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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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Cran-Orange Turkey Bagel

Cran-Orange Turkey Bagel

Cran-Orange Turkey Bagel

"I adapted the recipe for this tasty turkey sandwich from a deli where I worked," recalls Tanya Smeins of Kalamazoo, Michigan. "To make it easier to eat, we often dip each bite into the cranberry mixture instead of spreading it inside."

Buttery Mint Carrots

Buttery Mint Carrots

Buttery Mint Carrots

I reworked an old recipe to blend mint (traditionally a complement to lamb) with buttery-sweet carrots. This quick way of dressing up carrots makes a colorful accompaniment for other meats as well.

Italian Subs

Italian Subs

Italian Subs

Olive lovers are sure to rejoice over this stacked sandwich! Delores Christner from Spooner, Wisconsin marinates stuffed and ripe olives in white wine vinegar and garlic before using them to flavor these speedy salami, ham and provolone subs.
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Raspberry Curd

Raspberry Curd

Raspberry Curd

Raspberries are such a sweet and flavorful berry that is perfect during the summer time. This recipe can also be made in the winter with frozen berries.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Toffee Ice Cream Dessert

Toffee Ice Cream Dessert

Toffee Ice Cream Dessert

"A lady at my church gave me the recipe for this yummy frozen treat," recalls Sharon Pavlikowski of Virginia Beach, Virginia. "I make it for my husband's luncheons at work, and the dish comes home empty every time!" A great dessert for a gathering any time of year, it can be prepared ahead and stored in the freezer.

Sloppy Joe BLT's

Sloppy Joe BLT's

Sloppy Joe BLT's

Not the traditional sloppy joe, this colorful sandwich combines bacon, salad greens, tomato and cheese with a mayonnaise dressing. "My dad made these somewhat-messy but tasty BLT's often when we were kids," says Debbie Blackburn, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas shares this tart medley that puts mushrooms in the spotlight. The salad is well-coated with a vinaigrette made with Dijon mustard, vinegar and herbs.

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

"I was so tired of eating plain angel food cake and fruit for dessert that I decided to combine the two with a little whipped topping—the result is this scrumptious and refreshing torte," says Hettie Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida. "It tastes as good as it looks!"

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.

Tomatoes with Vinaigrette

Tomatoes with Vinaigrette

Tomatoes with Vinaigrette

"This easy dressing is a tasty way to top tomatoes," says field editor Joanne ShewChuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan. "I got the recipe from my mother."



Creamy Crunchy Pea Salad

Creamy Crunchy Pea Salad

Creamy Crunchy Pea Salad

I like this tasty side dish since there's not much chopping involved. Vary the type of nuts to suit your family's taste.—Leann Jasper, Newmarket, Ontario

Easy Caesar Coleslaw

Easy Caesar Coleslaw

Easy Caesar Coleslaw

This cool, crisp coleslaw is a great compliment to any meal. “I adapted this colorful, tangy dish from a more time-consuming recipe I had. It’s easy to double or triple for potlucks, too.” Maryrose DeGroot - State College, Pennsylvania

Festive Holiday Punch

Festive Holiday Punch

Festive Holiday Punch

This refreshing holiday punch has a gorgeous raspberry color and tangy flavor. To complete the magic, we garnish the glasses with lime wedges. —Tahnia Fox, Trenton, Michigan

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

This chocolaty treat is perfect for summer days, and so easy to make! With store-bought ice cream sandwiches, you can whip up this dessert in no time.—Cathie Valentine, Graniteville, South Carolina

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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.

Lemony Garbanzo Salad

Lemony Garbanzo Salad

Lemony Garbanzo Salad

Everybody goes for this super-fresh salad with the cumin-coriander dressing, especially on warm days. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Blue Cheese & Grape Coleslaw

Dishes like coleslaw beg for a fresh approach. I update mine with almonds, grapes, blue cheese and bacon for a grand bowl of color and crunch. —Jeannine Bunge, Hartley, Iowa
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