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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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This honey-flavored kale salad makes our taste buds tingle. It has subtle sweetness from currants and a nutty almond crunch. Add grated Asiago and you’ve got a stellar side. —Ally Phillips, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Pesto Buttermilk Dressing

Pesto Buttermilk Dressing

Pesto Buttermilk Dressing

A good dressing is hard to beat; a great one is brilliant. We love a tangy blend of buttermilk and Greek yogurt. —Liz Bellville, Jacksonville, North Carolina

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad

Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad

MY FAMILY loves this salad, and I do, too, because it's so easy to make! The buttermilk adds a wonderful tang, making it a refreshing accompaniment to any meal. -Lenore Wilson, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Denise Ramey from Francesville, Indiana created this recipe by combining some of her favorite flavors and textures. Serve warmed tortilla chips on the side of this robust, crunchy pasta dish.
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Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Cranberry Ribbon Loaf

Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania uses leftover angel food cake to create a refreshing cranberry dessert perfect for holiday gatherings. It's convenient, too, because it can be assembled ahead and kept in the freezer.

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

In Alum Creek, West Virginia, Vicky Priestley recommends whipping up these barbecue Hawaiian pizzas as a quick after-school snack. Prepared on English muffins, the cheesy pizzas are something that kids of all ages enjoy.

Dutch Honey Syrup

Dutch Honey Syrup

Dutch Honey Syrup

"I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska. "Still, it was a special treat when Mom served this scrumptious syrup with our pancakes."

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Here's a new twist on traditional coleslaw. It's easy to make and so delicious.

Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

Crunchy apples and pecans contrast nicely with smooth gelatin in this pretty salad. —Denita DeValcourt, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Blackberry Beer Cocktail

Blackberry Beer Cocktail

Blackberry Beer Cocktail

This refreshing hard lemonade has a mild alcohol flavor; the beer adds just enough fizz to dance on your tongue as you sip. Sorry, adults only! —Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida

Snappy Peas and Carrots

Snappy Peas and Carrots

Snappy Peas and Carrots

This brightly colored veggie side was stirred up by our home economists. It goes well with the peppery tenderloin.



Pear Chicken Salad

Pear Chicken Salad

Pear Chicken Salad

This beautiful, flavorful salad from Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah is sprinkled with feta cheese, sweetened cranberries and walnuts for extra depth, pop, and crunch.

No-Bake Almond Bites

No-Bake Almond Bites

No-Bake Almond Bites

To help keep holiday snacking on the skinny side, our home economists whipped up these simple little sensations. Quick and easy, the chewy no-bake treats are ideal when time is tight.

Tangy Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Tangy Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Tangy Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

My ladies group at church printed a cookbook several years ago, and this recipe was in the book, with no name attached. I serve it over mixed greens, drizzle it over sliced tomatoes and cucumbers and even use it as a dressing for coleslaw. -Gay Nell Nicholas, Henderson, Texas

Mandarin Trifles

Mandarin Trifles

Mandarin Trifles

Making a flavorful tropical dessert is very easy. You will be proud to serve this to guests and they will be sure to ask you for the recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Raspberry-Banana Soft Serve

Raspberry-Banana Soft Serve

Raspberry-Banana Soft Serve

When I make this ice cream, I mix and match bananas for their ripeness. Very ripe ones add more banana flavor. Less ripe ones have a fluffier texture. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce

Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce

Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce

Mom made this fudgy sauce to drizzle on cake. It’s also pretty darn good over ice cream. To make it even richer, use half and half. —Mike Miller, Creston, Iowa
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