The 10 Most Popular Recipes of February 2021

updated Feb 26, 2021
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For such a short month, February has been quite a whirlwind. The weather has been wild around the country and all we can do is hope spring decides to show up early. In the meantime, we tried to find our footing this month by feeding ourselves well.

We published lots of great new recipes in February. Your favorites were some of the most comforting, like homemade strozzapreti pasta and chocolate peanut butter cookies, along with some veggie-packed hits, too, like a bright chopped salad and mushroom Bolognese. Here are the top 10 new recipes from this month.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice-and-No-Bake Cookies
This easy no-bake cookie recipe is made with dark chocolate and peanut butter and filled with peanuts and pretzels.
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Strozzapretti Pasta
Absolutely anyone can make this simple hand-twisted fresh pasta, which is made with just flour and water.
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Boca Negra Picosito con Salsa Dulce de Tomatillo (Spiced Chocolate Cakes with Sweet Tomatillo Sauce)
Boca negra cake got its name because, once you dig in, your mouth will be covered in luxurious chocolate. The smokiness of the chipotles gives an incredible depth to this scrumptious dessert.
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The Best Instant Pot Chicken Wings
The best thing about Instant Pot wings is how incredibly juicy and tender they are. Plus, they're ready in a fraction of the time as oven-baked.
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Shanghai Style Sweet & Sour Sauce
This sweet and sour sauce is the one the author grew up with in Shanghai. It's made with black vinegar, rock sugar, and generally served atop tender pork riblets.
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Hot Chocolate Bombs
Hot chocolate bombs are the perfect weekend project at home. They also make a sweet little gift to porch drop for friends. If you've got kids at home, they can help too!
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Vegetarian Italian Chopped Salad
This make-ahead-friendly salad is packed with crunchy veggies and tossed in a garlicky oregano vinaigrette. Eat as is or serve alongside pizza.
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Garlicky Mushroom Bolognese
This savory, one-pot recipe for vegetarian mushroom bolognese with fettuccine is one you'll crave all winter long.
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One-Pot Orzo with Peas and Parmesan
This one-pot dish cooks orzo pasta in flavorful stock and is finished with lemon, peas, and Parmesan for a lighter take on risotto.
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Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies
This recipe feels like magic. Just a handful of pantry ingredients combine to create the richest, fudgiest, chewiest, crispiest cookies around — perfect for dunking into a glass of milk.
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