Quick and Easy Recipes

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 <a href="/recipes/quick-easy/dinner/chicken/">easy chicken recipes</a> you can make in less than 30 minutes, as well as <a href="/recipes/quick-easy/dinner/beef/">beef</a>, <a href="/recipes/quick-easy/dinner/pork-chops/">pork</a>, <a href="/recipes/quick-easy/dinner/pasta/">pasta</a>, 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?

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Rosy Rhubarb Sauce

From Midwest Living

Rosy Rhubarb Sauce

Bloody Marys

From Better Homes and Gardens

Be adventurous and change the standard celery garnish in this brunch cocktail. Opt for green olives on toothpicks, small pickles, or even a strip of beef jerky.

Bloody Marys

Beefy Chili Dogs

From Midwest Living

Here's a dinner kids and moms love! Kids for the flavor, moms because the franks and meaty filling cook together. If it's party or potluck fare, everything can sit for up to one hour on the low-heat setting.

Beefy Chili Dogs

Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots & Baby Spinach

From EatingWell

This spicy salad with little jewels of dried apricot in the mix would be welcome at lunch or a simple weekday dinner. You can prepare the salad and dressing ahead of time.

Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots & Baby Spinach

Spicy Chicken and Star Fruit for 6

From Better Homes and Gardens

This barbecue recipe is a match made in heaven. Celestial star fruit (also called carambola) is a striking addition to this chicken dish, an Italian-Indian mix.

Spicy Chicken and Star Fruit for 6

Skillet Peaches a la Mode

From Better Homes and Gardens

This recipe uses summer's favorite fresh peaches, blueberries, and raspberries topped with a sugared pastry. Your kids will enjoy helping you cut a variety of fun shapes from the rolled pie dough.

Skillet Peaches a la Mode

Tangy Chicken Salad

From Heart-Healthy Living

Using a lean cooked chicken breast and light mayonnaise helps make this great-tasting salad a heart-healthy meal.

Tangy Chicken Salad

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

From Better Homes and Gardens

These shrimp appetizer kabobs make a colorful addition to any appetizer buffet.

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

Flatbread Panzanella with Watermelon, Feta, and Mint

From Better Homes and Gardens

Flatbread Panzanella with Watermelon, Feta, and Mint

Soda Fountain Ice Cream Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Crushed ice cream cones are the secret to the crunchy crust for this luscious ice cream pie.

Soda Fountain Ice Cream Pie

Salt-and-Pepper Chips

From Heart-Healthy Living

Replace those high-fat, high-sodium store-bought chips with these easy-to-fix fat-free ones. They make a great snack or appetizer.

Salt-and-Pepper Chips

Salad Nicoise on Flatbread

From Heart-Healthy Living

Salad Nicoise on Flatbread

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

From Better Homes and Gardens

Balsamic vinegar, with its hallmark dark color, syrupy body, and slight sweetness, brings a wonderful out-of-the-ordinary touch to any recipe.

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cut into one of these succulent chicken pieces and you'll discover a zesty feta cheese, tomato, and basil filling. It's a surprising low-caloire, low-fat option for dinner.

Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and savory, Serrano chiles lend their signature kick to these amazing vegetarian quesadillas, inspired by the flavors of classic fajitas. When buying bell peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

Sesame Asparagus

From Heart-Healthy Living

Serve this seasoned chilled asparagus side dish with grilled meat, chicken, or fish.

Sesame Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus-Orange Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Asparagus-Orange Salad

Roasted Asparagus

From Better Homes and Gardens

This is an occasion where simpler is better. The sweet flavor of asparagus is heightened when it is roasted quickly and showered with Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Asparagus

Sausage Dinner Hoagies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sausage Dinner Hoagies

Peanutty Pancakes with Honey Butter

From Better Homes and Gardens

Honey butter adds just the right topping to these peanut butter pancakes.

Peanutty Pancakes with Honey Butter

Lemon Souffle Pancakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Red raspberry syrup adds color and richness to these light and lemony pancakes.

Lemon Souffle Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kids love pancakes for breakfast, and this buttermilk recipe is delicious. Try adding your child's favorite fruit to the batter just for fun.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Top these tender blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup to serve for weekend breakfast or brunch.

Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Barbecued Salmon with Corn Relish

From Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecued Salmon with Corn Relish

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