February's Most Popular Recipes

Our most popular recipes in February were a hearty mix of comfort food classics, indulgent brunch dishes, and bright winter desserts. From cassoulet to shrimp and grits to Meyer lemon cake, here are our 10 most viewed and shared recipes from the month.

Sweet and Sour Potted Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Potted Meatballs
Tender beef meatballs served in a warming, subtly sweet tomato sauce can be adapted to be either an appetizer or main dish. See the recipe for Sweet and Sour Potted Meatballs »Todd Coleman

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits
Like the cooks at Crook's Corner, the celebrated restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, we recommend using stone-ground grits. See the recipe for Shrimp and Grits »André Baranowski

The Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake

The Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake
Lemon extract, juice, and zest permeate a rich and moist loaf to create what really is is the best damn lemon cake we've ever had.André Baranowski

Billionaire's Bacon

Billionaire's Bacon
Caramelized brown sugar adds an irresistible layer of sweetness to crispy bacon in this recipe from late chef and food consultant Gene Hovis.Helen Rosner

Figaretti's 'Godfather II' Linguine

Figaretti's 'Godfather II' Linguine
This dish, along with linguine with red clam sauce and oven-baked rigatoni, is a mainstay of the Italian-American fare served at Figaretti's in Wheeling, West Virginia.
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James Oseland

Cassoulet

Cassoulet
The hearty, meat-studded dish from southwestern France known as cassoulet may be the ultimate one-pot meal. See the recipe for Cassoulet »André Baranowski

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée
Classic crème brûlée, a sublime contrast of crisp torched sugar and creamy vanilla custard, is hard to improve on.Todd Coleman

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings
This dish from Andrea Reusing of the restaurant Lantern, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, highlights the flavor of heritage chicken. See the recipe for Chicken and Dumplings »Laura Sant

Rosemary Chicken (Kotopoulo me Dendrolivano)

Rosemary Chicken (Kotopoulo me Dendrolivano)
Wine, rosemary, and bay leaves delicately flavor delicious, skillet-braised chicken. Get the recipe for Rosemary Chicken »Todd Coleman
Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Just a few pulses of the food processor transforms cheddar, pimentos, garlic, and mayo into sweet, tangy pimento cheese. This spreadable Southern classic makes for an excellent lunchbox sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes--a great alternative to room temperature grilled cheese. See the recipe for Pimento Cheese Sandwich »Todd Coleman