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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.

Avocado Shrimp Salad

Avocado Shrimp Salad

Avocado Shrimp Salad

Start any meal with Avocado Shrimp Salad from Patricia Collins of Imbler, Oregon. Patricia made a delightful cilantro-lime dressing that lightly coats the romaine, avocado and shrimp. The tart dressing has a bit of a jalapeno kick, but feel free to cut back on the peppers, if necessary.

Colorful Mac 'n' Cheese

Colorful Mac 'n' Cheese

Colorful Mac 'n' Cheese

My family loves this rich and comforting dish. The cheese disguises the zucchini, so my kids keep on eating it! —Debbie Amacher, Amherst, New York

Rosemary Lamb Chops

Rosemary Lamb Chops

Rosemary Lamb Chops

While the lamb chops from Beth Tomlinson of Morgantown, West Virginia do make for an upscale meal, they are really fast and easy. “I tend to make them for special occasions, although they are quick enough for a nice weeknight dinner,” Beth explains. The chops are perfectly seasoned with rosemary and thyme and have a fabulous presentation sure to impress guests.
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Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

This super-easy dessert features sweet blueberries with a brown sugar, almond and oat crumbly topping that only gets better with the cool creaminess of vanilla ice cream. “Try it with other fruit, such as peaches, for a different variety,” suggests Elizabeth Tomlinson of Morgantown, West Virginia

Mediterranean Couscous

Mediterranean Couscous

Mediterranean Couscous

With garlic, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, it's a great side dish for just about any entrée. “It relies on a boxed item to get started; then it's just a matter of adding a few ingredients,” says Elizabeth Tomlinson of Morgantown, West Virginia

Blackened Fish Salad

Blackened Fish Salad

Blackened Fish Salad

A handful of convenience items, including pasta salad from the deli and Cajun-style fish fillets from freezer section, makes it a snap to put together this super-fast main dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Flank Steak with Couscous

Flank Steak with Couscous

Flank Steak with Couscous

It takes just minutes to broil this nicely seasoned flank steak that’s served with made-in-minutes couscous. Slicing the meat on an angle across the grain produces the most tender results. If you prefer, a pound of sirloin steak can be used instead of the flank steak in this recipe.

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

A homemade marinade adds delicious flavor to the stir-fried pork in this main dish salad. The fast, fresh meal is easy to toss together with canned apricots and convenient salad kits. TIP: Look for the Asian crunch salad mix in the produce section near other bagged salad blends. If you can’t find it, pick up mixed greens, snow peas, shredded carrot, chow mein noodles and a bottle of sesame ginger or Asian-style salad dressing.

Provolone Turkey Sandwiches

Provolone Turkey Sandwiches

Provolone Turkey Sandwiches

These warm open-faced sandwiches make a quick and filling entree before evening activities. Starting with garlic bread from the frozen food section hurries along the preparation.

Smoked Sausage with Vegetables

Smoked Sausage with Vegetables

Smoked Sausage with Vegetables

Hearty appetites are sure to be satisfied with this great combo of zippy smoked sausage and colorful vegetables. Using a frozen vegetable medley makes it versatile and easy to fix.



Strawberry Breadstick Rolls

Strawberry Breadstick Rolls

Strawberry Breadstick Rolls

For a simple dessert, bake these sweet fruit-topped rolls that call for just six ingredients. They’re so yummy, your family may request them for breakfast, too.

Sesame Breadsticks

Sesame Breadsticks

Sesame Breadsticks

Try these bread sticks from our Test Kitchen. The not-to-spicy sticks have a mild herb flavor that goes great with pasta. The family will love them, and you'll love the quick preparation.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats

Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats

Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats

Janice Rasmussen of Atlantic, Iowa dresses up refrigerated cookie dough to create these yummy take-along treats. “They could not be quicker or easier,” assures Janice Rasmussen of Atlanta, Iowa. “Everyone loves them—young or old.”

Marinated Beef Tenderloins

Marinated Beef Tenderloins

Marinated Beef Tenderloins

From Karen Haskell of Tempe, Arizona, these steaks have fabulous flavor sure to impress guests. “These will melt in your mouth,” she writes. “Guaranteed!”
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