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Spend less time in the kitchen, without sacrificing taste, by making these family-favorite quick recipes. You'll find great appetizers, desserts and main dish recipes made in 30 minutes or less!

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I decided to try this recipe on my card club, and it was a big success. They loved it. The recipe can be swapped around and changed in so many different ways and always turns out as an awesome appetizer or great-looking centerpiece over a hand of cards.
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Striped Chocolate Popcorn

Striped Chocolate Popcorn

Striped Chocolate Popcorn

For a bake sale last year, I wanted to try something different. I’d seen chocolate popcorn in a candy shop and thought I’d try making it. This recipe was a great success. —Mary Schmittinger, Colgate, Wisconsin

Fruit Coleslaw

Fruit Coleslaw

Fruit Coleslaw

"This tangy sweet side dish is so tasty, you can add just a pinch of salt or non at all," says Susan Skinner-Martin of Sandusky, Ohio. "It's a favorite at picnics and potlucks. For fun, try varying the fruits by substituting apples, cherries or raisins."

Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread

Nothing tastes better with lasagna than warm bread. This recipe makes just enough for my husband, Dan, and me, but it can be easily doubled to feed a crowd. It has a nice garlic flavor.—Cookie Curci-Wright, San Jose, California
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No-Salt Seasoning

No-Salt Seasoning

No-Salt Seasoning

"When you first start on a low-salt diet, everything tastes bland until your taste buds have time to adjust. This seasoning will help overcome that blandness," promises Roma Lea Short of Baldwyn, Mississippi. "Some people still reach for the salt shaker out of habit. Put this seasoning on the table instead of salt—they can shake it on and be satisfied. It tastes great!"

Coffee House Slush

Coffee House Slush

Coffee House Slush

Coffee drinks are all the rage these days. This slush rivals any from a gourmet coffee shop.

Raindrop Raspberry Tea

Raindrop Raspberry Tea

Raindrop Raspberry Tea

Serve tall cool glasses of this quick-to-fix combo that gets its jazzed-up taste from a raspberry juice blend.

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

This smooth, fluffy frosting is a real treat for cake lovers. You can also use it as a dip for fresh fruit.—Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois

Mango Melba Shakes

Mango Melba Shakes

Mango Melba Shakes

When we go camping in our trailer, we like to serve this vitamin-packed, refreshing drink when company pops in.

Trail Mix

Trail Mix

Trail Mix

With nuts, raisins, M&M's and coconut, this is a super snack. In small gingham bags, it made wonderful party favors for each guest at the cowboy-theme wedding shower I hosted. This mix is a tasty treat anytime. -Sandra Thorn, Sonora, California

Curried Chicken Salad with Pineapple and Grapes

Curried Chicken Salad with Pineapple and Grapes

Curried Chicken Salad with Pineapple and Grapes

Linda turns last night’s cooked chicken into a delightful salad that’s perfect for lunch. —Linda Bevill, Monticello, Arkansas



Blueberry Thirst Quencher

Blueberry Thirst Quencher

Blueberry Thirst Quencher

I first enjoyed this cocktail at a Derby party and fell in love with it. With its beautiful color and zesty flavor, it’s very festive for a summer picnic or party, and everyone likes it.”—Peggy Foster, Florence, Kentucky

Kidney Bean Tuna Salad

Kidney Bean Tuna Salad

Kidney Bean Tuna Salad

This light, nutritious entree salad for two comes from Sandra Fisher of Kent, Washington. It's especially pretty served on a lettuce-lined plate for a special luncheon.

Cantaloupe Cooler

Cantaloupe Cooler

Cantaloupe Cooler

Strawberries, grapes and cantaloupe combine in this delightful drink that takes just seconds to whip up in the blender. "It's a good beverage for diabetics," reports Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington.

Rocky Road Freezer Pie

Rocky Road Freezer Pie

Rocky Road Freezer Pie

Whip up this simple chocolaty pie the day before and you’ll feel just like the champ when you serve it on party day. —Addrenne Roth, Donna, Texas

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Ham & Pickle Wraps

Ham & Pickle Wraps

Ham & Pickle Wraps

I decided to try this recipe on my card club, and it was a big success. They loved it. The recipe can be swapped around and changed in so many different ways and always turns out as an awesome appetizer or great-looking centerpiece over a hand of cards.

Curry Shrimp

Curry Shrimp

Curry Shrimp

I created this Indian-style shrimp when we were entertaining some friends, one of our favorite things to do. It works on the stovetop or the grill. —Shana Conradt, Appleton, Wisconsin
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