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Quick Fix: Sheet pan veggie dish perfect fall dinner

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Colorful vegetables cook together on a sheet pan for this easy vegetarian dinner. Roasting intensifies the flavor. You can add any other vegetables to the pan. Use the ones in the recipe as a blueprint for the amounts.

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— Look for feta cheese in one block instead of crumbled.

— If your dried oregano is over 6 months old or ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Churrasco steak that's easy to make

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Churrasco is a Portuguese name that’s now used for any type of grilled meat. It’s usually topped with chimichurri sauce and is popular throughout South America. Parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes oil and vinegar are the basic ingredients for the sauce.

I use bought chimichurri sauce that can be found in most supermarkets, making this a ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Cod Chinois full of flavor

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The flavors of fresh ginger, soy sauce, mushrooms and sweet cod fillets are captured in a sealed foil packet. It’s an easy way to enjoy a Chinese dish without much fuss.

Sherry is called for in the sauce. You can buy small bottles (splits) of sherry or use chicken or fish broth instead.

Serve the fish, vegetables and the fragrant sauce over ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Crunchy chicken tenders, quick coleslaw a perfect match

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You don’t need a fryer or air fryer for these crispy, fried chicken tenders. They bake in minutes in your oven. The secret is to place them on a roasting rack over a baking tray so air circulates around all sides. Chicken tenders or tenderloin are part of the chicken breast and are attached to the underside of each chicken breast. They’re ...Read more

Quick Fix: Flavorful stuffed simple to make

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Add a little extra flavor to simple grilled streak. Small pockets made in the meat are filled with a tasty mixture of garlic, shallots, parsley and breadcrumbs.

Grilling corn on the cob in their husk gives a smoky flavor to the corn.

The steak and corn can be made inside on a stovetop grill. Or you can use a skillet for the steak and place the...Read more

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Quick Fix: Try this refreshing summer veggie soup

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Here’s a summer soup that can be made ahead and is refreshing for a warm evening. This traditional French soup takes only 15 minutes to cook. It’s a simple vegetarian meal. Serve it warm or make it ahead and serve it at room temperature.

Leeks can have dirt between its layers. A quick way to clean leeks is to trim ragged green ends and root...Read more

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Quick Fix: Chicken salad light, refreshing summer meal

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No need to heat up the kitchen for this tasty chicken salad. Raisins, curry powder and cooked chicken make this salad a light, refreshing summer meal.

Curry powder is a blend of several spices. A true curry powder is freshly made each time it is used. Although not authentic, prepared curry powder, found in the spice section of the supermarket, ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Start baby back ribs in microwave to save time on this easy summer supper

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Love baby back ribs, but not the long time they take to cook? Follow this recipe. I cut the time by starting the ribs in the microwave and then searing them on the grill.

Potato salad is a perfect side dish for the ribs. Make this recipe easily by doctoring bought, prepared potato salad. Enjoy this easy summer supper.

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Quick Fix: Cool down with creamy scallop salad

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This fresh summer salad is topped with seared sweet scallops. It’s perfect for a hot summer night. Scallops, which need very little cooking, should be prepared so the inside remains creamy. Prolonged cooking will shrink and toughen them.

The secret to searing the scallops is to make sure your skillet is very hot. The scallops will need only ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Mango adds sweetness to salad supper

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Sweet, juicy mangoes are in season now. They’re a treat, and a sweet and colorful addition to this salad supper.

Here are some tips on how to handle a mango.

Mangoes continue to ripen after they are picked. Keep them at room temperature until they yield to gentle pressure. To speed up the ripening, place mangoes in a covered bowl or paper ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Keep it cool with this summery shrimp pasta salad

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Looking for a light pasta salad, I decided to use orzo (rice-shaped pasta) instead of the thicker short cut pastas. It makes a light version of a traditional pasta salad.

I like to keep a bag of peeled, frozen shrimp on hand for quick dinners. They can be defrosted in a bowl of cold water in about 5 minutes and take an even shorter time to ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Tangy, creamy chicken dish perfect for Bastille Day (or anytime)

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Savor a taste of France with this tangy, creamy chicken dish. It’s perfect for July 14, Bastille Day, or anytime. I use chicken cutlets for the recipe. They’re thinly sliced chicken breasts about 1/4-inch thick and can be found in the supermarket. They only take about 2 minutes per side to saute.

French green beans, also called haricots ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Hot pepper flakes add zesty punch to sweet, spicy tuna dish

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Fresh tuna is coated with a sweet and spicy sauce for this quick summer supper. Vinegar sweetened with a little sugar, raisins, capers and sweet red onions is the base of the sauce. Hot pepper flakes add a zesty punch.

Frozen peas are used in the brown rice side dish. They can be quickly defrosted in the microwave for one minute or in a bowl of...Read more

 

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