Easy and Quick Dinners
Quick and easy! From family-favorite chicken dinners to vegetarian suppers and more, these easy dinners go together in a flash -- many in 20 minutes or less.See Popular Easy and Quick Dinners Recipes
No doubt two little words come to mind when you contemplate what to make for dinner on the day after Thanksgiving: quick and easy. What with all the baking, peeling, roasting, simmering, sauteing, and mashing that you've done in the past week, it's likely both you and your kitchen could use a break. But as sure as the sun will set, here comes dinnertime again.
You know what would really make this the most wonderful time of the year -- more quick and easy dinner recipes. All eyes may be on Christmas, but there are 24 more nights in the month of December that your family will be looking for something to eat. And no doubt, even if you love being in the kitchen, you probably want to save your cooking energies for the fun stuff (Christmas cookies, candy and all those other holiday delights).
Sometimes the hardest challenge at the end of a long day is coming up with something quick and easy for dinner. This task becomes especially tricky when you add a desire for variety; for many of us, busy weeknights mean even less time to be inventive in the kitchen. Before you give up and reach for your stack of take-out menus, give one of these quick-and-easy recipes a try.
For anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet, dinnertime can be dangerous. You're tired, you're stressed, and it's much easier to order a pizza or pick-up fast-food burgers on the way home than to cook a healthy and tasty dinner. Before you start dialing your favorite take-out place, rest assured that it's not only possible to make a quick and easy dinner at home but a healthy one, too.
Even though my kids are grown up, I still get my "summer vacation" feeling every time June rolls around. This feeling is composed of several sub-feelings related to the general category of "summer dinners": 1. "Let's eat outside tonight!"
All you have to do for these delicious dinner salads is chop, toss and dress. Add an icy cool drink and dinner is served.
Say "cheese." Now say "quick and easy dinners." It's true.
I always like to try and re-create the meals I've enjoyed on my travels, and this Spaghetti Carbonara not only brought back some wonderful memories of Italy, it was so quick and easy to prepare that my husband and I could spend less time in the kitchen and more time reminiscing. It uses only 5 ingredients, and it's ready in just 20 minutes. When Under the Tuscan Sun came out in movie theaters in 2003, I watched Diane Lane fall hopelessly in love with the picturesque countryside of Tuscany -- and I, too, fell hard.
You want to lay out an assortment of dips that provide familiar flavors without any fuss.These recipes require few ingredients, a big mixing bowl, and a spoon to make and are served with chips.
We're big fans of the smorgasbord, the Swedish buffet-style meal where groaning plates of herring, cheeses, salads, sausages, and vegetables present a perfect Scandinavian feast. And no smorgasbord worth its salt would be without kottbullar (Swedish meatballs). They're hearty, meaty party food (small enough so that they're easy to eat while you're mingling), and, served with a side of buttery noodles (sprinkled with parsley) or mashed potatoes, they're a great entree for nights when you don't have time to fuss.
A quick and easy dinner the night before Thanksgiving? You bet. Any marathon runner can tell you that you shouldn't run a long distance prior to the big race.
Kids are creatures of habit. Until they're not. It can be hair-tearingly frustrating to serve up something they loved yesterday -- like pizza or burgers -- only to have them turn their noses up, literally, and pitch their flatware across the kitchen.
For a special breakfast treat learn how to make these quick and easy donuts. The chocolate frosting tops off these delicious donuts.
Simple, quick and much lighter that a traditional slice of quiche, this crustless fritatta brunch recipe has endless customization possibilities.
In under 30 minutes, you can have a restaurant-quality grilled shrimp dinner on the table--with a flavorful side of fruit and veggies too!
This recipe for Quick and Easy Meatless Chili is a busybody's dream. No, no, sorry. That came out wrong.
Fancy Christmas cakes are best left to professional bakers, except for those rare times when you feel like taking on a major project -- maybe a Cherry-and-Chocolate Buche de Noel or a Six-Layer Coconut Cake with passion fruit filling that takes almost 6 hours to make! Personally I go for fast-and-easy whenever I decide to bake. That means quick breads and loaf pan cakes -- always festive and perfect for entertaining or even gift-giving.