Rachel Cooks®

Recipes by Occasion

image of sheet pan dinner with crispy chicken, roasted romaine lettuce, and roasted tomatoes and garlic.

Roasted Romaine Salad – Sheet Pan Dinner

Photo of Instant Pot Pulled Pork on a bun with slaw and fries in a basket.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

This list of more than 10 easy and delicious chicken marinades recipes will save you from boring chicken all year.

Chicken Marinades (8 recipes!)

Image of colorful vegan tacos, shot from above with pickled onions, cilantro, avocado, and lime.

Vegan Tacos with Roasted Carrots, Mushrooms, Quinoa, and Black Beans

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Maple Whiskey Milkshake with Espresso

Super Bowl Recipes – 21 of the Best Ideas for Game Day!

These bacon wrapped dates are stuffed with fontina cheese and sprinkled with an insanely delicious brown sugar spice rub. They're going to be the hit of your next party! 

Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

Fragrant, flavorful rosemary roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for nearly any meal. They're great at breakfast too! 

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – Crispy and Delicious!

This sweet kale salad is a copycat of the popular bagged salad you find in grocery stores -- but as always, homemade is way better!

Sweet Kale Salad with Dried Cranberries and Poppy Seed Dressing

Whether you call them sugared cranberries or candied cranberries, they're the perfect sparkling garnish to nearly any holiday dish or cocktail. They're great on their own, too! 

Sugared Cranberries | Candied Cranberries Recipe

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Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free)

Image of Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries and Candied Pecans with Bourbon. Garnished with sugared cranberries and rosemary.

Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries and Bourbon Pecans – with video

These brown sugar glazed carrots with bourbon could be mistaken as candy, they're so irresistible! Great for Thanksgiving or any other meal! 

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with Bourbon – with video

This Stuffed Acorn Squash is fall embodied in one recipe. It will become a quick favorite with its healthy mix of sweet and savory in one filling and satisfying recipe.

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples – with video

Simple yet flavorful, this spaghetti squash with Parmesan and herbs is a perfect side dish or a great base for a topping such as marinara sauce. 

Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Herbs

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This zesty and flavorful tequila lime chicken marinade is reminiscent of a margarita and perfect for making grilled chicken for fajitas. You're going to love it!

Tequila Lime Chicken Marinade

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7 Layer Dip Recipe – THE BEST!

Full of flavor, these southwest deviled eggs are a fun twist on a favorite. Another bonus: You can have so much fun with toppings! 

Southwest Deviled Eggs

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Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe – Healthy | with VIDEO

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Tortellini Pasta Salad with Pepperoni and Italian Vinaigrette – with video

This spring orzo salad is full of bright and fresh flavors that will make you happy from the very first bite! Crisp asparagus, spicy arugula, and flavorful pine nuts are all dressed in a springy basil lemon vinaigrette. It's a huge hit every time! Make it for your next party, you won't regret it!

Spring Orzo Salad with Arugula, Asparagus, Pine Nuts

cilantro lime instant pot quinoa

Instant Pot Quinoa | Plain and Cilantro Lime Recipes

This creamy Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing is the perfect dressing if you love ranch but are looking for something new. It's cheesy with a little spice and it's lightened up with Greek yogurt and buttermilk. You're going to love it!

Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing – Healthy and Easy!