Recipe4Living's 100 Most Popular Recipes

Recipe4Living's 100 Most Popular Recipes

We have over 21,000 recipes here at Recipe4Living, and that number keeps on growing! While some of the new recipes sound delicious, we know that many of our older ones will continue to be user-favorites. That's why we've created a list filled with the 100 most popular Recipe4Living recipes ever. They're all rated by you! Enjoy!

  1. CONTEST WINNER: Strawberry Layer Cake - 5th Birthday Celebration Contest - For my sister's 24th birthday party, she requested a strawberry cake. This cake looks fancy, but is actually not so hard to make. All you need is a great moist yellow layer cake recipe and strawberries. I went with a classic vanilla frosting to complete the cake (you could use whipped cream instead of a frosting). I had some frosting left, so I piped little flowers, which really added to the look.
  2. Too Lite Tuna Salad - This is the way to have tuna... refreshing, zinging, creamy and sooo tasty. You will really enjoy this fish full of fun.. Kids love it too! Serve it up with toast points, field greens, or pita bread for that lunch on the go!
  3. Italian Stuffed Peppers - Have a feisty taste of old Italy with these kickin' stuffed peppers! Best of all, they're vegetarian-friendly (and vegan, if you take out the cheese)!
  4. CONTEST WINNER: Salted Caramel Chocolate Layer Cake - Truly worthy of any celebration, this cake features a rich salted caramel filling sandwiched between dark, utterly moist chocolate cake layers that contain less fat than you might think.
  5. Witch's Brew - To really get in the Halloween spirit, whip up a vat of this concoction. This is a great recipe for parties at school or home.
  6. Tilapia Parmesan - A rich cheese sauce tops off baked fish fillets.
  7. CONTEST WINNER: Spooky Delights - This "spooky" recipe was the winner of the Spook-tacular Halloween Recipes Contest! These treats will surely make your little ghouls eyes pop!
  8. Cream Cheese Frosting - This basic frosting recipe should be a staple in your recipe file. Fantastic on carrot cake, but works well with lots of other desserts too! Be creative!
  9. Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache - If you like peanut butter and chocolate, you won't be able to resist these bars. They are so moist and tasty.
  10. Honey Cookies - Soft and moist cut out cookie passed down from my Great Great Grandmother. Appearance is soft and puffy. Cookie itself is not too sweet. The cream cheese frosting adds to the overall flavor but doesn't hide the good honey taste. Cut out shapes and frost and decorate for your favorite holiday!
  11. Halloween Nougat - Chewy, gooey, white nougat mixed with dried Bing cherries and dried apricots, dipped in bittersweet chocolate.
  12. Bean And Barley Soup With Ham - If you love hot bean soup on a cold winter's day, this is the soup for you. It's delicious and very filling.
  13. Chocolate Orange Almond Gateau - I'm submitting this cake for Recipe4Living 5th Birthday Recipe Contest. The Chocolate Orange Almond Gateau is wonderful and moist, with a beautiful balance of flavors. Orange, almond and chocolate hang in delicate harmony, each complementing the other- no overpowering flavors here. Even the basic sponge is a nice one to keep in your recipe folder as a base for layer cakes.
  14. Turkey and Stuffing Casserole - Two Thanksgiving dishes in one, this casserole is quick, easy and delicious.
  15. Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage - This classic Irish dish is the perfect meal to serve on St. Patrick's Day to really celebrate. It's also a hearty dish any other day of the year.
  16. Quick Chicken Chunks - It's a quick, tasty bite! Whip up a batch of crispy-coated chicken chunks in your microwave. They're perfect for dipping.
  17. CONTEST WINNER: Baked French Toast - This wonderful brunch dish won the Better Breakfast Contest! Congratulations Jackie!
  18. Louisiana Seafood Gumbo - This Cajun seafood gumbo features lots of shellfish and a little andouille sausage for a more complex flavor.
  19. Sweet Chicken Wings - If you're tired of hot wings, these are great!  Once you start eating them you cannot stop.
  20. Irish Cream Liqueur - This makes a wonderful Christmas gift.
  21. Summertime Delight Watermelon Sorbet - This delicious frozen treat is the perfect dessert for a warm summer evening. It is cool and refreshing and has just the right amount of sweetness to make it very satisfying. Since you do not need an ice cream maker for this recipe, you can whip up a batch very quickly any time and it's a great way to use up leftover watermelon. It may be called Summertime Delight but this sorbet is so good, it's perfect for any time of the year!
  22. Yellow Squashed Muffins - Please don't tell my kids that this recipe contains squash! They LOVE these and eat the heck out of them. So if you have kids, do not make these muffins when they are around.
  23. Baked Barbecue Wings - You can't go wrong with BBQ wings and this recipe is super-easy to multiply for larger parties.
  24. Hush Puppies - Everyone loves these golden brown puppies made with cornmeal and fried.
  25. Apple Baked French Toast - Try this melt-in-your-mouth french toast, loaded with apples.
  26. Mudslide Brownies - A rich Kahlua glaze tops off these exceptional brownies.
  27. Scary Eyeballs - Kids will squeal with delight at the sight of these eyeball treats from Shannon Blatchley of Ludlow, Massachusetts. They'll love the peanut butter flavor, too!
  28. Salmon-in-a-Snap - With orange and lemon-pepper, this easy recipe prepares great salmon without the help of a grill.
  29. Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust - Looking for something different for the holidays? This pumpkin cheesecake is absolutely phenomenal. It has a pumpkin cheesecake filling with a vanilla cheesecake top layer. The crust is made with gingersnaps which complement the spicy pumpkin filling perfectly. If you are not in love with gingersnaps, substitute vanilla wafers for the crumbs.
  30. Simple Tuna Salad - This simple tuna salad recipe is low fat and simple!
  31. Crockpot Apple Butter - Instead of fat on that morning bagel or muffin, try this sweet alternative.
  32. Quick Ground Beef Dinner - This is a terrific meal and quick too!
  33. Old Fashioned Salmon Soup - I am not fond of salmon and of fish soups. But this has been one of my favorite soups growing up. It's very simple and cooks up within 15 minutes. I like mine with a pat of butter on the soup and with a pat of butter on the soup and with buttered crackers. It's best made with red Sockeye salmon.
  34. Beer Battered Veggies - This is a fantastic recipe to make the best beer battered veggies around. Serve them as an appetizer or as a side dish for anything. These go well with hamburgers and steak.
  35. Carrot Cake with Coconut Frosting - Instead of the traditional cream cheese frosting, try this creamy coconut frosting – perfect for Easter!
  36. Top Notch Nachos - This is a great recipe for kids or just as appetizers. Very simple to make, but always a favorite!
  37. Mango Apricot Strawberry Smoothie - This refreshing smoothie is perfect for a hot summer day. The use of low-fat yogurt and milk keeps the calorie count down.
  38. Sausage and Bread Stuffing - Flavorful and colorful, this stuffing has it all.
  39. Strawberry Marshmallow Crispy Bars - Give these to all your little Valentines for a quick and easy treat!
  40. Turtle Brownies - If you love turtles (the chocolates), you'll LOVE these brownies!
  41. Razzle Dazzle Raspberry Pie - This easy pie bakes up beautifully and tastes even better. It is a great pie to make when you have an abundance of fresh raspberries, or it can be made with frozen whole berries when fresh are not in season. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to make it even more special.
  42. Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate - This warm, soothing, milky hot cocoa will make you want to curl up and hunker down on a cold winters night.
  43. Strawberry Sweetheart Cake - Tantalize your sweetheart with this cake!
  44. Vanilla Sweet and Buttery Kettle Corn - This recipe was just given to me from a friend and I just had to share it with all of you. Infused subtle sweetness of vanilla, this sweet, buttery kettle corn makes a wonderful snack to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
  45. Bloody Delights - After your lil' vampires bite into one, they'll want to bite into more!
  46. Beefy Cornbread Casserole - This recipe is brought to you by Campbell's®! BBQ twist punches up this version of a time-honored family favorite, all ready for the oven in only 15 minutes.
  47. Peppermint Cookies - These are a cool and refreshing cookie and a fabulous addition to your Christmas desserts.
  48. Rice With Fresh Herbs - Make this elegant side dish with any meal and your family and friends will take notice.
  49. Chocolate Chip Cookies - These chocolate chip cookies are soft and very delicious!
  50. Baker's Fudge Frosting - This is a very rich, full flavored chocolate frosting.
  51. Best Cheesecake - Wonderful in summer, because you don't have to bake it and it is always perfect.
  52. Rice-A-Roni Salad - Not your average salad, this hearty chicken, shrimp and rice combination is a treat!
  53. Double Chocolate Anise Cookies - These cookies are chocolaty and chewy with a taste of anise. Delicious and perfect for Christmas!
  54. Beef Nacho Casserole - Top this tortilla chip casserole with fresh chopped tomatoes and lettuce.
  55. Slow-Cooker Chicken & Dumplings - The slow-cooker simmers chicken, potatoes, carrots, and celery in a creamy sauce and is topped with tender dumplings made easy and delicious with baking mix.
  56. Tomato Chicken Parmesan - This quick, delicious Italian breaded chicken is smothered with cheese and served on a tomato-based pasta sauce.
  57. Gravediggers' Cake - Let your little zombies grab a shovel and dig in!
  58. Baked Clams - Baked clams have become a standard in the Italian-American restaurant repertoire. So standard, in fact, that they have become something of a cliche and are usually represented by frozen, mass-produced little clods of garlic-flavored bread crumbs and rubber bands. Here is how the dish is properly done.
  59. Cherry Zucchini Bread - Bread so delicious you'll want to eat all of it yourself. But that's okay--it's made with zucchini, so it's gotta be healthy. Right? Right!
  60. Creepy Delights - These Creepy Delights will keep all your ghouls happy, with a taste that can't be beat and squirming fun!
  61. Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies - This cookie is not real sweet and you can dress it up with colored sugars, icing or even chocolate. These have always been my very favorite cookie.
  62. Cinnamon Cream Syrup - Try this syrup over warm pancakes or waffles, or stir a little into strong coffee.
  63. Ice Cream Dirt Cake - A dessert that goes with any meal. A great Christmas dessert!
  64. Crunchy Turkey Salad - Fill pita bread or line plates with lettuce and place scoops of this crunchy apple, celery, walnut and turkey salad on top.
  65. Tomato Soup With Pepperoni And Provolone - It's quick, easy and tastes great!
  66. On The Trail Caramel Apples - Trail mix adds a nutty texture to these delicious caramel apples.
  67. Quick Chicken Quesadillas - Feeding a family is a snap with this dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes. This is a great way to do that.
  68. Candied Apples For Halloween - This is a fun, seasonal recipe that the whole family can enjoy! If they are old enough to be careful, let the kids help dip the apples into the coating.
  69. Hearty Meatball and Tortellini Soup - This is my version of two of my favorite Italian soups in one: Italian Wedding soup and Minestrone. It is great garnished with thin slices of pepperoni and fresh grated parmesan cheese and served with garlic bread.
  70. Cherry Squares - I remember having these at church functions when I was growing up. I love to make these to this day, it brings back such wonderful memories of my childhood. Go ahead, mix up a batch this evening and start making wonderful memories for your family to treasure and share. ;o)
  71. Ham and Cheese Pull Apart - Great for parties! This will please the whole crowd.
  72. California Club Roll Ups With Sesame Slaw - These refreshing sandwiches are simple and economical to make using cooked rotisserie chicken from the market, cool, crisp veggies and precooked bacon. The sesame slaw is a crunchy, sweet and savory accompaniment that compliments the roll ups perfectly. This meal is quick, healthy and very satisfying. Best of all, you don't have to cook a thing!
  73. Individual Cheesecakes - A very nice change. Small bite size pieces of cheesecake you can snack on anytime, no need to dirty any dishes.
  74. Chocolate Orange Banana Bread - Just when you thought there was nothing better than chocolate, this fruit and chocolate bread comes along.
  75. Chicken Rice Casserole - Great for those evenings that you just dont have time for being in the kitchen a lot. May be made ahead of time and reheated. Add a vegetable, a tossed salad and a loaf a bread to complete the meal.
  76. Tasty "Points Plus" Enchiladas (Weight Watchers) - Delicious, healthy, and follows Weight Watchers' new program. Good for family dinners or company. Recipe created by Colleen Rooney.
  77. 2-Step Savory Chicken - This is so simple prepared on top of your stove in just two easy steps, this recipe shows cooking made simply delicious!
  78. Asian Turkey Wraps - These Asian turkey wraps will give your dinner a new flavor and make a great meal!
  79. Candy Cane Ring Cake - This candy cane ring cake is a great way to celebrate Christmas in a unique way!
  80. Quick & Easy Strawberry Shortcake - You can use either short cake, pound cake or a plain sheet cake.
  81. Chocolate Buzz Milkshake - Not enough caffeine in chocolate for you? Try this shake for a real pick-me-up.
  82. Pomegranate Blueberry & Peach Sorbet - This refreshing dessert looks fancy when served in a martini glass and will really "wow" your friends!
  83. Marvelous Mini Meatloaves - A downsized version of the ever popular American meatloaf, this recipe has been a huge hit with my family! Mini meatloaves are fun and easy to please due to the amount of alterations you can make.
  84. Bacon-Wrapped Chestnuts - Not exactly chestnuts roasting on an open fire... but it's a lot more tasty!
  85. Breakfast Melt - It's sweet, spicy, cheesy and great tasting! 
  86. CONTEST WINNER: Cat's Tongues - This recipe was given to me a few years ago by a friend from South Africa. They are a lot like the Italian cookie...the Milano. I make mine with special dark chocolate or a semi sweet chocolate....but you could fill these as you wish. It's a very delicious cookie.
  87. Mini Cheeseburgers - These are great for kids and parties!
  88. Stuffed French Toast - An easy, oven-baked version with vanilla and cream cheese.
  89. CONTEST WINNER: Ratatouille de Provence - This authentic Provencal recipe won the Ratatouille contest! It is versatile enough to be personalized and uses Nicoise olives and herbes de Provence, to further emphasize the amazing flavors of that sunny region. 
  90. Cheddar Bacon Hamburgers - Easy way to add flavor to your hamburgers!
  91. Easy Fruit Popsicles - Make some popsicles to have in your freezer for summer! They're so simple!
  92. Cincinnati Chili - Find out why the city is famous for its chili with this recipe.
  93. Mock Strawberry Cheese Pie - This is really easy to make, it's fresh, and your family will love it!
  94. Honey Coated Crunchy Chicken Fingers - Add some sweetness to your chicken fingers. This is a wonderful recipe for the kids.
  95. Peach Fried Pies - These crusty, tender little pies can be fried in an electric skillet in 1 inch of oil.
  96. Harvest Salad - Spinach salad with blue cheese, walnuts, and dried cranberries.
  97. Creamy Zucchini with Linguine - With Parmesan cheese, this Vegetarian pasta is hearty enough for a complete meal.
  98. Spooky Eyes - Use hard boiled eggs to make these creepy eyeballs!
  99. Mildred's Country Fried Steak - Mildred was my grandmother and she handed me this family recipe for country fried steak because it was one of my favorites. 
  100. Spinach and Chickpeas - Combining the chickpeas and the spinach gives the dish added crunch and flavor.

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