Recipe of the Day

Feast your eyes on a daily dose of our home cooks' top-rated recipes (and fantastic food photos!).

June 1: Easy Pizza Dip

"This was awesome and very addicting! I took it to a small party, and it was nearly completely demolished!"


June 2: Puppy Chow Cookies

"These are like the yummy puppy chow cereal treats but as a cookie! Use your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe or buy a cookie mix to make it easy. I always use Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies (sooo good!)"

-Rollin' in the Dough!

June 3: Honey Ginger Grilled Salmon

"Mmmmm...this was delicious! The honey gives a delicate sweetness without being overpowering. I love grilled fish — it's so healthy for you."

-Sue Lau

June 4: Died & Went to Pimiento Cheese Heaven

"A true Southern delicacy! This stuff is so addictive that I am having a lock installed on my refrigerator. Great on celery sticks, crackers, bread — even straight out of the bowl!"


June 5: Strawberry-Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

"Super moist and not too sweet. The banana, strawberry and chocolate go well together ? kinda like a banana split muffin!"


June 6: Deviled Chicken Salad

"If you like tangy, this is for you. Eat it on its own, in a sandwich or atop a nice crisp bed of lettuce."


June 7: Shrimp Creole

"I'm a shrimpoholic and always looking for new ways to use it. This recipe was delightful, freezes well and tastes even better after it sits in the fridge for a couple of days!"

-Grandpa Harry

June 8: Potato Salad With Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette

"This was a very nice potato salad and makes a big batch for taking to a picnic. I served it at room temperature, but have eaten it warm and also tried it cold. It was really good each way!"

-Brooke the Cook in WI

June 9: Turtle Pie

"Sooooo decadent! This is definitely something to serve to someone with a sweet tooth. It is rich, fudgy and so wonderful!"


June 10: Citrus Coleslaw

"What a great little salad — perfect for my diet. I liked that the dressing called for frozen orange juice concentrate, which is something I always have on hand."

-Sweet Baboo

June 11: Pizza Tarts

"Jackpot! I made these and stuck them in my boys' lunchboxes, and they came home and asked for more."


June 12: Hats Off Graduation Treat

"I made these for a graduation party for my two nephews, and everyone thought they were very clever and tasted good to boot!"

-Zeph's Wife

June 13: Breaded Ranch Pork Chops

"Smells heavenly and tastes even better! Our chops were fork tender and three little girls gobbled this down!"


June 14: Fresh Peach Cobbler

"The aroma while this is baking is enough to make you drool. I served mine warm with ice cream."

-Terri F.

June 15: Bruschetta With Avocado & Chili Pepper

"This was a hit. The basil adds a unique flavor that I hadn't thought of for my guacamole. Very good."


June 16: Easy Foil BBQ Potatoes

"What a great way to prepare potatoes on a hot day. No need to heat up the kitchen. The potatoes were soft, buttery and the onion added just the right flavor. I will be making these when we go camping too."


June 17: Pink Lemonade Cheesecake

"Oooooh! Tangy, creamy and so pretty! It's a unique combination and a refreshing change. To achieve a brighter pink, I used a neon pink food coloring."


June 18: White Bean Piccata

"Simple yet delicious. The lemon blends extremely well with the beans and, when served with pasta, makes for a rich, hearty meal."


June 19: Double-Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

"Sinfully rich and a small piece goes a long way. Just what I was looking for on a hot afternoon!"

-Theresa P

June 20: Hot Taco Dip

"Fantastic dip! Makes a pretty presentation, too. I added some chopped scallions for extra color."


June 21: Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins

"Blueberry heaven! The yogurt and cheese give a rounded-out flavor that is more substantial than the cake-y, milk-only muffins."


June 22: Chile Con Queso Cheeseburger

"This is the best burger I have had in years...maybe ever. I served these at my annual BBQ. Guests raved about them!"

-Pot Scrubber

June 23: Garlic Shrimp Dip

"This is a really unique way to serve shrimp dip and so quick to make! Good with chips, and I can't wait to try it with celery sticks and on cucumber slices."

-Michelle S.

June 24: Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

"This is a super easy and very delicious cake. The topping bakes right into the cake and makes for a very flavorful dessert."


June 25: Simple & Quick Tilapia Pesto

"Fantastic recipe for pesto lovers! Even my teenage son enjoyed it. Delicious!"


June 26: Firecracker Foot-Longs

"Strike a match, light that fuse and stand well back...these little chaps are dynamite!!!"


June 27: Mexican Layered Ground Beef Enchiladas

"Excellent! The tortillas soaked up the flavors wonderfully, and even the bits that stuck to the pan became crunchy chips."


June 28: Creamy Broccoli Pasta Salad

"I was wondering when I could find a tasty, lower-calorie pasta salad that included veggies, and I found it. So fresh and tasty you'd think you were at the beach on a picnic."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

June 29: Patriotic Trifle

"DELISH!!! Very decadent cream filling, yet light thanks to the angel food cake and fruit. Perfect combo! And it looked very festive for my 4th of July party!"

-Sisty Gin

June 30: Firecracker Shrimp

"Whewwww-weee! These have got some kick — just how we like it! So easy to make, too!"


July 1: Fantastic Fireworks Cake

"Creative, easy and festive. Kids love it — even the kid within ourselves!"


July 2: Grilled Potatoes With Chive Sauce

"The potatoes were tender on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside from the grilling. The chive sauce made a nice addition."

-Crafty Lady 13

July 3: Crock-Pot Baked Beans Bonanza

"Fantastic!! I took it into work for a potluck — it was a hit. They couldn't get enough of it cooked this way. Sweet and spicy all rolled into one."

-rebecca mcgill

July 4: Red, White & Blue Popsicles

"My kids love yogurt! What a fun way to eat it!"

-It's Good to be Queen

July 5: Quick Corn & Zucchini Saute

"Fab, fab, FABULOUS! This was such a unique take on a veggie side dish and a huge hit. I'll definitely be making this often over the summer months with all the fresh vegetables."


July 6: Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

"This was an enormous hit! I sent this to work with my husband and everybody raved over it. This is definitely a fantastic way to use up those gorgeous strawberries!"


July 7: Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

"Amazing! Shrimp turned out very nicely and breading did not fall off! Very good with cherry tomatoes."


July 8: Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Bowls

"Enjoy your own personal breakfast bowl consisting of a flaky biscuit enveloping crispy bacon, egg and cheese."

-Cooking Creation

July 9: Warm Potato Salad With Beer & Mustard Dressing

"I ate this when living in Germany and have always loved it! My beer of choice was Stella Artois, and I managed to get some German mustard for a totally authentic taste!"

-French Tart

July 10: Fake-a-Frappuccino

"Refreshing drink! I used leftover coffee from the morning, and it worked well. Certainly a nice 'pick me up' for the afternoon."

-Nancy's Pantry

July 11: Caesar Salad Sandwich

"These were so good! Wrapped them up and took them for lunch on a hike. May have just been the outdoor air, but one of the best sandwiches ever!"

-Chef #766964

July 12: Hot Corn Dip With Crispy Tortilla Chips

"Really great dip. I doubled the recipe for an event and people were scraping the edges and bottom trying to get 'just a little more.'"


July 13: Easy Italian BBQ Chicken Pizza

"Oh my goodness! This is quite possibly one of, if not THE best, pizzas I've ever eaten, let alone made myself!"


July 14: Low-Fat Strawberry Banana Muffins

"Tasty muffins and so glad to use our strawberries in this healthier recipe."


July 15: Shrimp Salad With Avocado, Celery and Red Onion

"This salad is just beautiful. I served it on a bed of baby spinach, which set off the colors very well."

-echo echo

July 16: Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad

"This salad is the best of all things summer! It is fresh, cool and has a nice clean flavor. What more could you ask for?"


July 17: Toblerone-Topped Caramel Cheesecake

"The texture and flavor of this cheesecake are simply stellar. Very dense and rich without being heavy. Incredibly smooth and velvety."


July 18: Three Meat Baked Beans

"The three meats are delicious, and the brown sugar mix is a nice touch. This would be a really fun dish for a cookout."


July 19: Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

"Mmmm! These are great little throw-together cookies."


July 20: Mexi Whopper Burger

"This was a fabulous burger! The flavors went so well together without being too taco-ish, and the Fritos were the perfect touch!"

-Sue Lau

July 21: Hammy Hash Brown Packets

"These packets are easy to make and fun for kids. A great addition to any meal!"


July 22: Tropical Cream Pie

"Absolutely a great pie! This was a big hit!"

-Sydney Mike

July 23: Artichoke Heart & Tomato Salad

"This was a delicious way to make use of my summer tomatoes! It made a great side dish for our grilled seafood dinner."


July 24: Watermelon Lemonade

"We had some leftover watermelon. I made this up and sipped it all afternoon. My 4-year-old loved it!"

-cook from scratch

July 25: Portabella Pizzettas

"Delicious! We used really big fresh portabella mushrooms that my husband bought from the market. Served them with steaks and I got so full that I couldn't eat my steak!"


July 26: Spicy Citrus Grilled Chicken

"Lemon and chicken is always such a great combo, and this was no exception. Orange and jalapeno add a nice layer of flavor."


July 27: Green Goddess Taco Salad

"YUMMY! Easy and quick! The secret ingredient makes it special."


July 28: Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

"Oh, this was so creamy and good! I chopped a couple of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the top, which put it over the top!"


July 29: Cold Sesame Noodles

"Way better than takeout and simple to make. These noodles are yummy warm or cold."


July 30: Frozen Fruit Cups

"Really delish, and really nice to have in the freezer to throw in a lunch."


July 31: Working Woman's Stuffed Zucchini

"My, oh my, another wonderful stuffed zucchini recipe! The herb stuffing made this sooo flavorful and my husband 'yummmed' all the way through his dinner."

-mama smurf

August 1: Peach Salad With Balsamic Dressing

"This salad is easy, healthy and colorful. Perfect for summer peaches!"


August 2: Rockin' Tacos

"Spicy diced tomatoes add a kick to tacos filled with seasoned beef, lettuce and Cheddar cheese."


August 3: Baked Crab Cakes

"The cakes held together perfectly, and the texture and taste were wonderful."


August 4: Elegant Chicken Tetrazzini

"Fixed this for my family, and it was a hit all the way around! VERY well worth the effort. EXCELLENT!!!"


August 5: Basil Walnut Pesto

"Soooo delicious!! We devoured this along with a loaf of Italian bread."


August 6: Spanish Green Beans With Bacon

"This was wonderful. You can't go wrong with green beans and bacon."

-Queen Dana

August 7: Lemon Bars

"This is like heaven in a pan. I made them last night and just woke up and had one, and then, two more!"


August 8: Warm Avocado Salsa

"Delicious! I have never had warm salsa before and I was very pleasantly surprised. The jalapeno provided just the right amount of zing, and the cilantro put the needed finishing touch to it."


August 9: Chicken Enchilada Skillet

"The flavor of an enchilada recipe made quickly in a skillet with torn corn tortillas, cooked chicken, zesty tomatoes and sauce with cheese."


August 10: Watermelon Salad With Lime Dressing

"I served this for the first summer BBQ of the year, and it was universally loved. The combination of lime and mint really made the melon sing."


August 11: Cream Cheese Cinnamon Crescents

"I served this for brunch with my son's playgroup, and everyone loved it! Even my husband couldn't resist grabbing a piece on his way to work."

-Chef #192206

August 12: Banana Bars

"VERY moist. A nice change from banana bread, and the bar concept makes them perfect for serving at a party."


August 13: Bacon, Slaw & Tomato Sandwich

"Luscious! Love the coleslaw in this — better than lettuce."


August 14: Club Pasta Salad

"Oh yessssss! I'm taking this to work for lunch! It's a great potluck item for the summer as well."


August 15: No-Bake Cookie Dough Truffles

"My teenage daughters LOVE this recipe and make it every time their out-of-town cousin comes to visit. They eat it right out of the bowl."


August 16: Zesty Salsa Burgers

"Burgers with spicy tomatoes and green chilies cooked right in, topped with Pepper Jack cheese, avocado slices and more tomatoes."


August 17: Zucchini Brownies

"These brownies are great! So moist and full of chocolate flavor."


August 18: Smoky Mountain Chicken

"Marvelous! We loved the kick of pepper and Italian seasoning with the sweet BBQ sauce."


August 19: Tex-Mex Breakfast Sausage Cups

"Really good! I made them for lunch, and they were very quick and easy to make."

-Shelby Jo

August 20: Spinach Ravioli Bake

"Excellent and so simple to make! My family loves this, and vegetarians like it made with cheese ravioli. It is a weeknight lifesaver!"

-Chef bcmg

August 21: Super Easy Peach Cobbler

"This is as easy as it claims to be and really, really good! I think even my bachelor sons can follow this recipe!"

-Chef #1213004

August 22: Jacklyn's Crazy Voodoo Cheese Enchiladas

"I can NOT believe how good these enchiladas are. I was very skeptical that just a few simple ingredients could be so delicious, but this dish is good."

-Pot Scrubber

August 23: Southwest Potato Frittata

"Tomatoes, potatoes and cheese make this stove-top frittata a standout."


August 24: Lemon Curd Tartlets

"These are adorable! We filled them with the delicious lemon curd and topped with fresh raspberries. Delish! And oh-so pretty!"


August 25: Zucchini Rice Pilaf

"The rice has a bit of creaminess from the butter — a great use of summer's bounty of zucchini."


August 26: French Toast Sandwich With Canadian Maple Syrup

"I make this for a special weekend brunch. I just love this. And what is French toast without Canadian maple syrup?"


August 27: Ranch Picnic Pasta Salad

"I have made this dish several times and everyone just gobbles it up. I didn't even get any at the last football party we threw!"


August 28: Herbed Corn on the Cob

"I just ate the best ear of corn I have ever eaten."


August 29: Glazed Fresh Berry Pie

"Delicious and so refreshing! I used a mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Mmm mmm good!"


August 30: Spinach Mushroom Frittata

"MMM MMMM good! This was quick, easy and will be on my snack and breakfast lists from now on."


August 31: Cheesy Zucchini Rice With Bacon

"This jazzed-up rice made a tasty addition to our Saturday night barbecue."

-Lavender Lynn

September 1: S'more Cups

"Very good, but messy! They are so rich, and taste like a s'more! Will be making these again!!"


September 2: Easy Turkey Pastrami Appetizer

"I took these tasty and pretty appetizers to a football tailgate party, and they were all gone...and I doubled the recipe!"


September 3: Orange Fresca Float

"What an intense citrus taste!"

-Blue Peacock

September 4: Zucchini Ground Beef Casserole

"Wowzer! At the end of a rainy, chilly workday, the guys gobbled down this casserole!"


September 5: Santa Fe Pasta & Shrimp

"This is beautiful, colorful, flavorful and fun to make."

-Lavender Lynn

September 6: Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

"Sponsored by Progresso™"

September 7: Gingered Green Beans

"We love the ginger, garlic and sesame combo."


September 8: Bacon and Sage Potato Pancakes

"This is a great alternative to your traditional side dishes and kids will love them"

-Chef #1299736

September 9: Magic Peanut Butter Middles Cookies

"Wow! The chocolate outside is great tasting; but as soon as you hit the peanut butter layer, it's pure heaven."

-MICHELLE burgard

September 10: Turkey & Bean Taco Casserole

"My husband and son love this, and even ask for the leftovers."

-farmchick #2

September 11: Sauteed Green Beans With Tomato & Garlic

"This is a colorful, tasty side dish for any meal."


September 12: Death by Caramel Bars

"These showy brownies are nice and tall with pockets of caramel goo."


September 13: Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken

"Sponsored by Progresso™"

September 14: Iced Coffee Smoothie

"Think adult slurpee! A refreshing treat on a hot afternoon with a light coffee flavor."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

September 15: Coke Cake Cracker Barrel-Style

"This cake is amazing warm served with vanilla ice cream but I'm told it's even better the next day."


September 16: Easy Fried Rice

"This was indeed VERY easy, and I was done and eating it before I knew it."

-Darlene Summers

September 17: Hearty Vegetarian Lentil Soup

"This soup is earthy and so satisfying. I make it at least once a month and it gets better as it sits."


September 18: Apple & Pear Crumble

"An easy dessert with ingredients you probably have on hand. I've also had great results with mixed berries."

-pattikay in L.A.

September 19: Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

"What a great change from plain steamed broccoli! The garlic and lemon really gave it a nice, bright flavor."


September 20: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

"Recipe by Progresso™"

September 21: Katie's Healthy Banana Bread

"This banana bread came out moist and dense with a nice banana flavor."


September 22: Fabulous Zucchini Fritters

"Delightful! These could be served perfectly as an appetizer with a simple sauce."


September 23: Oh So Good Monkey Bread Muffins

"These were tasty treats, and I enjoyed making them with my 2 year old."

-Burned Toast

September 24: Mini Pork and Apple Meat Loaves

"These were delicious, and they look so nice on your plate."


September 25: Best Ever Banana Cake

"So moist and yummy...a dense cake, similar in texture to a carrot cake. It's better each day it sits, and I always make this cake at least the day before I need it."

-Rhonda *J*

September 26: Rocky Road Fudge Bars

"WOW is the best way to describe these bars. The cream cheese really makes these special and keeps them moist."


September 27: Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese

"Sponsored by Progresso™"

September 28: Tex-Mex Baked Potatoes With Chili

"You can use any ground meat, but I like using lean ground turkey."


September 29: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

"It's amazing that these cookies can taste so good without flour or milk! We are experimenting with going gluten-free and dairy-free for my daughter's health. She had been feeling a bit deprived until she tasted these cookies. I love them, too!"


September 30: Chicken Pot Pie Soup Over Mashed Potatoes

"This was a true hit. Not difficult and ‘comfort’ is certainly the key word. It really tastes like a cross between a pot pie and shepherd's pie — what's not to love there?”"


October 1: Roasted Vegetable & Pasta Bake

"An easy weeknight dish that makes use of seasonal vegetables and pantry items. Makes for great leftovers, too!"


October 2: Mocha Crumble Bars

"These are rich and soft, and the coffee and cinnamon paired with the chocolate is just heavenly."


October 3: Cheese and Ham Pockets

"Kids really like these pockets, and even the little ones can make it themselves."


October 4: Chicken & Spinach Rigatoni Casserole

"My husband loved it, and I loved how easy and quick it was to make. Great dish to make with ingredients I always have on hand."

-Chef #465659

October 5: Cheddar-Garlic Biscuits

"This was a quick and delicious way to make biscuits. The family and I really enjoyed them."


October 6: Kittencal's Moist One-Bowl Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

"I have made this cake many times, and every time it comes out perfectly. It is incredibly decadent and moist and gets rave reviews."


October 7: Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops

"These chops were excellent. We cooked them on the grill, and they were moist and tender. The pork chops were as good as some we had in a restaurant recently."


October 8: Tiger Butter

"A chocolate and peanut butter lover's dream come true!"


October 9: Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

"The muffins were AMAZING! And such an easy recipe too — coming from a non-baker like myself. They're incredibly moist but dense, and have the perfect amount of sweetness."


October 10: Empress Cincinnati Chili

"This chili is fantastic! The spice mixture is perfect without having too much heat."


October 11: Unbelievable Pumpkin Brownies

"You can't get any easier than this. I love the pumpkin flavor and the texture. It's basically a really dense brownie."


October 12: Autumn Sausage Soup

"A great recipe for a cold day! It was very tasty and a change from spicy soups — the sausage made it a one-pot meal."

-French Tart

October 13: Amazing Caramel Apple Cake

"This cake definitely lives up to its name. A cross between a cobbler and a gooey butter cake, it was a huge hit at my potluck dinner."

-Nancy's Pantry

October 14: Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

"The ribs were so tender and had lots of flavor. We didn't need knives — the meat just fell apart."


October 15: Touchdown Taco Dip

"This dip is awesome and so easy to make. I make a double batch every time, and every time it disappears!"

-Chef #616952

October 16: Green Apple Spinach Salad

"What a delicious, yet simple, salad! The soy sauce in the dressing gives it a unique flavor."


October 17: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Perfect for snacking, breakfast on-the-go, school lunches, preschool snacks...and don't forget a big cold glass of milk to wash them down!"


October 18: Potato Soup

"Delicious! I didn't realize how easy it was to make potato soup until I used this recipe."

-Ur Only Hope

October 19: Apple Harvest Oatmeal

"A very filling and low-fat breakfast, perfect for those crisp fall days."


October 20: Buffalo Chicken Mac-N-Cheese

"Buffalo chicken meets mac-n-cheese. How can you possibly go wrong?"


October 21: Candy Bar Baked Apples

"This is such a unique recipe — it is truly a wonder. Perfect for Halloween."


October 22: Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

"A delicious pumpkin recipe that's not a dessert! My kids like it because it looks like mac and cheese."


October 23: Spooky Eyeball Tacos

"These were easy and so fun to make. My six year old had a blast, and got a kick out of tricking Daddy into thinking he was eating eyeballs!"


October 24: Brussels Sprouts with White Beans and Pecorino

"A delicious way to have Brussels sprouts. The cannellini beans and the cheese were a perfect complement to the slight bitterness of the Brussels sprouts."


October 25: Amish Oven-Fried Chicken

"Your recipe has saved me from the drudgery of frying chicken. We love your version of oven 'fried' chicken."

-Susie in Texas

October 26: Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

"I am blown away by how easy they were and how good they taste. Woohoo! This is a going to be made again and again in my home."

-Chef #1412583

October 27: Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

"Yummm...a perfect accompaniment to some fresh apple cider."


October 28: Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms & Artichokes

"This dish is creamy and mild, and the flavors meld completely. It is a fairly rich dish that's very comforting and tasty!"


October 29: Crunchy Onion Potato Bake

"What a flavorful potato dish! I love the french fried onion rings."


October 30: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Kahlua Cream Cheese Frosting

"I bake these cupcakes every year for Halloween, and they are always a hit."

-Cooking Creation

October 31: Halloween Party Treat

"A great little snack you can easily throw together for your next Halloween party."

-Kim D.