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Mushroom, spinach quesadillas a quick spring treat

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Mushrooms, spinach and cheese fill tortillas for this quick vegetarian dinner. Sliced mushrooms, shredded cheese and washed spinach are supermarket staples that make food preparation for this dinner a breeze. The mushrooms and spinach are cooked in a microwave oven so only one skillet is needed to complete the meal.

Frozen corn and canned black...Read more

Salsa heats up this quick pork dish

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Spicy tomato salsa perks up pork chops. This is a one-pot meal that takes only 15 minutes to cook. If you keep these ingredients on hand, you won't have to go to the market. Keep pork and peas in the freezer, fresh pasta in the fridge and salsa on the shelf. The parsley is optional, if you have it fine or leave it off.

This is, also, a great ...Read more

Lamb chops dish special enough for Easter, but good any night

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Allspice, cinnamon and a touch of cayenne pepper add a sweet and spicy flavor to loin lamb chops. This is a quick dish for a weekday meal and is also special enough for an Easter Sunday dinner.

Loin lamb chops are used here, but rib chops or lamb steaks cut from the leg can be used. The latter is a slice of lamb that is cut through the leg to ...Read more

Penne Puttanesca is zesty and quick

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Doctor up rotisserie chicken for this quick, Italian meal. Penne Puttanesca is a traditional Italian dish. The zesty tomato sauce is flavored with capers. Anchovy fillets add a special depth of flavor to the sauce. They melt to a paste when sauteed in this recipe. Penne is a quill-shaped short-cut pasta that holds this sauce well. Roasted ...Read more

This Southern favorite only takes minutes to make

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Here's a shortcut version of a Southern favorite -- Gumbo Soup. It's comfort food that can take hours to make. This gumbo captures the flavor without the hours.

The key to good gumbo is cooking the oil and flour together to form a rich, light brown roux. This gives the gumbo its distinctive flavor. Okra gives gumbo its texture. When cooked, ...Read more

Sausage, onion, pepper fettuccini makes great, easy dish

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Fresh fettuccini, turkey sausage, onion and green bell pepper combine to make a comforting quick dinner. Fresh pasta is available in most supermarkets. It takes only 3 to 4 minutes to cook. Adding the cooked pasta to the skillet with the other ingredients helps it to combine with the sauce and vegetables. Peppery arugula with pine nuts complete ...Read more

Enjoy this Guinness-glazed salmon dish on St. Patrick's Day or any day

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With thoughts of St. Patrick's Day enjoy this Irish-inspired quick dinner. Guinness is an Irish dry stout brewed in Dublin. For this glaze, it's cooked with honey and develops a molasses flavor.

The potatoes and leeks are first microwaved to speed the cooking time and then sauteed in the same skillet used to make the salmon.

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This dish adds flavors of Korea in pork, rice and veggies

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Savor the flavors of Korea with this pan-roasted pork coated with a garlicky soy sauce glaze. Sticky, short-grained rice mixed with vegetables is a Korean staple. I've adapted this rice recipe to capture Korean flavors and shorten the preparation time.

Sesame oil, rice vinegar and low-sodium soy sauce are used in this dinner. I like to keep ...Read more

Dress up chicken breast with this tangy, earthy dish

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Tangy Gorgonzola sauce dresses chicken breast with a blend of ingredients typically found in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

Gorgonzola is a blue-veined, cow's milk cheese that takes its name from the town of that name in Lombardy. Like its cousins, Roquefort and Stilton, its piquant flavor and blue veining are the result of the addition...Read more

Snapper dish is simple and sweet

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A coating of cumin and chili flavors firm-textured, slightly sweet snapper in this simple Latin meal. There are many varieties of snapper and any will work well for this dinner. I had some left over and found that the fish was delicious served at room temperature. Make extra, if you have time for another quick meal or lunch.

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Curry chicken a fast, savory dish

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Add a little curry powder to roasted chicken and vegetables for a quick, tasty dinner.

For this quick meal, I used curry powder from the supermarket spice section. Strictly speaking, prepared curry powder doesn't really exist in India. Good cooks prefer to make their own blend of spices using the freshest ingredients. The curry powder found in ...Read more

Impress your valentine with this flavorful steak

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Try this pan-roasted steak with mushroom pesto sauce for a Valentine's Day meal at home next week or for any time. It won't break your calorie bank. Thick-sliced portobello mushrooms make the base for this sauce. Pesto sauce made with fresh basil, parsley, olive oil and Parmesan cheese originated in Genoa, Italy. Adding mushrooms to a prepared ...Read more

Impress your valentine with this flavorful steak

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Try this pan-roasted steak with mushroom pesto sauce for a Valentine's Day meal at home next week or for any time. It won't break your calorie bank. Thick-sliced portobello mushrooms make the base for this sauce. Pesto sauce made with fresh basil, parsley, olive oil and Parmesan cheese originated in Genoa, Italy. Adding mushrooms to a prepared ...Read more

Fajitas a fun dish for the Super Bowl

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Southwestern Chicken Fajita

Guacamole and fajitas make a fun, easy meal perfect for Super Bowl or anytime. These Southwestern fajitas are filled with meat and colorful vegetables. They're easy to serve.

Typically, the meat is marinated overnight and then grilled, but I use a warm marinade and cut the chicken into thin strips beforehand to ...Read more

 
 

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