Quick Recipes

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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Chocolate Glaze for Doughnuts

If smooth, glossy, rich and chocolately is your way to glaze, you’ll love this quick, easy ganache for your homemade doughnuts. Karen Moore, Jacksonville, Florida
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Hot Dog Speed Racer

Hot Dog Speed Racer

Hot Dog Speed Racer

These hot dogs zoom off the plate when turned into mini racecars. Let kids customize them with a few simple tricks. — Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Maple Glaze for Doughnuts

Maple Glaze for Doughnuts

Maple Glaze for Doughnuts

Cider doughnuts are a tradition in Vermont, but here in Texas, we love maple flavors, too. Our glaze of choice features delicious maple syrup. Barbara Elliott, Tyler, Texas

Bacon-Tomato Salad

Bacon-Tomato Salad

Bacon-Tomato Salad

We love this wonderful salad that tastes like a piled-high BLT without the time or effort. Plus, you can make it hours ahead and keep it in the fridge till serving time. —Denise Thurman, Columbia, Missouri

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Creamy Salsa Dip

Creamy Salsa Dip

Creamy Salsa Dip

Spicy and slightly tangy, this special dip from Jerene Bennett of Seymour, Missouri gets its kick from hot pepper sauce and salsa.

Marinated Artichoke Salad

Marinated Artichoke Salad

Marinated Artichoke Salad

Artichoke hearts, fresh vegetables and Italian salad dressing combine to make this no-fuss favorite from Ann Marie Petri. "I always take this salad to get-togethers," says the Barron, Wisconsin cook. "A special event wouldn't be the same without it."

Grape Punch

Grape Punch

Grape Punch

"With its beautiful purple color, fruity flavor and fun fizz, this punch always prompts requests for refills," says Gayle Lewis of Yucaipa, California. "I like to serve it with Mexican and Italian foods."
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Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad

Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad

Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad

This recipe is a favorite with my husband and five boys, all hearty eaters. It's filling, economical and, best of all, easy to prepare. I spend many afternoons driving our sons back and forth to their wrestling and band practices, piano lessons, Boy Scout meetings and church activities.

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut Butter Pancakes

"Pancakes are one of my husband's specialties," says Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas. "So it's not unusual for him to wake me with those hot-from-the griddle cakes that get their delicious difference from peanut butter.

Haunting Hot Chocolate

Haunting Hot Chocolate

Haunting Hot Chocolate

I serve mugs of this quick-to-fix hot cocoa outside when the kids in our neighborhood go trick-or-treating for Halloween. It's a nice change of pace from traditional candy. —Suzanne McKinley Lyons, Georgia

Chicken Tossed Salad

Chicken Tossed Salad

Chicken Tossed Salad

“My husband is picky about salads, but he loves this combination of fruit, meat and cheese,” says Vanetta Servoss from Southaven, Mississippi. “With a package of greens and fully-cooked bacon, it goes together so quickly.”

Red, White and Green Salad

Red, White and Green Salad

Red, White and Green Salad

This is a great summertime salad— crisp, refreshing...and easy to prepare! Try it at your next family picnic.

Banana Split Shakes

Banana Split Shakes

Banana Split Shakes

"These velvety smooth shakes make a special snack," says Mary Detweiler, field editor from West Farmington, Ohio. "They taste like an ice cream sundae, only you can sip them with a straw."

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad

It was such a treat to have a crisp, garden-fresh salad back when Mom didn't have much room in our little icebox to keep produce chilled. This salad is as colorful and festive as it is refreshing. -Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa

Blueberry Fruit Dip

Blueberry Fruit Dip

Blueberry Fruit Dip

This fruit dip makes a great snack for my kids. What could be better after a long day at school? —Renee Sevigny, Wayland, Michigan

Broccoli Side Salad

Broccoli Side Salad

Broccoli Side Salad

You'll likely rely on this crunchy salad for many meals and get-togethers. It's extra quick because it requires no cooking.

Bacon Avocado Wraps

Bacon Avocado Wraps

Bacon Avocado Wraps

A variety of flavored flour tortillas are now available and would add nice variation to this recipe.
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