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What’s for dinner tonight? I’ve got 350+ dinner recipes from simple to spectacular for families of all sizes. From down home American comfort food to international specialties ~ everything is deliciously do-able whether you have 15 minutes to get dinner on the table or all afternoon to luxuriate in the process.

  • vegan dan dan noodles with scallions and bok choy.

    Vegan Dan Dan Noodles

    Vegan dan dan noodles is a plant based version of our favorite weeknight meal ~ this easy Chinese noodle bowl has got all the flavor without the meat!…

  • chicken margherita pasta in a white bowl

    Chicken Margherita Pasta

    A quick and easy dinner made with classic Italian flavors and a rotisserie chicken. This family pleasing meal with juicy tomatoes, fresh pesto, and creamy mozzarella takes less than 30 minutes!…

  • colorful grand aioli on blue and white plates

    Grand Aioli

    Grand aioli is summer grazing with a French twist! This healthy Mediterranean platter is anchored by a garlicky dip and surrounded by crisp veggies, shellfish, halved eggs, and some crusty bread.…

  • Giada's lemon spaghetti twirled on a fork

    Giada’s Lemon Spaghetti ~ a no cook sauce!

    Giada’s lemon spaghetti is the ultimate in easy summer eating ~ it’s hot pasta tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, a little starchy water, and lots of fresh basil…

  • fast food lunch

    Lunchflation busting recipes!

    Lunchflation is affecting fast food and restaurants all over the country right now and I’m fighting back with deliciously easy homemade lunch recipes everybody can make.…

  • salmon burger topped with dilled mayonnaise

    Perfect Salmon Burgers

    Perfect salmon burgers are tender, juicy, laced with fresh dill and incredibly delicious, not to mention the healthiest burger you’ll ever eat.…

  • creamy lemon chicken on a plate with asparagus and tomatoes

    Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

    Creamy lemon chicken with asparagus is an easy one pot meal that feels elegant but takes just 30 minutes of your time ~ chalk up another dinnertime win!…

  • asparagus and creme fraiche tart

    Mother’s Day recipes to impress Mom!

    Cooking for Mom? Do it up right with my best Mother’s Day recipes for appetizers, main courses, and desserts that are guaranteed to get her stamp of approval.…

  • Mexican Steak Fajita Salad in a wooden bowl 2

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad is a combination of a cool crisp romaine with juicy steak and hot seared peppers and onions ~ it’s hard to beat. We’re making homemade fajita seasoning and homemade…

  • beer braised Mexican short rib tacos

    Mexican Short Rib Tacos

    Mexican short rib tacos are the BEST tacos ~ melt-in-your-mouth tender beef braised in a beer and guajillo chile sauce for Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or just because!…

  • Salmon Cobb Salad in a wooden salad bowl with salad spoons

    Salmon Cobb Salad

    Salmon Cobb Salad is a twist on a satisfying and delicious classic main course salad that proves that salad can complete with tacos or pizza any night of the week!…

  • a bowl of dan dan noodles on a white table

    Dan Dan Noodles ~ Easy Weeknight Recipe

    This is the easy 30 minute edition of Dan Dan Noodles ~ spicy Asian noodles in a rich creamy sauce, topped with crispy pork and barely wilted greens ~ your regular…

  • Pasta peperonata with tuna in a bowl with fork

    Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

    Spaghetti Peperonata with tuna and olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight. It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean…

  • spring pasta

    Our Favorite Spring Dinner Recipes

    These simple fresh spring dinner recipes are our absolute favorite way to eat this season, from comforting pastas and risottos, to uber healthy sheet pan salmon and roasted shrimp.…

  • taking a bit of Doritos Crusted tilapia

    Doritos Crusted Fish

    Doritos crusted fish is our new favorite dinner, so easy and so crispy! We used nacho cheese chips, but any flavor will work. They give the fish a delicious crunchy crust…

  • Truffle mac and cheese just out of the oven

    Truffle Mac and Cheese

    Truffle Mac and Cheese ~ a luxurious baked pasta with plenty of rich creamy sauce and an earthy flavor and aroma thanks to truffled cheese, truffle oil, and a dash of…

  • stuffed cabbage casserole with plate and fork

    Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

    My easy stuffed cabbage casserole has everything you love about classic stuffed cabbage rolls, reworked into a weeknight friendly meal the whole family will love.…

  • pork tenderloin with pineapple salsa

    Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa

    My smokey roasted pork tenderloin with pineapple salsa is a quick and easy weeknight meal thanks to quick cooking pork. It’s also the most exciting meal of the week, thanks to…

  • lemon garlic shrimp with orzo in a skillet

    Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Orzo

    Lemon garlic shrimp with orzo in (would you believe it?) 30 minutes! My weeknight friendly shrimp scampi is served over toasted orzo for an easy meal with lots of saucy Mediterranean…

  • Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

    Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is our current 30 minute dinner obsession ~ one night we have it plain, the next night with grilled shrimp or rotisserie chicken, and again with a…

  • Chow mein in a wok with tongs

    Easy Vegetable Chow Mein

    There’s a reason chow mein is so incredibly popular, it’s a quick, satisfying dinner with a comfort factor that rivals mac and cheese. Everybody needs to know how to make themselves…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    The Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes!

    The Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes ~ from chow mein and fried rice to everybody’s favorite orange chicken, these restaurant style copy cats are spot on!…

  • slicing beef tenderloin on a cutting board

    Holiday Dinner Ideas that aren’t Ham

    Does your winter holiday menu need a little…sprucing? I’ve got delicious-yet-do-able holiday dinner recipes right here that are festive and fresh!…

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