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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.

Balsamic-Seasoned Steak

Balsamic-Seasoned Steak

Balsamic-Seasoned Steak

With this quick recipe, you get a tender steak without a long marinade. Balsamic vinegar and steak sauce give it tang, and you can't go wrong with the melty Swiss on top. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Sesame Hot Dogs

Sesame Hot Dogs

Sesame Hot Dogs

Kids of all ages love these cute, cheese-stuffed hot dogs wrapped in crusty, sesame-seed biscuits. I serve them with bowls of chili, mustard, ketchup…even bean dip or salsa for dipping! —Sue Mackey, Jackson, Wisconsin

Guacamole Chicken Salad

Guacamole Chicken Salad

Guacamole Chicken Salad

This flavorful chicken salad is perfect for company. “As a registered nurse with a hectic schedule, I try to prepare recipes that are fast, but also keep the nutritional needs in mind,” notes Carmen Bolar of Bronx, New York. “This one definitely meets all of my criteria.”
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Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

“I tasted tortilla soup at a restaurant and decided I could come up with an easy recipe to duplicate the taste at home,” writes Kim Seeger of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Hot Dog Bean Soup

Hot Dog Bean Soup

Hot Dog Bean Soup

My husband fixed this soup for our three kids years ago. They always loved it and now prepare it for their own kids. It's a real favorite on family camping trips. —Mary Ann Kime, Sturgis, Michigan

Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad

Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad

Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad

Chock-full of color and crunch, this salad is the cherished family recipe of 85-year-old Opal Shipman in Levelland, Texas. “It always goes over real well with all ages,“ Opal says, “and it's a good way to get kids to eat squash.“ OPAL'S TIP. “When fixing this salad for myself or other seniors who are also diabetic, I simply substitute my sweetener for the sugar.“

Peanut Butter Silk Pie

Peanut Butter Silk Pie

Peanut Butter Silk Pie

This is a favorite, so I make it every chance I get. My youngest son wanted pies around his wedding cake, and this was one of his requests! —Lee Deneau, Lansing, Michigan

In a Snap Pepperoni Salad

In a Snap Pepperoni Salad

In a Snap Pepperoni Salad

“This salad first had bacon, but I opted for pepperoni. I just snip it up with a kitchen shears and sprinkle it on. It’s a good way for kids to get their vegetables.” Lee Deneau - Lansing, Michigan

Swirled Dill Rolls

Swirled Dill Rolls

Swirled Dill Rolls

You'll need just four ingredients to bake a pan of these golden-brown rolls. With their fresh-from-the-oven aroma and mild dill flavor, they complement the ham dish nicely. Or serve the rolls with most any entree.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Even in frosty weather, Lucille Mead of Ilion, New York serves up garden-fresh flavor with this pretty, colorful side dish. The crisp-tender veggie combo goes with a variety of entrees and is ready in minutes.



Salsa Spaghetti Squash

Salsa Spaghetti Squash

Salsa Spaghetti Squash

If you want spaghetti, but are eating gluten-free or trying to keep a lid on carbs, there's always spaghetti squash as a flavorful alternative. Subtly sweet, tender and satisfying, this is one colorful dish. —Clara M. Coulson, Washington Court House, Ohio

Italian Beef Patties

Italian Beef Patties

Italian Beef Patties

Make these pizza flavored patties from Deanna Maciejewski of Bridgeton, Missouri and watch the kids devour them! Give them a try in buns for a pizza-like cheeseburger, or try them on rice or with a side of deli pasta salad for a super-fast fix.

Almond-Crusted Salmon

Almond-Crusted Salmon

Almond-Crusted Salmon

Marc Nadeau of Salt Lake City, Utah likes to serve this crunchy fish with lots of mango salsa. It's a beautiful dish you might want to share with that special someone.

Maple Cranberry Chicken

Maple Cranberry Chicken

Maple Cranberry Chicken

“With just four ingredients, these moist and flavorful chicken breasts are a cinch to prepare,” says Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California. “The tart cranberry sauce contrasts nicely with the sweet maple syrup.”
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