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Chef John's Toad in the Hole

You know that something with a name like this is going to be good and this truly is! The traditional recipe itself is very simple but the method for making it is not, so I developed this "cold oven cheater method" which is much safer and easier. The end result is an amazing flavor and texture combination of fatty sausage links, crispy, puffed, and tender Yorkshire pudding, and delicious onion gravy. And the gravy is so good you'll want to eat it on just about anything (and everything!)

Quick Turkey Taco Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars
3
This is a great, fast recipe for those nights that you have little time but want a balanced meal. Add beans or olives, if that is what you like. We can't find taco salad shells here, so if you have them where you are, try those. If you don't like raw onions, cook the onions with the ground turkey.

Rhubarb Demi (John's Cobbler)

Rating: 3.63 stars
6
I've had this recipe for over twenty years, and have made it nearly every Spring since. Hope you enjoy this quick and easy recipe as much as my family has.

Pan-Fried Shrimp

Rating: 4.56 stars
14
Small shrimp with simple seasoning. Add other seasonings if you like.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Rating: 4.29 stars
61
These are no-bake peanut butter and crispy rice bars covered in chocolate.

State Fair Lemonade

Rating: 4.73 stars
42
I'm very excited to be showing you how to make real, authentic, vintage lemonade--the kind you might enjoy on a hot summer day at one of those stands at the state fair. Most of us make lemonade just out of lemon juice, but as you may know, the oils in the lemon peel contain a tremendous amount of flavor, and once you drink this, you won't want to go back to drinking it how you used to.

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Rating: 5 stars
2
All of my friends loved this tasty, refreshing watermelon salad, so I thought I would add it as my first Allrecipes recipe. It was inspired by another recipe on here, but strayed far enough from the original that I thought it deserved its own recipe. Enjoy.

Pickle-Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.57 stars
5
Use brine left over from your favorite pickles to add flavor and keep your fried chicken moist.

Tortellini Salad with Tomatoes and Peas

Rating: 4.8 stars
4
This is one of my standard pasta salads for potlucks or parties. It's vegetarian and so good! Don't skimp with the dressing because the tortellini soak up a lot of dressing. I estimated the dressing amounts, so you just need to taste for yourself.

Korean Potatoes

Rating: 4.88 stars
6
Baby potatoes are stir-fried with soy sauce, corn syrup, and ketchup in this quick and easy Korean-style side dish.

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Rating: 4.47 stars
1524
After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.

Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Rating: 4.59 stars
3091
This is a family recipe that has been developed only over the last 5 years. In this short time it's made me famous in our close circle, but until now I've never shared it with anyone.

Best Potatoes You'll Ever Taste

Rating: 3.93 stars
152
Its time to release my potatoes to the world!!! Watch your guests try to guess what's in this delicious and simple recipe. It's the perfect side dish to any meal or BBQ, and a great way to dress up those darn potatoes! It's got me out of many a jam with entertaining. You cant go wrong. Since trying these, I have gone completely potato crazy with mad potato disease!!! Yum -- do it, mate! (Note: Only use real egg mayo - not the other kind.)

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Rating: 4.64 stars
1386
This is a wonderful-tasting egg salad sandwich that you will definitely devour. It's really good on rye.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.52 stars
356
If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Best Lemonade Ever

Rating: 4.76 stars
2127
This is a very refreshing drink!
By Jo

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.75 stars
309
My mother-in-law gave me this quick and easy recipe for the sweetest, tastiest corn cobs!

Simple Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.41 stars
582
A very quick and easy fix to a tasty side-dish. Fancy, designer mac and cheese often costs forty or fifty dollars to prepare when you have so many exotic and expensive cheeses, but they aren't always the best tasting. This recipe is cheap and tasty.

Easy Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.47 stars
6262
Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they're great!

Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.63 stars
190
A dear friend gave me this recipe many years ago and I've been making it ever since. It's great for barbecues.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.62 stars
430
This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space. I freeze the corn on the cob in plastic bags, and remove a single ear of frozen corn in the cold winter months to have the sweet taste of summer corn throughout the year!

Waffles I

Rating: 4.5 stars
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You can keep the batter covered in the fridge for up to a week. Just be sure to whisk well before using again. You may also use whole wheat flour for this recipe.

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.38 stars
1301
This recipe has just 3 ingredients. It's fast, easy and the cookies are wonderful! It's great for kids that are just learning to bake.

Juicy Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.71 stars
2845
My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It's funny. We nibble on the celery after.

Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.46 stars
2054
This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.

Classic Waffles

Rating: 4.54 stars
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A lovely, crispy waffle perfect for the morning.

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.16 stars
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This is a nice rich mac and cheese. Serve with a salad for a great meatless dinner. Hope you enjoy it.

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4.48 stars
1197
This is my own version of the chocolate microwave mug cake. This chocolaty fudgy treat is truly decadent and great for nights when I need a yummy dessert that is ready in less than 10 minutes! Chocolate chips make this recipe even better.

Easy Pancakes

Rating: 4.13 stars
1317
This recipe doesn't require much thought early in the morning, and tastes great!

Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Rating: 4.7 stars
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This is a great recipe when you don't want to wait for the dough to rise. You just mix it and allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then it's ready to go!! It yields a soft, chewy crust. For a real treat, I recommend you use bread flour and bake it on a pizza stone, but all-purpose flour works well too. Enjoy!

Best Strawberry Daiquiri

Rating: 4.48 stars
165
A frosty blender full of strawberry-citrus slush. You will enjoy this with or without the rum!

To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Rating: 4.64 stars
10777
These muffins are extra large and yummy with the sugary-cinnamon crumb topping. I usually double the recipe and fill the muffin cups just to the top edge for a wonderful extra-generously-sized deli style muffin. Add extra blueberries too, if you want!

Cream Cheese Squares

Rating: 4.66 stars
1195
Cream cheese squares. Very easy, and very good.

Simple White Cake

Rating: 4.22 stars
3276
This cake was sent home from our children's school. It is the simplest, great tasting cake I've ever made. Great to make with the kids, especially for cupcakes.

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Rating: 4.36 stars
1130
A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.

Microwave Baked Potato

Rating: 4.16 stars
290
If you want the yummy taste of a slowly baked potato but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know-how to bake it in an oven, this is for you. Give it 12 minutes and get a mouth-watering, taste bud-tingling treat.

The Best Banana Pudding

Rating: 4.72 stars
744
The best no bake banana pudding you will ever find (or so I've been told by many).

Fajita Seasoning

Rating: 4.76 stars
714
This is a great recipe to make your own fajita seasoning. No bouillon cubes means this is perfect for vegetarians too! Make up a larger batch and store in an airtight container for future use.

Three-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 3 stars
1
This recipe is so easy and so tasty! You can dip half the cookie in chocolate once they have cooled completely. I have made these for Christmas cookies by dipping in chocolate and sprinkling with pecans. I have also used pink chocolate for baby showers.

Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Rating: 4.81 stars
697
Hot jumbo buttermilk biscuits with creamy sausage gravy are ready in just 15 minutes for a hearty, family-favorite breakfast.
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Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 4.8 stars
2251
Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center).

Sheet Pan Shrimp and Sausage Bake

Rating: 4.78 stars
123
Easy shrimp and sausage bake, delicious, healthier, and gluten free, all on one big sheet pan in the oven!

Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad

Rating: 4.71 stars
393
This is an easy salad that is perfect for a warm summer day.

French Toast I

Rating: 4.56 stars
1314
There are many, fancy variations on this basic recipe. This recipe works with many types of bread - white, whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, Italian or French. Serve hot with butter or margarine and maple syrup.

Strawberry Jam

Rating: 4.59 stars
715
This is by far the easiest recipe I have found for strawberry jam without using a pectin. The jam is soft, spreadable and delicious.

Joy's Easy Banana Bread

Rating: 4.8 stars
1600
This easy banana bread recipe is quick to prepare, and everyone always comes back for seconds!

Blueberry Dump Cake

Rating: 4.27 stars
348
By definition, dump cakes are simple and fuss-free to make. Try this recipe using fresh blueberries and cake mix for a dessert everyone will love.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 4.71 stars
3634
This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings. It's best served hot with crackers and celery sticks. Everyone loves the results!

Chicken Parmesan

Rating: 4.83 stars
2684
My version of chicken parmesan is a little different than what they do in the restaurants, with less sauce and a crispier crust.

Mom's Zucchini Bread

Rating: 4.76 stars
8057
Really, really good and moist- my kids eat it as quickly as I can make it. Bread will freeze well, and keep in refrigerator for weeks.

Fresh Broccoli Salad

Rating: 4.78 stars
1141
This is a yummy summer salad that uses an interesting combination of fruits, vegetables and meats. Before you decide you won't like it, try it. You'll be pleasantly surprised. You can add an extra head of broccoli, if you like.

Basic Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars
575
This basic chicken salad is a family favorite. I like to use baked thighs or breasts that have been sprinkled with basil or rosemary.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.6 stars
376
The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.

Whipped Cream

Rating: 4.62 stars
843
How to make basic whipped cream. For best results make sure whisk and bowl are ice cold.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Rating: 4.49 stars
957
This is potato salad the old-fashioned way, with eggs, celery and relish. It's really good to serve with chili.

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 4.63 stars
9343
These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!

General Tsao's Chicken II

Rating: 4.77 stars
959
A genuinely mouthwatering dish with an Asian kick that will knock your chopsticks off! Don't be fooled by other General Tsao impostors: this is simply the best Chinese chicken you will ever have. With a flair of peanut oil, a streak of sesame, a dash of orange, and a sweet spot for hot, this is sure to be a favorite. Just don't forget to deep-fry twice! Serve with steamed broccoli and white rice.

Simple Teriyaki Sauce

Rating: 4.45 stars
166
This simple but amazing teriyaki sauce will take your chicken and rice to the next level!

Tatertot Casserole

Rating: 4.45 stars
249
Quick and easy casserole everyone will love.

Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.7 stars
2914
I've been experimenting with cobbler for some time and this recipe is the final result. Loved by all. Use fresh Georgia peaches, of course!

Balsamic Bruschetta

Rating: 4.75 stars
733
Simple appetizer - the balsamic vinegar gives it a little kick. Best if the mixture has 1 or 2 hours to blend flavors before serving.

Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Rating: 4.43 stars
1339
This cake is made with three layers: Cake, filling, and topping. There are 4 types of milk in the filling and topping (whole milk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream). This is an excellent cake for milk lovers!

Grilled Asparagus

Rating: 4.7 stars
622
The special thing about this recipe is that it's so simple. Fresh asparagus with a little oil, salt, and pepper is cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. Enjoy the natural flavor of your veggies.
By Anonymous
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Sloppy Joes II

Rating: 4.67 stars
5407
This is the recipe my mother used for sloppy joes and it always gets compliments!

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

Rating: 4.61 stars
2900
An easy-to-make classic featuring tasty hamburger 'steaks' smothered in gravy and onions. Traditionally served with hot white rice or potatoes, it's a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef and you probably have all the ingredients on hand!

Greek Chicken Skewers

Rating: 4.59 stars
7
Greek-inspired chicken skewers with lots of flavor! Marinade is also wonderful on grilled vegetables.

Baked Kale Chips

Rating: 4.48 stars
1948
These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.
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Grilled Salmon I

Rating: 4.76 stars
3719
A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets. Even my 9 year old loves this recipe!

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.68 stars
3887
These oatmeal cookies are very moist with a good flavor. Add a cup of raisins or nuts if you desire.

Easy Taco Skillet

Rating: 4.23 stars
92
Easy recipe that uses only one pan. This recipe can be made for under $10!

The REAL Long Island Iced Tea

Rating: 4.71 stars
65
There are a few impostors out there that claim to be Long Island Iced Teas. In actuality, there is only one correct way to make a LIIT... and this is it!

Moscow Mule Cocktail

Rating: 4.71 stars
72
This cocktail's origin has nothing to do with Moscow or mules, but after a few sips of this vodka, ginger beer, and lime concoction, no one will care.

Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch

Rating: 4.68 stars
899
Ever wonder what to do with that big rhubarb plant in the garden? This is your answer.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Rating: 4.69 stars
289
No two spaghetti aglio e olio recipes are alike, but this one is pretty true to the classic method. The key is slowly toasting the garlic slices to a perfect golden-brown in the olive oil. If it's too light, you don't get the full flavor and if it's too dark it gets bitter. My advice? Do it perfectly.

Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Rating: 4.83 stars
7094
This is the moistest banana bread that I have ever tasted. It's also very easy to make!

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.7 stars
1224
This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.
By JJ

Banana Muffins II

Rating: 4.79 stars
3631
These delicious banana muffins are easy for kids to make.

Yellow Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.61 stars
1770
Tender squash, gooey cheese and crunchy crackers make this a memorable side dish or a hearty main course. This is a great dish that can be made with low-fat ingredients and is still just as good!

How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

Rating: 4.53 stars
90
Vanilla is the king of ice cream flavors. This version without eggs ('American' or 'Philadelphia-style') has a brighter, more pronounced vanilla flavor.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce

Rating: 4.71 stars
594
If you know someone from Buffalo, they know someone who told them the secret ingredients to the Anchor Bar's famous Buffalo chicken wings. I know people from Buffalo. This is my version, as described to me many years ago, over almost as many beers.

Juiciest Hamburgers Ever

Rating: 4.4 stars
861
No more dry, lackluster burgers. These are juicy, and spices can be easily added or changed to suit anyone's taste. Baste frequently with your favorite barbeque sauce. If you find the meat mixture too mushy, just add more bread crumbs until it forms patties that hold their shape.

Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Rating: 4.79 stars
1301
This is an actual recipe from a former employee of a popular drive-in restaurant. Crispy coated onion rings like the pro's make!

Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef

Rating: 4.67 stars
915
This recipe has been handed down from my mother. It is a family favorite and will not be replaced! (Definite husband pleaser!)

One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Rating: 4.69 stars
3239
This is a rich and moist chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the batter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Nina's Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.41 stars
44
The recipe for this easy salad came from my grandma, who made it in the summers with fresh dill and cucumbers from her garden.

Quick and Easy Brownies

Rating: 4.42 stars
1511
Takes about 45 minutes to make.

Quick Tartar Sauce

Rating: 4.44 stars
190
Uses ingredients you might have on hand to whip up for fish sticks or fish and chips.