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Simple Dinner Recipes

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For dribble-down-your-chin sweet ribs, start with peaches and barbecue sauce, then add a boost of chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Keep the napkins coming. — Sue Ryon, Shorewood, Wisconsin
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Pumpkin-Chorizo Bow Ties

Pumpkin-Chorizo Bow Ties

Pumpkin-Chorizo Bow Ties

Chicken sausage is such a convenient way to add flavor to healthy dishes. If your family doesn't like spicy food, skip the red pepper flakes and use a mild-flavored sausage. —Sharon Ricci, Mendon, New York

Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

"It's a snap to combine this zippy marinade...and you can vary the marinating time to fit your day's activities," notes Maribeth Edwards of Follansbee, West Virginia. "The steaks cook up quickly and are always a hit!"

Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

My husband and I really like fish and chips, but not all the grease that typically comes along with it. I decided to give the classic dinner a makeover. Turns out the pickle dip is healthier than tartar sauce, and we like it a lot better—who knew? —Michelle Lucas, Cold Spring, Kentucky
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Nutty Salmon

Nutty Salmon

Nutty Salmon

“I’ve been making this super-fast microwave dish for 20 years,“ shares Vicki Ruiz from Twin Falls, Idaho. “It couldn’t be easier or more delicious, and I always get compliments…even from people who don’t normally like fish!“ VICKI’S TIP. “Any leftovers make great salmon patties the next day. Simply add an egg and cracker crumbs to hold the salmon together, then fry in butter until both sides are golden brown.”

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

After one taste of this rich, spicy sauce, it’ll be on your short list for those nights when you need a quick belly warmer. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Pineapple Shrimp Packets

Pineapple Shrimp Packets

Pineapple Shrimp Packets

“Your family and friends will delight in receiving these individual grilled shrimp packets,” enthuses Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. “The foil makes cleanup a breeze.”

Cornmeal Catfish with Avocado Sauce

Cornmeal Catfish with Avocado Sauce

Cornmeal Catfish with Avocado Sauce

When I was growing up in California, my mother made catfish quite often, and it was always a hit. Now I cook it with my own twist. When only frozen catfish fillets are available, I thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, and they work just as well. —Mary Lou Cook, Welches, OR

Pressure-Cooked Beef Stew

Pressure-Cooked Beef Stew

Pressure-Cooked Beef Stew

"I like to serve this twist on traditional stew with fresh rolls on crusty bread," tells Joanne Wright of Niles, Michigan. "The roast and vegetables cook quickly and make a comforting meal."

Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Streamline any weeknight with this pretty main dish full of pleasing flavors. Chop the pepper ahead and pick up sliced mushrooms, and you’ll have this microwaved in moments. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland

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

Garden Squash Ravioli

Garden Squash Ravioli

Garden Squash Ravioli

I created this dish to make the most of an overabundance of yellow squash and zucchini from our garden. It was a hit with the whole family. It's so easy to ladle the homemade sauce over quick-cooking frozen ravioli for a satisfying dinner. -Teri Christensen, West Jordan, Utah
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