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Do you have any good, quick Recipes?

I admit it. We are very "simple-food" kinda people. lol. Usually, we either order out, or cook something that comes out of a box with directions. But I have decided I would like to learn some recipes, and start cooking dinner for my family. We are very busy, and we have 2 kids. We love chicken, hamburgers, spaghetti, pasta dishes, some Asian.... etc. (simple stuff) Does anyone know any good, quick recipes? All answers greatlly appreciated! Thanks!

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Asked by shyne4584 at 10:52 AM on Sep. 30, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • You can do oven fried pork chops or chicken. Bread them up (I use a casserole dish) put a little oil in. Bake at 350 till the top is golden brown and flip to do the other side.

    Answer by treynlisa at 10:55 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Cook 1-2 lbs any meat (hamburger, ground turkey, ground pork, leftover shredded roast, cut up leftover steak, sliced hot dogs, tuna, literally anything works here). Cook 1 lb any pasta according to package directions. Mix pasta, meat, any cream soup (or homemade white sauce), and any veggies (fresh cooked/steamed, canned, cooked frozen, again literally anything works). Season to your liking, heat through and serve as is, or pour into greased casserole(s) and top with crushed crackers & butter or breadcrumbs, whatever topping you like. Very simple, easy, tasty, extremely versatile. I frequently add in some shredded cheese to get a little extra dairy into my kids' diets. I've also used rice or diced potatoes or hash browns in place of the pasta. Use your imagination with this one! Family fave in this house!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Lasagna

    9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

    1 lb. ground beef

    1 6 oz. can tomato paste

    16 oz. can diced tomatoes, do not drain

    1 tsp. oregano

    1/2 tsp minced garlic

    16 oz. small curd cottage cheese or ricotta cheese

    8 oz. mozzarella cheese

    1/4 to 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

    Brown ground beef. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, oregano and garlic. Simmer for 5 minutes. In 9 x 13 pan, put a couple of spoonfuls of sauce and spread on bottom of pan. Top with 3 lasagna noodles laid lengthwise, then 1/3 sauce mixture, 1/3 cottage or ricotta cheese and 1/3 mozz cheese. Repeat twice more. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes; let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:17 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Baked Spaghetti:

    1 c. chopped onion

    1 c. chopped green pepper

    1 Tbsp. butter or margarine

    1 28 oz. can crushed or diced tomatoes with liquid

    1 4 oz. can mushroom pieces, drained

    2 tsp. dried oregano

    1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

    16 oz. spaghetti, cooked and drained

    8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

    1 can cream of mushroom soup

    1/4 c. water

    1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

    1 small can sliced black olives

    In large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add tomatoes, mushrooms and oregano. Add ground beef. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Place half of the spaghetti in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Tope with 1/2 of the tomato/beef mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layer. Mix the soup and water until smooth; pour over casserole. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and top wi

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:18 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Better Than KFC Chicken Strips:

    2 lbs. chicken breast, sliced into strips.

    Sauce: 4 eggs, 1/3 c. water, 1 cup Louisiana hot sauce (the strips are NOT spicy hot), 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp garlic powder.

    Dredging mix: 2 c. all purpose flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt.

    Dip chicken strips into sauce, then into flour mixture. Fry a few pieces at a time (depends on the size of your fryer) until they are done, takes about 4 or 5 minutes.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:18 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Pizza Sauce: enough for 2 pizzas

    * 15 oz. can tomato sauce
    * 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
    * 2 Tbsp. dry parsley flakes
    * 3/4 Tbsp. oregano
    * 3/4 Tbsp. basil
    * 1/2 to 1 tsp. salt
    * 1/2 tsp. minced garlic or 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
    * dash of red or cayenne pepper if desired.

    Combine all ingredients, simmer for 5 minutes

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:19 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Pizza Hut Pizza Crust: for one thick crust or two thinner crusts, can make in bread machine


    * 1 1/3 cups water
    * 2 teaspoons sugar
    * 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    * 2 tablespoons olive oil
    * 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
    * 1 teaspoon baking powder
    * 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    * 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
    * 2 tablespoons cornmeal

    Put all ingredients except cornmeal in bread machine in order listed. Set for dough setting and let it go through the cycle. Grease a pizza pan with vegetable oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Spread dough. Brush more vegetable oil or olive oil onto dough. Bake at 400 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes, remove, brush with oil again and top with sauce and other desired toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes.


    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:19 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Chicken & Rice Casserole

    * 8 pieces chicken drums or thighs or combination
    * 1 can cream of mushroom soup
    * 1 to 1 1/2 soup cans water
    * 1 Tbsp. dry onion flakes
    * 2 tsp. beef boullion
    * 1 cup long grain rice

    Wash chicken pieces (I prefer to remove the skin too). In 9 x 13 pan or baking dish, combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Add chicken pieces. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:19 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Oven Fried Chicken:

    * 3 to 4 lbs. chicken parts (breasts, thighs, drums),
    * 1 1/2 c. mashed potato flakes,
    * 1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese,
    * 1 tsp. paprika,
    * 1 tsp. garlic salt,
    * 1 tsp. salt,
    * 1 tsp. pepper,
    * 2 eggs,
    * 1/2 c. margarine.

    Mix potato flakes, cheese and spices together. Beat eggs and 2 Tbsp. water with fork. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture then roll in mashed potato flakes mixture. Place in a foil lined cake pan. Melt margarine and pour over chicken. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, turn chicken pieces and bake another 30 minutes.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:20 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Chicken Alfredo


    * 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breast, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
    * 2 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
    * 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
    * salt and pepper


    * 8 oz. cream cheese
    * 1/2 c. butter
    * 3/4 c. milk
    * 3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
    * 1/2 tsp. white pepper (may also use black pepper)

    16 oz. cooked spaghetti, linguini, fettucini or angel hair pasta


    Cook chicken in olive oil with garlic and salt and pepper. While chicken is cooking, melt cream cheese and butter together in saucepan. Stir until smooth. Stir in milk, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Pour chicken and juices over spaghetti in a serving dish, then top with sauce and sprinkle parsley on top.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:20 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

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