Tasty Recipes We Love
When you want a show-stopping dish, pick one of our tasty recipes. Our collection of favorite tasty recipes spans from appetizers to desserts with plenty of main dishes and sheet pan dinners packed in there. Feast with your eyes then get shopping.
This colorful unicorn-inspired layer cake is the pinnacle of cuteness—perfect for a birthday party or for anyone who’s just super into the current unicorn craze. While this cake is fantastically wow-worthy, and does take some time and loving dedication to construct, you don’t need to be a pastry chef to pull it off. In fact, creating this mythical masterpiece really is totally achievable for a home baker—just follow the instructions and don’t be afraid to have a little fun with it! You’ll be amazed what you can achieve with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, some colorful candy, and a little bit of fondant.
Don’t knock them until you’ve tried them. Including innovative insect recipes on the menu is a food trend that’s continually growing in popularity with eateries across the country—from ball park stadiums to taquerias.These delightfully crunchy Chili-Lime Grasshoppers are a tasty and protein-packed snack that are shockingly satisfying. You’ll want to start with grasshoppers that have already been dry roasted for these zesty little bites (you can find edible grasshoppers online). Pair with a cold beer and an open mind, and we think you might be surprised by how much you enjoy them.
Sheet-Pan Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli and Tomatoes
Shrimp Scampi, a no-fail family favorite, has legitimately never been easier—oh, and we upgraded it with veggies, too. All the flavorful magic of this recipe happens on the sheet pan: Roasting shrimp, cooking broccoli and tomatoes, and creating a vibrantly mouthwatering lemon-butter sauce. Once you pull all of the saucy scampi goodness from the oven, simply serve over cooked pasta or polenta with crusty bread. And there you have it, only 2 pans to wash (your sheet pan and the pot you boil your starch in) and a well-rounded, delicious dinner that only took a matter of minutes to make. This, my friends, is how you win a weeknight.
Instant Pot Beef and Bean Chili
Using the flavor concentrating magic of the Instant Pot, we reach next-day level of delicious chili deliciousness in under an hour with this bold and meaty Beef and Bean Chili. Although optional, simmering beef bones in the chili makes it extra rich and we’d highly recommend trying it. If you ask your butcher for some spare beef bones when you go to pick up stew meat, they will likely be more than happy to help you out. We like to serve such a robustly savory chili with bright toppers like sour cream, fresh cilantro, fresh jalapeño, and a sprinkle of sharp cheddar, but feel free to dress your bowl up however you like. Finely chopped onion and some avocado wedges would also be welcome here.
Nothing spells regret quite like a blue, tequila-based cocktail—am I right? But hey, sometimes, you’re just in that kind of mood (the kind of mood where you feel like trying to relive senior year spring break sounds like a really fun idea). So the next time one strikes, this margarita recipe is the quick and dirty fix you need. Best part is, this recipe for a single cocktail is very easily multiplied, so you can mix up a big blue batch for the whole squad to enjoy before hitting the pool.
Ramen for breakfast? Yeah, we went there—and yeah, it's delicious. Use quick-cooking packaged ramen noodles (ditching the seasoning packet) as a base for creamy eggs, cheese, bacon, sweet peppers, and tomatoes to make a hearty and super-satisfying breakfast bowl in no time.
Szechuan Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
You know your favorite zingy (discontinued) condiment from McDonald's? Yeah, we took that as inspiration to make this ultra-flavorful dipping sauce that's perfect on meat, chicken, and stir-fried veggies. Oh, and it still pairs exceptionally well with McDonald's chicken nuggets too.
Cheesy Eggplant Crust Pizza
Eggplant and pizza—they make sense together. But this cheesy-good recipe puts the tasty pairing to work in a new, veggie-forward way. Rather than top a traditional dough-crusted pizza with sliced eggplant, we’ve used eggplant as the base for a delicious, gluten-free twist on a traditional pie. And the result is all kinds of comforting. Don’t skip out on salting your eggplant slices (and letting them stand for about 15 minutes), this is an important step as it helps to both draw moisture from the eggplant and tame its bitter flavor. This vegetarian-friendly dish will be a sure hit with the eggplant lovers in your life (and may even convert some haters). We love it as a light entree paired with a salad or served as fun appetizer.
Easy Chili-Bean Dip
Get your dip on with this super easy, 7-ingredient Tex-Mex dip. Just combine your ingredients and heat them together on the stove. Then top the creamy dip with any cheese – we love sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, or queso fresco – along with black olives, green onion, and anything else that strikes your fancy. If you can’t find canned pico, you can use Rotel diced tomatoes, instead.
Great Green Fruit Salad
All green everything—that’s the theme of this vibrant, eye-catching fruit salad. Honeydew melon, Granny Smith apples, Bartlett pears, green grapes, and avocado are unified with a delicious honey-Dijon dressing to create what may very well be our favorite fruit salad of all time. A perfect balance of sweet, salty, and tangy, this monochrome masterpiece is sure to become the talk of your table and likely a new go-to for any level of entertaining. Though we find it to be a delicious addition to such a refreshing, dynamic dish, feel free to leave out the jalapeño if you want to skip the touch of heat.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Crack Bread
The ultimate soup and sandwich combo—creamy tomato soup and a gooey grilled cheese—come together as one in this recipe for an incredible, snackable pull-apart bread. Starting with an already-made loaf of crusty Italian bread, this creative take on a classic food pairing is super easy to pull together and makes for a rave-worthy appetizer for anything from tailgates to holiday gatherings. Such loaded loafs of pull-apart bread have affectionately earned the name "crack bread" because of how absurdly addictive they are. Not gonna lie, we legitimately cannot get enough of this one, loaded with tomato soup and plenty of cheddar cheese.
Ahi Sushi Cups
Skip the mat-and-roll routine and keep sushi night simple with these easy-to-make and impressive-to-serve cups. For a wow-worthy party app, try this recipe in mini muffin cups to create perfectly poppable bites.
Hot Chicken and Doffles
Winner, winner, hot chicken doffle. If these glorious waffle-doughnut hybrid chicken sandwiches don’t peel you out of bed in the morning, we probably can’t help you. Chicken cutlets are dunked in hot sauce-laced buttermilk, doused in an oil bath to master the coveted crisp-crunchy skin, and then glossed with spicy melted butter. The heat of the chicken is quelled by the glazed doughnuts, which helps master the crave-worthy sweet-salty-spicy breakfast alchemy we all aspire to. Warning: A fork and knife (or a bib, at the very least) are required to tackle this monster of a sandwich.
Sheet Pan Fried Rice
Top fried rice with rich, runny egg yolk and creamy Sriracha mayo for added texture and flavor. You don't need a wok for perfectly cooked fried rice, simply preheat a sheet pan, add oil, and use day-old or microwavable rice. Make sure the rice kernels are separate so that they are evenly toasted and won't glob together. Serve this dish along with mongolian beef, orange chicken, crab rangoons, or spring rolls.
Black Forest Smoothie
A touch of chocolatey decadence paired with nutrient-dense fruits and veggies—you get it all with this silky smooth Black Forest Smoothie. Inspired by the classic cake combo of chocolate and cherry, this simple smoothie utilizes sweet-tart frozen cherries (which provide chilled body for the smoothie when blended, without watering the beverage down as ice would), cocoa powder for chocolaty richness, and vanilla almond milk for a touch of sweetness. This tasty smoothie also features spinach and avocado to pack in a few nutrition perks, but fret not—once everything’s blended, you can’t taste or see any trace of the green stuff. All of which is to say, this quick blender treat is a great way to sneak in a veggie—for the kids, your spouse, or heck, even yourself—at breakfast or snack time. Hitting just the right amount of sweetness without added sugar, this is the type of dessert-inspired smoothie you can enjoy anytime of day, guilt-free.
World's Best Burger and the Hacks That Make It
These succulent burgers can be customized with any toppings you like. Skip the traditional ones listed below, and sub any of the following for a variety of flavor profiles. For a Korean burger: Top with kimchi, gochujang mayonnaise, and fresh cilantro leaves. For a Mexican burger: Top with avocado, pico de gallo, pepper Jack cheese, and chipotle mayonnaise. For a Southern-inspired burger: Top with fried green tomatoes, chow-chow, and pimiento cheese.
Cheesy Spinach Ramen
Use quick-cooking packaged ramen noodles (ditching the seasoning packet) as a base for this easy and cheesy noodle bowl. This Cheesy Spinach Ramen is the perfect go-to for a crazy comforting last-minute meal. Feel free to toss in any other veggies or proteins, like leftover rotisserie chicken, you might have hanging out in your fridge.
Sheet Pan BLT Salad with Avocado Mayo
One of your favorite sandwich classics, transformed into a quick, easy, and totally vibrant sheet pan dinner. This BLT Salad is a delicious example of just how versatile the sheet pan can be. If you thought yours was only for roasted vegetables, give this weeknight-ready salad a try.
Stale Doughnut Bread Pudding Muffins
Trends come and go, but this recipe is proof that doughnuts are eternal. Even that box of Krispy Kremes that you picked up at midnight last night. Stale doughnuts need love, too. Which is why we’re recycling them in a warm, custardy bread pudding disguised as the greatest brunch dish of all time. As if the doughnuts weren’t enough, we add an extra layer of decadence in the form of white chocolate and raspberry sauces. Drizzle them on the bread pudding or directly into your mouth. We won’t judge.