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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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Maple-Thyme Chicken Thighs

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LORRAINE CALAND
We eat a lot of chicken at our house, and figuring out different ways to serve it gets challenging. My family went nuts for the cozy maple flavors in this recipe, so now I share it at potlucks, too. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, ON
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Feta Garbanzo Bean Salad

Feta Garbanzo Bean Salad

Feta Garbanzo Bean Salad

This super-quick chickpea salad is a hit with my crowd. If there are any leftovers (rarely happens), turn them into a pita for lunch. —Judy Doepel, Ballston Lake, New York

Strawberry-Carrot Smoothies

Strawberry-Carrot Smoothies

Strawberry-Carrot Smoothies

My children resist veggies, but they love smoothies. This smoothie packs in lots of good-for-you fruits and veggies, but to my kids, it's just a super delicious breakfast. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, UT

Belarus Pickled Carrots

Belarus Pickled Carrots

Belarus Pickled Carrots

My mom’s holiday buffet always included these pickled carrots. I kept the tradition going, then passed the recipe to my daughter. In our family, it isn't a party without this dish. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, GA

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Creamy Irish Coffee

Creamy Irish Coffee

Creamy Irish Coffee

My maternal grandma was never a drinker, beyond a glass of champagne at Christmas, but she couldn't resist Bailey's Irish Coffee. —Rebecca Little, Park Ridge, Illinois

Strawberry Shakes

Strawberry Shakes

Strawberry Shakes

Full of summer fruit, these thick berry blends are the perfect way to savor hot days. "I serve tall glasses with strawberry garnishes," says Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Barbecued Turkey Slices

Barbecued Turkey Slices

Barbecued Turkey Slices

At banquets, church dinners and even wedding buffets, this tantalizing turkey is a "must" for the table. It was a hit with the 100-plus guests at our family reunion. I've served it with cheesy potatoes and assorted summer salads. It's a snap to fix ahead of time and keeps well in the freezer.
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Monkey Lover's Shake

Monkey Lover's Shake

Monkey Lover's Shake

You don't have a monkey around with lots of ingredients to blend together this cool beverage. It's smooth, creamy and gets its appealing tropical taste from bananas and orange juice concentrate.

Cranberry Parfaits

Cranberry Parfaits

Cranberry Parfaits

Cranberry sauce and raspberry gelatin give this fluffy pink parfait from our Test Kitchen a sweet-tart flavor. Pretty enough for holiday company, the dessert is light and refreshing.

Fresh Mushroom Spinach Salad

Fresh Mushroom Spinach Salad

Fresh Mushroom Spinach Salad

I'VE MADE this salad for my husband and me for years. I don't like cooked spinach, so I was looking for an alternative way to prepare this nutritious vegetable. This salad is especially delicious made with fresh spinach from the garden. -Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Lime Fruit Slushies

Lime Fruit Slushies

Lime Fruit Slushies

These frosty drinks shared by Linda Horst from newville, Pennsylvania have a bright green color and refreshing flavor. Tip: Divide the mixture between two plastic containers before freezing. Once frozen, use them to help keep the items in your cooler chilled. They'll thaw to a nice slushy consistency. More Slushies »


Quick French Salad Dressing

Quick French Salad Dressing

Quick French Salad Dressing

This simple dressing has served me for many years. Using this basic recipe, I can easily make simple variations, usually with ingredients I have on hand. As a result, I have always made my own salad dressings. -Carolyn Ozment, Gaylesville, Alabama

Salmon Mousse Tartlets

Salmon Mousse Tartlets

Salmon Mousse Tartlets

The S&D test kitchen also tried these tartlets baked in the oven at 350º for 10 minutes. While they were delicious both ways, the no-bake version is easier to take to a potluck. —Diana Doran, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tebow's Special Ice Cream Pie

Tebow's Special Ice Cream Pie

Tebow's Special Ice Cream Pie

You'll want to thank Tim Tebow's mom, Pam Tebow, for sharing this special family dessert recipe: Peanut butter ice cream pie with a Rice Krispies crust. Yum!



Greek Romaine Salad

Greek Romaine Salad

Greek Romaine Salad

Topped with crumbled feta cheese, the speedy salad features cucumber, red pepper and a lemony homemade dressing, this salad is tossed together quickly.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

"My family loves Mexican food, and this is a quick way to enjoy it. It doesn’t require a lot of prep and only uses one pan, so you have plenty of time to relax." Get creative with these versatile fajitas. Try using last night’s leftover veggies or chicken for a brand-new meal. —Robin Poust, Stevensville, Maryland

Picnic Rice Salad

Picnic Rice Salad

Picnic Rice Salad

My husband has grown rice, soybeans, cotton and maize on our farm, located on the Gulf Coast of Texas. I've tried to fix rice in many different ways to promote the rice industry. This is one of our favorite dishes.

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Simple and flavorful, this recipe is a tasty and healthy way to use up all those zucchini that are taking over your garden. It's ready in no time! —Bobby Taylor, Ulster Park, New York
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