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.

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

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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