Quick and Easy Recipes

I am not looking for a specific recipe. I just really need some help in the cooking department. I am new to cooking and work full time so I need help finding quick, easy, but good recipes. I am on a limited budget. I look online a lot, but I would prefer ones that someone has made before and comes recommended. Thank you for your time.

By juliebmoo from MI

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September 15, 20090 found this helpful

If you are looking for a good selection of recipes, I would get a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. It has a red check cover and there are several different versions. I have tons of cookbooks but this is the one that I reach for time and again. Few of the recipes are very complicated and there are photos and cooking tips interspersed. I received one of these when I was about 20 years old and I still use it 20 years later.

The best thing for cooking and working full time is a slow cooker (crockpot). Soups and stews are perfect for the upcoming fall, and there are tons of casseroles or layered meals that will just cook all day long.

Here are some links to recipes I have already posted on ThriftyFun. I am a "foodie" so I always make cooking a little more complicated than maybe it needs to be. I tried to find the most straightforward recipes possible. :)

Sausage Stew: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf59439654.tip.html

Chicken and Rice Soup: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf40928821.tip.html

Chicken Stir Fry: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf74304301.tip.html

Spaghetti and Meatballs: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf26523770.tip.html

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September 15, 20090 found this helpful

Julie, try www.allrecipies.com. Each recipe has been tried and rated by people like you and me. I Love this site and can spend hours on it just looking. Happy Cooking and God Bless!

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I would recommend you get a good crockpot and a crockpot recipe book from the library. When I worked full time, it was nice to have the crockpot and dinner was ready when I got home.

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I didnt cook anything unless it was in the microwave or throw something frozen into the oven until I got married 5 years ago. Since then I have become a pretty fair cook. Its just trial and error. Use foods you and yours already like and make your recipes from that. allrecipes was recommended, its a good one because you can hit search ingredients and you can put certain ingredients into it and get recipes with those specific ones, also has place for stuff you dont want in it.

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September 16, 20090 found this helpful

Here is a site with many many crockpot recipes.

Take a look.

http://www.50plusfriends.com/cookbook/crockpot/index-5b.html

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Hi, The allrecipes.com site is my favorite. I am on there at least 6 to 8 times a week looking for what to do with whatever I have in the fridge. It has never failed me. They have many (often over 200) detailed reviews of a recipe. the recipes are all rated up to 5 stars. I only look at the 5 star recipes with lots of reviews. the reviews will tell you what they have done to adjust the recipe. This really helps. Recipes can be printed in 3x5 or 4x6 to fit in your reciped box. Good Luck!

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September 16, 20090 found this helpful

Email me, I'll send you some specific quick easy recipes. Simple but quick and good.

shelli.martin AT imagenational.com

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September 17, 20090 found this helpful

Maybe you could write what your favorite things to eat are and we could send quick/easy recipes for those foods.

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By Ronald Yip

Another day, another dinner to prepare. Are you having a difficult time finding easy to prepare meals that can satisfy your growing family?


You want to give your family the best, but time is in short supply and preparing a healthy meal has become a chore. Too often take out or frozen dinners have to do. Is there a way to combine healthy eating with convenience?

Healthy Family Meals - Better for Children, Easier for You
Yes! Quick and easy recipe, new methods of cooking and easy to prepare staples can change your eating habits and lead to a better eating style for your family. According to the 'Kid's Health' Program created by the Nemours Foundation, family meals are an important part of developing healthy habits in your kids.
Eating as a family will encourage your kids to eat healthy foods like whole grains and vegetables. It will discourage unhealthy snacking and even make them less likely to try smoking, alcohol or marijuana.


But how do you plan healthy family meals on a tight schedule? Here are some ideas to start:

Does your family love lasagna? Maybe you thought that it was a labor intensive dish that just doesn't fit your lifestyle. Cheesy and full of fat, perhaps it's not even a wise choice. However, lasagna is actually one of the most versatile meals to prepare - and with instant (no boil) noodles, it doesn't even have to be a big job.

There are lasagna recipes for vegetarians, low-carb, low-fat and even diabetic diets. Lasagna noodles now come in instant, no-cook preparations that cut time and energy when making this hearty dish.

For lasagna or other pasta dishes, try using whole wheat pasta and shredding carrots or zucchini into the meat sauce for an easy way to up the nutritional value. Using lean ground beef or even substituting with ground turkey or chicken can make for a surprising, yet nourishing result. Buy bottled pasta sauces for even faster preparation - many grocers carry a wide assortment that will add variety to your dishes.

Looking for an elegant chicken dinner? Don't forget about frozen skinless chicken breasts. Baked in the oven with a dollop of salsa and shredded cheddar on top makes for a healthy alternative to frying or heavy sauces.

Need ideas for a side dish? Why are you wasting time cutting and washing lettuce when you can pick up a prepackaged bag at the grocers? Not to say it's the cheapest method, but it definitely helps busy families put nutrition ahead of convenience when planning a meal.

Have you ever tried steaming vegetables in the microwave? Fresh or frozen veggies make for another easy side dish when they're popped into the microwave for a few minutes. Add a couple tablespoons of water and cover with a paper towel, an easy AND healthy alternative to frying or boiling.

We're all concerned about our children eating healthier foods. Regular family meals will encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits - an important key to good health later in life. By making meal time less stressful you can focus on the joys of spending time together instead of the hassles of preparing healthy family meals.

About The Author: Ronald Yip has been an internet marketer for six years. RecipesLovers.Com is created out of his passion for cooking and is about All Recipes Info Products. Cooking is a Work of Arts.
Please visit: http://www.recipeslovers.com

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