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Dinner in an Instant

Short on time but still want a delicious dinner?

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    Jul. 2, 2009 6:31 am
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    Jul. 8, 2009 7:19 pm
    yummy yummy
    Jul. 8, 2009 7:21 pm
    jk this is her daghter but thAT looks AWESOME i would try that any day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and u know kids they can be picky
    Jul. 15, 2009 8:54 pm
    taste GOOD!
    Jul. 22, 2009 2:03 pm
    more of these please ... on a budget ...
    Jul. 22, 2009 7:50 pm
    I'm new to this website,and i thank my sister in law, Amy for telling me about it, these chicken meal look amazing i can't wait to learn how to make them :)
    Jul. 24, 2009 5:59 am
    Jul. 27, 2009 7:06 pm
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    I'm always looking for quick-to-make meals, great idea. I'd love to see more of these myself!
    Aug. 6, 2009 12:13 am
    just love this web site. more quick and easy meals please.
    Aug. 11, 2009 2:31 pm
    and more quick, easy and budget-minded desserts too please. =)
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    Freezer meals can be made in bulk and frozen for a quick fix dinner. Many delicious recipe can be baked from freezer to oven...no dishes. Make a bunch of meals with a friend and you'll enjoy the Team Up cooking benefits.
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    I love this website, have been absent from it for a while, not through choice.. glad to see its still great.
    Aug. 25, 2009 9:43 am
    wow that looks amazing..
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    I love this site. The other night I typed in what I had in my kitchen to find a recipe to make with it and we had a delicious dinner! I have made so many recipes from here the last week. THANKS
    Sep. 19, 2009 4:41 am
    Please add more of these quick & easy meals. Money is tight plus a new baby but palette for good food hasn't changed! Thanks!
    Sep. 20, 2009 1:26 pm
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    Sep. 28, 2009 5:55 am
    I would love to see more of these fast dinner recipes too.
    ahmed eid 
    Oct. 26, 2009 12:09 am
    thank you for all Iwould like to add more dinner and photo
    Nov. 4, 2009 1:23 pm
    45 minutes should take into account the fact it takes an hour to go to the store to get 30 different ingredients. I am not sure most people keep jasmine rice and shittake mushrooms around at home. Quick meals should equal a reasonable number of ingredients.
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    Nov. 6, 2009 9:23 am
    frugadc, just pick a recipe with fewer ingredients...there are many...and actually some people who cook a lot do keep jasmine rice and shitakke mushrooms (they come in dried form) at home
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    Husband and family really it when I cook. Got tired of cooking the same things all the time. This site has really helped and the reviews are definitely helpful.
    Nov. 16, 2009 12:24 pm
    I am hooked on AR! A helpful hint to all of us who like quick and easy meals...there are lists available on the net for a well stocked kitchen. I try to keep those items on hand most of the time, and the feezer is a good place to keep whipping cream, buttermilk, grated cheese etc. I try to chop extra onion, pepper and celery when I cook so I can freeze for times when I am in a rush.
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    Chalkie White 
    Dec. 6, 2009 2:33 am
    Hello everyone, Chalky White here from Somerset England. Just found this site this morning whilst re-searching for a new business venture, a cafe/pannini bar. There are some awsome quick meals on here. I will start blogging and keep you informed. Bye for now. Chalkie.
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    Me 2 - I'm always short on time.
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    I think it would be great to see some fast breakfasts.
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    Mar. 31, 2010 7:01 am
    Do you have a section for healthy recipes? We try to eat healthy at home because its too dangerous to be fat.
    Apr. 12, 2010 1:37 pm
    Yummy, I love food, and since I have been pregnant I always go to make a meal and it takes so long and then I am not that hungry by the time we go to eat (my boyfriend is the same way, but he isn't pregnant obviously lol). It sucks. So this is really going to help, thanks, lol. : )
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    What's the recipe for the first picture?? It looks like a spinach fettuccine w/chicken and mushrooms.
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    I'm new . but looking forward to making friends and learning some new tricks and tips .
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    Aug. 23, 2010 6:22 pm
    I made the balsamic glazed salmon for dinner and my husband loved it. I decided to try it on chicken and the kids just raved at how good it was. I love this recipe
    Sep. 22, 2010 12:46 am
    30 years or so ago,I had a "Sunset Cookbook"- I believe it was "Deserts" that had a Pumpkin Cookie recipe- they were soft, plump & golden, with only 5 or so ingredients. Anybody have this old Sunset book or the orig. recipe from it? Newer versions have too many spices.
    Sep. 23, 2010 6:37 pm
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    i love it
    Oct. 10, 2010 1:52 am

good recipe
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    This looks really yuummy ...
    Oct. 14, 2010 1:00 pm
    i would like to read more of quick and easy recipes too
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    Im new cooker hehe.. and really luv cooking but dont have much time so dinner instant is so good for me, hope there will be more of it. Thank u come from Indonesia :)
    Dec. 18, 2010 4:37 am
    Suggestion to AllRecipes: add your instructions on how to add the weblink to one's recipe box on the pages where you have categorized meals. And, please add more of the "Top 20..." whatever recipes for cakes, pies, desserts, etc., based on reviews along with the directions on how to add the weblink to one's recipe box. That would be an AMAZING timesaver for many of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting 'how to add a weblink' instructions on the Top 20 Breakfast casseroles of all time. I am a 'categorizer' by nature, and by having these categories only a click away will save me tons of time.
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    yes it looks delicious
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    Jul. 1, 2011 2:36 am
    all of your recipes look really good until I get to the nutrition break down. The amount of sodium in one main dish is alomost all that we should eat in one day. I need to eat as healthy as I can. I had heart bypass surgery earlier this year and I am having a rough time. Not only with sodium but also with fat, cholestrol, carbs, and sugar. Anybody have some menus that fit this criteria? Thank you for anything you can tell me.
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    i like meals that are 30 minutes or less got any ideas
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    Apr. 10, 2012 7:49 pm
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    Can you freeze guacamole?
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    i wanted to share a quick and easy recipe for Shepard pie. You need ground beef, peas, cream corn and potatoes,and onions. First you fry or boil the meat, mix in peas and onions, then put in the bottom of a deep pan like a roaster pan then you top with the cans of cream corn and finally you top with with a layer of mashed potatoes. cook for 30 to 45 minutes and whala a quick and easy meal
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