Rachel Cooks®

Recipes by Occasion

image of a classic taco salad recipe on a plate with a black and white linen and wooden serving utensils in the background of the photo.

Taco Salad Recipe – with optional homemade dressing

image of brushetta chicken with grill marks and bruschetta topping. Chicken is in a grill pan with two more chicken breasts.

Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

Image of No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream in a white cone-shaped bowl.

No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream (double chocolate!)

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

Image of three whiskey milkshakes topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

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

Healthy sweet potato casserole with oats and pumpkin seeds

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

Baked Brie wheel with Cranberries and Candied Pecans with Bourbon. Garnished with sugared cranberries and rosemary.

Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries and Bourbon Pecans – with video

Black non stick skillet with glazed sliced carrots.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with Bourbon – with video

Acorn squash half on a white plate. Squash is filled with farro, sausage, apples, cranberries, and cheese.

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples – with video

Spaghetti squash in a white bowl sprinkled with green parsley and white parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Herbs

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in a basket with orange towel.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Grilled chicken breasts on a wooden cutting board. Chicken breast in the foreground is sliced.

Tequila Lime Chicken Marinade

7 layer dip with scoop out to show the layers, chip dipped in the top.

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

image of homemade french onion dip surrounded by chips

Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe – Healthy | with VIDEO

Image of tortellini pasta salad on a white plate with wooden spoon

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Pepperoni and Italian Vinaigrette – with video