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Simple Recipes

Find simple recipes from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get simple recipes for appetizers, breakfast, dinner, and more simple recipes by course.

Berry Cherry Pie

Berry Cherry Pie

Berry Cherry Pie

A neighbor shared this pie with me years ago, and now it has a big fan club. I'm always looking for new treats to bake for my family, but this is one I turn to again and again, especially in summer. —Wanda Van Voorhis, Plain City, Ohio

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."

Gold-Medal Vegetable Dip

Gold-Medal Vegetable Dip

Gold-Medal Vegetable Dip

The crowd at our Olympics theme party declared this tangy dip a winner! With just enough zip from mustard and Worcestershire sauce, it's a great-tasting accompaniment to an assortment of crisp, colorful vegetables. -Therese Judge, Westminster, Maryland
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Calypso Cups

Calypso Cups

Calypso Cups

These cup-shaped cookies go over great at any occasion. I like to tint the frosting to coordinate with the event. —Lorraine Kaczmarek, Steubenville, OH

Jeweled Thumbprints

Jeweled Thumbprints

Jeweled Thumbprints

When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing and baked many cookies for me. This is one of her recipes that I treasure. —Maria Debono, New York, New York

Skillet Meatballs

Skillet Meatballs

Skillet Meatballs

"When I had some girlfriends over, one of them fixed these sweet and spicy appetizers," recalls Valerie Solar of San Francisco, California. "We were amazed that something so good took so little time to prepare."

Peanut Butter Jumbos

Peanut Butter Jumbos

Peanut Butter Jumbos

Oats, peanut butter and chocolate make these soft, chewy cookies hearty and nutritious. My whole family agrees this recipe is a real winner.

Spicy Applesauce

Spicy Applesauce

Spicy Applesauce

"We have an apple-picking party every year," mentions Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington. "It's a bushel of fun, and I look forward to cooking a batch of this easy applesauce seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and allspice."

Apricot Upside-Down Cake

Apricot Upside-Down Cake

Apricot Upside-Down Cake

My Aunt Anne, who is a great cook, gave me a taste of this golden upside-down cake and I couldn't believe how delicious it was. Apricots give it an elegant twist from traditional pineapple versions. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta

Turkey Salad with Grapes & Cashews

Turkey Salad with Grapes & Cashews

Turkey Salad with Grapes & Cashews

I used to buy turkey salad from a local deli until I experimented and came up with this recipe myself. It's even better than the store-bought kind.—Connie Laux, Englewood, Ohio



Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

It's not a misprint—there really are just two ingredients in this spiced cherry dessert. It's a good brunch for sweet-lovers, too. —Terri Robinson, Muncie, Indiana

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

I brought this spicy cheese dip to my guild, where it was a huge hit. It's a terrific take-a-long appetizer. - Marion Bartone, Conneaut, Ohio

Pizzeria Burgers

Pizzeria Burgers

Pizzeria Burgers

As the mother of teenagers, I strive to find meals they like but that require little work on my part. I get many requests for these Italian-style hamburgers...I make them monthly. - Amy LaPointe, North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Bacon-Wrapped Hamburgers

Bacon-Wrapped Hamburgers

Bacon-Wrapped Hamburgers

Since South Dakota summers are so short, we grill out as often as we can when the weather is warm. By mixing the cheese into the burger, I know I'll get a little cheese in every bite. —Dana Matthies, Parker, South Dakota
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