 minutes; Cook: 13 minutes

Breakfast Potato Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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Breakfast casserole is a beautiful thing because it puts everything you want on your plate in one warm bite. Our Breakfast Potato Casserole is essentially a baked omelet with all the toppings: hearty potatoes, flavorful veggies, savory sausage, and light, fluffy eggs. You could serve this with tortillas on the side, since it’s pretty much instant breakfast burrito filling. We used mild sausage, but if you prefer more heat, go for the spicy stuff. If you’d like to prep this ahead of time, you can follow the first three steps up to a day in advance.
By Liz Mervosh

Traditional Spanish Paella

Rating: 4 stars
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Nourishing, vibrant, and served without pretension, paella has held a place of honor and practicality in Spanish homes for centuries. If mussels aren't your favorite, you can easily substitute littleneck clams in their place--just be sure to thoroughly scrub the clams' shells in cold water before using. To round out the meal, choose a good Spanish red wine from the Rioja region, grab a crusty baguette, and serve with a light salad.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Rating: Unrated
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This mild, kid-friendly sauce is creamy and velvety, with a subtle tang from sharp cheddar. Try it with steamed or sautéed veggies, baked potatoes, nachos, open-faced roast beef sandwiches, and hot cooked macaroni or penne. Using sharp cheddar cheese is important here, as you want the zippy flavor mild just doesn't have. And here's a bonus: This slimmed-down sauce boasts a fraction of the fat you'd find in regular or processed cheese sauces.

Mini Pecan Monkey Bread Loaves

These caramel-drizzled treats will be a hit at brunch--and you'll love them even more because they are made with frozen dough and can be prepped in advance. Assemble the loaves, and store in the refrigerator overnight. Let them rise and bake as instructed.

Copycat Popeyes Fried Chicken

Rating: 2.5 stars
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Love the signature warming kick of Popeyes' fried chicken? Good news: You can skip the drive-thru and enjoy a homemade version of this fast-food favorite with our beautifully crisp, perfectly spiced copycat recipe.