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.

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 »

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 »

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.

Billionaire’s Bacon

Billionaire’s Bacon

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.
See the recipe for Figaretti’s ‘Godfather II’ Linguine »


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

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée

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 »

Rosemary Chicken (Kotopoulo me Dendrolivano)

Wine, rosemary, and bay leaves delicately flavor delicious, skillet-braised chicken. Get the recipe for Rosemary Chicken »

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 »