Our 7 Most Popular Recipes of January

Buttermilk Ranch Chicken: Marinate chicken pieces in buttermilk and a package of ranch seasoning (such as Hidden Valley), then bake. It is as juicy and wonderful as you would expect!

Ina Garten's Tuscan Bean Soup: This is the soup I turn to when I need to feel warm from the inside out. It creates a large pot—enough for several meals.

3-Ingredient Trader Joe's Mocktail: Laurel's tart and effervescent mocktail appealed to readers who were staying dry in January, as well as Trader Joe's enthusiasts.

Assassin's Spaghetti: Simply Recipes' bag of tricks is full of 30-minute weeknight meals, and this moderately spicy burnt-on-purpose Italian spaghetti is one to try.

Dr. Pepper Cake: Here's a fun game: Bring this spiced cake to your next gathering of family and friends, and have everyone guess the secret ingredient.

Italian Beans and Greens: Here's another 30-minute dinner inspired by Julie and Amy Luxemberg's Italian grandpa, who enjoyed scarola e fagioli, a simple escarole and cannellini bean stew.

Cioccolata Calda (Italian Hot Chocolate): I suppose this is what physicians should prescribe when the weather is bleak and you're suffering from the winter blues.