Recipe of the Day: What to Cook in April 2013

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The Pioneer Woman's Restaurant-Style Salsa

You don't have to wait until tomato season to enjoy fresh, homemade salsa; Ree relies on canned tomatoes to make a copycat version of salsa served at Mexican restaurants.

Get the Recipe: Restaurant-Style Salsa

Guy's Weeknight Stuffed Chicken

Guy fills lean chicken breasts with sun-dried tomato couscous studded with olives, bakes them in the oven and finishes the dish with a white wine-lemon sauce.

Get the Recipe: Couscous Stuffed Chicken Breast with Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives

Alton's Tres Leches Cake

The secret to Alton's deliciously decadent dessert is letting the cake chill overnight in a rich glaze made from three milks: evaporated, sweetened condensed and half-and-half.

Get the Recipe: Tres Leche Cake

The Pioneer Woman's Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Add a bit of brightness to your morning meal by mixing fresh lemon juice and plump blueberries into Ree Drummond's homemade pancake batter.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Double-Chocolate Cupcakes

Sour cream and buttermilk add richness and a slight tang to these better-for-you cupcakes, finished with a rich dark chocolate frosting.

Get the Recipe: Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

Mexican Lasagna

In place of pasta, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, Rachael swaps in flour tortillas, taco sauce and shredded Cheddar cheese for a Mexican take on this Italian classic.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Lasagna

Top-Rated Angel Food Cake

Alton flavors his five-star rated, light-as-air angel food cake with orange extract, but you can add whatever flavor you like best.

Get the Recipe: Angel Food Cake

50 Grilled Cheese Recipes

The all-American grilled cheese gets a makeover in these easy recipes from Food Network Magazine. Try new twists like Bacon and Tomato, Spicy Nacho and Meaty Macaroni.

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Thanks to pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, this one-pan dinner can be on the table in just 40 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Baked Pasta With Meatballs

A big-batch supper the whole family will enjoy, this hearty casserole combines rigatoni noodles with meatballs, a red pepper-tomato sauce and a duo of Italian cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Baked Rigatoni With Meatballs and Peppers

Pancakes With Bacon and Eggs

Can’t decide whether to go sweet or savory at breakfast time? This five-star all-in-one breakfast combines the best of both worlds: fluffy pancakes, cheesy eggs and maple-laced bacon.

Get the Recipe: Whole-Grain Pancakes With Eggs and Bacon

Paula's Top-Rated Fajitas

Paula opts for beef in her five-star fajitas, but you can swap in chicken or shrimp. Set up an ingredient bar and let each person build his or her own dinner with toppings like guacamole, salsa and cheddar cheese.

Get the Recipe: Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas

Quick Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Transform your sweet potato side into a complete meal by topping the spuds with sauteed broccoli rabe, creamy ricotta cheese and crispy pancetta.

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe

Chicken Caesar Salad

No longer just a restaurant standby, traditional Caesar salad can be made quickly at home. This easy recipe combines chopped romaine, broiled chicken breast, crunchy croutons and a cheesy garlic-lemon dressing.

Get the Recipe: Light Chicken Caesar Salad

Chocolate-Coconut Granola

This granola combines Bobby's two favorite ingredients: coconut and chocolate. He eats it as a pre-workout snacks, but it makes a great breakfast or anytime snack, too.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Coconut Granola

30-Minute Pasta With Sausage

Combine sweet Italian sausage with fresh garlic, plum tomatoes and a splash of rich cream for an indulgent dinner that's ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Linguine With Sausage and Mushrooms

Herb-Roasted Chicken

The key to this hearty Sunday supper is a flavor-packed paste made with garlic, fresh herbs and walnuts, and rubbed onto the chicken before it's roasted.

Get the Recipe: Herb-Roasted Chicken with Melted Tomatoes

Ina's Lemon Yogurt Cake

A cup of plain yogurt offers subtle tang and added moisture to Ina's citrus-laced cake.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Yogurt Cake

Paula's Old-Fashioned Biscuits

Light and comforting, Paula's easy biscuits are made with just a handful of ingredients and can be served at breakfast and dinner tables alike.

Get the Recipe: Old-Fashioned Biscuits

Bobby's Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken

Bobby marinates lean chicken breasts in a simple mixture of shallots, black pepper and lemon, then grills them until they're juicy and serves them with a fresh salad of arugula and tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Paillard with Lemon and Black Pepper and Arugula-Tomato Salad

The Pioneer Woman's Perfect Enchiladas

Ree Drummond's tried-and-true recipe features corn tortillas stuffed with ground beef and baked in premade enchilada sauce with cheddar cheese.

Get the Recipe: Simple Perfect Enchiladas

Giada's Weeknight Baked Salmon

To ensure that cleanup in a cinch, Giada bakes salmon fillets in throw-away aluminum foil pouches. These help the fish stay moist in the oven, as they trap in steam and surround the seafood with flavors of herbs and tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Salmon Baked in Foil

Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

In just 35 minutes, you can make this all-in-one supper featuring tender chicken stuffed with mozzarella and served with creamy polenta and homemade tomato-basil sauce.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

Easiest Rhubarb Crumble

Let in-season rhubarb shine in this easy-to-make crumble, baked with crunchy chopped hazelnuts and fragrant fresh orange zest.

Get the Recipe: Rhubarb Crumble

50 Mac and Cheese Recipes

Skip the boxed stuff and opt for one of these deliciously creative takes on a family classic from Food Network Magazine.

Ina's Mini White Pizzas

Instead of making a single pie for everyone to share, Ina crafts individual pizzas so guests can add desired toppings, like a trio of creamy cheeses and peppery arugula.

Get the Recipe: White Pizzas with Arugula

Paula's Old-Fashioned Meatloaf

A comfort-food classic, simplified: Paula transforms a handful of ingredients into weeknight-worthy meatloaf. The leftovers are even better on a sandwich the next day.

Get the Recipe: Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf- A.K.A 'Basic' Meat Loaf

Creamy Pasta Primavera

Featuring seasonal spring ingredients like asparagus and snap peas, Ted Allen's hassle-free pasta is mixed with prosciutto and finished with a creamy garlic sauce.

Get the Recipe: Primavera With Prosciutto, Asparagus and Carrots

Bacon and Broccoli Rice Bowls

Instead of ordering takeout, opt for this homemade version of an Asian-inspired favorite, flavored with soy sauce and sesame oil, then finished with a sunny-side-up egg.

Get the Recipe: Bacon and Broccoli Rice Bowl

Easter Eggs: Reinvented

Put leftover Easter eggs to work in this quick-fix salad, made with fresh dill and crunchy celery.

Get the Recipe: Chunky Egg Salad

Easter Flower Cupcakes

Bake a batch of traditional vanilla cupcakes and let the kids help decorate them with fluffy frosting and colorful candies.

Get the Recipe: Easter Flower Cupcake

Classic Glazed Ham

Choose from a selection of sweet and savory glazes to add flavor and moisture to this no-fail holiday favorite.

Get the Recipe: Classic Glazed Ham

Giant Peep Cake

Create an oversize replica of store-bought marshmallow Peeps with this impressive dessert using store-bought cake mix and yellow sanding sugar.

Get the Recipe: Peep Cake

Easy Lamb Chops

Iron Chef Michael Symon grills simply seasoned lamb chops until tender and serves them with caponata, a sweet-and-sour mix of eggplant and capers.

Get the Recipe: Lamb Chops with Eggplant Caponata

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

A big-batch side dish that pairs well with any main course, these foolproof cheesy potatoes turn out tender and golden brown every time.

Get the Recipe: Simple Scalloped Potatoes

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