Recipe of the Day

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

May 1: Banana Churros

"Tasty, crispy, sweet and exotic — easy and fun. I used a skillet and vegetable oil to fry them."

-tornadoes three

May 2: Parmesan Pappardelle Pasta

"This is a super-easy side that I threw together to have with dinner. I add bouillon to pasta water because it adds a terrific flavor."


May 3: Easy Tres Leches Cake

"This is really good and easy! The cake soaks up the milks really well and does not make it soggy — just moist and creamy!"


May 4: Easy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

"I am usually a little wary of any recipe stating that it's ‘the best’ but, honestly...this really is pretty dang awesome! I put over a bed of quinoa instead of rice — give it a try"


May 5: Carl's Mango Margarita

"This is my new favorite Sunday on the patio in the summer drink. Delish!"


May 6: Zesty Crab Cups

"Yum! Really tasty and quick to put together. The lime zest and juice really balanced the flavors well."

-Peter J

May 7: Mother's Day Slipper Cookies

"These Nutter Butter slippers were so much fun to make, and looked adorable on the dessert buffet."

-Kathy at

May 8: Lasagna Chips

"Amazing snack! They're quick, easy, delicious, a crowd-pleaser, healthy and filling!"

-More Gun

May 9: Do Nothing Cake

"A rich, dense cake like my mother-in-law used to make in rural East Texas"


May 10: Dave Roberts' Mac & Cheese

"Yay! This recipe was surprisingly good. I like experimenting with different blends of cheeses."


May 11: Mediterranean Tuna Sandwiches

"I included the optional green olives and red onions. Man, it was delicious! Wowsers, I can't wait to have the leftovers."


May 12: Hot Chicken Sticks

"Very nice sauces! Just three ingredients — very easy. The celery and scallions added to the blue cheese dressing are great."

-pattikay in L.A.

May 13: Smoked Salmon Egg Salad

"I loved the total flavors of this dish. I spread it on a turkish roll, topped with lettuce and had a very enjoyable lunch."


May 14: Copycat Green Giant Corn in Butter Sauce

"A winner! This simple recipe elevates a quick side dish into something special."


May 15: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

"These cupcakes are always a hit! They are so moist and sweet!"

-Cheeky Panda

May 16: Thai Chicken Breasts

"Oh man, this is absolutely awesome! I doubled the sauce so there was plenty to pour over the rice. I can't say enough how insanely delicious this is."


May 17: Strawberries With Tequila & Black Pepper

"An easy, summertime dessert. Try it served over ice cream!"


May 18: Easy Crispy Taco Turnovers

"So good! The ingredients are things I usually have in my house. Spruce it up with lettuce, sour cream or salsa or make it plain. Either way, it's a winner!"

-Cookin up a storm

May 19: Pineapple Bread Pudding

"This is so easy and quick to throw together. Serve with slices of fresh pineapple and whipped cream. This is definitely a keeper."


May 20: Barbecued Burgers

"We liked the taste of these burgers — great flavor!"


May 21: Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

"What a cake! Not too sweet and not too heavy — perfect for summer! The glaze is to die for!"


May 22: Easy Key Lime Brownies

"Holy cow, these were sensational! The flavor — amazing! They made the whole house smell fantastic."


May 23: Barbecue BLT Chicken Salad

"This is an easy meal to put together. Using BBQ sauce with the mayo is a great trick, and the bacon finishes it off beautifully."

-Amanda in Adelaide

May 24: Chipotle Deviled Eggs

"I made these for a cookout — they were gobbled up, and everyone raved! The chipotle flavor is perfect."


May 25: Bubble-Up Pizza

"Kids love helping to make it. You can make it with lots of toppings or few — either way, it's a quick, kid-friendly meal!"


May 26: BLT Pasta Salad

"This was fantastic! The lemon gave it the right amount of tang and cut the creaminess of the mayo nicely as well as the salt from the bacon."


May 27: Cream Cheese Jalapeno Dip

"Super good, and super easy! I made it with light cream cheese and jalapeno jack cheese."


May 28: Strawberry Cupcakes & Frosting

"A fantastic recipe. I love that it derives all the color and flavor from the strawberries! My kids absolutely went bonkers for these cupcakes."

-D. Duckie

May 29: Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

"These muffins are stellar! The spinach, feta and tomatoes work great together!"


May 30: Spicy Sesame Noodles

"These noodles are great and easy to make. I like how versatile the recipe is. Add any protein or veggie to make a meal."


May 31: Spring Peas With Pancetta

"These peas became an instant favorite. Wow, I never thought I'd like peas so much!"