Quick and Easy
There's definitely a place for multi-hour braises and slow-simmered soups, but sometimes you just need a quick and easy recipe to get dinner on the table. But fast doesn't have to mean skimping on flavor - sometimes it's just a matter of using time-cutting techniques and ingredients. (Simply buying meat and produce pre-cut will save you a huge chunk of time, for example.) There are hundreds of easy chicken recipes you can make in less than 30 minutes, as well as beef, pork, pasta, or whatever else your family likes. Making the most of tools like your microwave and slow cooker can also speed things up. Even if you've had a long day, it's worth a few minutes at the stove to avoid eating dinner out of a box, isn't it?
Don't confuse sugar snap peas with snow peas, their flat, less mature cousins. The plumper peas cook quickly in this veggie side dish that is just as tasty when served as an appetizer.
The cheese sauce for this classic recipe uses skim milk and 2 percent sharp cheddar cheese to make a low-fat meal in less than 30 minutes.
Pickled vegetables and olives are the trademarks of this New Orleans classic. This hearty sandwich is great for tailgating or football-themed parties at home.
Sage and rosemary perfectly season the wine sauce in this Diabetic Living recipe.
Here's little snack for the little eaters in your life. Top bear-shape graham cookies with yogurt and fresh berries for a healthy treat.
Light-texture Japanese bread crumbs, called panko, provide the crunch in the topping. Look for them at large supermarkets or specialty food stores.
Dinner can be done in 25 minutes when featuring quick-cooking chicken tenderloins rolled in a crunchy coating of peanuts and crushed pretzels.