Quick and Easy Pasta Dishes
There's no better quick and easy dinner than a bowl of steaming hot pasta. From pastas with chicken and shrimp, to fast sauces and pasta salads, these quick and easy pasta dinners will have everyone begging for more.See Popular Quick and Easy Pasta Dishes Recipes
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Easter dinner lets you mix things up, unlike at Thanksgiving, when there's the turkey and a list of must-have sides. Sure, many families love ham, but other main courses make appearances; everything from lamb to brisket can be found on American Easter tables. Side dishes are just as varied--some theme their dinners around the notion of springtime flavors like asparagus and minted peas, while others are just as happy to showcase heartier dishes like cheesy, creamy potatoes au gratin or a velvety sweet-potato puree.
A recipe for pan-fried lamb rib chops with a minty arugula pasta salad. Perfect for Easter or any spring dinner.
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.
When a quick and easy pasta recipe has only six ingredients, we're impressed. Yes, that sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship on a busy weeknight. But there's another hurdle to cross: the dish has to taste great, too.
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.
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.
"The sauce fits the pasta," said judge Marc Vetri in praise of this tender veal ragu flavored with white wine, capers, thyme and rosemary, then tossed with the little ear-shaped orecchiette. "The meat, the capers--they hang on to the pasta when you lift up your fork."
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!
Bored by spaghetti and meatballs? Give carbonara (bacon and egg pasta) a try for a fast and fresh take on Italian cuisine.
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.