13 Delicious New Recipes to Make in February

Mary's Mango Cake
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

February is much more than the cold, dreary month that has us dreaming of full-fledged spring in the South. First, it opens up with (arguably) the biggest sporting event of the year. The Super Bowl. Since Southerners are more concerned with the final tally of the SEC and National Championships, we take this Sunday as an opportunity to revisit our favorite tailgate foods. For your Super Bowl party, we've come up with the ultimate dip: a Creamy Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip. No matter which team you're pulling for, this snack will score some points. But most know February as the month of love, and we usually celebrate Valentine's Day with bouquets of red roses and boxes full of chocolate. This year, whip up a batch of one of our gooey, chewy dessert bars instead. We've got seven sweet ideas—from peanut butter-fudge bars to brown butter-caramel brownies—that are easy to make and fun to share.We've rounded out the month with five delicious weeknight "cheat sheets." With just one sheet pan and very little cleanup, you'll be getting dinner on the table, stat. Which to try first? Maybe our Crispy Catfish Tacos, or perhaps our Oven-Fried Pork Chops. You won't be disappointed. Finally, we made sure to include a very special family cake recipe, from the man that runs a beloved local landmark—the Robert Is Here stand—in South Florida's forgotten farmlands. Mary's Mango Cake is sure to send you on a tailspin of heavenly proportions. So sit back, relax, and let February take you on a delicious ride.

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Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christina Lane; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip

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Slow-Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Bacon

Slow-Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Bacon
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup with Bacon

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Oven-Fried Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

Oven-Fried Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Oven-Fried Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

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Cheesy Sheet Pan Pasta

Cheesy Sheet Pan Pasta
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Cheesy Sheet Pan Pasta

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Sheet Pan Chicken with Dressing

Sheet Pan Chicken with Dressing
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken with Dressing

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Lemon-Garlic Butter Shrimp and Broccoli

Lemon-Garlic Butter Shrimp and Broccoli
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Butter Shrimp and Broccoli

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Crispy Catfish Tacos with Slaw

Crispy Catfish Tacos with Slaw
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Crispy Catfish Tacos with Slaw

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Chocolate Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars

Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter-Fudge Bars

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Spiced Pecan Pie Bars

Spiced Pecan Pie Bars
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Spiced Pecan Pie Bars

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Ultimate Dark Chocolate Brownies

Ultimate Dark Chocolate Brownies
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Ultimate Dark Chocolate Brownies

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Raspberry-Almond Crumble Bars

Raspberry-Almond Crumble Bars
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Raspberry-Almond Crumble Bars

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Cappuccino Swirl Bars

Cappuccino Swirl Bars
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Cappuccino Swirl Bars

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Mary's Mango Cake

Mary's Mango Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Mary's Mango Cake

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