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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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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.
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Blue Cheese Onion Dip

Blue Cheese Onion Dip

Blue Cheese Onion Dip

I decided to tweak the onion soup dip you see at every gathering, and everyone seems to be glad I did. Serve with crisp, raw vegetables or potato chips, and you’re set. —Vicki Desy, Tucson, AZ

Coconut Creme Chocolates

Coconut Creme Chocolates

Coconut Creme Chocolates

I've been married 49 years and have three children and lots of grandchildren. I've cooked a lot of meals! I make these treats special for my grandchildren. —Dolores Wilder, Texas City, Texas

Fresh Ginger Cranberry Relish

Fresh Ginger Cranberry Relish

Fresh Ginger Cranberry Relish

The reputation of this tasty relish goes way beyond your Thanksgiving dinner plate. It’s great with poultry and pork, and will even perk up a ho-hum deli sandwich on-the-fly. —Melode Weiner, Plymouth, California

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Sweet Fruit Smoothies

Sweet Fruit Smoothies

Sweet Fruit Smoothies

Writes Helen Reed of Amherst, Ohio, "Sipping one of these thick smoothies is a wonderful way to get fruit into your diet. They're a fun alternative to chocolate or vanilla milk shakes."

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

With only five ingredients, this fast and fabulous supper salad from Aileen Andres Sox in Meridian, Idaho is one recipe you'll want to keep handy all year long. Almonds add delightful crunch to the colorful blend!

Jazzed-Up Clam Chowder

Jazzed-Up Clam Chowder

Jazzed-Up Clam Chowder

“No one ever guesses that my dressed-up and delicious chowder came from cans!” Josephine Piro — Easton, Pennsylvania

Greek Garden Salad

Greek Garden Salad

Greek Garden Salad

In the summer, when my garden vegetables are in abundance, I serve this salad. We eat this pretty blend often. It's handy to make with convenient bottled Italian dressing. But don't put the dressing on too early or the vegetables will get too soggy.—Glenda Parsonage, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

Pork Patties

Pork Patties

Pork Patties

These patties provide a taste-bud wake-up call with a variety of herbs and spices and are quick to put together. To save some time, combine all the spices and herbs the night before, then stir in the ground pork just before frying in the morning.—Lois Fetting, Nelson, Wisconsin

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Laramie, Wyoming’s Vera Reid uses corn and peppers to add color and nutrition to this veggie side dish. “It’s so fresh and appealing and complements any meal,” she says.

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

“These tasty mushrooms are a wonderful accompaniment to meat, but they could also be served as an appetizer,” notes Joan Schroeder of Pinedale, Wyoming.

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

"This sunny-colored medley smells so good while it cooks," says Page Alexander of Baldwin City, Kansas. "The cream cheese topping adds a touch of elegance to individual servings of the not-too-sweet fruit."

Grape and Cabbage Salad

Grape and Cabbage Salad

Grape and Cabbage Salad

This is a recipe I created using the grapes grown in our state. The flavor and texture brings many compliments, and its combination of color adds to its appeal.

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

"This sunny-colored medley smells so good while it cooks," says Page Alexander of Baldwin City, Kansas. "The cream cheese topping adds a touch of elegance to individual servings of the not-too-sweet fruit."

Garlic-Sesame Pita Chips

Garlic-Sesame Pita Chips

Garlic-Sesame Pita Chips

Add a little crunch to dinner with Garlic-Sesame Pita Chips—all you need is 15 minutes and a few basic ingredients. With their crisp texture, these chips are a wonderful addition to casseroles, salads and soups, but they’re also great alone as a snack. Helen B. Forsythe of Puyallup, Washington shares the recipe.

Pretty Pear Salad

Pretty Pear Salad

Pretty Pear Salad

Sweetened cream cheese is a simple and satisfying way to dress up canned pears. Plus, they look so pretty on the table. For a different twist, you can use canned peaches in place of the pears.—Barb Marshall, Pickerington, Ohio

Gingered Lime Gelatin

Gingered Lime Gelatin

Gingered Lime Gelatin

This recipe calls for ginger ale in place of cold water, which gives the salad a "tingly" taste and heightens the ginger flavor.—Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota

Confetti Salmon Steaks

Confetti Salmon Steaks

Confetti Salmon Steaks

In Decatur, Alabama, Mary Kay Dixson relies on her microwave to cook this tender fish in a jiffy. With its sprinkling of bright peppers, the mildly seasoned dish makes a pretty entree for two.
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