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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5-Ingredient Fudge

5-Ingredient Fudge

5-Ingredient Fudge

You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. Sue Tucker, Edgemoor, South Carolina

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

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

My son is a strawberry fanatic—anything with strawberries in it is a must-have in his book. I'll always remember the look on his face the first time he tried this. It was love! — Karen Wilkes, Lakewood, California

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Strawberry Cookie Tarts

Strawberry Cookie Tarts

Strawberry Cookie Tarts

For an even more festive touch on the Fourth of July, top half of the cookies with strawberries (or raspberries) and the other half with blueberries.

Mixed Greens Salad

Mixed Greens Salad

Mixed Greens Salad

"THIS WAS our family's favorite salad. A perfect complement to our Easter meal, it's light, crisp and refreshing, with authentic Italian dressing. The variety of greens makes it eye-appealing as well."

Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Zesty pineapple and crunchy granola make this icy cold treat perfect for those too-hot-to-move days of summer. Dorothy LaCombe in Hamburg, New York shared the recipe.
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Strawberry Broil

Strawberry Broil

Strawberry Broil

For a naturally sweet addition to your meal, top ice cream with this lovely and delicious dessert. Or serve it warm by itself with a dollop of whipped cream. Either way, it's irresistible!—Cheryl Mutch, Edmonton, Alberta

Frozen Lime Cake

Frozen Lime Cake

Frozen Lime Cake

Block parties, cookouts or anytime you need a supercool dessert, we’ve got just the thing. The crust is a snap, and the ice cream and sherbet layers are delish. Everyone loves this! —Kathy Gillogly, Sun City, California

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki Flank Steak

Teriyaki sauce, Chinese five-spice powder, ginger and sesame oil combine in this overnight marinade that gives plenty of Asian flair to grilled flank steak. —Nancy Fairless of Clifton, New Jersey

Saucy Fruit Medley

Saucy Fruit Medley

Saucy Fruit Medley

This is a variation of a recipe handed down from my mother-in-law. It can be used for brunch, as a refreshing dessert in summer or a colorful topping on yellow cake during the holidays. It keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days. This healthy combination can be stretched by adding more fruit and juice to the leftovers. The flavor improves each day. -Linda Tucker, Farmington, Missouri

Lemon Orange Refresher

Lemon Orange Refresher

Lemon Orange Refresher

This cool thirst-quenching beverage is in hot demand around her home in Raymond, California, Jodi Tuell reports. "The tangy flavor of lemon and orange comes through sip after sip in this frosty drink," she says

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

This eye-catching torte captures the taste of two favorite desserts—angel food cake and pumpkin pie. When you have time, prepare it earlier in the day and refrigerate until serving.

Pesto Tuna Melts

Pesto Tuna Melts

Pesto Tuna Melts

A tangy Italian twist on tuna salad, this cheesy open-faced sandwich from Nancy Monroe of Statesville, North Carolina is a fuss-free standout. Pair it with a cup of hot soup or chips for a tasty lunch.

Dutch Spinach Salad

Dutch Spinach Salad

Dutch Spinach Salad

This dressing can also be served hot on wilted lettuce, or adapted for potato salad or coleslaw. My grandmother, mother and aunts made this Pennsylvania Dutch treat, and I'm happy to pass it on for others to enjoy!

Brown Cow Punch

Brown Cow Punch

Brown Cow Punch

When we came across this recipe, we knew it would be perfect for our theme party. The chocolate milk made everyone feel like a kid again!—Teresa Stutzman, Adair, Oklahoma

Fresh Broccoli Salad

Fresh Broccoli Salad

Fresh Broccoli Salad

This unique salad goes fast at potlucks. It's pretty with the broccoli, mushrooms, red onions and olives. It has a great crunch, and the dressing is quick to make. When time is short and you want something delicious, this recipe fills the bill. -Marilyn Fields, Groveland, California

Hearty Cheese Spread

Hearty Cheese Spread

Hearty Cheese Spread

Using the red wax covering from gouda cheese, Vernie Nicolaisen of Cherokee, Iowa fashions a decorative "poinsettia" bowl in which to serve this treat.
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