Staff Picks

Easy Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.5 stars 378
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

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

Classic Crab Cakes

Rating: 4 stars 20
The sweet, clean flavor of crab shines in this recipe for Classic Crab Cakes. This light but filling seafood staple mainly relies on ingredients that are already in your fridge and pantry and comes together in less than half an hour. We've also included a salmon variation if you're not in the mood for crab. 
By Christine Burns Rudalevige

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

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

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
From the Kitchen of Amy Clarke, Fairfax, VA,"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

Crispy Chicken Pecorino

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Once you try our Crispy Chicken Pecorino, you’ll want to make it again and again. The crispy, buttery, and salty chicken is perfectly complemented by the bright, peppery salad. Together, it all makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner. If you’re not into chicken thighs, feel free to use chicken breasts or cutlets, or even pork cutlets, instead. You can also forgo sprinkling the additional salt at the end if you aren’t keen on salinity. Serve with white wine or rosé.
By Marianne Williams

Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Rating: 5 stars 1
Did you know that you can make 6 Copycat Mexican Pizzas in the time it takes to make a Taco Bell Run? Well, you do now. Our Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas make a perfect late-night snack or simple family dinner. Or, whip some up for an after-school hangout and you'll be the coolest parent on the block.
By Nicole McLaughlin

Traditional Spanish Paella

Rating: 4 stars 20
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.

Oreo Microwave Mug Cake

Rating: 3 stars 14
Only 2 ingredients, and it couldn't be easier. This decadent Oreo mug cake is calling your name.
By Nicole McLaughlin

Quick and Easy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
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

Inspiration and Ideas

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Crispy Chicken Thighs With Summer Veggies
Rating: 5 stars 1

These Crispy Chicken Thighs With Summer Veggies are super tender and delicious. They’re simple and straightforward, but they taste like a dish you’d treat yourself to at a restaurant, making them a perfect weeknight pick-me-up. While the chicken browns skin-side down, the fat gets rendered, leaving the skin crispy and the veggies packed with goodness. If you’ve never put herbs in a salad before, now’s the time to start. It’ll look like baby greens, but pack in flavor. The herbaceous salad adds freshness, while the olives add a bit of brine. A squeeze of lemon juice on top rounds everything out with some brightness.