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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.

Rhubarb Sundaes

Rhubarb Sundaes

Rhubarb Sundaes

After one taste, your family will agree rhubarb never tasted so good! The sweet sauce will disappear so fast when you serve it over ice cream that you might want to keep some on hand to serve over pancakes, waffles...even French toast.

Calico Scrambled Eggs

Calico Scrambled Eggs

Calico Scrambled Eggs

When you're short on time and scrambling to get a meal on the table, this recipe is "eggs-actly" what you need. There's a short ingredient list, and cooking is kept to a minimum. Plus, with green pepper and tomato, it's colorful. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Instead of topping juicy cheeseburgers with sauteed mushrooms, include some savory 'shrooms in the meat mixture for a new twist! Folks will be pleasantly surprised with these deluxe sandwiches...bite after bite.
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Fast Fudge Sundaes

Fast Fudge Sundaes

Fast Fudge Sundaes

For big chocolate taste, Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin treats her family to this thick ice cream topping. "It's a snap to make the fudgy sauce," she writes. "And we like it better than the store-bought kind!"

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

This cake mixes up quickly and bakes while we enjoy our dinner. My son, David, loves to help decorate it. —Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Almond Rice Pilaf

Almond Rice Pilaf

Almond Rice Pilaf

Sharon Adamczyk of Wind Lake, Wisconsin writes, "With quick-cooking rice, this is a speedy side dish...but the almonds make it special enough to serve to company. It goes well with all kinds of meats."

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Kim Marie Van Rheenen of Mendota, Illinois reports, "At our family gatherings, I'm 'required' to serve this creamy dip - so I'm thankful it mixes up so quickly! It's especially attractive served with red and green apple wedges."

Hearty Italian Sandwiches

Hearty Italian Sandwiches

Hearty Italian Sandwiches

I've been making this sweet and spicy sandwich filling for 35 years. It smells as good as it tastes! It's a great reward for a hungry family after a day working or playing outdoors. —Elaine Krupsky, Las Vegas, Nevada

Greens with Herb Vinaigrette

Greens with Herb Vinaigrette

Greens with Herb Vinaigrette

Dijon mustard adds tanginess to the light vinaigrette that coats this salad from Sally Hook of Houston, Texas. "For variety, I sometimes add minced garlic or a tablespoon of whipping cream," she writes. "You can even use flavored vinegars or different types of oil for a change of pace."

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

From Iowa City, Iowa, Peg Kenkel-Thomsen notes, "This salad goes wonderfully with chicken and Mexican main dishes and is great when you need something quick for a potluck," Make it for small change—a mere 43¢ per serving.



Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

"My whole family really enjoys Mexican food," remarks Nancy Roberts of Cave City, Arkansas. "When I'm in a hurry, I make this zippy deep-dish pie. It always satisfies their appetites."

Herbed Potato Wedges

Herbed Potato Wedges

Herbed Potato Wedges

I'M a widower and cook mainly for myself. This recipe is simple and I've used it many times. Since it makes enough for two, I'll wrap half of the baked potato wedges in foil and freeze them for another time. Then I simply warm them in the toaster oven or microwave. -R. V. Taibbi, Honolulu, Hawaii

Super Supper Hero

Super Supper Hero

Super Supper Hero

Here's a hearty handheld meal you can eat on the go or pack for a picnic. Serve this versatile sandwich the way the recipe's written or stuff it with the works. —Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West Virginia

Seasoned Fries

Seasoned Fries

Seasoned Fries

These fries are always popular with my meat-and-potatoes bunch. The cheesy seasoning can easily double as a flavorful baked potato topper, too.—Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West Virginia
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