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Simple Dinner Recipes

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After searching for an out-of-this-world bottled barbecue sauce, I threw in the towel and stirred up my own with ketchup, honey, brown mustard—the works. —Kathleen Criddle, Lake Worth, Florida
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Chicken Bundles for Two

Chicken Bundles for Two

Chicken Bundles for Two

Cheryl Landis of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania prepares a picture-perfect dinner for two...without a lot of work. She seasons chicken and vegetables with sage and dill, then wraps them in aluminum foil, so everything grills together and cleanup is a snap.

Waffle Iron Pizzas

Waffle Iron Pizzas

Waffle Iron Pizzas

These little pizza pockets are a fun mashup using the waffle iron. Try your favorite toppings or even breakfast fillings like ham and eggs. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, ND

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Spaghetti with Meatballs

In Easton, Pennsylvania, Margaret Glassic lets this hearty sauce simmer while she mixes up the meatballs. "I've served this pasta dish for 50 years, and people still tell me it's the best they've had," she relates.
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Garden-Style Beef Lasagna

Garden-Style Beef Lasagna

Garden-Style Beef Lasagna

Everyone who has tried this fabulous lasagna dish absolutely loves it; rants and raves over it; and asks me for the recipe. People are always surprised that it can be prepared entirely in the microwave. For a change of pace, I like to add a layer of sliced zucchinis. –Micaela Miller, Corinth, Texas

Skillet Chicken with Barbecue Onion

Skillet Chicken with Barbecue Onion

Skillet Chicken with Barbecue Onion

Barbecue chicken is a sure bet with guests, but it’s also messy at times. My recipe lets you savor that flavor without a pile of napkins. —Evelyn Cleare, Miami, FL

Turkey Portobello Pasta

Turkey Portobello Pasta

Turkey Portobello Pasta

With portobellos and a host of seasoning, this turkey pasta dish is truly special. From Heather Fergeson of Idaho Springs, Colorado, it’s perfect for guests, but since it’s so quick, you can make it any night at all!

Salmon with Tangy Raspberry Sauce

Salmon with Tangy Raspberry Sauce

Salmon with Tangy Raspberry Sauce

We love salmon at our house and are always finding new ways to make it. This one turned out so well; the raspberry sauce adds a nice sweetness. My son calls it salmon candy! —Anna-Marie Williams, League City, Texas

Hearty Fajitas

Hearty Fajitas

Hearty Fajitas

"When I need to get dinner on the table fast for my husband and three children, I fix these filling fajitas," relates Elaine Keith of Mineral Wells, West Virginia. "With beef, chicken and shrimp, they satisfy everyone's tastes. They're wonderful with Spanish rice," she adds.

Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Toasted Pecans

Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Toasted Pecans

Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Toasted Pecans

What started out as a way to use up some leftover preserves and cheese turned out to be a family winner dinner that I now make time and again. —Keri Cotton, Lakeville, Minnesota

Grilled Halibut Steaks

Grilled Halibut Steaks

Grilled Halibut Steaks

"This recipe called for salmon, but I substituted another fish with delicious results," says Lisa Rowley of North East, Maryland. "It saves me time in the kitchen because all I have to do is mix up the seasoned butter, then turn it over to my husband, who does the grilling.

Chicken Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

Chicken Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

Chicken Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

I had a bunch of fresh veggies and combined them with sausage, gnocchi and goat cheese when I needed a quick dinner. Mix and match your own ingredients for unique results. —Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan
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