Recipe of the Day

Feast your eyes on our daily dose of top-rated recipes and fantastic food photos.

May 1: German Chocolate Cake

"I remember this from my childhood. It is one of the few cakes my mother made, usually to take to church or give to someone. Eating a piece of this is an OMG-to-die-for moment. The icing is in a class all by itself."


May 2: Foil Packet Salmon & Asparagus

"This recipe changed the way I think about cooking fish. It's great exactly as written or you can experiment with different spices and sauces. One of my favorite variations is using soy sauce and maple syrup with garlic."

-Chef ChelseaBuns

May 3: Chocolate Raspberry Pillows

"This was great! I have not worked with puff pastry before, so I am so glad it was easy and tasted great. I love raspberries and chocolate, now the rest of my family does too!"

-susie cooks

May 4: Derby Day Mint Julep

Whip up one of these bourbon cocktails for yourself and all your friends, then sit down (or stand up) for the most exciting two minutes in sports.

May 5: Mexican Pozole

On Cinco de Mayo, put down the margarita and pick up the spoon for this spicy hominy soup. It's the kind of dish that you won't be able to stop eating.

May 6: Moroccan Veggie Stew & Couscous

Ramadan begins at sundown tonight. Enjoy this dish of spiced veggies over couscous, or save it for another night's iftar (evening meal during the holiday), to be eaten after breaking the fast with dates.

May 7: Lamb Chops

"A really great blend of flavors that was really complimentary of the lamb. Instead of the chops I used a few small but nice and lean lamb steaks."

-Peter J

May 8: Coconut Cream Pie

"To prevent the custard from weeping, I put the egg whites and sugar in a metal bowl and set it over warm water, whisking often till the sugar is melted and the whites are warm and smooth. You can use your clean fingers to test the texture."


May 9: Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya

"Mmm, best I've made yet! As a former 'Nawlins gal, I can say this is good stuff. I did do one full green pepper though, as that would be truer to the trinity. The baking was so much better than Crock Pot versions for the rice."


May 10: Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

"So good. I loved the crunchy Parmesan cheese at the bottom of the pan! I only baked it for about 15 minutes. A keeper, I will definitely make again."


May 11: Spinach & Feta Frittata

"Delicious and a great change for breakfast. The base of this recipe really allows for many great combos. Next time I will add some artichokes and fresh basil."

-Lisa Ritchie Salacinski

May 12: Cinnamon French Toast Bake

"Made this for Christmas breakfast and it was gone so fast. So many people asked for the recipe. This is my favorite breakfast bake ever!"


May 13: Roasted Garlic Hummus

"I thought this recipe was wonderful. I make hummus all the time and this far exceeded my usual recipe. I loved the nutty taste that the roasted garlic gave."


May 14: Thai Green Curry Chicken

"Not only was this meal extremely tasty, it also cured a cold I had for almost a month!"

-Betty Spin

May 15: Taco Salad for a Crowd

"I loved that I could do all the prep ahead of time then just toss it together right before we ate. It was a big plus to not have to worry about timing the food to be hot with the arrival of the guests."


May 16: California BBQ Chicken Pizza

"Loved this pizza! I used store-bought rotisserie chicken and shredded it instead, to make it even easier!"

-Jonathan Melendez

May 17: Hungarian Spaetzle

"I made this tonight to go with chicken paprikash. The recipe made enough for about six to eight people, so I sautéed half of them in butter and salt, then used the other half for chicken and dumplings. These are the perfect chewy consistency, just like I was looking for."

-Detroit Sarah

May 18: Ham & Eggs Benedict

"My husband got spinach by mistake. Oh well, why not? I removed the stems and wilted it slightly in a pan with a little bacon grease and a pinch of garlic powder. All else remained the same. This was, without a doubt, a happy 'mistake' that we will be making again."


May 19: Carrot Cake

"Well, after sitting and reading ALL 280+ reviews, I decided to make this recipe into cupcakes, to serve at my wedding in two days! I just finished making two batches, and am thinking of making another. I am sure they are going to be a big hit! They are so moist!"

-Chef Shelly 1242723

May 20: Spinach, Tomato & Feta Quiche

"This was wonderful! I made it crustless, and I used another reviewer's suggestion of thinly sliced Roma tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. It cooked in exactly 45 minutes, and it was perfect!"


May 21: Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

"At first I thought this would be like regular strawberry shortcake. Wrong! The cream cheese mixture, along with the angel food chunks, make a delicious cake that cuts beautifully and taste great. "

-Joan W.

May 22: Deviled Eggs

"This is now my favorite deviled egg recipe. They are gone in a flash when I make them. I am lucky to even get any."


May 23: Salt Water Taffy

"The taffy turned out perfect and it really did take only about an hour to make. I have tried this using both root beer and licorice flavoring."


May 24: Mexican Taco Pinwheels

"I've made these pinwheels many times, and always get rave reviews. Don't attempt to slice the rolls, until after they've chilled in the fridge for at least a couple of hours and the cream cheese has set up."


May 25: Mussels in Wine Sauce

"For those who cook mussels for the first time, make sure you check all the mussels and discard those that are already opened before adding to the pot. After cooking, discard those that haven't opened."


May 26: Blueberry Banana Bread

"Excellent! I love the blueberry and banana combo, and I will make this again!"


May 27: Virginia Barbecue Chicken

"For generations of people up and down the Eastern Seaboard and right across all those eastern states abutting the Atlantic, this chicken has represented the quintessential taste of summer. This particular recipe is simplicity at its very best—truly old-fashioned, deliciously grilled chicken."


May 28: Crepes

"These are really the best crepes I ever made. For breakfast I did fruit and for dinner, we used the leftover batter for cheese crepes."


May 29: Ramen-Inspired Coleslaw

"Love this recipe! I've been making it for about 10 years and I add chicken to mine (well-seasoned, pan-fried pieces). I pre-mix everything and find that it even tastes better the next day."

-Aja N.

May 30: Honey-Ginger Grilled Salmon

"This was fantastic. The marinade was very flavorful, with the honey and orange juice tempering the zesty touch of the soy sauce to produce a delightful flavor sensation. The marinade didn't seem to penetrate very deeply into the salmon though, so I will let the salmon marinate much longer next time."


May 31: Bekah's Pulled Pork

"The rub is fantastic. I just pulled the roast out of the oven and I can't keep away from it! The rub makes it spicy without being overwhelmingly hot."