Easy Time-Saving Recipes


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7/5/2011 6:00 AM   :  9 comments   :  9,436 Views

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Use these simple recipes to get supper on the table fast.
Harvest Pork Roast & Vegetables
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Marinate: overnight
Roast: at 450 degrees F. for 15 minutes, then at 400 degrees F. for 55 minutes

Time-Saving Strategy: Prep in the P.M.
Marinating meat and chopping veggies the night before means supper is ready 20 minutes sooner the next evening.
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Shrimp Fajitas

Makes: 8 fajitas
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes

Time-Saving Strategy: Shop Smart
Let supermarket employees pitch in—pick up precut vegetables and salad mix from the produce section and cleaned shrimp from the fish counter. Fajita seasoning speeds things along, too.
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Peppery Cube Steak

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: at 450 degrees F. for 20 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes

Time-Saving Strategy: Saute for Speed
Thin cuts of chicken, fish, and meat—like these cube steaks—cook in a flash when sauteed. Pair with roasted potatoes and tomato salad for a fast, satisfying meal.
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Mahogany Roasted Chicken Thighs

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: at 450 degrees F. for 40 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Time-Saving Strategy: Pack Your Pantry
With a good stash of basics like honey, soy sauce, ketchup, couscous, and chicken broth, this can become a go-to recipe.
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