Our All-Time Best Recipes | Midwest Living

Our All-Time Best Recipes

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we compiled this collection of the 12 best recipes we've ever published.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Biggies

Yes, even a kid could sandwich ice cream between cookies loaded with chocolate chips, oatmeal and peanut butter. But who says you have to grow up? Originally published: October 2000.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Biggies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Biggies

Yes, even a kid could sandwich ice cream between cookies loaded with chocolate chips, oatmeal and peanut butter. But who says you have to grow up? Originally published: October 2000.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Biggies

Danish Pastry Apple Bars

Put apple pie flavor into a convenient bar, and you have the most popular recipe ever on our website. The flaky, double-crust pastry and sweet apple filling add up to a sure sellout at every bake sale. Originally published: October 2008.

Danish Pastry Apple Bars

Caramel-Banana Muffins

Reimagine an all-time quick bread favorite as a moist single serving, and it's an instant classic. Caramel sauce adds a luscious accent to cinnamon and pecans. Originally published: February 2010.

Caramel-Banana Muffins

German Chocolate Pecan Rolls

Choices, choices. This recipe makes a mouthwatering regular cinnamon roll -- or an equally compelling German Chocolate Pecan Roll. The secret ingredients for the pecan roll variation: Chocolate cake mix (it adds an extra-delicate texture) and coconut. Originally published: February 2010.

German Chocolate Pecan Rolls (Variation on Best Cinnamon Rolls)

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

You'd better have a good reason for messing with tradition. And we did. Adding a cheesecake layer and streusel topping transformed ordinary pumpkin pie into one of our most requested recipes. Originally published: October 1989.

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Porketta

This moist pork roast preps quickly, then grills slowly as the herbs and garlic tucked inside work their way throughout the meat, leaving a blast of Italian flavor. Originally published: August 1992.

Porketta

Easy Balsamic Chicken

No collection is complete without an easy weeknight chicken recipe. This version offers sweet balsamic taste and a golden grilled finish with 10 minutes of prep. Originally published: August 2002.

Easy Balsamic Chicken

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

Before we published this recipe, getting deep dish usually meant heading to Chicago. We helped bring the yeasty crust, spicy sausage and tomato topping home. Originally published: June 1987.

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

Mediterranean Eight-Layer Dip

We've seen a lot of dips through the years, but we've never forgotten this one -- juicy veggies, tangy olive tapenade and feta piled on a thick layer of hummus. We like to make it ahead and serve it with warm toasted pita wedges. Originally published: December 2005.

Mediterranean Eight-Layer Dip

Pepperoni Pizza Pull

This warm and cheesy pull-apart bread takes just a few minutes to make. Keep the ingredients on hand for a soup supper with family and friends. Originally published: February 2008.

Pepperoni Pizza Pull

Overnight Cherry-Chocolate Coffee Cake

This is our give-you-a-break coffee cake. Prepped in a half-hour, it waits in the fridge to pop in the oven the next morning. Originally published: December 2009.

Overnight Cherry-Chocolate Coffee Cake

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