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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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Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Brie-Berry Bruschetta

Brie-Berry Bruschetta

Brie-Berry Bruschetta

I love fresh strawberries, and I try to enjoy as many as possible during the season. Because so many strawberry recipes are quite sweet, I wanted to start the meal with something savory, so I came up with strawberries, cheese and good bread.

Michigan Cherry Salad

Michigan Cherry Salad

Michigan Cherry Salad

This recipe reminds me what I love about my home state: apple picking with my children, buying greens at the farmer’s market and tasting cherries on vacations. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, MI

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Snortin' Good Salad

Snortin' Good Salad

Snortin' Good Salad

In this make-ahead side dish, you can substitute ingredients to suit your taste or to showcase vegetables in season.

Creamy 'n' Fruity Gelatin Salad

Creamy 'n' Fruity Gelatin Salad

Creamy 'n' Fruity Gelatin Salad

I CAN remember looking forward to eating this pretty salad when I was a child. It has all the ingredients a child would like. My Grandmother served it during the holidays and on other special occasions and my Mother did the same.

Fresh Fruit Bowl

Fresh Fruit Bowl

Fresh Fruit Bowl

The glorious colors used here make this a great summer salad. Slightly sweet and chilled, it makes a nice accompaniment to a grilled entree. —Marlon Kirst, Troy, Michigan
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Chocolate Mint Pudding

Chocolate Mint Pudding

Chocolate Mint Pudding

Our Test Kitchen came up with this creamy, lactose-free dessert that could also be used in a parfait, as a filling or as a dip for fruit or pound cake. You'll love the rich chocolaty-mint flavor. TIP: If you don't care for mint, leave out the extract. For a more mousse-like dessert, stir in some non-dairy topping.

Homemade Trail Mix

Homemade Trail Mix

Homemade Trail Mix

Prepackaged trail mix doesn't compare to this fun homemade variety of dried fruit, nuts, cereal and chocolate chips.—Michael Vyskocil, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania

Mint Sauce for Lamb

Mint Sauce for Lamb

Mint Sauce for Lamb

"This recipe has been in our family for nearly 80 years. Our backyard mint patch provided the main ingredient," reports Ruth Bogdanski of Grants Pass, Oregon. "Our gang won't eat lamb without this mint sauce."

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

Dottye Wolf of Rolla, Missouri is on a restricted diet, although her husband is not. "I often make two different single-serving recipes," Dottye reports. "Yogurt Parfait is a delicious breakfast or luncheon treat, especially with wafers on the side."

Strawberry Honey Fruit Dip

Strawberry Honey Fruit Dip

Strawberry Honey Fruit Dip

I dress up strawberry cream cheese with honey and a touch of lemon peel. This creamy creation is perfect for dipping berries, sliced kiwi, cubed melon or most any fruit.—Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

Funshine Drink

Funshine Drink

Funshine Drink

My kids are crazy about this frosty, frothy drink any time of year. But I have to admit, the fresh fruity beverage is as welcome as a splash of winter sunshine with grown-up holiday guests, too.

Tangy Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Tangy Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Tangy Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Buttermilk gives a tangy twist to this mild and creamy salad dressing from our home economists. You'll love drizzling it on your fresh greens and vegetables.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin



Orange Chiffon Pie

Orange Chiffon Pie

Orange Chiffon Pie

My children always tell me I'm the only mom who bakes every day. The other kids at school always want to know what's in my kids' lunch.

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

You'll love how well this strawberry rhubarb sauce goes with pancakes. It's a fresh from the farmers market favorite! —Mia Werner, Waukegan, Illinois

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Shakes

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Shakes

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Shakes

For a nutritious breakfast or snack on the go, try this hearty shake from Norma Gabriel of Mondovi, Wisconsin. "With the banana, yogurt and milk, it's quite filling," she says. "My husband, son and I all enjoy it."

Spiced Cider Punch

Spiced Cider Punch

Spiced Cider Punch

“I’ve shared this recipe with many friends. It never wears out its welcome and is so easy to make! It’s also delicious warm.” Charles Piatt - Little Rock, AR
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