quick

Vegetarian

Lazy Summer Dinner: Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

It’s early June and already too hot to turn on the oven. When I can’t deal with standing by the stove—and need to keep my eats light and cool—it’s time for dinners like this cold Caprese Pasta Salad.I am a sucker for cold pasta salads, especially when it’s H-O-T out. Cold soba noodles tossed in […]

Dessert

Quick and Easy Fresh Fruit Desserts

When the summer heat is at its height, it’s natural to crave frozen treats. But it’s also an indication that summer produce is at peak ripeness. Right now, fruit is amazingly sweet all on its own, making dessert quick and easy to come by.

Snacks

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops Recipe

Frozen chocolate covered bananas require a lot of patience. I realize that may sound silly, but when the Hungry Boys and I want frozen chocolate covered bananas, we want them NOW! And I’ve finally figured out how to indulge our desire for instant chocolaty banana gratification.

Dinner

10 Minute Dinner: Lemon Oregano Shrimp

As much as I love to linger in the kitchen, sometimes even a 30-minute meal isn’t fast enough. On those nights, this Lemon Oregano Shrimp is the answer. It comes together in 10-minutes, highlights some of the best flavors of summer, and is plain delicious.

Breakfast

Easy Breakfast Quesadillas

Weekend mornings are special, a chance to take my time making breakfast. Sometimes, though, I don’t want to linger over the cooking. I want a special breakfast made quickly so that I can sit sipping coffee. On those weekend mornings, these Breakfast Quesadillas are the answer.

Dinner

Pretzel Chicken: An Instant Family Classic

I’m the first person to argue that grilled octopus is a perfectly acceptable family meal. (Hey, I’m Greek—I grew up eating tentacles!) I also know what foods bring a smile to every kid’s face. Octopus: not so much. Pretzel chicken: every time. This recipe is pure weeknight dinner genius. It’s quick, easy and, made with […]

Dinner

Quickest Pizza Dinners

Back-to-school madness has begun! Not sure about you, but it takes me a few weeks to get into the swing of fall’s busier schedule. During that time, quick pizza dinners are my life ring! Pizza is one of my go-to dinners when I’m crunched for time—and I don’t meant the kind that comes to the […]

Dinner

My Best 10-Minute Chicken

Sometimes, you need dinner in a hurry. Not a 30-minute hurry. Or even a 20-minute hurry. Sometimes, only a 10-minute meal can save you from take out. That’s when you need this Lemon Caper Butter Chicken.