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

Gingered Green Bean Salad

Gingered Green Bean Salad

Gingered Green Bean Salad

Notes Trisha Kruse from Eagle, Idaho: “This crisp, summer salad keeps well in the refrigerator…if it lasts that long. The tangy sweetness and toasty flavor in the sesame dressing are almost addictive!”

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

"This salad is easy to make and it also tastes great," says Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "Serve it with a scoop of lemon sherbet for a refreshing dessert."

Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Rich, creamy and laced with wine, this chicken-and-pasta main dish is a favorite with Elaine Moser’s family in Spokane, Washington. Who’d guess it’s so quick and easy? COOKING CAPERS. Capers are the small, green flower buds of a bush that grows all over the Mediterranean area. Pickled in wine, vinegar or brine, capers lend a salty, lemony flavor to sauces, salads, veggies and main dishes. They can be found on grocery store shelves with olives and pickles.
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Veggie Tortellini Soup

Veggie Tortellini Soup

Veggie Tortellini Soup

Make the best of frozen veggies and tortellini with this no-fuss recipe. If you’d like, add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to the top or a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Helen Rehberger - Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Avocado Chicken Pitas

Avocado Chicken Pitas

Avocado Chicken Pitas

“I've had this recipe for years and usually made it with chicken breasts. Just recently, I started using rotisserie chicken from the store cut into strips. Very quick!” notes Barbara Hunt of Nipomo, California.

French Onion Drop Biscuits

French Onion Drop Biscuits

French Onion Drop Biscuits

These simple drop biscuits have a golden color and mild onion flavor. As Galelah Dowell of Fairland, Oklahoma notes, “They’re fast to fix and fabulous!”

Apple Chutney Chops

Apple Chutney Chops

Apple Chutney Chops

When my husband and I lived in South Carolina for a year, some good friends served this wonderful apple chutney and pork dish. It became an instant family favorite and tastes especially good served with Basmati rice. —Cher Anjema, Brampton, Ontario

Pepper Pork Fajitas

Pepper Pork Fajitas

Pepper Pork Fajitas

Four varieties of bell pepper make this a tasty, bright dish that’ll fill you up but won’t weigh you down. Lise Thomson — Magrath, Alberta

Fabulous Feta Salad

Fabulous Feta Salad

Fabulous Feta Salad

On busy summer days in Glendale, Arizona, Amy Adams turns to this simple and pretty pasta salad for fast, flavorful side-dish flair. TIP: Need a more filling entree? Simply double the amount of chicken!

Simple Seafood Alfredo

Simple Seafood Alfredo

Simple Seafood Alfredo

After making the pasta mix, simply add seafood to create a meal with a fancy flair. “This light and easy recipe came together because I wanted a quick-fix meal that tasted like real seafood Alfredo,” explains Verna Knox of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



Sausage & Spinach Calzones

Sausage & Spinach Calzones

Sausage & Spinach Calzones

These are perfect for quick lunches or a midnight snack. My nurse coworkers always ask me to make them when it's my turn to bring in lunch. —Kourtney Williams, Mechanicsville, Virginia

Beef Gyros

Beef Gyros

Beef Gyros

Going out to restaurants for gyros got to be expensive for our family, so I came up with this homemade version. Usually, I set out the fixings so everyone can assemble their own. My husband and our two busy teens request them often. —Sheri Scheerhorn, Hills, Minnesota

Sweet Pepper Skillet

Sweet Pepper Skillet

Sweet Pepper Skillet

From Bogalusa, Louisiana, Sundra Hauck writes, "If you're looking for a tasty dish to go with spaghetti or meat loaf, this is it." The easy pepper medley is a snap to saute on the stovetop.

Favorite Baked Spaghetti

Favorite Baked Spaghetti

Favorite Baked Spaghetti

This yummy spaghetti casserole will be requested again and again for potlucks and family gatherings. It's especially popular with my grandchildren, who just love all the cheese. —Louise Miller, Westminster, Maryland
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