by Lisa Lozano
March is a month that is known for pretty erratic and unfriendly weather, and our most popular recipes of last month reflect that. It’s all about comfort foods on this list, with little touches of green thrown in to reflect the arrival of spring. Read on to find out which recipes won over our readers the most!
10. Clodagh McKenna's Guinness Cake
We have cake in positions 8-10 this month, with hearty flavors that reflect the urge to share a cozy meal with loved ones. First is a rich and fluffy chocolate cake featuring Guinness made by Clodagh McKenna (known as the Irish Rachael Ray).
09. Grant’s No-Measure Yogurt Cake
Next, we have Grant Melton’s couldn’t-be-easier Yogurt Cake, which is ingenious because you only use the yogurt container for measuring! The resulting cake is moist and delicious and your guests will never know how simple it was to make!
08. Curtis Stone’s Wedding Carrot Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
Speaking of treats to enjoy surrounded by family, this is the carrot cake recipe that Curtis Stone used to make his wedding cake! It's his wife Lindsay's favorite dessert and couldn't be simpler to make.
07. Old Bay Beer Battered Cod Sandwiches with Malt Vinegar Slaw
Rachael’s cod sandwiches are battered with beer. For a bonus flavor kick, Rachael adds crispy salt and vinegar potato chips to the sandwiches, yum!
06. Sicilian-Style Cauliflower Perciatelli Recipe
Can’t get your family to eat cauliflower? Here’s your in. This pasta recipe has it all – it’s hearty, homey, nutritious and delicious. Yum!
05. Johnny C’s Italian Slow-Cooked Ribs Recipe
These amazing slow-cooked ribs can be finished in the oven, if you live in a cooler climate, or on the grill if you’re one of the lucky ones who lives in a place where spring has already arrived.
04. Sweetie Pie’s Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe
From kiddos to grownups, who doesn't love mac 'n cheese? And this recipe is one to write home about. The stars of OWN's Welcome to Sweetie Pie's shared their family recipe, and trust us when we say, it's a winner!
03. Pasta with Ricotta and Peas Recipe
This vibrant green of this dish and the brightness of the lemon flavor will reinforce that spring has arrived. It’s a great dish to throw together after a busy workday, and the rich, creamy Ricotta sauce will win over every member of the family.
02. Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce
This is the kind of recipe that is passed down from parent to child over generations, and now you can learn it and share with your family! The meatballs are bursting with flavor, and the red wine brings depth to the tomato sauce.
It’s no secret why this meal was our No. 1 recipe of the month. If a picture is worth a thousand words, we just respectfully ask you to take a look at that beautiful photo above. It says it all! And the meal cooks up quickly, with a deep flavor developed by browning and cooking all the ingredients in the same cast-iron skillet.
So what do you think, do you agree with the above list? Are there any RachaelRayShow.com recipes from March that you would add? Tell us in the comments below.