October's Most Popular Recipes

For us, October 2012 was the month we celebrated our 150th issue with 150 all-time classic recipes, and the most popular—most viewed, shared, tweeted, and pinned—included some of the more simple and satisfying recipes from that list. These 10 recipes—including a creamy spaghetti alla carbonara, hearty chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, and a very, very moist chocolate layer cake—are the ones you loved most this month.

General Tso's Chicken
General Tso's Chicken
Crunchy, sweet, and salty, this quintessential chicken stir fry makes for a satisfying dinner for two on a cold night. See the Recipe for General Tso's Chicken »Todd Coleman
Sesame Noodles
Sesame Noodles
A garnish of chopped peanuts and slivered cucumber and carrot add crunch to the silky, savory Chinese-American noodle dish.Maxime Iattoni
Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic
Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic
Our version of this classic uses peeled garlic; after removing the chicken from the pan, keep cooking the garlic until the cloves have all but melted. Then, a quick spin with a whisk makes a smooth sauce well worth the effort of all that peeling. Get the recipe for Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic »Penny De Los Santos
Chicken Marsala
Pounding the chicken cutlets before cooking renders them thin and terrifically tender. Deglazing the pan with Marsala and stock after cooking the chicken creates a quick, rich sauce.Maxime Iattoni
Lindy's Cheesecake
Lindy's Cheesecake
This classic New York-style cheesecake is brightened with orange and lemon zest.Andre Baranowski
Very Moist Chocolate Layer Cake
Very Moist Chocolate Layer Cake
Three velvety layers sandwiched with thick dark chocolate icing make a decadent, crowd-pleasing dessert.Todd Coleman
Gougeres (Cheese Puffs)
Gruyere pastry puffs are an elegant and easy start to any meal. See the Recipe for Gougeres »Todd Coleman
Buffalo Wings
Buffalo Wings
These are the Buffalo-resident's Buffalo wings: true to the original 1964 recipe, wings are fried in peanut oil and then tossed in a mixture of melted margarine and fiery hot sauce. Serve them up with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks to complete the classic dish.Todd Coleman
Prosciutto-Wrapped Roast Pork Loin
Prosciutto-Wrapped Roast Pork Loin
Wrapping pork loin in prosciutto not only keeps the roast especially juicy, but it adds wonderful, salty flavor.Todd Coleman
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti Carbonara
Traditional Roman spaghetti carbonara contains pasta, whole eggs, pancetta or guanciale (cured pork jowl), and pecorino romano cheese—never cream.Todd Coleman